Monogamous men watch pornography, but those that are unfaithful don’t. Over half of adulterers admit they’ve stopped watching porn since having an affair.
Research from UK’s largest extra-marital dating site IllicitEncounters.com reveals that you are 38% more likely to watch pornographic material when you are in a devoted relationship.
The affairs site surveyed 1,400 of its male members and found that 72% admitted they watched porn regularly (between 1-3 times a week) prior to engaging in an affair, compared to just 34% since having cheated on their partner.
The study also questioned users on their porn habits and the majority kept it a secret from their spouse (68%). Most married men said they wouldn’t watch porn with their wife (84%) however, more than half would be happy to watch porn with their mistress (64%)
Jonathon a male member using the site said “I’ve been with my wife for 12 years, and probably stopped having sex regularly halfway through our 12 years together. I guess that coincides with the time I began to watch a lot more porn a lot more often. If you’re not getting off with your wife, how else are you supposed to? Now I’ve been seeing other people, my sex life has been revived and I don’t feel the need to watch it anymore.”
“It boils down to the Coolidge effect.” Psychologist Lucy Redford said “Men who have the same sexual partner experience a decline in arousal over time; however, when the same man is introduced to new receptive females he experiences a renewed sense of sexual excitement. The bottom line is multiple partners keep a man’s interest, this can devoid the need to self-entertain through the medium of pornographic videos.”
Claire Page spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com said “Men are visual creatures, and how can you expect a man to be turned on by the same person eternally. People are pleasure-seeking creatures, we’re never truly content or satisfied, we’re always seeking more – naturally when a man is no longer finding sexual satisfaction in their significant other they may attempt to feed their sexual appetite elsewhere – let them have porn!
What infidelity does is creates a sense of newness and defeats the point of watching porn, that is, until the novelty wears off. Porn is of course very stimulating, but so are new and exciting sexual partners.”
The UK’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 1,000,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.
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