In this post, I want to share about the dangers of pornography to couples and their marriage.
There have been so much controversies about the effects of pornography to couples. While some said it’s good, some also speaks against it.
My take on this is that pornography destroys a marriage more than it saves it.
And here is why.
Dangers of pornography to Couples
Pornography is an Addition:-
Every addiction is bad, so if porn watching is an addiction, then it’s bad to everyone and to marriage also.
Although so many researchers didn’t see it as an addition. However to me, whether you use it as an addiction or you use it infrequently, it is a serious deal, and it can have a great impact on your relationship if not handled carefully.
- It will bring Emotional Distance:-
You will think more about your pornography than you think of your partner.
- It will Brings Dissatisfaction in marriage:-
Prolonged use of pornography will make you feel dissatisfied in your marriage. And you also detest your spouse affection.
- It can cause sterility:-
Pornography enhances masturbation, which can lead to low sperm count in man if not checked.
Relationship succeeds when you invest energy, time, commitment and vulnerability into it, and all of these don’t come easily, but porn gives you reasons to avoid it, when you seek momentary sexual satisfaction; that simply means replacing the desires you’ll normally get only from your relationship with pornography.
Because you’ll like to be alone to enjoy your pornography, your marriage suffers and that could lead to separation at last.
According to researchers the relatively increase amount of the divorce cases results from one partner with extensive use of porn. That shows how bad it can be.
3. Porn Can Change Your Taste For Sex
There is a saying that “you become what you consistently do”. That means that when you subject yourself to intense consumption of porn materials, it becomes part of you and change you taste for sex.
At first you will think that you are been entertained by the porn materials, but it will gradually effect your brain by creating a connection with how you naturally feel aroused and whatever you see from your pornography.
And as you continue, you gradually start losing interest in having sex with your partner as you have become used to you porn.
4. Increased Infidelity:-
A sturdy by a University of Alabama by Dolf Zillman using some adolescents proved that frequent use pornography made them cheat on your partner.
Also, married couples who engaged in the use of pornography materials were also found cheating on their partners too.
There are many other studies That proved the same fact. So in other to avoid cheating on your partner, avoid pornography completely.
6. It Can Destroy your partner:-
The pornographic providers put the best in their product to attract their viewer attention, and so they are not so real with what they give out.
In some cases, they take drugs to make them last longer in love making, All these create some unrealistic expectations in our minds.
You may want your partner to do just like what you saw on the screen, in that case causing him or her to engage in drugs or enhancers which can be detrimental to health in future or at present.
Pornography reshapes our expectations and views about sex and attraction by creating unrealistic picture in our mind.
7. Pornography Affects Your Way of Living:-
According to research, any marriage where one partner is addicted to porn, usually experience decrease in sensitivity and intimacy. In other hand, it promotes secrecy, anxiety and isolation in relationship.
When one partner starts isolating himself because of porn, there will be less time to spend together as couple, and less communication and then there will be a disconnect.
8. It Cause Divorce:-
Since Pornography has been proven to make it uneasy for the consumer to have a good loving relationships. It is therefore a quick cause for divorce .
Research also proved that when you are fully exposed to porn, you start being critical about how your partner looks and how they display their affection.That also makes you start avoiding them as well.
My question now is-
What then is the need for porn if it will jeopardize your relationship?
Finally. Avoid pornography in your relationship if you don’t want to experience all the dangers i listed in this post. if you are married, then knowing the dangers of pornography to couples will be the best decision to take at this moment.
Read this post carefully and do everything you should to avoid bringing problems to your marriage or relationship.