How Porn Can Destroy Your Chances Of A Happy, Loving Relationship

Pornography has been around since the invention of the motion picture camera. It has evolved in line with different technologies that have been developed over the years. From film and VHS to DVDs and the Internet, porn will always be part of our lives, but don’t let it get too much of a grip (ha ha) on your life, because the consequences can be awful.

Let’s take a look at what too much porn can do to your brain and your love life and why it will never really make you happy.

10. It’s Like An Addiction

Like drugs, porn can have an addictive effect on those who watch it constantly. Sure, one or two viewings every once in a while can be stimulating, but the more porn you view, the more you’re going to need. Some people consistently need more in order to feel a different level of arousal.

9. An Unstoppable Thirst Escalates

That wonderful feeling you get when you watch porn is your brain rewarding you with dopamine. What begins as a small interest in something softcore can lead to some ridiculously hardcore over time. It can also have a chilling effect on your romantic relationships that we’ll discuss in #8.

8. Porn Vs. Love

There are obviously people out there who share a love for porn and have a healthy relationship. But studies have shown that men who are overexposed to porn become increasingly critical of their significant other’s looks and sexual performance. Some people even lose interest completely and have less frequent displays of affection.

7. Real Sex And Porn Sex

People can suspend their disbelief for porn more than they can for the latest Fast and Furious flick. This can cause a psychological transformation where perfect sex is defined by adult movies. We all know how unrealistic they can be. As a result, #6 will discuss what can happen to your brain over time.

6. The Brain’s Belief

When a person’s brain is constantly exposed to this type of thinking, their brain will undergo a transformation. It will reduce the chemicals associated with pleasure from producing. Without those chemicals, men can experience erectile dysfunction. They won’t be able to get aroused without viewing a pornographic movie.

5. Relationship Status: It’s Complicated

Instead of building a relationship on trust, respect, and love, porn can cause us to want to have a one-timer with the pool guy or the good-looking female boss. It creates a fantasy life where real and healthy relationships that require equality and honesty become works of complete fiction.

4. Defining Gender Roles

No one can argue that porn doesn’t promote gender inequality, dominance, and detachment. Porn lovers will increasingly believe this is the way men and women should act. The longer a person is exposed to this kind of behavior, the more it becomes part of their mindset. However, there are some people that are not affected. Let’s explore that mindset in #3.

3. My Girlfriend And I Watch Porn Together

Many people love to watch porn together. Some even make porn a regular part of their sexy time. Porn can actually assist people who might normally experience a physical performance lull. It can be a useful tool to add some spice to the relationship. That makes it even more important to stay honest and keep an open line of communication with your partner.

2. The Porn Couple

If watching porn affects a person’s view about their partner, starring in a pornographic movie would be worse, right? There are some couples, including porn stars Joanna Angel and Small Hands who are happily married. They both star in films together and Joanna often films Small Hands with other people. Does this mean porn is addictive? Find the answer as we conclude in #1.

1. But Is Porn Addictive?

There is currently no scientific study that concludes whether or not pornography is addictive or not. However, the occasional viewings can quickly spiral into a constant thing. Anyone should be careful about sacrificing their real life long-term and in-person relationships for a 10-minute segment of people you don’t know having sex.

Although pornography may not be addictive, people should still remain cautious about the amount of porn they are viewing. It is important to be honest with yourself in case you let adult films completely take over your life. This can have a drastic effect on your real-life relationships and sex life. People can lose the ability to form lasting relationships and even experience conditions like erectile dysfunction.

Porn can also be a useful tool to help those struggling with such conditions. It can also add some much-needed spice to your lacking love life. To put it plainly, they don’t call them “adult” films for no reason. Be responsible and open with yourself and your loved one.

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