(Most women would disagree; for proof, heterosexual male readers could just ask their wife or girlfriend what she thinks.) So does viewing porn count as infidelity? How about if you are complaining to this other person about your current relationship? Back in pre-Internet days, the concept of cheating was pretty straightforward: It involved actual in-the-flesh sexual contact.But now, a man in Paris, Texas can mutually masturbate, via webcam, with a woman in Paris, France.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download For the first time in human history the availability of high speed internet access has brought with it unprecedented levels of porn and masturbation use among young men today. Claims are made online that masturbation is healthy for you, but that’s similar to saying a glass of wine a day is healthy for the heart—when you overdo it, things get out of control.
Men are not aware of the negative side effects of frequent porn and masturbation, especially when combined, and as a result they do significant damage to their lives.
In another time or place, I would have looked in the mirror and thought I looked hot. I had a quick chat with a feminist friend of mine, and she said “ugh, fucking men and porn ruins everything.” And like…
I don’t totally disagree with that, but I kind of feel like that’s not the whole story. In fact, often women seem to be more vocally superficial in the first few dates than men do (presumably, because we punish men more for their outbursts of superficiality) but somehow men leave me feeling worse.
” Men, in particular, appear to rely on their intellect—utilizing these kinds of digital word games—in order to continue and justify their extracurricular sexual behavior.
Some men may argue that, as men, it is their biological imperative (or right) to have sex with as many women as possible.
And should his wife or girlfriend discover this, he can say, simply and in all sincerity, “Honey, it doesn’t mean anything.
She’s thousands of miles away, I’ve never met her, and I’m never going to meet her. How can I be cheating with someone I’ll never meet in person?
Is there anything you'd like to tell everyone about yourself before we let the questions fly? Joel Gallant: I'm an assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and associate director of the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service [in Baltimore, Md.].