7 Differences Between Sex in Porn and Healthy Sex

A recent study exploring young people’s perceptions about sex found that the more someone consumed porn, the more sexually illiterate they tended to be.Wright, P. J., Tokunaga, R. S., Herbenick, D., & Paul, B. (2021). Pornography vs. sexual science: The role of pornography use and dependency in U.S. teenagers’ sexual illiteracy., 1-22. doi:10.1080/03637751.2021.1987486COPY 

Here are some common misconceptions porn consumers held about sex in comparison to findings from sexological science.

Porn Sex: Rough sex (i.e. sex involving gagging, insults, etc.) is the norm.
Real Sex: Most people prefer gentle, affectionate sex.Herbenick, D., Bowling, J., Fu, T.-C. (J.), Dodge, B., Guerra-Reyes,

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