You’ll have better sex if you watch more porn

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You may already know that the South loves its gay porn. Come to find out, that’s a very good thing for your sex life, from drive to physical arousal to endurance as you give and get. Science says so.

Rather than desensitize the viewer to subsequent sexual situations, a regular porn diet actually heightens your arousal, passion and performance while lowering instances of erectile dysfunction, say researchers at UCLA and Concordia University.

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Data was collected from 280 male volunteers. All the men reported the average number of hours per week that they had viewed sex films — which ranged from zero to 25 hours — and also completed a questionnaire that measures levels of sexual desire.

Of the 280 volunteers, 127 of them had regular partners and completed the International Index of Erectile Function, a questionnaire that requires men to rate their experience with erectile function.

Participants also viewed films in the lab and then reported their level of sexual arousal.

Before you jump to the conclusion that guys who like porn are already predisposed to being aroused when porn is shown, the researchers say they evened the playing field by showing “vanilla” sex videos at the lab.

They are responding more strongly to very vanilla erotica than the guys for whom the films are more novel. It proves viewing erotica at home is not desensitizing and perhaps even sensitized the men to respond more strongly.

Even better for some gay men, the study found absolutely no relationship between porn and penis problems. Erectile dysfunction affects nearly half of all men over the age of 40, but in contrast to popular opinion, porn may help you learn to get and keep it up. And good news for your partners, too: You’re better in bed and a more frequent participant if jacking to porn on the regular, the scientists tell the Huffington Post.

The study participants represent a good cross-section of men that view porn on a regular basis. The fact that doing so increased their arousal to the erotic stimuli should cause clinicians and sex therapists to rethink their attributions.

Viewing more sex films was associated with a stronger sex drive, including the desire to have sex with a partner, so sex films may be able to “stoke the fire.”

The findings suggest that many popular stereotypes about porn don’t hold up — and that watching porn may indeed have a place in a healthy sex life within a relationship.

Thanks, Science! First you nailed Southern gay porn habits, and now you give us another reason to like it so much.

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