Think guys are the only ones viewing X-rated clips online? Not even close. Women arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just tuning inÃ¢â‚¬”theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re also reporting some pretty surprising benefits. Case in point: 58 percent of women who watched porn with their partner said it had a positive effect on their relationship, according to a new survey by UK sex toy and lingerie store Ann Summers.
Plus, more than half of women said it gave them the confidence to ask for what they wanted in bed. After all, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a little less intimidating to say Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s try that!Ã¢â‚¬Â than it is to bring up something kinky out of the blue.
Women say they reap benefits from tuning in solo, too. Eight-five percent of women reported watching porn as an escape, and 23 percent said it helped them relieve stress. Hey, it sure beats shelling out for a massage.
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re all for using the internet to heat things upÃ¢â‚¬”especially if it gives you a confidence boostÃ¢â‚¬”but remember that porn can be majorly misleading. Just take it from comedienne Jenn Tisdale, who filmed a porn with James DeenÃ¢â‚¬”even the real thing isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t as flawless and orgasm-inducing as it may seem on screen. That said, if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just tuning in for some sexy inspiration or tension-busting release, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll leave you to it.
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