Men Are Watching A Bunch Of Porn To Deal With Stress

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Personally speaking, I'm the type of guy who goes for a long run to clear his mind, listen to some music and calm himself down from all the stress going on, but new research from London’s University College has shown that, while women binge eat to get over their problems, men turn to porn to relieve their stress.

To gather the research, 115 men and 250 women were asked how they deal with stress and what they do when trying to relax, with the study revealing that 51 percent of women eat greasy comfort food to calm themselves down, compared to just 31 percent of men.

But, while ladies would rather eat junk food, 27 percent of men admitted that they'd rather have sex when they need to unwind—which shouldn't shock anyone—whereas a mere 11 percent of women agreed.

According to lead researcher John Barry, it's the endorphins released during a good sexual experience that leads to happiness—which is something we've discussed before.

"For men, having sex is about dissociating from whatever troubles they are having at that particular time - it is escapism. The findings really play into the stereotype of a depressed woman gorging on chocolate and the man looking at porn on his computer."

"There are endorphins released during sex, so it provides a pleasurable feeling, which can act as a type of medication. It could be that men are just wired differently than women, they naturally have a higher libido so they fall back on this behavior to cope."

So, as it turns out, most guys are exactly who we've all believed them to be—which isn't bad when considering sex just makes them happy.

Maxim

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