Is Porn Really Bad For You?

Every single week, without fail, there is yet another survey or study published to say how bad watching porn is for young people today. Watching too much and being exposed to the more “extreme” fetishes can be dangerous to our mental health, it is suggested, as we start to believe that what we see in porn is real life.
Young adult couple in bedroom

However, which technology has certainly made pornography more accessible, it has also allowed us to explore the world of sex more freely. We can get sex tips, advice, and even discover new things to try in the bedroom at the click of a mouse. We can also watch porn that suits our sexual fantasies without having to worry about going to some basement wearing a trench coat. So is porn really bad for you?

Unrealistic

The main argument against porn is that it is unrealistic. As someone who enjoys watching porn, I can honestly say it is. Rarely are we under the impression that it is 100% realistic. After all, how often is it that you’ll receive a delivery of pizza and get a bonus blowjob at the same time? It doesn’t happen.

The reason that porn can be seen as dangerous is because we may not always realise that it is made up. There is the belief that we will assume all men and women we meet are all eager and ready to have sex with us, or that they will be as used to anal as it is suggested in porn.

Are we really so naïve? I have tried anal once before with an ex-girlfriend who said she loved it, but even then I knew not to go plunging straight in. We worked up to it slowly, taking our time to enjoy ourselves together first.

Orgasms

Porn stars moan while doing anything. In fact just the other day I saw a porn video where the woman starting moaning as soon as the man touched her arm. It wasn’t just a little moan, it was a full on “I’m faking an orgasm” moan.

Sexy woman in bedWhen I was a lot younger I did think that getting a woman to orgasm was as easy as thrusting, so when my second girlfriend told me she hadn’t had an orgasm the first few times we had sex I was shocked. She explained to me the best ways to get her to orgasm and that knowledge was incredibly useful. After that I realise that, without the woman screaming in ecstasy, porn just wouldn’t be as appealing.

Healthy for you

I think that watching porn can actually be really healthy for you. It gives you a great way to release energy while also giving you ideas about different positions and things to try. It is also a great thing to watch with your partner, as you can learn about their interests by what they want to watch.

The best thing to remember is that, while it is okay to watch porn, living your life by it is where the problems start. Don’t use porn to replace your sex life and everything will be okay.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below or in the Escort Norway forum.

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Martin Ward

Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.
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