Is watching porn healthy

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This article originally appeared on AlterNet. What, if any, are the ways that porn is good for us? I kid, I kid. Can we really say that porn is the cause of this objectification? Is it leading to more widespread abuse?

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In this article, porn refers to movies, photos, and stories created by and for consenting adults for sexual arousal or pleasure. Most people who use porn can do so without negative consequences. It can add another dimension to sexual enjoyment or open the lines of communication with your partner. For others, using porn can get in the way of relationships. But if you start comparing your own body, sexual performance, or ability to attract a sexual partner to the fictional standards of porn, you could be in for some issues with confidence and self-esteem. Kids are forming ideas about sexuality from the porn that reaches them but without nuance or life experience to put it into context. Without guidance, some types of porn can cause confusion about serious issues, like consent and objectification.

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Few things are truly universal. Porn has transformed over the past few decades, due to the availability of the internet and faster web connections. It is also becoming more immersive than ever before. Take virtual reality. Earlier this year, researchers from Newcastle University in the UK pointed out that VR changes the experience of porn from detached observer to protagonist.
Photographer: Barbara Nitke. There is an enormous divide between perspectives on porn in our society. Some say it is perfectly healthy and natural -- that it can be a learning experience, helping you to learn your own likes and dislikes and those of your partner. Some couples use it to facilitate intercourse in an exciting way. It can even help to relieve stress when no available lovers are on our radar.