Watching porn regularly may make you more religious, study finds

Watching porn regularly may make you more religious, study finds
Historically, religiosity was associated with low pornography use as almost all major religious disapprove of it.

Thanks to the upsurge in porn use, more and more research is being conducted into the area.
The research, which was done by a team at the University of Oklahoma, involved following the same 1,314 adults over six years, periodically measuring their porn use and religiosity.

After controlling for outside factors like age and gender, use of pornography was associated with low religiousness until the rate of consumption became more frequent than once a week.
‘Findings suggest that viewing pornography may lead to declines in some dimensions of religiosity but at more extreme levels may actually stimulate, or at least be conducive to, greater religiosity along other dimensions,’ said study author Samuel Perry.
In other words, if you watch porn more than once a week you’re likely to become more religious.
Perry suggests this might be because in some people exposure to pornography brings about guilty feelings, especially if they were religious to begin with, and this may drive them to turn to religion to try and overcome the behaviour or repent in some way.

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