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5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Porn



How About Some History?

Did you know porn has been around since the 18th century? When printing technology advanced enough to allow the production of written and visual materials appealing to audiences of all statuses and sexual tastes, the porn industry was born. The distinction between pornography and erotica is very subjective and reflects ever-changing societal standards.

Because the very definition of pornography is subjective, a full history of pornography is nearly impossible to trace. Imagery that might be considered erotic, or even religious in one society, may be condemned as pornographic in another. In other words, humxns have been painting erotic art, dishing sex stories and documenting sultry scenes for centuries now! Since this age-old form of entertainment has been around for so long, let’s talk about it! Here are some modern-day fun facts about pornography to get those conversations started!

Fun Porn Fact #1: Access to porn correlates with lower rates of sexual assault

A common misconception is that pornography contributes to men treating women like objects. Unfortunately, women have been treated like objects since the dawn of time, long before porn made its way into modern culture. Surprisingly enough, according to the Atlantic, the ubiquitousness of porn correlates with a drastic decline in sexual abuse toward women. In fact, as pornography’s accessibility exploded (from 1990 or so), sexual assault rates have gone down — by 55% in the last 20 years, according to the National Crime Victim Survey.

Fun Porn Fact #2: There are mental and physical benefits to watching porn

A 2008 study by researchers studying hardcore porn’s effects on Danish men and women found that “respondents construed the viewing of hardcore pornography as beneficial to their sex lives, their attitudes towards sex, their perceptions and attitudes towards members of the opposite sex, toward life in general, and overall.” No surprise here, people feel good when they watch porn! IT encourages masturbation and self-exploration. Getting more comfortable with your sexuality translates into feeling better in your day-to-day life. So if you’re looking for an excuse to watch some porn, here it is!

Fun Porn Fact #3: There is some awesome and ethical indie porn out there

Yes, there’s plenty of free porn online. But if you pay for your porn, it’s much more likely to be ethically produced and to be more representative. Free and mainstream porn has a bad wrap for a number of reasons: performer/worker abuse, videos being stolen, low compensation, harmful working conditions, etc. When you switch to consuming ethical porn, there is a much better chance to see these nuances are severely put to rest. Companies like Pink and White Productions, Dipsea and Bellesa put porn production back into the creators’ hands, centring pleasure and consent, and showcasing a larger demographic.

Fun Porn Fact #4: Porn can be fun and entertaining!

Watching porn doesn’t have to be a shameful activity to hide under your covers or in your earbuds. From parodies of Beethoven to Legos to My Little Pony remakes, there are plenty of ways to get some laughs while you get that nut. From Blackboards in Porn, where a person analyzes math equations, grammar lessons, and other writing on blackboards in the backgrounds of porn videos to Just Another IKEA Catalog, a Tumblr dedicated to “Scandinavian modern style furniture in amateur pornography”, options are endless!

Fun Porn Fact #5: Porn helps to discover what you like and normalize desires

Are you new on your path of sexual self-discovery? Porn is an awesome way to figure out what your yuck and your yum is. Chances are if you think you’re into something freaky, other people out there are too. And they’ve filmed it. Since porn these days has endless options, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a niche that hasn’t been covered. With this, you can greatly reduce your sexual stigma and shame. Imagine the relief – and joyful acceptance – when you find that you’re not the only who likes female orgies, fisting, bathroom play and the like!

Make It a Date Night

Grab some popcorn and your favourite toys and cuddle up to your partner for a nonstop full-action erotic movie marathon! Plan a night where you have both picked out your fav sex scenes in movies or porn channels and share them with each other. Or scroll through an ethical porn site and decide on a segment to watch together. Remember, no judgements here!

You can make it as sexy or funny as you like! Slide that DiGiT on your finger and circle around your body (or theirs) while you decide what to watch. Or if you’re looking for some hands-free control, PULSE DUO LUX for penis-owners is a great option to align your climax with the movies.

There are so many types of porn out there to enjoy! And toys to enjoy in conjunction with that porn. Don’t be shy, take some time to explore and search for what piques your interest – either by yourself or with a partner!

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