Can Porn Hurt Your Relationship?

Can Porn Hurt Your Relationship?

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 23:36 -- zena

Porn has come a long way. In the past, most men are the only ones who enjoy them but in a recent poll, it is said that many women enjoy it now as well. Back in the day, porn was taboo but now it seems it has become so common that only a few mind. Because of the combination of the fact that it is easy to access porn both online and offline and that society is less judgmental now and more accepting, nobody knows the real normal consumption level of it anymore.

Men love looking at naked women but perhaps because of the photoshopped and surgically-enhanced women with flawless complexion that we see on porn films and pictures, our standards and expectations for women have become higher through the years. Unfortunately, the same goes for women regarding their men. Is porn truly hurting relationships?

In my opinion, it can only hurt a relationship, if your partner does not know the proper consumption of porn then it is bad. It is also bad if because of porn, your expectations for your real relationship changes. In porn, anything can happen and they are made for pleasure alone. I am not saying that whatever you see in porn cannot be done with your partner. I am just saying that it is better to not expect too much or too highly off of your relationship. If your partner values porn more than you then that is bad. If your partner watches porn all the time just to get aroused before having sex with you then that is awful as well. My partner and I have been in a relationship for a long time and when we started going out, I knew of his addiction to porn. At first I was not bothered by it but eventually I was. I started to tell him that he should try to lessen his intake on porn and he did.

Unfortunately, he had a relapse. It was one of the hardest things that ever happened to both of us. Fortunately for him, I ended up helping him to recover. He is healthier now. Although, he still looks at porn at times, somehow he doesn't take it as seriously as he used to anymore. Sadly, there are many people out there who might be suffering from this dilemma as well. Perhaps, a person's insecurity can be one reason as to why we feel that porn can hurt our relationships. Personally, I already told him that and he is sorry about it. There are many reasons as to why people need porn. I guess in the modern world, it is normal for people to like porn. As long as a person doesn't go overboard with it and that person's obsession doesn't cause him to have other bad attitudes then porn will not hurt your relationship. However, if you think that your partner might be addicted to porn then that is the only time that one should intervene.

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Zena Alethea Teofilo

Zena is an online English teacher. She enjoys writing and drawing during her free time. She writes many different articles and stories every day. Some are erotic in nature while others are informative. Writing for this website has opened her to a new world of possibilities. She is happy to share her thoughts and opinions about many things in life. She just hopes that many people are satisfied with her work for she aims to please.