In another study, Andrea Mariea Gwinn, Nathaniel Lambert, and others further explored the nature of the other alternatives imaginatively offered up by pornography. An industry has been created that is heavily connected with rape, abuse, trafficking and other terrible actions in the world.They suggested two possibilities: First, that seeing physically attractive and sexually available partners on screen may heighten a person’s perceptions of his own possible partners. Fincham, “A Love That Doesn’t Last: Pornography Consumption and Weakened Commitment to One’s Romantic Partner,” Pornography is an abuse of the imagination. I think the addiction to porn may have to do with the emptiness and decadence of our highly materialistic culture and the desperation to address the loneliness - We set down the bottle and pick up the fork, we shop, we are addicted to social media, Facebook. Even if pornography can be demonstrated to be positive in a relationship, that doesn't take into account how it is produced, those hurt by the industry and all of the billions of dollars that could be used to make a more beautiful and healthy world. I think that adults should make informed choices about whether to view legal sexually-explicit material as well as the kinds of material, hopefully after honest and open discussions with their partners.The following three studies reveal that it has a greater effect on relationships than those we usually discuss. Porn-free relationships are stronger, with a lower rate of infidelity.That’s what Amanda Maddox and her colleagues found in a study of men and women, ages 18 to 34, who were in romantic relationships.They found that people who didn’t view watched porn with their partners were more dedicated to the relationship and more sexually satisfied than those who watched alone. It also leads you to swap out the person who’s actually lying in bed with you for some fantasy person you’ve never met (and probably never will). Nathaniel Lambert, Sesen Negash and others conducted five separate experiments to find out.In the first, they asked participants, age 17 to 26, who were in relationships (as long as three years and as brief as two months) about their porn consumption and measured levels of commitment.On the other hand, other studies have shown that young men and women alike think that sexually explicit material can help them explore their sexuality and adds “spice” to what they do in bed.
And yes, people who watched porn were more likely to engage in flirting (and more) outside their relationships in one experiment; and more likely to cheat and hook-up in the other. The fantasy alternative leads to real-world cheating. I don't imagine a lot of people think about this aspect of porn consumption.I have already given my sumation on your "I know everything and am smarter than you" post. It would be more neutral to also site the opposite of your argument.