Top 6 benefits of watching porn online

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There are many people who think that pornography isn’t healthy and should be avoided at all costs. But there are also those who believe the opposite — that pornography actually has some great benefits. There’s no denying how much pleasure it gives us, either way. So what exactly are these benefits? Here are six reasons why you might want to reconsider using just any old videos or enjoy some live porn to get off.

1. It’s good for your health

When we’re young, our hormones start raging through puberty, causing physical changes as well as emotional ones. In addition to this, we experience hormonal fluctuations throughout adulthood due to menopause or pregnancy, among other factors. Pornography stimulates both male and female hormone production, which can have an overall effect on mood and libido. This means more frequent orgasms and better lubrication during intercourse, allowing for deeper penetration and less friction.

“It takes only one orgasm per week to keep the brain happy,” says Dr. Michael Eisenberg, founder of The Erotic Science blog. “We know from evolutionary biology that humans need to mate frequently in order to produce offspring.” As such, when we do not regularly stimulate ourselves via masturbation, our brains may begin to seek out sexual gratification elsewhere. Even if it doesn’t lead directly to unplanned pregnancies (which most often happen outside of committed relationships), it does take away from our quality time with partners and friends.

While porn is clearly beneficial for some people, there are others who feel uncomfortable with its effects on their mental health. If you find yourself struggling with anxiety or depression over the course of several weeks, consider talking to someone about it instead of looking at even more explicit material.

2. Better than real sex

In general, human beings tend to compare themselves to others rather than appreciate their own bodies. While it seems like everyone else around us is getting bigger boobs, skinnier waists, longer nails, etc., it’s easy to forget that we already possess everything necessary for fulfilling sex lives. When couples learn more about each other’s desires, they can then work together to make them come true. Masturbating while thinking about your partner will make him/her feel extremely desired and loved, resulting in stronger feelings of intimacy and lust between the two of you. You’ll also end up feeling closer to your significant other, regardless of whether you’ve been dating long enough to form a serious bond.

If you ever struggle with erectile dysfunction or pain, however, you shouldn’t use pornography as a replacement for medical treatment. Instead, try masturbating without visual stimulation. Or you can watch erotica featuring women with larger breasts, thinner hips, or shorter hair than yours.

3. Helps to lower stress levels

The majority of people today spend hours upon hours staring at screens — phones, computers, TVs, tablets, etc. We check social media first thing in the morning and last thing before bedtime. Our attention spans are so short that we respond poorly to anything that requires too much thought. As such, we turn to something quick and convenient to fill our minds, like television shows, movies, games, live porn, shopping websites, etc. One study found that after viewing 10 minutes of pornography, participants’ blood pressure decreased significantly. Another showed that ejaculation frequency increased by 50 percent within 20 minutes of being exposed to sexually stimulating imagery. A third reported that arousal ratings were higher following exposure to erotic stimuli compared to neutral images. Simply put, pornography helps reduce tension and raise self-esteem.

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You don’t necessarily have to view hardcore porn to reap these benefits. Watching popular porn actors and actresses can boost confidence, especially in younger viewers. And studies suggest that non-con-sensually produced content — i.e. adult stars, celebrities, and cam models — can cause similar physiological responses as regular homemade videos.

4. It could help your relationship

Sexuality plays a huge role in forming romantic connections. Research suggests that having multiple orgasms is vital to maintaining a loving marriage. Studies show that married individuals who engaged in mutual masturbation once every three days had twice the chance of staying happily partnered versus those who did so less often. Sex therapists recommend going down on your spouse daily, and experts say doing so would strengthen marital satisfaction. However, if you suffer from performance issues related to premature ejaculation, it’s recommended that you abstain from sexual activities until you improve your control.

Another factor that affects success in intimate relations is communication. Couples who share fantasies and discuss past experiences in detail report greater happiness and fulfillment. On the contrary, if you haven’t discussed your preferences since childhood, chances are high that you won’t enjoy yourselves very much tonight. Talking dirty makes sex hotter, too! Try saying filthy phrases to your lover and see how he or she reacts.

5. Less aggressive behavior

Studies indicate that pornography consumption reduces aggression levels. According to researchers, pornographic materials promote empathy because the viewer feels connected emotionally to characters. Furthermore, they believe it can desensitize audiences from violent acts seen in films, thus preventing them from committing violence against others. For example, research published in 2013 revealed that subjects who watched pornography displayed fewer antisocial personality traits than those who didn’t consume porn. Researchers attribute this finding to the fact that people become aroused by seeing sexy scenarios and aren’t motivated to harm strangers in pursuit of obtaining their favorite fantasy character.

On the flip side, though, consuming lots of porn can result in negative consequences. Some argue that certain kinds of pornography encourage unhealthy body image standards, leading users to pursue unrealistic goals and engage in harmful behaviors such as dieting to achieve thinness. Others claim that heavy consumption leads to addiction and compulsive behavior.

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Those concerned about becoming addicted should avoid pornography altogether. Other sources of safe entertainment include reading, writing, spending time outdoors, exercising, listening to music, painting, playing boardgames, attending live events, volunteering, taking classes, and meeting new people.

6.  Helps to explore your sexuality

One of the best ways to understand oneself is by exploring different interests and hobbies. Sexuality encompasses a wide range of topics including fetishes, kinks, gender roles, and BDSM. By learning more about your desires, you’ll gain insight into your needs and wants. Then you can decide where to draw the line.

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Consuming pornography allows you to connect with people whose lifestyles match yours, giving you access to diverse points of views. For instance, you can read stories written by members of various communities, view pictures depicting specific themes, and look at photos portraying alternative forms of genitalia. Doing so will open your eyes to diversity and bring you closer to understanding your identity.