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Masturbation and Internet Porn Problems - Is Your Husband at Risk?

By August 28, 2009

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Here's a secret you might already know - husbands often masturbate. It's not a reflection on their wives, their wives' sexual performance, or their wives' beauty. It's simply the way men are wired, writes Ian Kerner, a sex therapist and relationships counselor. "Male sexuality differs from female sexuality in that way," according to an article by Kerner for the Today Show's Web site. "For guys, we see something sexy, neurons start firing, blood starts rushing to the genitals, and we're ready for action."

Kerner goes on to explain the difference between an Internet porn problem and simply being a guy and having normal sexual desires and needs. He does say, however, that Internet porn problems are becoming increasingly recognized by professionals. And he offers solid advice on what couples can do about Internet porn problems.

Comments
August 28, 2009 at 11:49 am
(1) kb says:

that article was ridiculous. Insulting to men, as really, men do have control over when they act on getting aroused. and to women, really, some of us do see hot things and want to have sex. Why is this so hard? I don’t actually have a problem with looking(as long as it’s just looking) on the internet, but really, why the sexist insanity? Women look too!!!! And some men know the time and place when it’s appropriate to look, and when it’s appropriate to do anything about it and when it isn’t. I know, Kerner could never admit that.

March 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm
(2) David K says:

As a man, my wife knows I masturbate, especially when I travel on business! In fact, she encourages it, I would say, feeling that then I won’t be tempted to visit hookers. Sometimes at home, she has me put on a “show” for her, too.

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