Ever since I discovered porn, my belief was that pornography was made exclusively for male viewing. After numerous conversations with other women, I discovered this is a belief most of them held as well. Unfortunately, this was also the only defence that would have worked. Everyone who stood by her — unsurprisingly, a very small number — alleged that what was happening was wrong because she had never watched porn and subjecting her to intense shaming and ostracization based on an untrue allegation is wrong. No one fought it because women have the right to view whatever they desire to, without being slut-shamed.
Many women watch porn thinking it's normal sex. It's not
Porn effects on women - Women who watch porn have better sex
They often make assumptions about the kinds of porn women will want to watch , and due to ye olde sexism, women are often judged more harshly for watching adult films than men are. You've likely heard the argument that watching pornography can negatively impact your sexual experiences in real life. Which, sure, it can, with many psychologists and experts linking some people's reliance on adult films to erectile issues , for example. But, a new study has found that for women, watching porn could actually have some pretty positive effects. The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health looked at whether women who frequently use pornography during masturbation experienced any issues because of this during partnered sex. The findings were that instead of harming their sexual experiences with others, it instead resulted in a few positive outcomes.
Signs that you are watching too much porn and what you can do about it
How did you learn to have sex? Maybe you worked it out bit by bit with a partner. Maybe you talked about it with friends and got tips and tricks from them.
Perhaps the most consistent finding of pornography studies to date is that there is a sizeable gap that exists between men and women when it comes to their personal use and acceptance of pornography. Dozens of studies have shown that men are more likely than women to view pornography, and this is particularly true of viewing pornography regularly on a daily or weekly basis. The answers to these questions are not well understood in the pornography and couple formation literature. In all likelihood, the answers differ from couple to couple. The patterns that emerge as couples navigate these issues surrounding pornography use likely influence future couple patterns and outcomes—for better or for worse.