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Your Husband Looks at Porn, Now What?

From the Show: HER
Summary: If you don't think that your husband views porn, are you naive?
Air Date: 1/23/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Marty Klein, PhD
Marty KleinDr. Marty Klein has been a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist for over 30 years. He is the award-winning author of seven books, including Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want From Sex, and How to Get It. Each year Dr. Klein trains thousands of physicians and psychologists in human sexuality across the U.S. and internationally. He appears frequently in the popular media, including the New Yorker, New York Times, 20/20, Huffington Post, and National Public Radio.
Your Husband Looks at Porn, Now What?
After an analysis of 400 million web searches, researchers concluded that 1 in 8 of all searches online are for erotic content.

Men are 543% more likely to look at pornography than females, and men in relationships, on average, watch it 15 minutes a day, two times a week.

So the question presents itself: if you don't think that your husband views porn, are you naive?

The Telegraph.co.uk stated that, "All men watch porn."

OK, take a breath. This doesn't make your husband a bad person and maybe (just maybe) you should stop taking it personally.

The problem is that a lot of women feel that viewing pornography is comparable to cheating.

On the other hand, many men feel pornography is just entertainment. It's an escape from reality to fantasy. Sex is a physical need and desire for men, so porn is just a way to help stimulate arousal. Some studies have shown that porn may make them feel more sexual with their wives, not less.

However, according to other numerous studies, prolonged exposure to pornography can lead to a diminished trust between couples and the belief that promiscuity is the natural state.

Research conducted on porn has found that participants exposed to pornographic material increased desire of sexual relations without emotional involvement. Furthermore, all these effects were uniform across male and female participants. This means it is not only a male issue.

So, should you talk to your spouse about your insecurities?

Having a conversation about porn can be a beneficial conversation where you discuss you sexual likes and dislikes.

Dr. Marty Klein, PhD is a certified sex expert that reveals how you should approach the topic of pornography.
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