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People Who Watch More Porn Have More Sex, Survey Finds

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Anyone who equates watching porn with an unsatisfactory sex life might want to bite their tongue.

A survey conducted by adult webcam site Cam4.com (NSFW link) and French survey institute IFOP surveyed a representative sample of 1,023 adults about their pornography habits. Ninety percent of men and 60 percent of women reported watching porn regularly. Fifty-three percent of survey participants watch porn as a couple, and 66 percent said they would watch with their partner if asked.

These results back up what we already believed: that porn isn't just for men or single people, and can be a positive way for couples to connect and communicate. What surprised us was that the respondents who watched porn most often were also the respondents who had the most sex. Though the quantity of sexual encounters doesn't necessarily indicate quality, these findings upend the stereotype that porn is for lonely people with no real-life sexual prospects.

Of men in relationships who watch porn, 68 percent say their partner is aware of it -- and only 7 percent have been asked to stop. A previous study indicated that people who were honest about their porn use felt happier in their relationships. Though porn can certainly be a destructive force in people's sex lives, it seems like adult entertainment can be a positive force when used consensually and communicated about.

Check out more key findings from the Cam4 survey below.

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