Porn has made male students useless at chatting up girls, says top prof

Looking at girls on the internet means you’re too scared to speak to them in real life

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Ever blamed booze for dragging down your sex drive or killing your game?

According to a hotshot psychology professor our obsession with online porn and violent video games is casting a lonely cloud of doom over our love lives.

What’s more, technology is apparently sabotaging what it means to be male.

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Stanford Uni Prof Philip Zimbardo said: “Real sex involves communicating with a real person, feeling their pain, earning their trust, smelling them, becoming part of them — making a real connection with them.”

But apparently our generation is missing out on the apparent joys of sniffing a sexual partner or sharing some kind of BDSM-esque pleasure.

And it’s all down to our rigorous passion for Xbox and online smut.

Zimbardo told The Sunday Times: “When I talk to students about this they explain to me that they would rather be gaming or watching porn than doing anything else —  even when they are not doing it they are thinking about it.”

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He added: “The world young men live in is increasingly feminised and politically correct.

“Young men are using porn and online gaming excessively because they have so few outlets for alternative self-expression.

“In real life the girl can say no — whereas in porn there is no rejection and increasingly no boundaries.”

So if you prefer a night out with the boys to taking a girl out on a date, you could be labelled with “social intensity syndrome”.

According to Zimbardo, this means you prefer male company and can be shy or even scared to speak with women.

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Explaining on the solution to our little problem, he said: “We need to incorporate new technology, virtual reality to make learning more visual and interactive.”

Maybe this means we can expect more X-rated English lectures, acting out graphic Renaissance poetry, or even Call of Duty tutorials in your history seminars.

When he’s not telling us off for watching porn, Zimbardo is best known for his 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment where he gave some students the role of “jailers” and others “prisoners”.

Predictably, it led to increased brutality in the classroom, which is certainly one way to make your 10am lecture a bit more interesting.