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By Michael Kaplan. February 26, 2019

Watching porn might make you bisexual. At least that seems to be the takeaway from a study released by the online porn portal xHamster. Dubbed the xHamster “Report on Digital Sexuality” it was released Tuesday. The survey of 11,000 users finds that the more porn you watch, the likelier you are to go both ways.

Bisexuality

For starters, the study reveals that 22.36 percent of US porn users are bisexual. Surprisingly, a full 1.09 percent of porn viewers describe themselves as asexual — or to use a term spouted on “Ray Donovan”: “sexual anorexics”. Only 4.05 percent categorize themselves as gay or lesbian. The overwhelming majority of porn consumers, 67.77 percent, are heterosexual.

Can porn affect orientation?

Things get frisky when the study looks at whether “porn makes you bi.” Researchers at xHamster find that 13.09 percent of people who watch porn once a week are bisexual. Those who watch skin flicks a few times a week have a 19.73 percent chance of being bi. Watch once a day and you are in the 23.01 percent group of bisexuals. Make the time to log on for XXX action several times a day and you may count yourself among the 27.46 percent of xHamster’s frequent viewers who are bisexual.

What is the reason for the divergence of sexual preferences between those who watch lots of porn and those who watch just a little?

“We can only provide correlation, not prove causation, but it would seem that watching porn more frequently helps show users what sexuality can be,” xHamster vice president Alex Hawkins tells The Post. “The more porn you watch, the more you may think, ‘Hey, that’s actually somewhat of a turn-on. Maybe I’m not as totally straight, or gay, as I thought.’”

If there’s a shocker to come from the study for Hawkins, it’s that bisexuality is a lot more common than even he thought. “Just like in real life, where you can’t always judge who’s bisexual based on who they are dating,” says Hawkins. “We underestimate the size of the community.”

And, as those frequent-flying porn lovers can attest, size does matter.

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