Smut is OK, says Montreal prof

 

‘We looked for men who hadn’t seen
any pr0n. Found none’

 

By Lewis
Page

Posted in Bootnotes, 4th December
2009 11:09 GMT

A Canadian prof, after a great deal of painstaking research, has found that
looking at porn has no measurable negative effects on men’s psychology.
“We started our research seeking men in their twenties who had never consumed
pornography. We couldn’t find any,” says Simon Louis Lajeunesse of the
Université de Montréal.

“The objective of my work is to observe the impact of
pornography on the sexuality of men, and how it shapes their perception of men
and women,” continues the prof.

Lajeunesse, unable to find any smut-free young chaps, carried out a detailed
study on 20 students who admitted having a fondness for filth. It seems that 90
per cent of all porn is viewed on the internet nowadays, at least in French
Canada. Unsurprisingly single chaps watch spend about four times as much time
looking at porn as those in committed relationships.
“Not one subject had a pathological sexuality. In fact, all of their sexual
practices were quite conventional,” reports Lajeunesse.
“Pornography hasn’t changed their perception of women or their relationship
… Those who could not live out their fantasy in real life with their partner
simply set aside the fantasy … men don’t want their partner to look like a
porn star,” he adds.
The study was funded by Canada’s Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur
la Violence Familiale et la Violence Faite aux Femmes (CRI-VIFF, or the
Interdisciplinary Research Center on Family Violence and Violence Against
Women). However Lajeunesse firmly rejected the idea that goggling over naughty
pics, vids etc leads men to mistreat the ladies they encounter in real life.
“Aggressors don’t need pornography to be violent,” he states
uncompromisingly. “If pornography had the impact that many claim it has, you
would just have to show heterosexual films to a homosexual to change his sexual
orientation.” ®

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