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Pornography includes videos, images or written content involving graphic sexual activity and is usually used to sexually arouse the person viewing it. It is widely available online but can include photos, films, magazines and comics.

How is pornography used?

The use of online pornography is incredibly common- in fact almost a third of UK adults accessed porn in a snapshot survey of internet use in May 2023. [see reference below]

However, the use of porn can be problematic. Viewers may be burdened with feelings of shame, and shame can stop someone accessing the help they need.

Problems with erections are often seen in people using porn compulsively, and help with this can be sought from:

Unfortunately the psychosexual service at Unity is not able to offer help for compulsive pornography use.


[Reference: Online Nation – 2023 Report]

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