Porn in a Healthy Adult Relationship March 8, 2018 – Posted in: Industry Telegram, News

Possibly the most mainstream of technically taboo sexual activities, viewing porn is something which the vast majority of adults have done at least once in their lives. Porn is controversial, however, and it can be abused. Read on for what’s healthy, what’s not, and how to tell the difference.

Porn Overload

Porn viewing used to be a very taboo and rare occurrence. Back in the day, a friend might rent a porn video for his buddy’s bachelor party. Vending machine-style “peep show” devices were once commonplace outside of strip clubs and adult theaters – for a few coins, you got thirty seconds of porn. Adult theaters themselves were another taboo indulgence, often haunted by prostitutes and associated with shame.

Things progressed slowly, with adult theaters and “peep show” vending machines becoming popular and more accepted in the 1970s. Video followed in the 1980s, then pay-per-view porn at home via cable television and, today, the vast array available on the Internet. While this is quite convenient for casual, adult viewers, some experts think it’s having a detrimental effect on our society’s youth.

Seeing porn literally whenever they like, experts theorize, has distorted their views on sex. They have access to every type of porn imaginable, which ranges from regular sex to some truly disturbing violent sub-sets of the fetish genres. While some theorize that this could actually create sexual predators, a more prevalent – though still disturbing – idea is that what was once seen as a special, intimate moment between partners is now viewed as nothing more than a handshake or a hug.

Is Porn an Addiction?

Porn addiction is a very real phenomenon. A true addict will ignore necessary, everyday activities in order to view porn. They may risk their relationships, marriages or jobs by viewing porn in inappropriate levels or settings. The basic rule for discerning between a habit and an addiction is this – is the activity negatively impacting your life? If this is a “yes” for you or somebody you care about, help is available.

The Bright Side of Porn

Now for the good news – porn can be great! For solo viewers, it can introduce new concepts and even teach technique. Porn which features real couples and more realistically-shaped actors is especially helpful, as it can help dissipate the harmful body-image stereotypes perpetuated by typically huge-breasted, tiny-waisted adult actresses.

For couples, watching porn together can be an exciting addition to sex. Some like to watch before sex as a way to get in the mood, while others enjoy leaving an adult video playing while they have sex to simulate the common fantasies of exhibitionism or group sex. Couples can also find new techniques or positions in porn to try out on each other. As long as both parties are happy, porn is a versatile and safe way to bring some extra spice to your sex life!

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