What is a Pornosexual?

One of the newest buzzwords floating around the ‘net is pornosexual, and the term is being met with mixed feelings. Some are buying into the belief that this is actually a newfangled sexual orientation, while others think that is a stretch. Have you been wondering exactly what a pornosexual is and if you, or someone close to you, might be one?

First of all, it is worth noting that a healthy relationship with porn watching is perfectly normal, especially today when there are a multitude of fantastic sites producing groundbreaking content. When one’s viewing habits transcend to unhealthy levels, they might be considered a pornosexual or to have an addiction to porn, but this is very rare. Much more plays into being pornosexual than just really, really liking skin flicks! Do not let anyone gaslight you into thinking you are doing something wrong if you have not given up in-person sexual contact in favor of exclusively garnering sexual pleasure from porn.

If you maintain a balance with your sexual outlets and expressions, consider yourself altogether fine, and view your admiration of the adult industry to be but one facet of your sexuality as a whole.

The argument that pornosexuality is an actual sexual orientation can and should be argued because it is a learned behavior, no matter how you look at it. Actual sexual orientations are inborn. About pornosexuality, certified sex addiction therapist Christene Lozano has said, “The convenience of getting off online without the potential work, vulnerability, intimacy, and connection with others can be appealing to some.” It is believed by many that it is possible to live as a pornosexual for a span of time and not permanently adopt it as a forever form of sexual identity.

This word is being afforded some traction, maybe due to the overall desire for many to chastise those with an interest in the adult industry. However, a regular porn-viewer who maintains healthy relationships is no more a pornosexual than one who sticks a bank pen in their pocket is a kleptomaniac. Especially if you are single and suffering a sexual dry spell, there is no shame in relying on hand-to-gland action to get you by! At times, particularly after a breakup, one simply wants to drain the vein without having to put themselves out there emotionally with a partner. And that is okay.

That said if years have passed, and you have settled into a routine of satisfying sexual urges, sans human interaction, you may want to evaluate how truly happy this is making you. Sure, solo self-pleasure is less complicated, but porn should always only add variety to an otherwise healthy sexual menu. If you can only become aroused when you are alone, you are setting yourself up for the possibility of an unhealthy sexual future, which is unfortunate because regardless of how hot our favored starlets are, and how much they assist in relaxation sessions, they pale in comparison to the real thing a good percentage of the time!