The ‘Carmichael’ Clan Tackles Porn Addiction

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How will the Carmichaels handle porn addiction admissions? Amber Stevens West as Maxine, Jerrod Carmichael as Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael and David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael. (Photo: Chris Haston/NBC)
How will the Carmichaels handle porn addiction admissions? Amber Stevens West as Maxine, Jerrod Carmichael as Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael and David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael. (Photo: Chris Haston/NBC)
Jerrod and Maxine discuss their Internet habits. (Photo: Chris Haston/NBC)
Jerrod and Maxine discuss their Internet habits. (Photo: Chris Haston/NBC)

*SPOILER ALERT*

Men watch porn.

The campaign-related screenshot Congressional candidate Mike Webb posted last week that also captured the pornography tabs opened on his desktop is the latest reminder.

And so do women.

“Women have just as much need and desire as men,” Maxine told her live-in boyfriend Jerrod on the latest episode of “The Carmichael Show,” which dealt with the touchy (pun intended) subject of Internet porn.

She’s right.

But, even after a man’s admitted to his porn addiction, often attributing the habit as a necessity to help him “release” his frustrations, he’s not ready for a bombshell like the one Maxine dropped next.

“This might surprise you to hear, but I watch porn, too,” she told a shocked and disgusted Jerrod.

Yes, guys, women watch porn and in some cases more than men, depending on the region of the world. A 2015 Marie Claire study revealed that 31 percent of 3,000-plus women surveyed watch porn “every week or so” (others watch more frequently or less frequently) because, as 73 percent of the women shared, “it’s a quick road to an orgasm.” This may shock some people, particularly men, because 66 percent of these women “never” watch with their partners. Oh, and 76 percent of those women said “it hasn’t” negatively influenced their “sex life, dating and relationships.” As NeNe Leakes would say, “Bloop!”

Oftentimes, men don’t want to acknowledge that women watch porn or have any interest in sex (outside of procreation) because it might cause them to actually consider their female partners when they’re engaging sexually and reflect on their level of performance. In other words: Women would have an opinion and men may have to step up their game.

Is this the case with Jerrod?

Watch the hilarious episode now to see how Maxine and Jerrod move forward since revealing their online habits, how this topic was even broached in the first place and who else in the family fancies watching couples score on-camera.

“The Carmichael Show” season 2 finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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