Is Male Porn Use Ruining Sex?

Posted on January 22, 2014, in Cybersex, Family, Internet, Marriage, Men, Opinion, Relationships, Research

Publication Information

Title: Is Male Porn Use Ruining Sex?
Publication: Psychology Today
Author: Robert Weiss
Date: 01/20/2014

Are men becoming totally out of sync with real-world romantic relationships?

Recent statistics show that approximately 12 percent of all websites are porn-related, 25 percent of all search engine requests are sex-related, and 35 percent of all Internet downloads are pornographic, so porn is pretty darn ubiquitous. And these numbers don’t even count all the user-generated (amateur) stuff that is posted and viewed on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

These facts may or may not be alarming, depending on your point of view. If you’re a teenaged boy driven by adolescent hormones, this may sound just fine and thank you Internet! If, however, you’re the parent of that young man, then maybe you’re not so jazzed. And if you’re a 40-year-old man with a loving wife and two children and you’re spending hours every night looking at and masturbating to online porn instead of spending time with your family, getting needed sleep, prepping for that big presentation at work tomorrow morning, or whatever else it is that you really should be doing, then online porn may be bad news indeed. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, there is no denying that digital technology has greatly increased the accessibility, affordability, and anonymity of porn use. The million dollar question, of course, is what all this porn is doing to the people who are using it.

 

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