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The more you watch porn, the less guilty you feel about it: Study

Those addicted to watching porn are more comfortable and less guilty about it than the people who do not watch it as frequently, suggests a recent study.

sex and relationships Updated: Apr 12, 2016 20:11 IST
Adults are much more accepting of their pornography addictions when compared to young teens, finds a study.
Adults are much more accepting of their pornography addictions when compared to young teens, finds a study.(Shutterstock)

Those addicted to watching porn are more comfortable and less guilty about it than the people who do not watch it as frequently, suggests a recent study.

The research commissioned by US-based evangelist Josh McDowell found that 89% of daily pornography users are comfortable with their use of porn. This is compared to 77% of weekly users and 70% of once-or-twice-a-month users who said the same, TheBlaze.com reported.

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Only 3% of daily users said they wished they no longer used pornography, while just 7% of monthly users and 12% of once-or-twice-a-month users concurred.

“If you use porn often, you’re more likely to feel OK about it,” said the study conducted by the Barna Group. “If you use porn less often, you’re more likely to feel uncomfortable with it,” it added.

When broken down into age groups, those between 13-17 years of age were found to be the least comfortable with their pornography consumption. Still, 52% of young teens said they felt their pornography use was OK. Only 31% of young teens said they felt guilty about using pornography.

Teens aged between 13-17 years are the least comfortable with their pornography consumption. (Shutterstock)

Adults were found to be much more accepting of their pornography addictions, according to the study. By no surprise, they were also found to have the least amount of guilt about using pornography.

However, it was found that — with the exception of young teens — the younger the pornography user, the less guilty a user felt. Adversely, the older the pornography user, the more likely they were to feel guilty or be uncomfortable about using pornography.

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