Experts say teenage exposure to porn turns men into playboys while those exposed younger become sexists.
According to a new study, youngsters who first watch porn during their teen years are more likely to become playboys who sleep around later in life. However, those who were exposed to explicit sexual content at an even younger age will be more sexist with an innate need to dominate women.
Researchers came to the conclusion after quizzing men to on their first experience of watching porn.
They also asked a number of questions which were specifically designed to measure their attitude to women and sex.
The scientists found out that in general, the average age for first exposure to porn was 13 years four months with the youngest being five years and the oldest 26. The study also suggested that most men watched their first porn accidentally followed by intentional and then there were those who were forced to watch adult movies.
The study said that older the men were at first exposure the more likely they were to become loose.
According to researcher Alyssa Bischmann who spoke to a popular English news website, the goal of the study was to see how age of first exposure to pornography predicted the conformity to two masculine norms, sexually promiscuous behaviour in men and seeking power over women.
The researchers came to the conclusion that younger a man was when he first viewed pornography, the more likely he was to want power over women while the older he was, the more promiscuous he would become.
Interestingly, the nature of first exposure had no impact.