Bursting The Biggest Porn Watching Myths!

Porn has a pretty poor reputation, and to be honest we can kind of understand why. In the deepest and darkest corners of the internet there are some pretty disturbing porn videos to watch, and these videos make others believe that all porn is like that.

Couple watching porn movie over laptop in bedroom

There is also the belief that watching porn makes you into some kind of pervert who only thinks about sex. In fact, they think you can’t have a normal conversation with a member of the opposite sex without wanting to stick your penis into their open mouth.

Porn is seen as dirty, and because of that there are plenty of myths circling about it. Those watching it are thought of as unhappy and disgusting men (because we all know that women don’t watch porn, right?), and these men are also pretty shit in bed, which is why they are watching porn in the first place.

Obviously that isn’t the case, but it doesn’t stop the rumours from flying around. Well, here on Escort Scotland we take a look at the biggest watching porn myths and we well and truly bust them.

Unhappy and disgusting creatures

The first ridiculous belief is that those who watch porn are unhappy and disgusting creatures. They are unhappy because porn is ruining not only their sex lives, but also with their lives in general, and so they will use porn as a way to escape the mundanity of their lives.

Well, Dr Rohann Bokdawala stepped forward to say that, actually, “a lot of couples have a boring and nearly non-existent sex life. For such couples, porn can act as a substitute for a while. The cause for the unhappiness is mostly something other than porn.” So basically porn doesn’t cause a bad sex live, but it can be an escape from it.

They are also thought of as disgusting, as porn is such a dirty thing. No-one can really willingly want to take part in porn, and those watching it are doing it purely to see the displeasure and unhappiness in the faces of the porn stars.

The belief that those watching porn are disgusting human beings comes from the idea that porn is a dirty and immoral thing. However, as Dr Shaival Chandalia points out, “there is nothing immoral about watching porn”, and in fact it is a perfectly healthy and normal thing to do.

Porn is just for men

Where exactly this idea came from we aren’t sure, but there seem to be a lot of people out there who believe that only men watch porn, as women wouldn’t do something so immoral and disgusting. These people are probably the same ones who think that women don’t swear or shit or do anything wrong at all.

Basically, porn is not just for men. A large number of women watch porn, as they get just as much enjoyment from what is happening on the screen as men. The only difference is that women tend not to brag about it in the same way that men do. Dr Bokdawala explains that “the hypocrisy of our society” is to blame for this perception, as women cannot be as vocal about their porn habits.

Experts have also analysed the way that our brain reacts to porn, and have noticed something that shocked plenty of people around the world. It seems that porn is actually a gender neutral activity, as there is no difference between the way that a man or a woman sees it.

Porn can lead to a poor performance

The porn stars we see on the screen are athletes in their own ways. They can last for hours and hours, moaning the entire time without even a hint of losing their hard on. For many out there this can be off putting, as they feel that they simply don’t measure up to the porn star and their massive monster cock. This, somehow, translates to a belief that watching porn can lead to an underperformance in bed. It could be that people think that they will never be good enough and don’t try, or it could simply be that you spend all of your energy on whacking off to porn and so when you have a real woman in front of you, you simply cannot get it up.

Dr Bokdawala points out how ridiculous this belief is. “Porn in no way leads you to underperform,” he explains, highlighting that most people are aware “that the porn film is after all fiction”, and viewers are very much aware of this. Because we who watch porn know it is all fake, we don’t expect to last as long or do the same things the stars can, so no underperformance there!

Although this is in no way true, it doesn’t stop people believing that, somehow, porn is going to ruin your sex life. Watching videos of men and women writhing around together in bed is going to make you desire the people you watch on screen and not your partner, and you will immediately try some of the hard core things you have watched without bothering to talk to your partner about it. Of course, Neeta V Shetty, a psychotherapist and life coach, tells us that porn “helps break the monotony” in a relationship and can “[add] some zing”. She goes on to explain that it is actually “a safe way to satisfy your sexual urges”, especially if you want to try something that your partner isn’t ready for.

Basically, porn isn’t as bad as it is made out to be. Okay, so there might be some videos out there that you don’t like or agree with, but that doesn’t make those who watch them monsters. Does porn really deserve the reputation it has, or do others need to open up to porn? You can let us know what you think about this topic either by heading to the Escort Scotland forum and sharing your thoughts there or by leaving a comment in the box below.

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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One thought on “Bursting The Biggest Porn Watching Myths!”

  1. Like most men, I enjoy watching porn, but I’m not for one who wants that PSE going on.
    There is one thing I alway wonder as I have never seen it in the flesh.
    Women that squirt, I hear that they are really pissing and then I hear it is something else.

    What is it?

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