Sex, Dating & the Sisterhood, Does porn kill a partnership?


Ah, porn — the platform designed to take our fantasies to new cinematic heights.

Whether old-school Hustler magazines or modern-day Pornhub searches are your thing, porn is something many of us have either watched intentionally or accidentally in our lives.

But what impact does it have on a relationship?

“Porn is so unrealistic,” says Shelly Horton, co-host of 9Honey’s Sex, Dating and the Sisterhood series.

“Most women my age aren’t keen on it and don’t want their husbands watching it either.”

While the billion-dollar industry does provide an opportunity for people to make money — and entertain millions each day — the psychological impact porn has on a romantic partnership is undeniable.

A study conducted in 2011 by Amanda Maddox found excessive porn viewers were more likely to cheat.

Co-host Bianca Farmakis, part of the “swipe-right generation”, suggests this is because we’ve been made “more aware of the options” around us.

Some answers to the porn problem have surfaced in recent times, with the increase in amateur porn and feminist porn directors creating a more “realistic depiction” of sex.

Yet Shelly and Bianca examine the inherent issue:

“Generally, would you say your generation thinks porn is degrading to women?” Shelly asks Bianca.

“It’s two-pronged,” Bianca responds, adding one of the most viewed porn stars, Mia Khalifa, was only in the industry for four months and made $20,000 from it, but still makes millions for porn companies every year.

“If that doesn’t tell you about some of the major flaws in the industry, I don’t know what will.”

Watch the above video to learn more about porn’s impact on relationships.

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