The Internet is for Porn Research

She blinded me with science.We’re not sure this qualifies as news, but…

Researchers were conducting a study comparing the views of men in their 20s who had never been exposed to pornography with regular users.

But their project stumbled at the first hurdle when they failed to find a single man who had not seen it.

“We started our research seeking men in their 20s who had never consumed pornography,” said Professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse. “We couldn’t find any.”

Given how research works, it might be safer to say they couldn’t find a young male who would admit to never “consuming” porn. (We’ll let the verb slide, although it does suggest a voracious appetite.) But of the twenty wankers they rounded up, most found satisfying products on the Internet (you don’t say!), and most started going blind around age 10.

Drilling down, they also learned that the single dudes devoted three sessions a week at forty minutes a pop to their craft. Dudes in putative relationships were much more restrained, only giving it up to themselves 1.7 times a week, and in half the time.

We don’t know whether they also measured how often dudes think about sex. Is our five minutes up?

All men watch porn, scientists find [Telegraph UK]
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It’s easier to find Sarah Palin saying something intelligent than to find a man who doesn’t at “one” time or “another” use the intertubes for pron.

Or so says a guy who got banned today from Deadspin (assuming it’s not a gawker wide ban which I suspect it probably is) for one ultra lame (even I admit it) comment.

@ManchuCandidate: I know they keep updating their software, but in the old days your login was Gawker-wide.

I burned mine during The Great Jezebel Panty Raid, of course. Haven’t missed it.

I’ve heard one can access porn on the internet. I wonder if this can be true? Does one call Joe Lieberman to find out how? Or Mitt Romney? The mormons are so terribly clever with their hands.

@Benedick: Little-known fact: Al Gore invented Internet porn.

@Benedick: They didn’t send you the pre-qualifying application? I hear you can download and print it…on the Internet.

@nojo: Wasn’t “Lust Story” about that?

I liked the version of this movie starring Donald Southerland.

BTW: were these Amish researchers or something? How else could they not have seen this coming from a mile away? Finding a 20 year old who hasn’t “been exposed” to porn is like finding a 10 year old who hasn’t been exposed to Spongebob Squarepants.

@nojo: The only porn that puts viewers to sleep.

@Serolf Divad: I’m trying to recall the last study that got funded, published, and widely commented upon that wasn’t based on a screamingly obvious–and usually sexual–premise. Not that I’m bitter about my unfunded grant proposals to fund preservation of dying Native American languages. No, not at all.

@Mistress Cynica: How about if you could link a study of such languages to the way they can be used to access internet porn? Or, the way that viewing online porn has influenced dying Native American Languages? eg. One-handed typing in Algonquian-Wakashan: A Case Study.

@Mistress Cynica:

Just tell the your contact at the granting agency (as an aside) that the Iroquois language has 37 different words for fellatio.

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