The public’s consumption of pornography has never been greater. Adult sites are having banner years receiving millions of visitors each month. There are also thousands of porn sites where people are uploading and sharing their own privately recorded sexual videos. That has led to an influx of amateur smut and helped spawn hundreds of porn tube sites. Lost in all of this, are the impacts – both negative and positive – that watching sexually explicit content is having on people. To be more specific, on those who are in relationships.

According to research, there are several problems couples can experience due to porno being part of their lives. The negative impacts are much higher when only one of those involved in the partnership are viewing smut on their own. For example, if a man or woman is keeping what they do secret from the other. Or when they are doing it and the other person finds out or knows about it. Coincidentally, the person who is watching the smut can become addicted to it. When that happens, things turn from bad to worse for both parties. More so for the one who becomes dependent to it.

Studies have shown that people who are in a relationship with someone who watches porn, can be impacted negatively. For one, their self-esteem may be lowered as well as their confidence. They may feel as if their partner no longer desires or wants them. In addition, they may have stress and feelings of anxiety and fear. Some say that the overall sexual satisfaction could be impacted as well. There are cases when men experience problems in achieving orgasms. Their ejaculation could be delayed. Worse yet, some will have erectile dysfunction. These men find that traditional sex no longer satisfies them as much as the wild, raunchy and titillating porno scenes they watch do.

Ultimately, if there is no communication between couples when it comes to porn viewing, one of the two – or both involved – may have problems.