Is watching porn bad or good?

 Is it something unhealthy to do? Or is it bad to feel guilty? I always have a desire for sexual things, but I never engage in it.

Masturbation (when done in private) is a safe way to explore your body and learn more about your sexual likes and dislikes.  Masturbation doesn’t come with a risk of STI transmission or pregnancy, and it doesn’t require the same communication skills as being sexually active with someone else. Self-masturbation can also help you figure out your sexual boundaries and preferences before you become sexually active with others. Masturbation also won’t damage or harm your body in any way.

Whether or not someone chooses to watch pornography is up to them.  People have different ideas about porn, so it’s up to you to decide how you feel about it.  If you feel like its negatively affecting interactions with people in your life, or disrupting your life in anyway this is when it can be problematic. It is also really important to understand that pornography does not portray relationships or sexual relationships in a healthy way, and it is not an example of how relationships should be in real life.

Consider talking to a trusted adult if you have more questions about masturbation of pornography.