So Turns Out Porn Consumption Leads to Healthier Relationships

Now that’s what we call couples therapy!

By Shari Gab

 
So Turns Out Porn Consumption Leads to Healthier Relationships
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11 July 2016

June was “Don’t Jerk Off” Month. Who knew?

From what we can assess, it was the first “holiday” of its kind, as conceived by the NoFap subculture that has been gaining steam over the past decade or so. Their ethos: abstaining from masturbation and pornography will boost your confidence and help you evolve into a deeper manhood. It’s an argument that holds water; porn-induced erectile dysfunction — NoFap’s bête noire — is a well-documented phenomenon.

But one recent study has thrown a wrench in the works.

In 2015, sexual psychologist Nicole Prause researched 280 men and found that watching porn not only did not cause erectile dysfunction, but actually increased sexual sensitivity. According to New York Mag, the “men watched short films portraying heterosexual sex; afterward, the participants who watched porn more frequently at home reported being the most aroused, and actually had higher desire for sex with a partner.”

Those findings back up an earlier study in which Prause asked 44 monogamous, heterosexual couples to watch both erotic films and non-erotic films. Her conclusion: the porn-viewing group reported a more positive sexual confidence and a heightened desire for their partners.

To fap or not to fap is still a decision every grown-ass man is going to have to make on his own.

But we can now safely tell you that a little skin-on-skin cinema from time to time isn’t gonna kill you — or your ability to perform in the bedroom.

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