Is Porn Healthy for Your Sexual Well Being?

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Is Porn Healthy for Your Sexual Well Being?

Many find pleasure, relief and sometimes comfort in watching porn. Be it videos, audios or reading magazines to inspire masturbation and sex ideas for lovers to try out.

Besides, whether you’re single or in a relationship and looking to spice things up – you could also add sex toys to the routine. Nowadays, anyone can easily purchase sex toys online. There’s a wide range to choose from too. The best part is, it caters to all preferences.

 

Sex toys can become a holy grail when you least expect it.

Various Of Sex Toys

What if you happen to be feeling horny but your partner is out of town so log on to your favorite site – you’ll be thirsty for pleasure. So why not treat yourself to a masturbation cup while you’re at it? Masturbation cups are known to elevate the overall sex experience with its high tide liquid.

It’s during times of such crisis that makes sex toys an ever-reliable essential. The only maintenance needed is to change its batteries now and then.

Read More On: How To Use A Masturbation Cup

With that said, as pleasurable as it is to masturbate to porn… Is it healthy?

After reviewing many articles and various research on the topic, it seems to always result in a debate between:

  1. How watching porn moderation is healthy?
  2. Engages with porn after watching it may be unhealthy?
  3. How porn affects one’s ability to interact with the opposite sex is unhealthy?

 

Basically, these studies ended up with contradicting responses such as, how the watcher behaves after that may be unhealthy, in general, can impact an individual’s social relationships.

Well, agree to disagree. Porn itself isn’t bad, it all depends on how the user uses it. Generally speaking, too much of anything can be unhealthy. Likewise, too much porn consumption can lead to negative consequences such as false ideation of sex. If an individual happens to be a heavy viewer, it may leave them feeling dissatisfied when they have sex because it’s so different from what was exhibited.

For others, watching porn is considered as cheating. This comes with the impression that their partners ‘prefer’ a porn star’s physical appearance and capabilities, causing them to become insecure about themselves.

 

It is all about personal preference at the end of the day

Girl Taking Nudes

As we dive deeper into the topic, bear in mind that there is no discrimination against those who do and do not.

When it comes to porn, it’s crucial not to mistake porn as sex education. From reality to fantasy, people tend to be confused by all sorts of movies as most of them have the element of exaggerated/ unrealistic scenes. Just like every other movie, porn is directed by actual producers and performed by actors, released by its own production company. A doctor or certified sex therapist is the one who deals with issues which regard to sexual health.

However, some teachers have spoken up about introducing porn literacy as an extension of sex education. Accidental or not, children are more easier to expose to such content. The trouble with this is, that can cause confusion about critical issues such as consent and objectification. However, children need a properly guided to ensure they did not get the wrong idea and subconsciously develop a bad habit from the exposure.

In 2017, about 75% of 2,000 adults in Britain support the idea of including the impact of porn in sex education classes. This doesn’t go without saying that there’s a lot of taboo.

 

The idea of porn itself differs between people

Couple in love

It’s common for anyone to watch. Yes, that includes those who are in relationships.

Nowadays, it’s really easy to access. A 2018 study found that 98% of men and 73% of women from the 1,036 participants between the ages of 18 to 35, have engaged with internet porn within the previous 6 months and videos were the common option.

People may be wondering: “Shouldn’t that make it easier for porn to be openly discussed?” Unfortunately not. You’d be surprised by how many people are still unwilling to admit that they watch porn.

 

When it comes to self-exploration, you can count on porn to keep you at ease.

girl masturbating on bed

 

It’s not easy for people to open up about their sexuality or desires with the fear of embarrassment and judgment. Over time, it becomes normal for young adults to be exposed to the idea of sex, especially during the college years.

Speaking of which, a study on college students found that 92% of men and 50% of women have come across some form of sexually explicit materials. Apparently, men tend to use more of all types of porn compared to women, except for sexually explicit books.

Another study found that 75% to 90% of people would search internet porn because of

  1. Curiosity
  2. Sexual enjoyment and interest
  3. Improve sexual knowledge and skills
  4. Improve sexual health

Read More: 7 Useful Tips to Practice Safe Sex

 

But, this is where one should draw the line on porn consumption.

If you find that you’re unable to separate reality from fantasy, it’s a sign that your regular porn consumption is slowly affecting your overall well-being and surrounding relationships.

Personally, you’ll find yourself struggling with insecurities. You’d compare your bodily features to porn stars and even begin to overthink your appearance, which then affects self-esteem. When it comes to your sexual relationship, you may expect more from your lover when things get intimate. For example, you’d ask them to perform similar acts to porn stars or do things they aren’t interested in.

Due to the ever-changing results of porn consumption on the human brain, research remains ongoing to find out more about the true impact on one’s wellbeing. Nonetheless, it all depends on your perspective to decide on whether or not it’s good or bad.

By | 2020-04-14T06:35:04+00:00 April 14th, 2020|Education, healthy sex life, Masturbation, sex tips|0 Comments

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