This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Watching Porn

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Ever wondered what all that porn you’re watching is doing to your brain?

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Yeah, you. You right there. I’m talking to you. Don’t act like you don’t, because we all know you do.

It turns out all that pornography you’re watching is doing some bad shit to your brain, according to several studies.

Both having sex and watching porn releases dopamine into the brain, the neurotransmitter that’s responsible for reward and pleasure, and the more dopamine you release, the higher your tolerance becomes.

So watching excessive amounts of porn causes you to become desensitised – leading you to need a bigger hit to get the same effect.

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A study published in JAMA Psychiatry in 2014 found that excessive exposure to porn dulls your response to sexual stimulation.

This means that heavy porn users need more extreme experiences to get sexually aroused – because they’ve become so desensitised they struggle to get excited by ordinary sexual encounters.

In other words, porn is creating a generation of men who are terrible in bed, according to the report.

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But wait, here’s some more bad news: watching porn may also be shrinking your brain. The area of the brain linked with motivation and reward response shrank the more porn a person watched, according to the study.

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Researchers from Cambridge also discovered by scanning the part of the brain that lights up when porn addicts are shown sexually graphic material is the same that is highly active among drug and alcohol addicts.

So there you have it, science says: STOP WANKING OVER PORN.


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