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Old 17th November 2003, 5:14 PM   #31
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Mine does it too

My husband used to look at porn, and I didn't like it, so I told him not to. Then, I looked at the history on our computer, and found out that he still looked at it. When I confronted him, he lied about it! I showed him the proof, and then he confessed that he lied. He quit looking at porn after that.

I asked him why he needed to look at it so badly, and at first he made a snippy remark about our bedroom relationship. So then I told him that I wasn't the one who was the less interested party. I tried to be exactly what he wanted in the bedroom, but then I decided it wasn't worth it. He never really could give me a straight answer as to why he liked looking at it.

So I started looking at porn He had a Playboy Magazine that came in the mail, that he wasn't allowed to look at, so I looked at it. Then I started looking it up on the internet, and watching his old Porn movies. All this time, he respected me, and didn't look at porn once.

Then, I started liking it! I didn't know why...it just has a kinky feel to it....and kinkyness can be good in a marriage.

I then decided that a little bit of spice in a marriage isn't such a big deal. Let him look at it! I'll just look at it more :P. So now, we've come to an understanding that we are both adults, and it's not a big deal.

The other day, I saw where he'd looked at a dirty website, and so I asked him if he'd been looking at porn again. He said he hadn't! I started laughing at him, and showed him the proof, and he got really embarassed. I told him that I didn't care if he looked at it, but not to lie to me about it. He said it embarassed him. I think that's kind of funny that he's embarassed

My solution may not work for you, but I don't see the harm in it any more. I did't like him looking at it, but I figured if he wanted to look at naked women, then I'd look at naked men!!! My theory was, if it doesn't bother him, then it shouldn't bother me (aka...I thought I wasn't attractive enough, so he needed to look at other women....so I got upset...therefore, if me looking at other men bothers him, then my theory is correct, and if it doesn't bother him, then he's not intimidated by these men that I'm looking at.....so he wasn't looking because I wasn't good enough, but because he was just curious....I hope I made sense!)

I agree with the above posts that if something bothers you, then you aren't the one to blame...your husband should love and respect you enough to not do something that makes you feel bad or insecure. Maybe you could look at it from a different angle though, and not think of it as a bad thing?
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Old 7th January 2004, 3:52 PM   #32
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I see both points of view here, but I have the somewhat different problem. It's not that my husband looks at porn, it's that he looks at it too much. Yes, I have an insecurity problem and I'm working on it. I'm within my weight range but I'm not happy with my looks, so for the past two months I have been on a diet and working out four days a week. My problem is that I start to feel good about myself even sexy and then I notice that while my husband was home for lunch he was looking at porn and pleasuring himself. He also does it in the morning after I leave for work, while I'm taking a shower, or after I go to bed. After I go to bed is not the problem though, it's all the other times. For one, he's not asking or seeing if maybe I would like to have sex that day. I've told him several times that I don't like having sex with him within the same day he has pleasured himself because sex is not as intense, in fact it's some what boring, it's like he's doing a chore. When he has gone a few days without both he really gets into it and gets aggressive, makes me feel like he really wants and desires me. We have discussed this porn issue to death, I've taken most of the advice posted here and tried it out. We've been married 5 years and I've gone from absolutely no porn in the house to his overly large stash he has now. I've told him I don't mind him looking at it, hell, last Christmas I bought him a subscription to Playboy, we have several porns that are accessible upstairs and downstairs, my problem is his "porn" file on the computer is 4.25gb and he still gets on the internet 3-4 times a week and downloads more. Oh he recycles it, but with all the porn he already has why does he need even more of a variety so many times a week? I've asked him to slow the porn searches down to once a week and not to add anymore to his "porn" file and he agreed but in the last 6 days, three of those days he searched porn and downloaded 399 more pictures. On top of that he deletes all the history, cookies and temp files even though all I have to do is look at the properties of the pics to find out when they were downloaded. It makes me wonder what else he is doing on the internet that he has to cover his tracks. We currently live in Germany and he doesn't speak German so I know he's not trying to hook up with someone around here, but if he knows I know what he's doing than why delete it? I've tried sitting down and looking with him, it took a couple of arguments to get him to agree but he's still looking too much. If he can't be satisfied with his mags, dvd porns, huge porn file on the computer to where he has to get new stuff every couple of days then why should I feel secure and that he's happy with just me. I've tried to be understanding, I've tried to compromise, and I'm sick of it. When is enough, enough? So to the people who say that we need to get over our issues about porn what is your advice about this situation? How much should a wife put up with because men are "visual creatures"? I'm not a prude, we have on several occasions had sex while watching porns, I have yoys, lotions an arsenal of lingerie, so what's your advice cause I'm fed up with it and I'm on the verge of making the ultimatum, me or the porn.
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Old 7th January 2004, 6:16 PM   #33
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Old 7th January 2004, 6:24 PM   #34
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Crystal - I personally have no problem with men and porn. I, myself like porn. However, I think your husband does have a problem. It seems to be far more excessive than I would call healthy and I understand why you are so upset about it. He appears to be addicted. Have you asked him why he has gone back on what you agreed? I think you need to tell him very clearly that his porn addiction is turning you off him and that if some real, permanent changes are not made immediately, he will kill your relationship.
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