Researchers can't find a man who hasn't seen porn
A study on porn gets scrapped when scientists can't find any men who haven't been exposed to pornography.
This might be as interesting a finding as anything the study would have revealed.
Researchers in Canada wanted to compare the behavior of men who watch porn regularly with men who have never seen porn at all. But there was a small hitch in their plan—they couldn't find any men who had never watched porn.
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"We started our research by seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography," University of Montreal professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse said. "But we couldn't find any at all!"
Their preliminary research wasn't all for naught. Lajeunesse decided to simply revamp the study, instead focusing it on the general porn viewing behavior of his subjects. He found that single men spend about 40 minutes watching porn three times a week. Men in committed relationships watch 20 minutes of porn 1.7 times a week by comparison.
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"The objective of my work is to observe the impact of pornography on the sexuality of men, and how it shapes their perception of men and women," Lajeunesse said.
He also found that most boys seek out pornography by the age of 10. And while some experts say porn is responsible for a generation of sexually desensitized men, Lajeunesse might disagree.
He noted that pornography doesn't keep men from distinguishing fantasy from reality.
"Pornography hasn't changed their perception of women or their relationship which they all want as harmonious and fulfilling as possible," he said. "Those who could not live out their fantasy in real life with their partner simply set aside the fantasy. The fantasy is broken in the real world and men don't want their partner to look like a porn star."
Men, what do you think—would you have made a suitable subject in the original study?
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