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When Do People Watch Porn?

  
  
  
  

when do people watch pornWhen do people watch porn? It turns out, according to one study, that there are certain times of the year when people watch porn more than others. Surprisingly or not, the times of the year for watching more porn also matched the seasons.

So when are the peak seasons for people to watch porn? Winter and late summer.

Researchers at Villanova examined the Google trends for such commonly-searched-for terms as "porn," "xxx," "xxvideos" ... and other, more descriptive phrases . . . Once they'd gathered those terms, the authors examined them in Google Trends. And what they found was a defined cycle featuring clear peaks and valleys -- recurring at discernible six-month intervals. The cycle . . . surprisingly well to the world's calendar seasons. 

Other searches don't. The researchers also ran a control group consisting of Google searches for non-sexual terms. And those terms demonstrated no such cyclical pattern. 

So there's something about sex itself, it seems. Porn is periodical. Which is born out by another (semi-)control in the Villanova experiment. Researchers determined search terms associated with a relatively purpose-driven category of sexytime -- prostitution and dating websites -- and found that, for those terms ... the six-month cycle showed up again. (On The Internet, Porn Has Seasons, Too)

Are there other answers to the question, when do people watch porn, besides the times of the year? At Guy Stuff we've learned through our treatment of porn addiction that there are several other factors.

The first reason that comes to your mind maybe when people are not having sex. It’s commonly, but mistakenly, believed that how much sex a person is having contributes to porn viewing. Men often blame not having sex for why they watch porn. In actuality, having sex or not having sex is not a significant contributor to when people watch porn.

Opportunity to watch porn is a key factor for when people will watch porn. But opportunity takes a couple of different forms. First, having the access to porn, which most commonly today is accessed through the Internet and by devices like cell phones, tablets and laptop computers. Second, having time to watch, which supports the seasons of the year findings. Since in winter and late summer people are spending more time indoors.

Since porn is almost always watched individually, being alone is another contributor to when porn is watched. If there isn't alone time, we've found that men will often create it by doing things like staying up late alone or isolating themselves in a separate room of the house.

Boredom is a common reason men give. Although boredom is a contributor, it is not a core drive for when people watch porn. What is a core driver for watching porn is mood. When people are unhappy, depressed, and most frequently stressed, they watch porn.

Who would have thought that there are cycles, particularly certain times of the year, when people watch porn? But it's not surprising when you really understand the real reasons people watch porn.

What do you think? When do people watch porn? If you know someone who watches porn, what have you discovered about when they watch? Please share your insights below.

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There is a cycle in my home with my husband. He claims he uses it as a stress reliever to get work of of his mind. I note that in times of stress, he does not watch porn at all, he sleeps.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 29, 2013 2:13 PM by sue
I realize I've never had anyone talk to me about when they view porn. I'm really happy about that. So, I don't have a foggy clue when people view porn, and I don't want to know. TMI....not interested. Keep it to yourself. I think this is private info, and I'm not interested in knowing a porn viewers habits. It's one thing to read about it in generalizations, but I'm really glad my life is porn free.
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I really don't think anyone who is living a happy and fulfilled life is watching porn. People that are happy and fulfilled with their lives and what they have in them or created in them, don't need to turn to porn.  
 
Obviously there are a lot of unhappy people out there.
Posted @ Thursday, May 02, 2013 10:30 PM by Erin
Guys who watch porn while in relationships is upsetting for so many women because for many of us it feels like a betrayal to the love and trust you thought you had. Its horrible to find out that your guy is getting off in secret, even though he has you. I have asked my boyfriend why he did it so much after i found out about it and he said that it was some thing that started when he was 15 and he was always depressed and lonely and it became a bad habit that he carried with him into good relationships which he never should have done. I feel for all of the women out there who are good to their boyfriends or husbands and are hurt by this.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 09, 2013 12:11 PM by Shelly
My husband mine as well go ahead and be with another woman since he already jerks off to porn/other ladies and doesn't do it to me nor does he have sex with me, or make love. nothing.  
 
