One in three Brits blame p**n for changing what they find sexually attractive in their partner

ONE in three young adults believe watching p**n has affected what they find sexually attractive in a partner, according to a study.

And the same number of the 1,000 18-24-year-olds polled admitted to being ‘surprised’ by what s*x was like in real life, having watched p**n before becoming sexually active.

One in three young adults believe watching p**n has affected what they find sexually attractive in a partner
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A quarter even said having s*x wasn’t as good as they expected.

Despite Valentine’s Day being seen as a special occasion for many, it can cause issues for young sexually active people, with four in ten confessing to feeling more pressure to have s*x on February 14th.

It also emerged that of those surveyed, 45 per cent feel they would be judged if they didn’t know how to take part in a s****l act – or if they didn’t know what one was.

A spokesperson for Durex, which commissioned the research, said: “The research reveals that among young people there is still a question mark around what s*x is or what it should be.

More pressure

“It poses the question of whether traditional norms, should no longer be the norm.

“Adults should feel more sexually liberated and shouldn’t feel pressure to look a particular way or do certain things.

“We want to challenge the conventions that society, ourselves and others place on us – to normalise what real, good s*x is and can be for everyone.”

The study also found that more than half of young people felt s*x education in schools was ‘outdated’, with one in three saying it was not helpful in navigating modern sexuality.

Six in ten always use protection when having s*x, either through condoms, contraceptive pills, IUDs or similar.

Talking about s*x

However, the same amount also confess they worry more about running out of money than they do about catching an STI.

Positively, 85 per cent of young adults in the UK do feel comfortable talking openly about s*x with their partner.

And 33 per cent of those polled are happy to talk about how many s****l partners they’ve had with their current lover.

But 64 per cent admitted they’ve pretended to enjoy s*x more than they actually were to please their partner.

While a tenth wouldn’t dream of disclosing their s****l history because they are afraid the number is too high, according to the OnePoll figures.

Adults shouldn’t feel pressure to look a particular way or do certain things


Durex spokesperson

A Durex spokesperson added: “We hope that conversations about s*x, STIs, orientation and consent will become more open and acceptable but understand that some young people might still find these types of conversations anxiety inducing and difficult.

“At Durex we think that s*x should be open, honest, messy and fun. We are on a mission to ensure everyone has good s*x and they are truly sexually satisfied.

“We have written an open letter to the world on Valentine’s Day, to encourage people to find their own version of right.

“We think there’s a lot of work to do in terms of challenging conventions and enabling conversations about taboos and misconceptions to ensure that everyone feels comfortable talking openly about s*x with a partner.

“In a previous worldwide survey run by Durex, it was found two thirds of people admitted they were not fully sexually satisfied.


“We commissioned the new research to understand exactly what those anxieties are and where the pressures come from in a bid to help the nation have good s*x.

“In our letter, we hope to inspire people, we acknowledge we are all under pressure and feel enough is enough.

“We think conforming to traditions is out and challenging the norms are in. Let’s challenge those ‘sexpectations’ and have real s*x for the real us.”

Source: thesun
One in three Brits blame p**n for changing what they find sexually attractive in their partner