Does Porn Affect a Relationship

The answer is yes. While most teens and young adults who engage in porn are under the impression that porn is harmless, this is not the case. Because porn is in most cases accompanied by masturbation and orgasm, the pleasure centres of the brain get activated leading to chemical changes in the brain. In the long run these chemical changes can lead to a number of problems including porn addiction, conditioning and unrealistic notions and expectations about sex.

Pornography is fiction; a fantasy world where men and women are made to look more attractive and sexually arousing, sex is portrayed as impersonal and solely for pleasure and in many cases women are objectified as no more than tools for the man’s gratification.

With porn being so easily available on the internet, more and more youth are able to access it and unfortunately because the lines of communication about sex are closed in most Indian households, these young people grow up with the idea that porn is how reality is.

Young men who have grown up on porn lack the notion that real life sex should be about intimacy between the two partners, it is a give and take relationship for the mutual pleasure of both the individuals involved.

Here are five ways in which porn can affect a relationship:

  1. Men and in some cases women do not find their real life partner sexually arousing because they have got conditioned to the unrealistic standards of what is sexy form watching porn
  2. Young men who have spent years masturbating to porn start to believe that foreplay is too much work and that their real life partner should also be sexually aroused at the drop of a hat like the women in pornographic films
  3. Porn could give young men the idea that violent sex that could physically hurt a woman is not just ok but also fun
  4. For couples in long term relationships, finding out that one partner has been secretly watching porn could put a big strain on the relationship, causing trust issues and insecurities
  5. A porn addiction could cause physiological problems like erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation which in turn could affect the man psychologically

This article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tech-support/201407/what-porn-does-intimacy on the Psychology Today website shows case studies of how porn has affected relationships. The main points covered are:

Porn-free relationships are stronger

Porn diminishes commitment

The fantasy alternative could lead to real world cheating

So yes, porn is not the harmless adult entertainment that most people believe it to be. Sadly, porn can destroy relationships leading to pain and isolation.

ED and PME caused by porn addictions can lead to married couples’ inability to conceive thus putting a strain on the marriage.

What can be done?

Because a lot of people are embarrassed to talk openly about a problem with porn, at Cupid Care you can ask your questions anonymously. Once a dialogue has started and one has become more comfortable admitting and accepting the problem the right guidance can be sought from our panel of doctors at www.cupidcare.in/our-doctors.html  

Problems caused because of porn are not permanent and at www.cupidcare.in you can find just the right help you need to overcome whatever is affecting you.

For: cupidcare.in

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