Research shows porn can make consumers objectifying toward others—and that doesn’t only translate to those you’re in a romantic relationship with.
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When you think “anti-porn,” you might think “anti-sex.” But did you know choosing to not watch porn is one of the most sex-positive things you can do?
When you choose to fight wholeheartedly for love, it becomes clear how damaging porn is to healthy relationships and healthy perceptions of love.
If you or a loved one is struggling with porn, you’ve come to the right place. In the moment, remember that love and support go much farther than shaming.
Some main issues with porn are that it can lead to isolation, objectification, and shame. Any of those sound like great things for friendships?
In a sexual encounter, if a woman starts to think about the porn she’s watched, she may feel insecure about her performance. That’s when the enjoyment of the whole experience is lessened.
Relationship experts, Doctors John and Julie Gottman, explain it this way, “When one person becomes accustomed to [being aroused] to porn, they are actually turning away from intimate interaction.”
“I’ll only look at porn while I’m single. As soon as I’m in a committed relationship, I’ll stop. It’s not a big deal.” Ever heard this before?
Porn divides people in relationships, stunts sexual pleasure, and messes with consumers’ arousal and sexual function. Wouldn’t that make it anything but sex-positive?
The share of US adults reporting no sex in the past year reached an all-time high in 2018. Experts cite everything from living with parents to increased screen time as the culprits.
The data is clear: porn has the ability to kill empathy in consumers. Considering how empathy is essential to love, this hurts the bond partners have.
Taxi-driver themed porn makes men think women will be more likely to engage in unprotected, rough sex with strangers, the new study suggests.