Pornography is one of the most common things in everyday life, yet such a taboo to talk about (especially for the ladies). This is partly due to the associations with the act of sex, but mostly because of the negative associations linked with porn.
Why is porn viewed as a negative thing? Why do many people believe that one shouldn’t watch porn? Turns out, because they do not understand what pornography means by itself. There are a number of myths about porn that have no basis in truth. Here are the top five porn myths busted.
1. Pornography destroys real relationships
A lot of people believe that a person who loves porn will not be able to sustain a real relationship because porn objectifies people, and that is how s/he will view the world as. This is absolutely untrue. All adults know the difference between reality and fantasy. Porn is simply a release, a form of entertainment, and is no different from a video game – would you say a video game will make someone want to shoot people in their life?
2. Pornography makes sex expectations unrealistic
It is often claimed that watching porn regularly makes your expectations from your partners unreal. This is false, because a person who is watching porn knows that it is not much different from a movie. Watching porn and having sex in real life are two entirely different ballgames. You might like to cuddle with your partner in bed, but you wouldn’t want to watch that in porn. The reverse applies to.
3. Pornography increases risk of Sexual Offences
Many often say that watching pornography will mean that you are more likely to indulge in a sexual crime. Well, there are no such studies to prove that and the misconception often comes from our own inability to understand how pornography helps. This is perhaps the biggest myth of all. It is said that people who watch porn are more likely to commit sexual offences. This is false at the basic level of logic, because porn actually provides sexual release. It is doing the opposite of increasing libido to such a level that a person actually descends to committing a sexual offense. Moreover, no clear link by research has ever been drawn between the two facts.
Pornography is simply a mode of entertainment that is good in moderation. Nothing is good in excess, and unless it becomes an addiction, it is a healthy habit, and such myths should be busted once and for all.