Viewing pornography doesnt seem to be a side effect of a poor relationship, but it may precede relationship decline. Still, it isnt possible to know for sure whether pornography use causes. Relationships pornography and romantic relationships porn may lead to unintended and unwanted consequences for couples. my first gay relationship was tough! In todays video, i share something very few people know about something i went through in my first gay relationship. So, i am going to use this opportunity to talk about how pornography affects the emotional intimacy in romantic relationships. I recently found out that my husband has been secretly viewing pornography online for years without me knowing. As it turns out, men are pretty much hard-wired to like watching -- or reading about -- other people having sex. Pamela paul notes in her book pornified that pornography gives men the false impression that sex and pleasure are entirely divorced from relationships. In other words, pornography is inherently self-centered something a man does by himself, for himself. Disseminating pornography to a minor is considered illegal in most u. 3 both larry flint, a pornography producer, and salman rushdie, a prize-winning novelist, argue that pornography is crucial to freedom. In fact, according to them, a societys level of freedom can be evaluated by how accepting it is to porn. Mens porn use is linked to relationship dissatisfaction and self-esteem struggles in their partners, though not all women object to pornography. Pornography has now become a pastime for billions of men and an addiction for millions. Forty million adults in the united states regularly visit pornography sites. The explosion of heterosexual internet pornography in the early 90s yielded huge profits.