Is there such thing as too much porn?

Just about everybody in the world with internet access watches porn and do Masturbation by Masturbation toys the people of Australia are no different, if anything, we love pornography a lot more than many other countries. 

According to Pornhub data from 2018, despite our smaller population, Australian IP addresses generated enough traffic to place us in the top 10 countries for porn consumption.

But just how much porn is considered excessive? There is no single catch-all answer.

There’s nothing wrong with watching a little porn. Today, where there’s internet – there’s also porn, which also means porn is readily available to view on a computer, tablet or mobile. 

Most folks are able to control their use of pornography quite well and will only use it when they feel the need for visual aid. However, some people become desensitized and rely on much more graphic material to orgasm.

Although compulsive porn viewing is not technically considered a ‘real addiction’, it can feel like one.

Some ‘symptoms’ of porn addiction include feeling ashamed of your porn use, being secretive about watching porn, neglecting your responsibilities, and being dependent on it to get off.

Although porn can become compulsive and addictive, used properly, porn can be a healthy aspect of your sex life whether you’re single or partnered up.

If you’re coupled up, watching porn with your partner can be a way to spice things up in the bedroom. You could talk about each other’s preferences and watch some of each. Just remember to encourage a judgment-free zone so that everyone’s comfortable. If mutual porn viewing doesn’t get the gears going, then communicate that and try something else you could do together like mutual masturbation or using Masturbation toys on each other.

It’s also important not to judge your own porn choices. You may have a more kinky or obscure preference like ‘alien’ porn, “Apex Legends” or ‘ASMR’, all of which were some of Pornhub’s top search terms in 2019. American psychologist Dr Jenn Mann says it’s absolutely normal to fantasize or enjoy watching porn scenes about sexual scenarios that you would never want to participate in in reality.

If you feel yourself becoming dependent on porn, try to switch up your medium so you’re not using a porn website all the time. Dr Jenn suggests you could look at pictures of sexy people on Instagram or OnlyFans, read erotica, use fantasy, or watch a feature film with some steamy scenes.

So, if there’s such thing as too much porn, how much is a healthy amount? A healthy consumption of porn allows you to be aroused and have fun without the need for hard-core porn. The quantity of porn watched should enhance your sex life, not hinder it.

The right dose of porn can be fantastic. It can be awesome when you’re not in the mood to use your imagination, a fun sexual bonding activity with your partner or just act as a visual aid to lead you to orgasm.

Unless you find yourself watching so much porn your eyes get blurry or it negatively affects your regular routine and your life, let the porn keep on rolling.

Check out our collection of pocket pussies to keep you company as you watch our Fleshlight Girls’ giggle and groan on your screen.