Watching porn can be good for you! Science says so!

Watching porn can be good for you! Science says so!
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Well, it's not bad for you, at least. In one way. Let's celebrate!

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"Should we watch Sex Gondola 7 or New Places to Put Your Dick?" (Image via Thinkstock)

Keeping with the long tradition of scientific studies that help us justify our vices, UCLA researchers Nicole Prause and James Pfaus have shown that watching porn does not cause men to have a lower sex drive when they're with a partner. Hear that, everyone? Science just gave us the OK to watch dirty movies! Yay science!

OK, the study's not quite that rah-rah, tits-tits, bang-bang. But it did show that subjects that watched porn — aka "visual sexual stimuli" or VSS — were more likely to want to bone their partners. Or, as the abstract for the study more politely put it, "More hours viewing VSS was related to stronger experienced sexual responses to VSS in the laboratory, was unrelated to erectile functioning with a partner, and was related to stronger desire for sex with a partner."

If your sex life is meh, this unfortunately doesn't mean that watching porn will automatically fix things in the bedroom (or kitchen, or wherever you do it). Rather, it more likely indicates that people who have higher sex drives watch more porn.

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