Is Watching Porn Bad For Your Health?

Let’s talk about porn! Most of us watch it, but none of us openly like to talk about it! It’s something we do in private while masturbating either with our hands or with an adult toy such as a realistic dildo. However, although it is completely normal to watch porn and masturbate, it still is something most of us are embarrassed about. Nevertheless, we all have quite some questions when it comes to watching porn and masturbating. The most commonly asked question about porn nowadays is, is it actually good or bad for us? And what does watching porn really do to our mind? Most people claim that watching porn is completely safe and harmless, but is this also true?

Although many of us may not know about this, many doctors and researchers are showing evidence that watching porn may, in fact, have a bad influence on our mental health and social life. These outcomes are said to affect a person’s life both short and long-term. So, even though we all do it and it may seem harmless, not all of us tend to agree. Those who say that watching porn is, in fact, not as harmless as it may seem claim that the mental and social effects are especially devastating for younger people whose brains are still developing.

Studies have shown that people who have watched a lot of porn in their early years have significantly less gray matter in their brain. Having less gray matter means that you have less dopamine and fewer dopamine receptors. As a result, you’ll find it more difficult to feel excited, to be productive, and to be happy. Added to that, it also makes it more difficult for a person to become aroused in a natural sexual environment which can lead to problems in future relationships. This explains why back in 2006 it was very exciting for most of us to see a picture of a naked lady in a Playboy magazine whereas today, we hardly get excited to see people have sex on our PC screen.

When taken to an extreme, watching too much porn can even turn into an addiction. When this is the case, porn addiction can significantly affect a person’s sexual health as well as social life. In fact, a study from the University of Cambridge has shown that people who have compulsive sexual behavior exhibit a behavioral pattern that is similar to people who are addicted to drugs. This proves that watching porn may, in fact, not be that innocent as it may seem. In fact, many young people who admit to watching porn frequently say that it has affected their sexual health. They feel it has become more difficult to be aroused by their partner in real life and some are even experiencing erectile dysfunction or difficulties to orgasm. This has lead to a completely new medical phenomenon known as porn-induced erectile dysfunction (PIED).

Based on all the information above it has become clear that watching too much porn truly can have serious effects on your mental and physical health. Just as with all other good things in life, it’s highly recommended not to take too much of it. Try to control your needs and only watch it from time to time. Instead, focus on real-life sexual relationships with your partner. Below, we have listed down 8 reasons why it may be a good idea to start using your laptop more for work and less for watching porn:

  • Watching too much porn leads to a decile in general and sexual arousal over time which makes it more difficult for a person to become excited or feel happy in real life.
  • 20% of all people who watch porn frequently admit that the urge to watch porn affects their daily life and productivity at work or school.
  • 50% of men who are addicted to porn have never had sex in real life because internet porn has given them a false picture of love and relationships.
  • Of all young people who start watching porn before the age of 14, half are likely to develop a wrong view towards sex or even a porn addiction.
  • More than 60% of all frequent porn watchers admit that their taste in porn has changed and became more extreme over time.
  • One out of 5 men who frequently watch porn suffer from premature ejaculation and 25% of them admit having lost sexual interest in their real-life partner.
  • After a month of non-masturbation, sexual functions of both men and women improve and their overall productivity and happiness levels rise.
  • Watching less porn and masturbating less has a positive effect on the penis as it helps men to experience stronger orgasms.

And there you have it, 8 reasons why all of us should try to watch less porn and focus more on your real-life partner. The statistics presented above truly show that watching too much porn can have a bad influence on both mental and physical health as well as your social relationships. As of such, it might be a good idea for most of us to give your hands a rest and focus on your boyfriend or girlfriend instead. Luckily, it’s never too late to change! Simply find yourself a lady and focus on her! Even if you have lost interest in your girlfriend or wife, there are plenty of ways to spice up your sexual relationship. Why not try introducing some sex toys into your relationship, for example? This is guaranteed to bring back the flame into your bedroom, making real-life sex more interesting and exciting.