How To Watch Porn With Your Partner For The First Time

Andrew Zaeh for Bustle

There are a lot of benefits to watching porn with your partner, but, if you've never done it before, it can be an uncomfortable subject to broach. Of course, it shouldn't be, because people freaking love porn. In fact, 24 percent of Pornhub's viewers are women and almost a third of women watch porn every week, according to a 2015 survey by Marie Claire.

But despite the fact that so many people, men and women, watch porn — and the fact that it depicts an activity that you do together — a lot of people feel awkward about watching it with a partner. But actually, watching porn together is a great way to open up a dialogue about your sex life.

“It could be helpful to ask the person to watch sex films with you to talk about what in the films is interesting, enticing, or a turn-off,” clinical and research psychologist, Nicole Prause from UCLA tells Bustle. “Watching sex films before being sexual together can help dispel myths together and start honest communication.”

There are so many ways that watching porn can help your sex life — and it all comes down to how you use it. Some people use it as a turn-on, while others use it more as a learning tool. Here are some ideas to get you started.