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Many men’s magazines talk about the question of pornography from the masculine point of view.

I’m not concerned with whether watching pornography is good or bad from a moral perspective, censorship, we don’t even need to get into the issue of free speech.

What I care about and consider to be the best option moving forward is for us to look into the mirror and ask the question of whether pornography is contributing in any positive way to our lives? On the flip side, is it taking away from our relationships or our masculinity? What does pornography bring into our lives? More love…or less?

In a recent GQ issue, the issue of pornography was tackled. In case you don’t read a lot of men’s magazines this is perhaps one of the most popular men’s magazines on the market. I’ll share with you the top 10 reasons that GQ gives for you to stop watching porn.

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NoFap is an organization committed to abstinence from masturbation and porn; NoFap recently published a survey on Reddit outlining some interesting statistics. This group has been instrumental in helping researchers to better understand the way that pornography influences our brains and our lives.

Although the results are somewhat inconclusive, a number of statistics stand out as being noteworthy. When you read the following statistics, you’ll see why it might be better to navigate to Netflix or Hulu the next time you power up your laptop.

The first interesting statistic is that those who identified as being addicted to porn indicated that arousal declined when it came to intimacy with a single partner. However, those who consistently found new mates kept a normal continuance of sexual arousal. This is what’s commonly referred to as the Coolidge Effect, or in other words, novelty-seeking patterns of behavior. The reason why this happens is because pornography trains the viewers’ brain to expect constant novelty or newness.

The Second statistic that stood out to me is that one out of five regular porn watchers stated that they felt they were losing control of their sexual desires, and that in fact they felt that their desires were now controlling them.

Statistic Number 3 that I’ll mention is that about 12 percent of those surveyed by NoFap say they watch at least 5 hours of pornography on the internet each week. 59 percent reported watching somewhere between 4 and 15 hours worth of pornography in a given week.

Number 4: a staggering amount of NoFap survey respondents, nearly 50 percent, responded that they were still virgins, meaning that the only intimate experiences they’ve had are digital and fantasy based.

The 5th statistic that I think is important to consider is that 42 percent of males attending college responded that they regularly visit porn sites on the internet.

The 6th statistic I want to share my shock you; 53% of NoFappers reported that they had developed a regular habit of watching pornography between the ages of 12 and 14. It would alarm a lot of parents to know that 16 percent of respondents indicated that they began watching porn before their 12th birthday.

It seems pretty significant that 64 percent of those surveyed stated that their likes and tastes in porn are changed and have progressed to be more deviant or extreme.

Number 8: Unfortunately, out of the 27-31 year old population on NoFap, 19 percent reported that they suffer from disinterest in sexual relations with their partner, premature ejaculation, difficulty brining on an orgasm and, for 34 percent of respondents, the dreaded problem of erectile dysfunction was a side effect they reported.

Number 9: Respondents in the NoFap program had committed to abstaining from porn and masturbation. Following this commitment, 60 percent of them felt a huge improvement in their overall sexual functioning.

Last but not least: 67 percent of those in the NoFap program also experienced an upward swing in productivity as well as higher energy levels.