Here’s why Dave Hughes gave up porn

COMEDIAN Dave Hughes has come clean about giving up one vice, admitting that he hasn't watched pornography in two years.

Hughes made the admission with radio co-host Kate Langbroek on the pair's Hughesy & Kate KIIS radio show yesterday - and it seems his co-host's strong anti-porn stance had rubbed off on him.

"I don't want (porn) in my mind or as part of my life. I know a lot of people do, I know that's considered very modern, 'Look I can pull out my phone at any time and watch'," said Langbroek.

Kate Langbroek and Dave Hughes got real on air yesterday.
Kate Langbroek and Dave Hughes got real on air yesterday. Stephen Harman

The mother-of-four cited newly-released research stating that excessive pornography usage was linked to sexual dysfunction in young men, and said that she had plenty of anecdotal evidence to support the findings.

"Any woman who's in a relationship with a man who watches pornography will know that it changes his sexual behaviour towards you," she said.

An uncharacteristically meek Hughes then revealed that he'd completely given up pornography around two years ago.

"[My wife] probably wouldn't know; we've never had the conversation to be honest. I feel better about myself, I do."

Asked why he felt the need to give up porn, Hughes struggled to find the right words.

"I just thought, it's not right. Well, not that it's not right ..."

"You don't feel wholesome?" asked Langbroek.

"Well, yes. And if I died suddenly I wouldn't want someone cleaning up my internet and looking at it.

Kate Langbroek vocal about her aversion to porn — and it’s rubbed off on her co-host.
Kate Langbroek vocal about her aversion to porn — and it’s rubbed off on her co-host. Mike Burton

"I feel better about it. What you're seeing in these movies is unrealistic, and you can't live up to the expectations," he continued.

Describing porn use as "the great unspoken secret in Australia", Langbroek then turned her attention to the show's newsreader Jack Laurence, who said she'd been on his case for a while.

"I think day two of working here, Kate just looked at me and said, 'Do you watch porn?'" he revealed.

"And I knew the answer - most men do!" Langbroek replied, before going into further detail about her anti-porn views.

"That's part of the reason my 13-year-old son doesn't have a phone. I'm not putting pornography in his pocket. It's hard enough for adults to avoid should they choose to, but let alone to put that in a young mind. It's not right for people to see strangers having sex. In what society does that happen? It's not right. Just cos you can do it. It's like when you're a kid and you say, 'When I grow up I'm gonna eat lollies every day'. You shouldn't.

"Porn is the equivalent of that."

News Corp Australia

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