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Premarital Porn Use

77 women and 294 men have answered

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This question was intentionally left open to self-interpretation, meaning it is in part about how a person feels about the amount of porn they have viewed.

Age had limited effect on women’s answers to this. Those in the 55 and up group were somewhat less likely to have seen porn prior to marriage, and those who did saw only a very small amount.

For men age was a bigger factor:

  • Those who were under 35 were 2½ times as likely to say “A huge amount” as those age 35-54, while none of those over 55 said a huge amount.
  • Men over 55 were five times as likely to say “none” as the other men.
  • These numbers seem to fit well with the availability of porn. For men over 55 porn it was difficult to find, especially as an adult. Men in their early 50’s had much greater access to porn magazines, even as teens, and those magazines became more explicit over the years. Men in the younger age brackets had access to internet porn.

 

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This is the scary part, and it gets worse as age goes down. Note that this is only for those who did look at porn before marriage.

For women:

  • All who said 100-500 were under 45
  • All who said more than 500 times were under 35
  • In the 10-100 category the number of women increased with each younger age bracket, starting with 0% for those over 54 up to 40% for those under 25.

For men

  • The “more than 1000 times” answer was more and more common with younger age. Only 8% of those over 54 gave this answer, while 31% of those under 35.
  • The 500-100 times also increased with younger age, but not as much. The youngest were about twice as likely as the oldest to give this answer.
  • Never was chosen by less than 5% for all ages (and by 0% for the youngest age.)
  • For men under 35
    • 77% had masturbated to porn more than 100 times
    • 49% more than 500 times
    • 32% more than 1000
    • For men 35-54
      • 55% had masturbated to porn more than 100 times
      • 31% more than 500 times
      • 13% more than 1000
      • For men 55 and older
        • 46% had masturbated to porn more than 100 times
        • 19% more than 500 times
        • 8% more than 1000

What kind of porn did you use prior to marriage?

For women:

  • Video or DVD porn was the most common, at 37% of the total.
  • On-line was 27%.
  • Printed with images 17%
  • Printed without images 14%
  • Video or DVD was the most common for all but two age ranges. In the 45-55 printed with images slightly beat it, and in the under 25% on-line won out.
  • On-line porn was an increasing source with lower age:
    • 35-44 13%
    • 25-34 39%
    • Under 25 74%

For men:

  • On-line porn was the most common, at 41% of the total.
  • Printed with images was 36%
  • DVD or video 15%.
  • Printed without images 7%
  • For those over 45 printed with images accounted for about two thirds of porn seen.
  • On-line porn was an increasing source with lower age:
    • 35-44 40%
    • 25-34 71%
    • Under 25 93%

Comments:

  • One “other” source mentioned was cell phone.
  • A couple of women said they only watched with a group of female friends or a boyfriend. (Might be why DVD and video is so high for women).
  • Several men said getting married did nothing to stop their porn use. Some did slow for a time, others did not.

 

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