Is Porn Actually Good For Your Relationship?

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From Our Relationship Expert: Is Porn Good For You As A Couple?
The star of 'LA Shrinks' delves into the question you've always wondered ...

[Editor's note: In addition to being a YourTango Expert, Dr. Ava Cadell is the leading love and sex therapist to Hollywood's biggest stars. Earlier this year, she joined the cast of Bravo's hit show 'LA Shrinks,' which follows high-end relationship experts.]

It may not be a popular opinion, but I believe porn can be used for therapeutic purposes to help couples explore their sexual fantasies, reduce inhibitions, avoid boredom in the bedroom and spice up their sex lives!

As an AASECT certified sex counselor, I've helped couples to negotiate porn both partners can enjoy watching—such as female-friendly porn produced by women like Veronica Hart, Candida Royal and Nikka Noel. Contrary to what you might think, these movies have story lines, romance, intimacy and lead to sexual activities.

Still doubtful? Don't be! It's a fact that watching porn can increase sex drive and arousal by producing feel-good hormones such as testosterone, estrogen and dopamine. In fact, porn has been used in clinical studies on genital arousal to help women with low libido and Anorgasmia (the inability to orgasm)—proving that some women get just as aroused by watching porn as men. Keep reading...

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