Internet porn ruins memory? We say, “No!”

The internet is the greatest innovation since the domestication of the dog. It provides us with so much information and allows us to communicate with so many people in a way that the common house-dog could ever understand. As you know, the best part of the internet is the convenience of pornography.

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This is your brain on internet porn

In a world without internet, the only way to see pornography was to buy a nudie magazine or find a discarded home-made VHS of someone’s favorite scenes or go to a porno-theater wearing your hat real low and your trench-coat real high. How uncivilized…

With the internet, porn is at our fingertips all the time (unless there’s no Wi-Fi, which is another problem altogether). But if you’re like me, then you know that whenever something good happens (like easy access to pornography at all times) something a hundred times worse is about to happen.

But what could be possible wrong with easy access to pornography? Well, a group of German researchers are now reporting that watching pornography could be wiping our memories.

The German study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, were trying to figure out why people complain about, “missing sleep, forgetting appointments, disregarding partnerships, and overlooking job responsibilities” after watching Internet porn.

Their experiment consisted of 28 straight men looking at photos containing positive, negative, neutral, and pornography stimuli. Just to give you an example of each stimuli, a positive would be a group of people high-fiving or bumping chests; a negative would depict something violent; a neutral photo would be someone sitting at a desk; and a pornographic image is pretty self-explanatory (check Sex.com’s Photo section if you can’t remember).

In no particular order, the images were streamed in front of the test subjects. The subjects had to select whether each new image matched the previous image. Two positives, you click “Yes”. A positive and a pornographic, you click “No”. What they found was that porn images were distracting and they got the Yes/No questions wrong 72% of the time.

The conclusion they came to is that Internet pornography and the ability to scrub through it at a rapid pace affects “working memory“. Working memory is recalling stuff, reasoning, problem solving, and basic learning. They also found internet pornography to be extremely arousing. Despite being in test in a lab, the test subjects were prone to masturbating once the tests were completely.

In another test, the men were shown 100 sexy porn sex pictures and were asked to to rank their sexiness. The most arousing photos were the ones that blocked their memory the most effectively.

Now, as you may know, I’m around a lot of internet porn and I see one problem with the experiment, which is that pornography is interpretive. What I mean by this is that one pornographic image could be matched to positive, negative, or neutral. Allow me to demonstrate:

Positive pornography:

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Here you have a nice photo of a topless woman. She’s very good looking, especially with her glasses. Could it not be argued that this is a positive stimuli because the photo itself generates a positive reaction from the viewer?

Negative pornography:

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Here you have a GIF (not technically an image but whatever, it’s my blog, it’s my rules) of a young lady aggressively biting on a penis. Would this be considered a negative stimuli because for most men having their penis bitten off is much more violent than a picture of someone holding a knife. It is also not very erotic, which would then generate a negative association for the test subject.

Neutral pornography:

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Here you have a picture of a nice young girl giving a blowjob. However, the focus is on her vagina. As we all know, most (not all, but most) men have no desire to look directly at an un-penetrated vagina for a prolonged period of time. It is as banal as seeing a picture of someone sitting at a desk. That is why it could be considered neutral pornography.

It’s important to realize that this is how I interpret these three pornographic images and that they are open to different interpretation. What I chose as positive could just as easily be considered negative or neutral. It all depends on your perception. So the problem then is not in our memory but in how accustomed to seeing pornographic images we are.

As for missing sleep, forgetting appointments, disregarding partnerships, and overlooking job responsibilities, I believe that the problem is that it is just a testament to quality of internet porn these days. People are not missing sleep, forgetting appointments, disregarding partnerships, and overlooking job responsibilities because they prefer looking at internet porn than all these things combined. Your memory is intact, you’re just trying to save face. And who can blame you?

Anyways, the point of all this is…

 

 

 

…hm…

 

 

I can’t remember what the point was…something about memory or something…

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Published on: December 19, 2012

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  • Anthony Tucker

    I am a happily married man, but my wife is unable to climax due to having items removed. Porn is good for me to release.

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Sorry to hear about your wife, Mr. Tucker. Welcome to the blog!

  • http://www.sex.com/elaynecrysthomps/ ElayneCrysThomps

    I love a porn video to break the ice on the bed!??

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    Oh behave