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Watching porn may make men less satisfied in relationships

Watching porn may lead to reduced happiness in relationships -- both sexually and generally.

Far from giving your sex life a leg-up, watching porn may lead to reduced happiness in relationships -- both sexually and generally, suggests new research. For the study, Paul Wright from Indiana University in Bloomington and colleagues analysed the findings of 50 studies collectively including more than 50,000 participants from 10 countries. "Pornography consumption was associated with lower interpersonal satisfaction outcomes," the researchers found. The study, published in the journal Human Communication Research, however, found that porn viewing hardly affects relationship satisfaction in women. "Associations between pornography consumption and reduced interpersonal satisfaction outcomes were not moderated by their year of release or their publication status. But analyses by sex indicted significant results for men only," the study said.

Male participants' porn-watching was associated with lesser happiness in their relationships -- both sexually and generally, Vocativ.com reported. The researchers also reviewed studies looking at porn viewing and sexual self-esteem and body confidence, but they found no link. The finding could come as a surprise for those who argue that pornography leads to unrealistic and unhealthy beauty standards. While pornography has been around for long, never has it been so accessible and free! With rising internet speeds, even 13 year olds can watch a dozen porn videos in a day. Studies based on whether or not porn makes an impact on young brains are tough to perform because researchers find it difficult to find people who have not watched porn. The objective of my work is to observe the impact of pornography on the sexuality of men, and how it shapes their perception of men and women. We started our research seeking men in their twenties who had never consumed pornography but we couldn t find any. , Simon Lajeunesse, PhD told the Daily Mail. In this TEDx video, Gary Wilson says that if all men in this world started smoking at the age of 10, we would think that lung cancer is normal. (Read: 4 reasons men who don t watch porn are better lovers)

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