A brand new report has revealed just how long men can actually last in bed with their partner.
Watching a lot of porn can make you feel quite insecure about yourself, with erotic actors starring in adult films appearing to have both unlimited self-control and stamina.
Survey results by men's health service Pilot have shown that these films are not an accurate reflection of real life, with concern being raised at one-third of male participants admitting to watching porn at least once a week.
On average, men tend to last around five-and-a-half minutes during sex, about half the time that they would like to manage, which can unfortunately lead to some people feeling inadequate in the bedroom, the Daily Star reports.
Speaking about the research, Dr Ben Condon told news.com.au: "Porn, particularly in the absence of sufficient sex education, perpetuates unrealistic and unhealthy expectations of sex and intimate relationships.
"This unnecessarily increases the incidence of shame and anxiety in one’s ‘performance’ while also encouraging unhealthy, and at times disrespectful, relationships."
Some men have tried to copy acts seen in pornos to please their partners, but Dr Condon explained this can actually do more harm than good
He said: "Fundamentally, porn is not representative of healthy sexual relationships. It perpetuates unrealistic expectations of performance, body image and normalises aggression, extreme behaviours and in some cases violence while also minimising the need for consent.
"Over time, this ultimately impacts our perception of healthy sexual relationships, what’s ‘normal’ and can lead to decreased arousal, performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction."
To get past this issue, Dr Condon recommends cutting back on the amount of porn you watch and instead having a more open and honest conversation with your partner about sex, relieving the pressure you feel to "perform".
This can also give you an opportunity to safely discuss any problems you're experiencing or encourage some to seek help from a professional if they have medical concerns.
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