Men are more likely to use condoms if they see the contraception being used in sexually explicit pornography, experts reveal.
Researchers carried out a survery including 265 men who have had sex with men and have watched explicit pornography in the last three months.
The men were atleast 18 years old and lived within 50 miles of New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
Majority of the men (92%) had watched sexually explicit media containing unsafe anal sex and nearly half of them said that this lead to them having riskier sex.
The findings suggest that porn can encourage men to engage in unsafe anal sex.
Dr Eric Schrimshaw, an associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, said: ‘Actually one type of pornography was associated with higher rates of condom use – men who viewed more pornography containing condom use engaged in fewer condomless anal sex encounters.
Even those who took part in compulsive pornography viewing were not more likely to engage in condomless anal sex.
In contrast, men who watched pornography where there were unprotected anal sex encounters were less likely to use condoms themselves.’
Condoms can help to protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.
Condoms are the only contraception to protect againist STIs and pregnancy.
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