Pornography, according to its creators, is mere entertainment which of course, is geared towards arousing sexual desire in its audience in the privacy of their home or wherever else they choose to watch it.

As harmless as some people may think this is, porn has been listed as one of the causes of failed relationships, including marriage.

Little wonder porn addiction has increased in recent years, especially now that it is easily accessible on the internet by anyone. It is so bad that some people have admitted that they can't go through a day without watching one or two X-rated clips. It's just like a drug addict who needs 'a quick fix' to get through the day. 

For those in a relationship, this is usually a secret habit, which is quite understandable, because how do you explain to your partner that you enjoy watching strangers have sex? 

So how exactly can porn affect your relationship negatively? Let's discuss some of them below.

1. It promotes unrealistic expectations

Porn stars are known for creating weird acrobatic sex styles and taking performance enhancement drugs that make them have longer erections, which could be dangerous if you actually try to re-enact them in real life. But to an avid porn lover, it's something to try out. However, when your partner is unable to meet up to these ridiculous standards, you begin to feel let down, and this can also affect your partner, making them feel inadequate. 

2. You become addicted to the fantasy

The number one goal of porn movies is to elicit sexual arousal/pleasure. Watching it alone with nobody to 'practice' your new skills on means you'd most likely resort to masturbation. With time, sex with your partner would feel basic because the reality doesn't match up with your fantasy. Eventually, you end preferring your solo sex to hooking up with your bae, and when your sex life begins to suffer, your relationship suffers too.

3. Your partner has to compete for your attention

Once addiction sets in, your daily life isn't complete without a quick sneak peek at your favourite porn site. This becomes your source of joy while partner is automatically demoted to 'ordinary roommate' status. S/he ceases to interest you the way your favourite porn star does. But guess what? Eventually, your partner will leave you because nobody wants to be second best. 

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