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Women watch more porn after marriage, but men watch less

A team of researchers interviewed a hundred married men and women to establish how behaviour and attitudes towards sexuality change before and after marriage.

sex and relationships Updated: May 21, 2016 13:17 IST
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A team of researchers interviewed a hundred married men and women to establish how behaviour and attitudes towards sexuality change before and after marriage. (Tumblr)

Turns out, women watch more pornography after getting married, while the opposite is the case with men. Married men watch less porn after marriage, research has suggested.

A team of researchers interviewed a hundred married men and women to establish how behaviour and attitudes towards sexuality change before and after marriage.

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Of female participants, 9% reported viewing pornography before marriage while 28% said they viewed it after marriage. The reverse trend was noted in married men; with 23% saying they viewed it before marriage while 14% viewed it after marriage.

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The study also measured married couples’ preference for sexual acts, divided by gender and found that 13% of men and 12% of women specified penetrative vaginal sex as preferred. 2% of married men specified anal sex, compared to 0.4% of married women and 5.9% of men cited their favourite sexual act as engaging with sexual fantasies, rising to 6.9% of women.

Turns out, women watch more pornography after getting married, while the opposite is the case with men. Married men watch less porn after marriage, research has suggested. (Tumblr)

The team concluded that the consumption of pornography increases after marriages in females and decreases in males with highly significant difference.

They suggest that higher level of sexual desire has already been correlated with greater pornography use. Men after marriage are more involved in establishing their socioeconomic status in the society.

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Hence, their priorities may change from sexual fantasies to actual sexual practices with their female partners.

The study is published by Sexologies Journal.