NUTRITION and FITNESS

There are only 3 types of porn watchers — and only 1 is healthy

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How often do you watch porn? And would you consider that a healthy amount or are you compulsive about it?

Watching porn has become the norm for many who use it to spice things up in the bedroom to whiling away lonely nights.

But new research suggests that not all porn viewers are the same and, instead, can be split into three groups.

What’s concerning, though, is only one of those groups is considered healthy.

A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine revealed there are recreational, compulsive and distressed porn viewers.

Recreational viewers account for 75 per cent of all participants in the study, watching an average of 24 minutes of porn a week.

This group consisted of mainly women and people in relationships.

It was closely followed by the distressed group, who watched porn for the least amount of time — about 17 minutes per week.

As the name suggests, they associated a lot of their emotional distress with watching X-rated material.

Then there is the compulsive group.

This group may have made up just 11.8 per cent of the participants, but watched a staggering 110 minutes of porn per week.

Researchers discovered that men were more likely to fall into this category.

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