Effects of Porn

Gleaned from current scientific research, here are the basic findings.

Internet Porn is Different

Internet pornography is uniquely habit-forming, since it combines the engaging interactivity and endless novelty of a computer game with the powerful allure of sex and love. It creates the illusion of safety since there is no risk of rejection, STD's or pregnancy. Many people don't realize they have a serious habit until they try to stop.
 

Internet Porn Acts Like a Drug

Brain studies have recently clarified how porn affects the brain/body relationship and makes it addictive. With both porn and masturbation sexual arousal releases hormones that act like a drug, helping the user cope with unwanted feelings like boredom, numbness, anger, restlessness, anxiety and so on. The brain's pleasure reward system is tricked by artificially boosted stimulation. It is both psychologically and physically addictive.

Your Brain on Porn

Porn activates the reward center’s pleasure systems. The wanting system becomes more highly activated than the satisfying system. Porn hyper-activates the users wanting system, pumping out dopamine in response to each new image. Research has found that novelty and expecting a reward amplify each other to increase excitement and rewire the brain’s reward circuitry. As a result, the user can get caught in a loop of wanting, using, and then wanting even more.

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Porn Damages the Natural Sexual Response

Researchers have found that porn use results in a decrease in response to natural sexual stimuli. As a porn user builds tolerance to porn imagery, there is an increased need for aggressive release. The porn users preferences become increasingly extreme or deviant. In real life, intimacy requires sensitivity to the other person. In pornography sex is separate from affection and human connection.

Long Term Effect of Chronic Masturbation

Excessive masturbation has been tied to sexual dysfunctions like inability to reach orgasm through normal intercourse and erectile dysfunction. Excessive masturbation is also linked to a greater chance of depression. There is evidence that it can deplete sex hormones in the brain, leading to exhaustion and inability to concentrate. It creates a psychological association between sex and self, instead of sex with the person you love. Although it may be normal as a passing phase in adolescence, a prolonged habit of masterbation interferes with becoming a self-disciplined and mature adult.

Porn Negatively Impacts Relationships & Culture

  • Reduces spiritual beings to body parts
  • Makes people into playthings
  • Creates impossible expectations of attractiveness
  • Dissatisfaction due to comparing
  • Promotes “shopping” mentality based on looks
  • Reduces emotional intimacy, increases loneliness
  • Weakens desire for spouse
  • Can lead to sexual dysfunction
  • Finances organized crime
  • Drives human trafficking, including children.