Real sex doesn’t feel like how sex in porn looks. Porn is about showing sexual fantasies with actors, scripts, special make up and computer editing. In real life, sex is about physically being with other people, with all of the fun and sometimes awkwardness of any relationship.
Like all media, porn doesn’t show real people’s sex experiences. Sometimes it shows unsafe sex, bodies or relationships. This might give people ideas about sex that are confusing. It might also make them feel bad about sex, their bodies or relationships. In real life, if people did the activities they see in porn, there could be damage to relationships and self-esteem. It might also put them at risk for STI (sexually transmitted infections), unintended pregnancy, sexual assault charges, and injury. Some porn is illegal and doing what is seen would also be illegal.