Erotica has existed since man first was able to think. A once large industry has now burst out as a giant in entertainment due to the Internet. Most people with access to the net has seen pornography either intentionally or accidentally. This list takes a look at some of the more obscure facts surrounding pornography.
1. It Can Be Just As Arousing for Women
If we hear â€œmen are visual creaturesâ€ one more time, we might snap. Itâ€™s a common arousal myth, according to the new book What Do Women Want: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner. Studies show that womenâ€™s eyes linger on erotic imagery just as much as menâ€™s do. Plus, recent estimates show that one in three porn users is female.
2. The Pill May Influence Your Gaze
A 2007 study from the Kinsey Institute found that women who werenâ€™t taking hormonal birth control spent more time looking at genitals in porn than women who were on the Pill.
3. Conservatives Log On More Often
A Harvard study found that online porn subscriptions are higher in conservative states. But Utah topped the charts with the highest rate of subscriptions, at 5.47 per 1,000 broadband users.
4. It Might Make You Forgetful
A new study found that viewing pornographic images led to worse performance in a working memory task. So just in case you were tempted, donâ€™t log on at the office.
5. Most People Want to Watch Together
72 percent of people said they would be open to tuning in with their partner if he or she requested it, according to a recent survey from Good In Bed, Menâ€™s Health, and Womenâ€™s Health. You canâ€™t really get a clearer green light than that.
6. It Could Bring You Closer
Howâ€™s this for relationship therapy: a 2011 study found that couples who watched porn together reported being more committed and sexually satisfied than couples where one partner watched alone.
7. His Viewing Habits Might Surprise You
One study found that men spend a longer time looking at female faces in porn than women do. Thatâ€™s rightâ€¦faces!MYNEWSHUB