An anonymous reader apparently spent some time snooping through her husband’s computer, and was dismayed to find porn. And not just any porn, but porn featuring unattractive women. So she sent us an email asking us to please explain it to her. And that’s exactly what we’ll do.

First, though, a small note for our anonymous reader: don’t snoop through your husband’s computer. If you want to know something, ask him. Don’t spy on him. You’re in a marriage, not the cold war. If the two appear startlingly similar, it’s probably a good idea to take a long look at the state of your marriage.

But that aside, there are two main reasons why he could be looking at porn featuring unattractive women. Both are probably true to some extent, in this particular case.

The first reason is simple and obvious: He might not consider them to be unattractive. While he shares your bed, he might not share your taste in women. Even if these women are entirely unlike the type of women you thought he liked, it’s important to keep in mind that men like variety – especially when it comes to fantasies.

The second reason is almost as simple, but perhaps not quite as obvious. It’s that he looks at these women for quick sexual gratification, and not for long-term relationships. So they don’t have to be perfect, they just have to be adequate. If they have specific body features he fantasizes about, or do particular things that you won’t do, that’s probably enough for a quick wank. He wouldn’t go out with them, but for some private pleasure, they’ll do.

So to summarize, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. Your husband is perfectly normal.