Porn addiction myths debunked

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There’s been a large anti-porn agenda lately because prude-groups have come to the conclusion that porn is addictive. “Porn addiction” has been the hottest new disease since “sex addiction” (which isn’t real either btw). Some people have gone as far as saying that watching porn triggers dangerous neurochemical changes in the brain.

Thankfully, nothing you may have heard about “porn addiction” is true according to a new study in the journal Socioaffective Neuroscience of Psychology. It turns out that people with “porn addiction” just have high libidos and their minds have not been twisted by watching erotic films.

Religious and conservative groups have been using neuroscience vocabulary to strike fear in the hearts of normal people who like to watch porn. By saying things like “dopamine bursts” and “desensitization” to describe your brain on porn addiction, they’ve created an epidemic without properly researching the brains and behaviors of the people they’ve diagnosed with porn addiction.

The authors of Socioaffective Neuroscience of Psychology used brain imaging software to measure the effects of visual erotica on the brains of 52 men and women who felt they had a porn addiction. Sex addiction theory states that the brain patterns would be consistent with the brain patterns of cocaine addicts (because proponents of sex and porn addiction have often compare sex and porn to cocaine). As you may have guessed, the brain has specific electrical changes when responding to drug related cues.

If porn addiction was real (which it’s not), the test subjects viewing pornography would have had a diminished electrical response because an addict’s brain has a lower reward response. Instead, the subjects showed increased electrical responses to the porn they were shown, just like regular people who don’t have a porn addiction.

As a fail-safe, the authors of this study included measures of sexual desire/libido and sex addiction in questionnaires given to the participants. What they found was that people who identify themselves as sex addicts have the same brain patterns as normal people who identify with having a high libido.

Before we start celebrating our victory over the prudes, it’s important to remember that this is just one study and the anti-porn movement will be back with more scary neuroscience words to ruin our fun. Just know that your brain is normal. Sexual desire is normal. Porn is one of life’s many pleasures. And with all of life’s pleasures, enjoy in moderation.

So now that you know you’re not hurting your brain, go check out the main page of Sex.com and enjoy your normal brain!

via Psychology Today

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Published on: March 13, 2013

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  • http://logicversusemotion.blogspot.com Eroscott

    Any reasonably intelligent, mentally healthy man or woman who fantasize, masturbate, fuck, watch porn and, well, just like sex for the wonderful experience it is and don’t have any religious guilt-trip laid on them–or have throw it off–knows that porn is not addictive like cocaine.

    Besides, one of the reason I quit using cocaine (back in the early 80’s) was that when I was high on cocaine my dick wouldn’t get hard. I’d be horny as hell but only my fingers and tongue could please a woman. I know that for some it works the other way. But not me.

    I’m an old guy, unmarried, no fuck-buddy, so I try to get in at least three or four good porn-masturbation sessions a week. And Sex.com is one of my two favorite sites. Besides the feel-good of solo sex (and I have always said, solo sex is better than no sex at all) it actually helps my body to produce more free testoserone which, among other things, is heart healthy. (Yes it is. Do the reasearch.)

    Hell, a study in Germany a few years ago found that merely getting an erection boosts a man’s testosterone levels. (And to think, I used to get them for no reason at all and at some embarrassing times when I was in high school. Now I have to work at it.)

    Finally (I do go on, don’t I?) what most if not all of the Christian religious prudes don’t even realize is that at the time of Jesus a Hebrew man could have had as many wives as he could afford and wanted, plus and female servante (read slaves) were his to fuck, too, if he wanted to. (Of course, the women were only allowed one husband–Goddamned Sky-God, Patriarchal bastards!)

    I could tell you where the one man one woman B.S. came from, but I won’t. I have to stop sometime.

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  • Cleve

    They want to sell you an imaginary cure for an imaginary disease for real money, like always…

  • http://www.sex.com Chico Dusty

    It’s a sick sad world, isn’t it?

  • http://Sex.com Hotman

    Once i tied my girl friends boobs together and feet and hand and licked her pussy and sucked some milk out of her boobs and made her go out naked in the street and we had sex on a matress in the street like a show all people around saying oooh so cute but her boobs were so big they used to snap my face that was our best night ever naked in the street but i kept her boobs and legs and hands tied while having sex i was habing sex with her in the garden before 5 min people saw us :P

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