There is much discussion about the adverse effects of watching pornography, particularly when it becomes an addiction, however, little attention is given to the other side of the argument—watching porn does indeed have a few key benefits.
While addictions are never healthy, consuming porn without becoming dependent on it has been shown to have some health and social benefits. Here are some of the top reasons why a little bit of pornography every now and then is actually good for you:
Porn Increases Life-Satisfaction
A 2008 paper written by Danish researchers Gert Hald and Neil Malamuth documented the results of a survey of 688 Danish adults. Not only did the results of this survey indicate that viewing pornography had no adverse effects, it also found survey respondents who viewed pornography regularly and semi-regularly reported increased satisfaction with their lives, both sexual satisfaction and in other areas.
Pornography Makes You a Better Lover
Porn stars are sex professionals, with the key word being professionals. If you want to learn how to make chicken fried steak, you might watch a cooking channel. If you want to learn how to make love, watching pornography could help.
This is especially true for those with limited sexual experience. Gone are the days where men and women had to completely figure things out on their own their first time. Watching pornography lets you know what to expect going in and gives you the ability to at least admirably fake some degree of sexual experience.
Pornography Increases Libido and Stimulates the Release of Endorphins
Sexual pleasure is more than just pleasurable; it is healthy as well. And while porn may not release as many endorphins as real-life sex, especially if you are desensitized to it and are beginning to find it boring, it does still simulate the release of endorphins and increase your libido: both of which have a large number of health benefits.
Pornography Provides a Safe Outlet for Sexual Release
Pornography allows us to explore our fantasies, even the ones that might not be safe to explore in real life. For instance, exploring rape fantasies in the real world is not only morally abhorrent, it will likely land you in prison for the better portion of your life. However, exploring these fantasies through pornography, where it’s all an act carried out by consenting adults, is perfectly acceptable.
In this way, pornography is a safe outlet for sexual release, allowing people to get their fill of their darker desires without having to act them out in real life.