PROFESSIONAL vs ADVANCE AMATEUR
Who are the consumers of pornography? What are their fantasies and their attitudes to sexuality?
While no serious study has allowed until now to answer these questions, the national surveys on sexual behavior, conducted over 90 years, and finally bring us information.
Amateur Is it a real surprise? Pornography does not occupy the same place in the sexual repertoires of men and women: nearly one in two men and one in five women report using “sometimes” pornographic material (films, video cassettes, shows, magazines books, objects). In addition, 7% of men (against less than 1% of women) reported being big consumers of pornography. So one may ask what role pornography plays in the sexual life of these men: is it a substitute for a limited or unsatisfactory interpersonal sexual activity, or a complement to a diversified sexual activity?
Who are these men?
Overall, porn fans are not very different from all men. Rather young (under 50 years), they live in town, belong to the middle class and believe that religion does not occupy an important place in their lives. Two-thirds of them live in couple.
A varied and frequent sex
Overall porn lovers have a greater sexual activity and more diverse than all men, recognizing frequently have significant “sexual needs”. For most of them, pornography comes as a complement to an already rich sexual activity, characterized by a high frequency of intercourse, more partners, more diversified practices, including oral sex and anal.
Porn fans, which are great blowjob lovers, less hesitant than other men to practice oral sex on their partner. They particularly appreciate the “69”. Finally, they are twice as likely bisexual (8% of them against 4% of all men).
This diverse range of sexual practices does not, on the contrary, the practice of solo masturbation. More than half of them said masturbate “often” against less than 15% of all men. However, porn lovers are not a homogeneous group. A large minority of them among men aged 26 to 39 years has not had sex in the last twelve months. For these men, pornography remains associated with frequent practice of masturbation and therefore just be a substitute for a relatively limited sex life.
Despite this high sexual activity, in which they carry out the majority of their fantasies, a high proportion of these men expressed low satisfaction with their current sex life. For these men, pornography, which is a kind of elaborate erotic culture, may have the function of maintaining present some excitement for availability for sexual activities of all kinds.
Sexuality, love and the couple
Porn fans consider more often than other men who can make love without loving his partner. But at the same time, they also feel more frequently than sex is more satisfying when we love. They are less attached to the requirement of fidelity to themselves that with regard their partner more frequently and consider that we can love someone without desire. These quantitative data on the feelings of the men give the impression that porn fans carry with them very conflicting feelings and behavior standards and that can vary depending on the situation.
While men over forty years are very reluctant to use condoms, porn lovers, especially the elderly, are more likely than their peers to not be reluctant to put condoms.
Do they have more than others aware of the risks they are taking with their multiple partners? Pornography consumption kind of sexual education, is she one of those men “experts” on sexuality? Do they have more than others aware of the risks they are taking with their multiple partners? Difficult to decide.
Pornography consumption ultimately remains a predominantly male activity. Women show little interest. They are likely to draw the necessary resources for their fantasies and their excitement in the literature “mushy” they are major consumers. The scenario is so very different: more explicit and suggested more focused on the feelings of acts … But the goal remains the same: creating and sustaining excitement.