Research: Free porn ruins men's sex lives, but not women's

The presentation was based on two surveys. In one, researchers administered self-reported questionnaires to women aged 20 to 40 who were patients at a military urology clinic. A majority of the women who took part in the survey were white, married, heterosexual and on active military duty. Roughly 40 percent of women who participated claimed to use pornography at least occasionally, with a quarter reporting to use it less than once weekly.

The findings of the accompanying study on men raised more concern. Through surveys administered to 312 male patients of the same age group (also mostly white, married and heterosexual), the researchers found a close correlation between excessive pornography use and sexual dysfunction. Roughly 20 percent of men reported using porn three to five times weekly. Nearly 4 percent of men reported they preferred masturbating to pornography over having sexual intercourse with a partner. The researchers also recognized a correlation between men who used pornography frequently and those who reported lack of sexual desire and intercourse satisfaction, as well as erectile dysfunction.