The birth of the Internet has given more people access to free online porn, enabling them to fulfill their sexual urges with no need for another person in the room.

Now researchers claim it has given rise to a new phenomenon called "pornosexuality" - when a person prefers porn to sex, the Daily Mail reports.

According to Medical Daily, the new term describes a person whose "sexual orientation is linked solely to porn".

Delving into the topic more deeply, sex addiction therapist and licensed marriage and family therapist, Christine Lozano, told the website: "The convenience of getting off online without the potential work, vulnerability, intimacy, and connection with others can be appealing to some."

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Because men are considered to use porn more frequently than women, this increases their chances of identifying as pornosexuals.

'Learned behaviour'

The site said the new term differs 'from other sexual orientations because it's a learned behavior that is void of human-to-human attachment bonding and connection".

Lozano claims that watching porn on a regular basis increases a person's susceptibility to becoming a pornosexual, as their brain and body become desensitised.

Amanda Pasciucco, a certified sex therapist, also told Medical Daily: "[P]ornsexuals experience all of their sexual pleasure in isolation instead of shared."

She made it clear, however, that this doesn't mean that all people who watch porn are in fact pornosexuals.

'Pleasure in isolation'

Amanda advises that porn shouldn't be the only sexual outlet for a person, and advises using one's own imagination as well.

With the rise of popular porn websites like PornHub, people have been allowed to tailor what they watch to fit their personal sexual preferences.

With just a quick click of a button, they can change a person's hair, height, race, age - and even pick what sexual positions and moves they prefer.

Porn allows people to avoid having awkward conversations about what they like and dislike in bed - or what they want their partner to do for them.

Medical Daily cited a Thought Catalog written by self-declared pornosexual Marcus Jackson, who wrote: "If I had to choose to have one or the other for the rest of my life, I would choose porn over real sex any day."

He says that porn taught him not to need anyone but himself and asked how anybody could want anybody else when they have porn so readily available to them.

Marcus finished off his post by asking: 'Love? Romance? Intimacy? Companionship? Connection?

'Why the f*** would I want any of that?'.