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Sex Therapist Says Theres "Definitely" Been A Rise In People Watching Porn During Lockdowns

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01:37 10 Jun 2021


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A sex therapist believes there has 'definitely' been a rise in people viewing porn during the pandemic in Ireland.

It's after research from the UK's communications regulator half of British adults had watched porn as the country was in lockdown.

Ofcom carried out this research which covered the month of September last year.

It says over 15 million people visited PornHub in this time frame - which is more than the audience for the likes of Sky One and BBC News.

Psychosexual and relationships therapist Eithne Bacuzzi says she wouldn't be surprised if there were similar increases in Ireland:

"It comes sometimes out of boredom, relationships have become a bit mundane, not all certainly not."

"But they can be, the couple are in a little bubble, there's no external influences out there."

"They can't go for dinner, they can't see their friends."

"So they get a little bit bored of each other."

Further analysis has found the average user spent 10 mins and 23 seconds on the website.

While the likelihood of a person watching porn increased among younger age groups.

One third of young women and three-quarters of young men visited the site in that time frame.


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