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Despite What This Viral Video Says, Porn Addiction Still Not A Real Thing.

2020
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1927761 masturbating while on the computer Despite What This Viral Video Says, Porn Addiction Still Not A Real Thing.

The sexy, sexy face of porn addiction

The only thing an outrageous claim needs to become fact on the internet is a confident voice. How many times have you read or watched something and said to yourself, “That doesn’t seem like it’s true, however it was delivered with so much confidence that I would be foolish to think they’re lying. I could fact check it myself, but that would cut into valuable Facebook and Twitter time. I better check those sites instead. It’s been nearly 2 minutes since I last checked them.” And that’s how misinformation spreads over the internet.

This is especially bad when incorrect information gets delivered to you with a confident voice, some colorful fonts, and innocuous animation. That’s why today, I’d like to clear up some misinformation you may have received from ASAP Science, which is one of the stranger ventures of A$AP Rocky and the A$AP MOB but whatever. 

Just over a year ago, ASAP Science released a little video called “The Science Of Porn Addiction” that’s accrued almost two million views in its time. And though it’s delivered confidently, it’s not true at all. Let’s watch it.

So if you sat through ASAP Science’s video on porn addiction, you might have noticed that they’re missing a whole lot of science. Yes, word likes neuroplasticity and dopamine might sound scientific, they neglect to mention that The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has NEVER qualified compulsive porn watching as an addiction.

According to the most recent research on porn addiction, the highest predictor of someone calling themselves a porn addict is a cross around their neck. What that means is that people believe they are addicted to porn, and therefore not responsible for their massive consumption of porn, because they have moral or religious beliefs that disapprove of sex and pornography.

So you’re not addicted to porn. You’re just a person with a high libido and too much guilt.

And if you’re still not inclined to believe that ASAP Science’s video on porn addiction is inaccurate, let me show something from 53 seconds in.

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They’re using Canadian money!

That must mean they’re Canadian.

Which in turn means that we can’t take this seriously because how can anyone take anything Canadian seriously?

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Comments

  • somedude

    What do you think addiction means? If somebody consumes too much porno and does not want to consume quite as much of it but can’t get themselves to stop because it feels unpleasant to (as in the case of religious people), they qualify as addicts. You can literally be addicted to anything at all, hence why the DSM won’t bother with documenting every single addiction there is any time soon.

  • Teddy Long

    You’re right playa, I myself am addicted to making tag team matches. I need help playa.

  • http://www.sex.com/news/ chicodusto

    I love how predictably defensive people get when discussing porn addiction.

  • Frank

    The company that makes those videos with the same voiceover guy and whiteboard drawings makes shady scam nonsense all over the internet. Anything and everything from “Secret mind control tips that will make every woman your slave. Buy my book!” To “How to survive in your bunker once the government collapses. Buy my book!” As soon as you hear his voice and see his time lapse drawings you can just close the window every time.

  • Curtis

    That you believe the source to be a scammer does not mean that the message is any less true.
    It IS possible to be addicted to porn and it doesn’t require any religious based guilt, either.
    When you watch so much porn that it begins to invade your sex life with your wife, that when you are making love to her, you are actually imagining some little chippie you saw on your favorite site – that is addiction
    It teaches us to objectify the opposite sex to the point where we see them not as a person, but an object of desire, the means by which we can slake our sexual thirst; nothing more.

  • Curtis

    People get defensive about it because they aren’t ready to be honest with themselves about their own addiction

  • http://www.sex.com/news/ chicodusto

    Maybe “addiction” isn’t the right word but otherwise I totally agree.

  • Ryuu798

    Addiction is the right word, however there does need to be a distinction made between physical addiction and habitual addiction.
    There are only so many things that the human body can become physically addicted to and they all effect the body in some way, things like cannabis, morphine and anti-depressants are all listed in the medical journals as addictive substances.
    Habitual addictions differ from physical addictions in that we become addicted to the action of performing the habit and not necessarily the habit itself, although people with physical dependencies on substances can and do form habitual addictions to their substance of choice.
    Purely habitual addictions will never be listed in medical journals because then they would have to list every verb-noun combo in the English language from chewing pens, tapping feet, to even, yes, masturbating to pornography.