Men spend two hours, women 15 minutes on porn

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Apr 22, 2011 at 12:12pm IST

London: Young men enjoy watching pornography on the web for at least two hours a week, while women do so for 15 minutes on an average, say a survey.

The study conducted over 1,000 individuals aged 18-24 found, a quarter of young men fear they are watching too much pornography.

One in three young adults, who were light users, admitted it upset their partner or caused relationship problems. That number rose to seven out of ten for those who watched for more than ten hours. And one in four became less interested in sex with a partner after watching porn, the survey for BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat found, The Sun reported.

Men spend two hours, women 15 minutes on porn

A quarter of young men fear they are watching too much pornography.

The survey also showed that one in three light users, who spent less than an hour a week viewing porn, said they had missed a deadline or appointment as a result.

But this figure rose to four out of five among the four percent who were heavy users watching more than ten hours a week - a level described as "problematic and potentially compulsive" by doctors.

During the programme, Heather Wood of the Portman Clinic, said: "Those people spending large amounts of time accessing porn are not having more fun.

"They are more worried about themselves, more worried about what they are looking at, and report more relationship problems."

Hannah Ewens, 19, said on the programme that young men were even expecting their girlfriends to act like porn stars in the bedroom.

She said: "All the guys my age that I know watch it regularly.

"Whenever they talk about sex they're having with actual girls they talk about it in the same way as they do about porn.

"If that's what they're learning, then that's what they're going to be taking into the bedroom. And what guys think a good girlfriend is in bed is like whatever these porn girls are doing."

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