Posted on

A strong sense of shame often accompanies the consumption of porn. It doesn’t get any easier, because many people consider porn to be evil and a source of social ills. The myths that masturbation causes blindness and other misfortunes have long flourished in certain circles. But if we don’t talk about what many of us do regularly, we are leaving a potentially important discussion of the ethics of porn – both in terms of the consequences of watching it and in terms of the porn industry itself.

Is watching porn, in which adults have consensual sex, a normal part of sex life?

Watching it is definitely okay: a 2007 study found that 66% of men and 41% of women turn on porn at least every month.

In a meta-analysis of studies on the relationship between watching porn and sexual aggression for 2016, Paul Wright and colleagues also paint a gloomy picture. They reviewed 22 studies from seven countries (USA, Italy, Taiwan, Brazil, Canada, Sweden, and Norway). “It is still debatable whether pornography consumption is a reliable correlate of sexually aggressive behavior,” the authors conclude. Still, their work suggests that pornography is at least associated with sexual aggression across countries, and this is true for both women and for men. It was more likely confirmed in the context of manifestations of verbal sexual aggression than physical. It turns out that those who watched porn more were more prone to verbal aggression in sexual situations. Experts also found a stronger link between aggression and hardcore porn.

People love sex – it is inherent in them initially: they like to have sex, think about it and watch it. Like a drug, porn gives us a quick buzz.

Porn video is an essential part of human delights

Any kind of reward, be it food, drugs, love, or porn, has the potential to change the way our enjoyment system works. Frequent activation of this part of the brain can lead to the fact that the reward loses its attractiveness.

Is porn really changing the brain, or is the brain changing the way we view porn or is both true: “Pornography is no longer a minority phenomenon, it is a massive phenomenon that affects our society.” And yet, he remains largely unexplained.

Now we are just beginning to understand how the consumption of porn affects people. We know that there is a connection between what we look on the network and what we do in real life, but this connection is weak and complex.

However, we really don’t know much about why we consume porn. Many of us watch it, not only to get sexual pleasure but also to learn something, as well as out of curiosity. We also know that while watching porn can create unrealistic sexual expectations in us, it seems that porn gives people something good.

Leave a Reply