• 10 Good Reasons To Watch Porn, 8 Good Reasons Not To - And How Much is Too Much

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    Millions and millions of ‘normal’ people watch porn every year - the industry is worth billions. Men watch it, women watch it, couples watch it. Just like anal sex, porn jumped over the ‘kinky’ fence to become mainstream years ago.

    But always remember: female porn stars are cast for their vulvas and their breasts. Prepare yourself for pink, symmetrical, hairless, pretty little things with inner lips always smaller than the outer lips.

    Men are hired for their penis size, staying power and ability to effortlessly get an erection and ejaculate on cue. Both sexes are hired for their ability to have lots of sex with no apparent wear and tear.

    One female porn star called Houston slept with 621 men in less than eight hours. Your body and genitals probably don’t look or work like theirs. Just thought you might like to know!


    10 good reasons to watch porn

    It’s fun.

    It gets you off quickly.

    It’s great to masturbate to.

    You have a partner who makes you feel so attractive you’d never be threatened by what’s on screen.

    It’s naughty.

    It’s something different to do.

    You’re voyeurs.

    It can make it easier to talk about sex.

    It provides a sneak preview of stuff you might like to try.

    Explicit visual stimulation is a powerful arousal trigger.

    8 good reasons not to watch porn

    If you’ve got a bad body image.

    If you have concerns about your genital appearance or size.

    If you’re insecure in your relationship.

    If you just don’t feel sexy right now.

    If your partner doesn’t make you feel attractive.

    If he’s a premature ejaculator.

    If he’s having erection problems. (Nothing like watching the sex robots on screen to make him even more paranoid).

    If there’s a history of sexual abuse.

    How much porn is too much porn?

    Porn’s there to jazz things up a bit, not replace real sex. Watch just enough. It’s there to make you want sex, want more sex, give you ideas and make you feel pleasantly ‘naughty’. If you find your usual bread-and-butter romp completely uninspiring and unappealing after watching porn, you either need to tone down the porn or up the ante in your real life bedroom.

    Some men say a steady diet of porn does leave them desensitised and one, lone, imperfect girlfriend in the bed can seem a bit lacking. ‘It’s easy to fix though,’ says one of my porn-enthusiast male friends, ‘You just close your eyes and pretend she’s the porn chick’.

    Yup, that would work.

    But at some point you do have to open your eyes and it’d be nice for both of you, if you didn’t think ‘Oh, it’s you’ when you see it’s just Jane on the end of your penis.

    If perfect porn chicky-babes are the only girls you watch and fantasise about, it WILL interfere with real life sex.

    Enforce a self-imposed porn ban for a little while, if you think it’s happening to you. Or watch amateur porn, where the bodies are a lot less perfect and lot more real.

    It’s always a good idea to mix up the type of porn you watch, so you don’t become ‘addicted’ to a certain thing.

    If you’re constantly tuned into Big Busty Babes, your girlfriend’s B cup isn’t going to do it for you. And it’s easy to become habituated to certain stimuli - especially if it’s super-effective.

    But just as it’s unhealthy to only be able to orgasm via a vibrator, oral sex or a certain sexual position, it’s unhealthy to watch the same type of porn.

    Mix it up a bit - and mix it up a lot with real sex.

    Especially if you’re a bloke. If you have most of your orgasms masturbating to porn, you’ll not only train yourself to orgasm quickly, you’ll forget what foreplay even is.

    For more advice on porn and the yesses and no's of porn normality, explore the archives for Tracey's responses to reader questions: "My husband prefers to watch internet porn than have sex with me. What should I do?" and "I watch porn when I'm alone in the house because it turns me on. Is this normal, or bad?".

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