Pornography as a turn-on for fun-driven adult sex

Adventurous couples can buy a pornographic video and watch it together. That is generally a safe way to end up in bed. In fact, it’s usually when couples are in bed that they watch these kinds of movies. And if the movie is good, they will enjoy being turned on while watching it. Many couples find that provocative content stimulates them to duplicate what is being viewed. They are impulsively driven to touch each other, joke around, imitate sexual acts, and swing from the imaginary chandelier while tickling each other.

In many countries of the world, including the most industrialized ones, pornography is neither prohibited nor hidden. For example, in the King’s Cross district of Sydney, Australia, a section of the city is designated for displaying and selling pornography. Videos, DVDs, books, sex toys, lubricants, so-called sex-oriented aphrodisiacs are sold in kiosks and shops. Strip clubs, restaurants, massage parlors, and other clubs are available for meeting members of the opposite sex.

In Europe, in many countries and cities, pornography is not hidden and therefore available to adults. In all countries there are restrictions on the sale of child pornography and the prosecution of offenders is open and continuous.

In the US, the sale of adult pornography is not prohibited, although there is no tolerance for anyone abusing child pornography laws.

But for the purpose of enhancing sex life adult pornography has a place for some. Do you have to be alone or in distress to use pornography? The answer is No. Pornography can be a substitute for sex for many lonely and sex-starved adults, mainly men, and single adults who like visual stimulation to get aroused.

Finally, let’s examine whether pornography can fit into the arsenal of the average adult who wants more stimulation for lovemaking. What can porn offer?

As with any movie, there is an added stimulation in viewing actual footage compared to viewing such scenes. Some porn videos actually tell a reasonable story that involves more than just sexual exploitation. So some selection is necessary. Google is a good resource for finding out what are considered to be the best sex videos made in the last few decades.

In addition to adding visual stimulation, couples can imitate what they see, learn new positions, empathize with the excitement of sexual partners, imagine themselves engaging in watched sex, experience sex beyond their own interests, such as gay, bi, S&M, bondage, oral and anal sex, and fetish use. Some show dancing, foreplay which can be stimulating and perhaps most of all can act as a stimulus to open up viewers to being more free and vigorous in regards to sex.

If you’re trying to test the benefits of sex videos and they’re new to you, imagine becoming an adventurer and explorer so you don’t have a negative bias in your viewing. An open mind will allow you to get what could be there for you. At worst, it will have no effect on you and may even turn you off. If so, write it down as another interesting experience.

To determine if pornography can be a boost to your personal sex life, approach your use openly. It could be a new vehicle for greater enjoyment of sex for occasional use or even frequent use. Remember that adults have no restrictions on what they do with each other and prefer behind closed doors. So enjoy the movies and enjoy the sex and know that you have gone one step further in getting a new stimulus for sex and love.

by Marvin H. Berenson, MD Jul 12, 2011

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