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'We looked for men who hadn't seen any pr0n. Found none'

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A Canadian prof, after a great deal of painstaking research, has found that looking at porn has no measurable negative effects on men's psychology.

"We started our research seeking men in their twenties who had never consumed pornography. We couldn't find any," says Simon Louis Lajeunesse of the Université de Montréal.

"The objective of my work is to observe the impact of pornography on the sexuality of men, and how it shapes their perception of men and women," continues the prof.

Lajeunesse, unable to find any smut-free young chaps, carried out a detailed study on 20 students who admitted having a fondness for filth. It seems that 90 per cent of all porn is viewed on the internet nowadays, at least in French Canada. Unsurprisingly single chaps watch spend about four times as much time looking at porn as those in committed relationships.

"Not one subject had a pathological sexuality. In fact, all of their sexual practices were quite conventional," reports Lajeunesse.

"Pornography hasn't changed their perception of women or their relationship ... Those who could not live out their fantasy in real life with their partner simply set aside the fantasy ... men don't want their partner to look like a porn star," he adds.

The study was funded by Canada's Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur la Violence Familiale et la Violence Faite aux Femmes (CRI-VIFF, or the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Family Violence and Violence Against Women). However Lajeunesse firmly rejected the idea that goggling over naughty pics, vids etc leads men to mistreat the ladies they encounter in real life.

"Aggressors don't need pornography to be violent," he states uncompromisingly. "If pornography had the impact that many claim it has, you would just have to show heterosexual films to a homosexual to change his sexual orientation." ®

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