Friday, December 12, 2014

Pornography use affects ‘real’ relationships

Pornography use affects ‘real’ relationships

Washington Times | December 11, 2014

Men who regularly watch pornography are more likely to depend on it to stay aroused but are less likely to enjoy sex with a real-life partner, a new study says.

The “media scripts” that men absorb when they view pornography can play a role in their sexual activities, said Arkansas psychologist Ana Bridges and other academics in New York and Virginia.

After studying 487 male college students, the researchers found that the more men used pornography, the more likely they were to try to act out the same scenes and rely on pornography-inspired fantasies to engage in sex.

Patrick A. Trueman, president of Morality in Media, said the new study shows “the damaging psychological effects of pornography.”

This is “a public health crisis,” he said Thursday, “and it is urgent that government and society address it.”


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