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Your Brain on Porn

Wed, May 25, 2011

News, Sexual Health

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There has always been great debate between sex-positive free-speech porn advocates and anti-porn chicken-little moralists. We’ve always fallen somewhere in the middle: you can’t really legislate desire and fantasy, but at the same time all this porn, like too much fast food, can’t be good for you. An interesting site we’ve found that seems to rely heavily on science without any moralistic judgment is YourBrainOnPorn.com — it smartly and succinctly explains how heavy porn use can have unwanted effects on the brain and offers suggestions for reversing those effects. The founders of this site have a blog on Psychology Today called Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow and just this week posted one guy’s account of his “rebooting,” an attempt to rewire his brain circuitry with a porn/masturbation/orgasm fast — pretty fascinating stuff:

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3 Responses to “Your Brain on Porn”

  1. Reuniting Says:

    Just want to mention that porn isn’t the only way to numb your brain to pleasure. Sex toys can do the same thing for some women. Here are two accounts that have come my way in recent months:

    “Vibrator-use can absolutely desensitize a woman. I started using one in college, thinking I was a modern, sexually empowered woman, and couldn’t believe how effectively it got the job done. It worked TOO well. Within a month, I could no longer orgasm with my boyfriend, and a few months after that, I couldn’t even do it with my own hand any longer. The vibrator went in the trash and my responsiveness came back some weeks later. Even now, a decade later, I still sometimes miss the intense stimulation. However, I definitely do not miss having the sexual responsiveness of a rock. ”

    “I had a girlfriend who said that there was a period in her life where she got really into using her vibrator. But she found herself completely unable to orgasm with partners because she had become so desensitized. She quit the vibrator, and I think she said it took her about 6 months to get back to normal.”

    These results appear to be the result of changes in the brain due to the exciting neurochemicals released during intense sexual stimulation, as explained at “Your Brain On Porn.”

  2. Mr L Says:

    Combined with with the article that was linked on this site by Mark Luczak,
    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/01/hard-core/8327/1/
    (if you need a link, its on wise guys,how do you feel about watching porn with a partner) AND! think about how NOVELTY drives our society…Whoa!

    Its well known the US is over weight. How does the US fare when it comes to over porned ? Do we have a name for those over porned ? Hmmm maybe thats not fair, I guess there is a difference between over weight and over weight due to addition to unhealthy foods.

  3. harpday Says:

    Elo doctor am a guy of 30 i used 2 mastabath always i have an urge.Now am havin weak erection,low drive 4 sex and how can i get back 2 my best again.I need natural way if possible.Thanks


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