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Guys, Fess Up About Your Porn Habits If You Want A Better Relationship

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Two happy friends lying in bed using a digital tablet together

It may seem counterintuitive, but honestly discussing your porn consumption with your partner  — rather than trying to stash it in a dresser drawer or clear your browser history — could actually make your relationship stronger.

In a study published by the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, an online survey of 340 heterosexual women in relationships revealed women who said their partners were honest about porn consumption reported higher levels of relationship satisfaction than women whose partners were deceitful about their late-night RedTube sessions. Women with partners who dodged the porn talk also reported higher levels of distress, which makes sense. Although it’s not technically cheating, the fact that your partner is intentionally keeping a part of their sex life private from you would be enough to cause anyone distress.

The study also found women who said they watched porn with their partners were less distressed than those who didn’t. Maybe you should start watching porn together. Let us know if you need any recommendations.

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