Study reveals that women who use pornography more often appear to have better sexual performance.

According to recent studies published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, the consumption of pornography does not seem to affect the sexual functioning of most women. The study offers evidence that many positive effects are correlated with the use of pornography by women.

“This work emerged from an ongoing project examining the relationship between masturbation and partnered sexual activity in women. For example, do reasons for masturbating and specific activities during masturbation transfer to partnered relationships, or are these distinct domains of sexual expression?” said study author Sean M. McNabney, an adjunct instructor at Valparaiso University.

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“In this particular study, we examined whether the frequency of pornography use during masturbation can predict sexual response outcomes such as difficulty reaching orgasm, latency to orgasm, and orgasmic pleasure during both masturbation and partnered sex.”

In the study, 2,433 women from the United States and Hungary completed an anonymous survey in which they provided demographic information and completed several evaluations related to their sex life.

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The researchers found that the use of pornography during masturbation was more common among premenopausal women, women who reported persistent anxiety or depression, non-heterosexual women.

Several positive effects during masturbation and companion sex were also linked with more frequent use of pornography.

More regular use of pornography was associated with less difficulty getting aroused for masturbation, less orgasmic difficulty, greater time to orgasm, greater orgasmic satisfaction, and a greater percentage of time to orgasm.

More regular pornography usage was associated with less trouble being aroused and more time to orgasm for partnered sex but was irrelevant to the three other variables.

“In our regression models, more frequent pornography use was not associated with lower sexual responsivity. Pornography use during masturbation predicted greater ease of becoming aroused during partnered sex,” McNabney told PsyPost.

“We also observed no association between pornography and sexual relationship satisfaction, suggesting that the latter is influenced by other factors. Thus, these findings challenge the common assumption that pornography is consistently harmful to partner sexual relationships.”

“As a note of caution, our questionnaire did not assess whether some women perceive themselves as dependent upon or addicted to pornography to achieve orgasm. Additionally, we did not evaluate attitudes toward pornography among the survey respondents.

These factors are relevant because distress resulting from pornography use (whether due to perceived addiction or violation of cultural norms) may independently interfere with the sexual response cycle,” McNabney noted.

The researchers found that some of their other variables were associated with impaired sexual functioning. Lower levels of educational attainment along with anxiety and depression were linked to orgasmic dysfunction. Anxiety and depression were also associated with lower relationship satisfaction and sexual satisfaction.

“Some readers may be relieved to learn that pornography use is fairly common among women and is unlikely to interfere with sexual functioning during partnered relationships. Other variables such as ongoing anxiety/depression or sexual relationship dissatisfaction appear to more consistently predict sexual problems,” McNabney said.

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