“It doesn’t matter how funny you are, how passionate, or adventurous or vibrant—if you’re a pound overweight, no one will ever find you desirable.”
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If porn wasn’t harmful to relationships, the majority of research would reflect that partners’ insecurities cause issues, not porn itself, right?
“It all started when I began noticing him staying up. Then one day I was going through our computer history and there I found it: loads and loads of porn.”
Porn is not only a toxic fantasy, but toxic to fantasy. It’s a shortcut—no need to talk with your partner to discover what they enjoy sexually because it’s right there on the screen in front of you, imagining for you.
“I don’t have a moral objection to the use of pornography. I do, however, believe—both personally and professionally—that an unexamined relationship with pornography always does more harm than good.”
It’s important to raise awareness on the false nature of pornography and to recognize what porn doesn’t teach consumers about sex and relationships.
“We tried to be intimate but he could not achieve an erection. So he ran downstairs to watch porn while I lay there waiting for him.”
“I was single and thought it wouldn’t affect me once I was in a relationship or married. Now though…I believe I not only made a smart decision in giving up porn after that, but a life-altering decision, too.”
In their recent analysis of 11,196 relationships via 43 different studies, researchers ultimately found five similarities among happy couples.
If you suspect your partner is seeking out porn after they’ve promised not to, you’re not alone. Consider these conversation points from mental health professional, Jay Stringer.
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