He gives it to other girls that are more his style I guess? He fantasy fu#ks them. To me the difference between his mind and body being with other women is no different than if his mind and body are with a tangible one. It hurts just the same.  
 
Of course the latter I MIGHT 'prefer' b/c at least she can bring emotions to the table probably making it less desirable for him but then again he'll probably choose a call girl. He has in the past! There's at least two that I know of, one was with his ex-wife when they had a threesome, then another when (I think) he was separated with his wife. 
 
He's told me in the past, after I found out he watches porn, when I spent almost ten years believing him that he did not b/c he has me blah, blah... 
At first he denied watching it then reluctantly was truthful (essentially he had no choice b/c there was no denying it) and told me it was none of my god damn business! Hmmm I think it is when we are not having sex. He said any man who told you he doesn't is a liar and he will never tell me the truth about it again. 
 
I guess it's a couple months later and now claims he has not since he knows how much it bothers me.  
I guess a decent summation would be I ruined it for him?  
 
I told him that physically he needs to 'release' especially if he was doing so in the past and he has not 'released' with me :'( Hence he must be releasing with the other internet gals as he's done all along :'( 
 
He is expecting I will believe him AGAIN that he has not 'released' to porn or other women, which of course I do not. I KNOW he has been,and I don't think he'll ever stop :( 
 
I wish he wouldn't play me as gullible and dumb. I would appreciate his candor and perhaps try (again) to explore what is it that these other women can 'have' you and I cannot? You know, try to work with it as opposed to against it which gets us nowhere! 
 
FYI 
1) I do not mean to sound cocky (no pun intended HeeHee) but I am by no means unattractive! My measurements surpass some playboy gals, I think (& I've been told) my face is beautiful/stunning and I can make heads turn even in my jammy pants, no make-up (which I don't really wear anyway) and messed up hair. Of course there is always room for improvements-I'm a perfectionist and of course a woman ;) I am also highly educated and he is too. 
 
2) My husband is in his early 50s and I am in my late thirties. 
I think my hubby is the epitome of what a 'dream' man should be. He doesn't think so but I sure do! He's also loving, kind, giving, brilliant, the hardest working man I know, and I could go on & on but this 'one' thing has shredded my heart.  
 
3) Our past love life could be described as worse than rabbits:)!!!!! Hmmm, all or nothing?  
 
I accounted his lack of drive was due to some medicines he began to take, his age, and life stressors. His medicine does play a role but I guess not too much since he's been active all along, just without me :( 
 
The pain can be overwhelming at times. I just don't understand him wanting to be with the Internet gals (or whomever he is with) other than me or somehow including me or 'cueing' me into his world. I don't think he does any live via computer cam interaction sex, or visits chat rooms etc I think it's mostly porn, or some movie stars he's been (secretively) obsessed with. 
 
I sadly think on occasion that I will be a born-again virgin forever and that sucks especially since I am in my prime. I cannot even fathom NEVER having sex again! OMG :0!!! 
 
I want him, I want it badly but nothing :'( I've tried dressing up, talking sexy, etc to no avail. I really do not anymore b/c I can no longer take the rejection NOW that I know what's he's been up to-another pun LOL;) 
 
I know I cannot believe him (again) as much as I want to. :'( 
okay, here I go playing dumb (AGAIN) perhaps that is why he has treated me so. Hmm think I had an epiphany! 
Do you think it's POSSIBLE he is being truthful this time? 
 
Yes, I know, if WAS READING THIS I would be thinking REALLY?!? Are you serious! OMG how could you even say that! What the heck are you thinking! etc etc. 
 
Please help! 
advice, constructive criticism, ANYTHING! 
I'm at a complete loss. 
 
I appreciate whomever stuck this out and read what I wrote.  
 
It means A LOT to me especially when I have no one else to share this with.  
 
Thank you.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 19, 2013 4:26 PM by mnweim
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