Actual Proper Scientists Say Watching Porn Makes You Better at Sex

By Gary Cutlack on at

Watching porn all the time is not necessarily the end of your useful life as a man, with new research suggesting that men who sneak off to use the computer for a furious few minutes with the speakers turned off may actually end up being better at real sex as a result.

The revelation came about from studying the sex lives of 280 Canadian men, and inviting them into the lab to watch some porn. The researchers found that men who watched porn regularly at home responded better to sexual imagery in the lab, completely killing the notion that watching pink stuff happening all the time desensitizes people to real sex.

This is good news across the board for porn loving men, with study author Nicole Prause saying: "We found that the men who had watched more sex films at home were more aroused when they watched sex films in the lab," adding "...it proves viewing erotica at home is not desensitizing and perhaps even sensitized the men to respond more strongly."

It's almost as if you need to practise watching porn to get really good at it.

The report also found no link between watching piles of porn and not being able to get an erection in a real sex scenario with a consenting human, concluding: "These data suggest that inventing a new problem -- porn causing erectile problems -- for which there is no tested treatment, may be a disservice to patients." [Research Gate via The Register]