Psychologists have created a 5 minute test to see if you're addicted to porn

Let's not beat around the bush here: we've all watched porn before. It doesn't matter whether it was just a one-time curiosity trip or if it's an ongoing source of "entertainment", all of us have had some sort of experience with blue movies.

And you know what? That's fine.

As much as some people like to claim that it's immoral, or unhealthy, or even an act of unfaithfulness to watch pornography, it's really not all that bad. As long as the people in the films are happy and willing to be there, and the audience is happy and willing to watch it - then what's the issue?

Well, as psychologists have discovered, it is possible to watch too much of it.

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Researchers from the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary have devised a questionnaire to establish whether people who watch pornography are doing so at a rate that is detrimental to their health or well-being. Throughout their work, they stress that enjoying porn is not in itself problematic - but an excessive consumption can lead to problems with relationships, jobs, and even mental health.

While a proper diagnosis of pornography addiction can only be determined through an in-depth interview with a qualified individual, this simple survey should give you a rough idea of how "addicted" you are.

For each question, you must answer with a number between one and seven, with each number corresponding to the following responses: never = 1, rarely = 2, occasionally = 3, sometimes = 4, often = 5, very often = 6, all the time = 7.

Scroll down to see the statements for yourself.

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"I felt that porn is an important part of my life

I used porn to restore the tranquillity of my feelings

I felt porn caused problems in my sexual life

I felt that I had to watch more and more porn for satisfaction

I unsuccessfully tried to reduce the amount of porn I watch

I became stressed when something prevented me from watching porn

I thought about how good it would be to watch porn

Watching porn got rid of my negative feelings

Watching porn prevented me from bringing out the best in me

I felt that I needed more and more porn in order to satisfy my needs

When I vowed not to watch porn anymore, I could only do it for a short period of time

I became agitated when I was unable to watch porn

I continually planned when to watch porn

I released my tension by watching porn

I neglected other leisure activities as a result of watching porn

I gradually watched more ‘extreme’ porn, because the porn I watched before was less satisfying

I resisted watching porn for only a little while before I relapsed

I missed porn greatly when I didn’t watch it for a while"

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So how did you do?

According to the study, a score of 76 or more suggests an unhealthy level of pornography use. So, if that applies to you, you might want to consider cutting down on how often you watch porn, or even consult a professional if you're struggling with an addiction.

The researchers came up with this number after questioning 772 respondents: 390 females and 382 males. After conducting the test, they found that just under four per cent of people were "at risk" of developing an addiction to pornography.