How Porn Addiction Is Harming Our Sexual Health

[Newsweek, 12/4/18] The online porn industry is worth around $15 billion, and is reaching more young people every year. In 2016, 64 million people visited Pornhub on a daily basis. In 2017, it leapt to 81 million people consuming over four billion hours of footage. And it is millennials who account for 60 percent of Pornhub’s visitors.

This rise in porn consumption is leading to what some are calling a new type of addiction, where an unhealthy dependence on explicit materials is leading sufferers to struggle to form relationships with other people.

Psychosexual therapist Dr Angela Gregory, from the men’s healthcare clinic International Andrology London. tells Newsweek that the accessibility of online porn means young people are encountering sexual imagery much earlier in life than they did in the past.

“You had a much slower awakening in terms of finding out more about sex and relationships and sexual practices because there wasn’t anything available,” she said. “Now you don’t need to go to the living room and wait for the parents to go to bed or wait until you are on your own to access it. Today you have your smartphones and you can be anywhere.”……….

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4 responses to How Porn Addiction Is Harming Our Sexual Health

  1. Dorothee Janeil December 14th, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    This is so sad, porn harms so many relationships! I don’t know what to do about it, but it is very sad!

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  2. Liddy O'Conner December 14th, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I just watched this and it is very disturbing!!!!

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  3. Jaelin Stickels, CNM, WHNP December 14th, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    I have talked to some of my clients about this and it is a real problem. The stuff you see in porn is not real! This is not the way real sex happens. So many people feel let down when their lovers do not perform at the level they see in porn. This causes stress and anxiety in the relationship. Many people just go on search for this mythical unicorn of fantastic sex they see on the screen, always to be disappointed.

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  4. Maria Rodriguez December 14th, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    My husband and I almost broke up over this. He wanted to do things that I was not interested in and kept telling me he had seen it in porn. I am not a prude but some of the stuff he wanted to do was just disgusting…

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