Porn is a beautiful thing. At the click of a button you can summon ultra-HD depictions of unfathomably hot men engaging in any esoteric form debauchery your mind can conjure up. But it's not all sunshine and roses in the world of pornography. In addition to some shady behind-the-scenes activity, pornography can also have some negative consequences if you don't throttle your exposure a bit here and there. Everything in moderation, but here's a few reasons why you may want to consider taking a tolerance break from porn.

1. Reset your Standards

If you're feeling unsatisfied with your personal sex life or that you're not attracted to men in real life, well that may be because the men you're used to jerking off too are not actually real people. Porn stars are usually insanely hot, made up with special effects makeup and prosthetics to look ever hotter, and lit cinematographically to look even hotter still. Despite how real it seems, the image is fantasy. If you chase porn experiences in real life, you'll always be disappointed.

3. Physical Intimacy

If you decide to stop watching and jerking off to porn, inevitably you will start looking elsewhere to satisfy that itch in a different way. Namely, actual real physical intimacy with another living breathing man. And who doesn't want that? Don't get stuck in a porn rut--keep your eye on the prize!

4. Shed Fetishes

Some fetishes are born from the foundational sexual experiences of our early years. Without years of intense therapy, you'll probably never escape these. However, you might find once you stop watching those strangely specific fetish videos that you've become addicted to, those particular kinks will fade from you mind. Quit porn and find out which fetishes you truly hold deeply!

5. Last Longer In Bed

If your primary sexual relationship is with your hand and porn, then you're probably not going to last super long in bed when you do ultimately hook up with another guy. The experience of fucking an ass vs fucking your hand is quite different, and it's generally better to be more accustomed to the latter, or you may forever be a two-pump-chump.

6. Find True Love

All of these things combined add up to one thing: if you're fulfilling all of your deepest human needs by staring at a blue screen and cumming into a sock, then you're only dampening the innate drive to seek true romance. If you want to fall in love and keep that love alive, you almost certainly will need to cut back on the porn! Unless of course, the two of you fall in lover over your mutualĀ  love of masturbation!!