Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Watching Porn and Your Sex Life

A July 2014 study from the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry found that men ages 21 to 45 who watched a lot of porn — defined as at least 4 hours a week — had less activity in the areas of the brain associated with sexual stimuli than those who watched less. 

Furthermore, a 2013 survey from the newspaper Christian Post found that more than 50% of Internet porn-watchers report losing interest in sex with their partner.

Sexologist and relationship expert Yvonne Fulbright said, Sex counselors are seeing more and more patients who rely on porn — who need it — in order to get aroused in real life.

Why is the more-porn-less-horny connection on the rise?

It’s easier than ever to access porn, so more people are watching it.

According to the JAMA Psychiatry study, Though people rarely admit to watching it as much as they do, 66% of men and 41% of women watch it at least once a month.

And because of that upped ante, many men become desensitized to in-person stimulation.

Yvonne Fulbright explains that when men masturbate to a lot of porn, they’re basically training their bodies to rely on that kind of stimulation to get turned on in the future.

Ian Kerner, a New York City-based sex therapist said that Since there are so many varieties of porn available online, some men get used to watching different women every time and if that novelty isn’t re-created in their own lives, they may feel less turned on

Still, watching porn can be healthy and safe, if you don’t overdo it. It also doesn’t make all guys less randy. In fact, some feel it helps them curb their heavy sexual appetites.

But if your or your boyfriend’s libido is taking a beating? Ian Kerner suggests cutting down on your porn intake or taking a three-week detox.

Kerner says:
If porn isn’t available, most men will start to masturbate to images of their own girlfriends and wives rather than women online.
That can make them feel closer to their partners, which in turn may increase their libidos.

Another option: Mimic porn’s novelty factor by varying it with new toys, sex positions or role play. 

Kerner advises, “Doing anything new releases the pleasure hormone dopamine, which can help you feel more excited in the bedroom” .

Original post: New York Post

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