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‘Sexpert’ Claims Online Porn Is Bad for Your Health

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Top psychosexual therapist Angela Gregory delivered terrible news to fans of adult content. She believes the increase in sexual health problems in young men is linked to online pornography. According to Gregory, more men in their late teens and twenties are experiencing erectile dysfunction due to their infatuation with adult content.

In the spirit of transparency, it is critical to mention Gregory has no credible data to support her claim; it is essentially an educated guess. She told BBC Newsbeat, “What I’ve seen over the last 16 years, particularly the last five years, is an increase in the amount of younger men being referred.”

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“Our experience is that historically men that were referred to our clinic with problems with erectile dysfunction were older men whose issues were related to diabetes, MS, cardiovascular disease.” She added, “These younger men do not have [an] organic disease, they’ve already been tested by their GP and everything is fine … So one of the first assessment questions I’d always ask now is about pornography and masturbatory habit because that can be the cause of their issues about maintaining an erection with a partner.”

“Pornography is not new, but the digital age has made it more ubiquitous and accessible than ever before. The technological realities of smartphones and high-speed Internet have fundamentally changed the landscape of pornography, and ushered it into the cultural mainstream where it enjoys increasingly widespread acceptance.” – Barna Group

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According to Barna Group, an evangelical Christian polling firm, “Young adults, ages 18-24 are both more likely to actively seek porn regularly and more likely to come across porn more often. Fifty-seven percent of young adults ages 18 to 24 report seeking out porn at least once or twice a month, compared to 37 percent of teens, 43 percent of older Millennials, 41 percent of Gen-Xers, and just 17 percent of Boomers.”

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Perhaps the obsession with adult content stems from the lack of in-depth sexual education in school. A study led by gay health charity GMFA revealed many young people turn to X-rated Internet content to learn about sex; 41 percent of participants learned about anal sex through pornography.

If watching adult content on your smartphone is bad for your health, virtual reality porn must be terrible for your health. Watch Mic‘s “The Future of Porn” video below for more insight on X-rated VR experiences.

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