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Best study ever says watching porn might actually be good for you

Be honest—you've already got Pornhub open in a different tab.

Mar 1, 2020, 7:44 am*

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Miles Klee 

Miles Klee

In a scientific study that will likely please horndogs around the world, researchers at UCLA have found no correlation between porn and erectile dysfunction or inhibited arousal. In short, watching porn is unlikely to have a negative effect on your sex life.

In fact, Nicole Prause and James Pfaus wrote in their paper for the Journal of Sexual Medicine, a totally real periodical and not the name of an R&B album, “[Visual sexual stimuli] use within the range of hours tested is unlikely to negatively impact sexual functioning, given that responses actually were stronger in those who viewed more VSS.” That is to say, of their 280 subjects, those who watched at least two hours of porn a week recorded the highest levels of excitement, as well as a “stronger desire” to be with their real-life partners.

Before you fire up Incognito Mode in hopes of kicking that Viagra habit, though, you should be aware that porn consumption is likely an indicator, not a factor, of a well-maintained sex drive. Which means I don’t have to be embarrassed at all about what I’m doing after I file this post.

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*First Published: Mar 18, 2015, 11:28 am