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This Is the True Effect Porn Can Have on Your Sex Life

It's not pretty
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This should give pause for thought to any man who's spent too much time in incognito mode.

Around 300 men and women aged between 20 and 40 participated in a sex survey, and the results revealed there was a strong correlation between men who watched excessive amounts of porn and those who suffered from lack of sexual desire and erectile dysfunction.

The findings were announced during a presentation held during the 112th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association.

Dr. Matthew Christman, the research leader, found that porn had only a trivial effect on female viewers' sex lives, while men who spent a lot of time on sites like PornHub disovered that the habit effected their psychosexual health, which proved damaging to their romantic relationships.

Of the 312 male patients surveyed, roughly 20% reported using porn three to five times a week. Nearly 4% of men said they preferred masturbating to pornography over having sex.

Of course, this is hardly news to a lot of men. In fact, there are entire online movements dedicating to abstaining from masturbation. Check out our long read on the NoFap phenomenon here.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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