IS CAMERON A PORN FAN? Watch­ing adult XXX ac­tion makes men pro-gay mar­riage

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By JUSTIN DUNN

EX­PERTS have been ask­ing if the Prime Min­is­ter loves watch­ing hard­core sex af­ter a study re­vealed porn fans are more likely to sup­port gay mar­riage.

Re­search has found that blokes who watch flesh-flicks and scour grum­ble mags are more lib­eral about oth­ers’ choice of part­ner.

Boffins point to the pop­u­lar­ity among straight men of watch­ing LES­BIAN porn for their for­ward think­ing on the idea of men get­ting hitched to one an­other.

The news came as Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron wit­nessed a split in Tory ranks dur­ing a Com­mons vote on gay mar­riage last night.

The bill was ex­pected to go through but only be­cause of sup­port from Labour and the Lib­eral Democrats.

Up to half of the Con­ser­va­tive mem­bers were ex­pected to vote against it, de­spite high pro­file sup­port from cab­i­net mem­bers Ge­orge Os­borne, Wil­liam Hague and Theresa May.

Stance

The Univer­sity of Ari­zona’s Prof Paul Wright, who co-au­thored the report, said: “Our study sug­gests that the more het­ero­sex­ual men watch pornog­ra­phy, the more sup­port­ive they be­come of same-sex mar­riage.

“Pornog­ra­phy adopts an in­di­vid­u­al­is­tic, non­judg­men­tal stance on all kinds of non-tra­di­tional sex­ual be­hav­iours and same-sex mar­riage at­ti­tudes are strongly linked to at­ti­tudes about same-sex sex.

“If some peo­ple think in­di­vid­u­als should be able to de­cide for them­selves whether to have same-sex sex, they will also think that in­di­vid­u­als should be able to de­cide for them­selves whether to get mar­ried to a part­ner of the same sex.

“Since a por­tion of in­di­vid­u­als’ sex­ual at­ti­tudes come from the me­dia they con­sume, it makes sense that porn view­ers would have more pos­i­tive at­ti­tudes to same-sex mar­riage.”

Pro­fes­sor Wright said that since lesbo porn “is quite pop­u­lar among males” it sug­gests “a change in males’ at­ti­tudes re­gard­ing male-male mar­riage”.

The find­ings are based on Amer­ica’s Na­tional Sci­ence Foun­da­tion- f unded stud­ies of over 500 het­ero­sex­ual men’s habits over the past six years.

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