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Is Porn Creating Low-Sex Relationships?

In Love & Sex by Meieli Sawyer Detoni , on Thursday, February 18, 2010, 7:09 AM (PST)
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Maybe not so harmless.
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New studies suggest dirty clips affect real-life lovin'.

First, The Daily Mail reported that a shocking 25% of women in the UK over 35 "never" have sex, and that number reached 38% in Scotland. Now they are trying to explain it, and the answer is not good. Do we really have to blame porn for this?

"So, what is at the heart of this phenomenon? It has always been known that women's libido is a complex entity. Are stressful jobs and complicated lives sapping our desire to make love? Do women inevitably lose interest once they've had children?" the UK-based publication ponders.

According to The Sex Starved Wife by Michele Weiner Davis, they say, there's an actual trend in sex-- "the decline of male desire," and we've been looking the wrong way.

A study in the UK by a company called Relate reported a 40% increase in men who don't want to have sex with their partners. "Internet pornography" was cited as one of the reasons why men aren't feeling as frisky as they used to.

"Twenty years ago, pornography was something you had to search out and buy,' says Paula Hall, a counselor with Relate. "Now it's on every home computer, and more and more men are ruining their sex lives as a result, because they can meet their desires without their wife."

Funnily enough, besides porn, there is one other huge factor-- stress and job less. Sound familiar? "Huge numbers of men have lost their jobs, and many more are worried about losing theirs, or have to work extra hard to make up the work that used to be done by those who are now redundant," Hall continued.

Do you think that porn could have any link to low-sex relationships, or are they choosing an undeserving scapegoat?

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Comments (3)
Posted By Mark Jones (4 years ago)
Maybe Michele Weiner Davis should be asking why 40% of Men are turning to Porn rather than their wives? We're not complicated when it comes to sex, but the recent trend in blaming Men for everything, and demonising every fantasy Men have, means we turn to the Internet.
 
Posted By bvssunnydale (4 years ago)
I think it's true - an excellent article/reflection on this is here (from 2007) The Porn Myth - In the end, porn doesn???t whet men???s appetites???it turns them off the real thing by Naomi Wolf http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/trends/n_9437/
 
Posted By Michele Weiner-Davis (4 years ago)
If Mark Jones or anyone reading these comments read The Sex-Starved Wife or The Sex-Starved Marriage, they would quickly see that NO ONE is blamed at all. In fact, if you read the amazon reviews of these books, you will know that they have changed people's lives. When marriages don't work, it doesn't help to figure out who or what's to blame, it helps to find solutions. A Sex-Starved Marriage hurts. There are solutions. Michele Weiner Davis, Author of The Sex-Starved Marriage and The Sex-Starved Wife
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