Is Porn good for you?

There are a few benefits of watching porn. Arousal and orgasms are obvious, but there are other rewards our brain gets when we watch porn by the release of dopamine that’s why we feel so relaxed and satisfied after watching a good porn. Dopamine is a chemical which sends message to your brain by which you feel pleasurable. Erotica and porn help you find your sexual desires ,kinks and fetishes it’s like a sexual self discovery. Erotica and porn can also be used to spice up your relationship in real life. You know what you like and don’t and set your boundaries accordingly. LGBTQ and queer are most often confused and have a lot of questions related to their sexuality porn helps to educate them and kind of normalize.
The pattern of watching porn is

       Porn ➡ orgasms/sexual satisfaction ➡ Brain asking for more dopamine➡ Porn

It’s a cycle. It’s hard to break away from this pattern. Due to this reality becomes boring, less satisfaction in reality. 20 % people have confirmed they prefer porn over actual sex.


Watching porn is like a substance addition as it interferes with a person’s working memory capacity. It impacts more on a person’s personality like low self-esteem, watching porn is also correlated to loneliness and major depression. Youth addicted to porn are less involved in pro – social attitude and activities. They refrain from pro social activities and rather prefer being lonely. People who are addicted to porn have major commitment issues, more casual sex, cheating and early exposure to sex.


Addiction to weird, unrealistic , unnatural porn can have serious implications on mental health it also a driving factor to bizarre sex and rapes. More toleration of novel or bizarre sexual media normalize abnormalities. Leads to unrealistic expectations from your partner.


Porn is significantly correlated to the belief that women are sex objects due to wrong representation of women in porn movies.

 

Porn is fictional, it’s unrealistic and a fantasy not reality. Be critical and analytical of porn. Children get wrong ideas of sex if exposed to bizarre porn early in their lives. Which is dangerous. We should always educate children about sex and emphasize on safe and consensual sex. Banning porn is not the solution. Education is. Porn promotes a lot of issues like sexism, racism and even rape culture. If you are addicted to porn just analysis do you really want this addiction?


Break away from this addiction if it’s effecting your life anyway.

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