Survey Says

Porn Isn’t Ruining Millennials After All (So Leave Us Alone)

"It's a virus, I swear!"
Practically porn. (Photo: Flickr/Terry Richardson)

Practically porn. (Photo: Flickr/Terry Richardson)

The only detrimental effect of your teen’s nefarious porn habit is the crapload of malware stewing on the family computer, and not, say, harmful mental defects. Some hippy-dippy Dutch researchers claim that young people indulging in skin flicks is not negatively influencing their sexual behavior.

Nearly 4,600 Netherlanders aged 15 to 25 were quizzed online about their porno viewing habits and other various intimate questions about their sex lives, such as if they participated in “adventurous sex” activities like something called a threesome.

Researchers found that 88 percent of young men, while 45 percent of girls, watched porn within the last year. Guys liked videos on the rough side, while the ladies indulged in soft-core material. However, both sexes preferred consuming the porn online and not via DVDs or television since that’s such a pain.

Gert Martin Hald, the lead researcher, also discovered this:

But while the researchers found there was a statistically significant relationship between the subjects’ pornography use and their sexual behaviour, that link turned out to be a modest one. The subjects’ own personal dispositions, particularly whether they were sexual sensation seeking, were likely to be a greater influence, Hald says.

The kids will be all right.

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  1. Reblogged this on Dr. Nymphobrainiac and commented:
    “while the researchers found there was a statistically significant relationship between the subjects’ pornography use and their sexual behaviour, that link turned out to be a modest one. The subjects’ own personal dispositions, particularly whether they were sexual sensation seeking, were likely to be a greater influence”