Why Men Watch Porn

Controversial Reasons Why Men Watch Porn

In Intimacy by Interconnected Lives

There was a day when asking why men watch porn would’ve been considered as unspeakably vile as it was utterly absurd in nature.

Obviously the only reason a man (and of course it was and is only men that watch pornography, OF COURSE there’s no porn out there for women, silly!) would ever consider subjecting themselves and society to something so unquestionably taboo and unorthodox would be that they were clearly sex-crazed degenerates who must not have a Christian bone in their body and must likewise be in need of a firm hand (no, not like that.)

D.H. Lawrence is today considered to be one of the great novelists of the Modernists period, but his novels were, in their own time, described as pornographic, to the extent that ‘The Lady Chatterley Trial’ became one of the most famous obscenity vs. censorship cases of the last century and even today the name ‘Lady Chatterley’ has a distinctly risqué flavor to it.

And all that’s over a book where a woman decides to seek independence from a husband whose misogynistic and physically as well as emotionally crippled while assert herself sexually and defining herself on her own terms.

In short, love it or hate it, that’s far more complex and nuanced in its themes and sexual politics than, say, that old masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Cream (which exists…apparently…’Lord, what fools these mortals be!’)

But hey, Lawrence thought Americans could be ‘prudish,’ so is that really what’s going on when we ask ourselves why men watch pornography?

Is there a good reason, or is really that ‘obvious?’  Let’s take a look at six reasons why men watch porn and see if there’s more to it than meets the eye…or just as much as you’d expect