Cambridge University Study Says Internet Porn Is Fueling Sex Addiction

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A study conducted by Cambridge University has suggested that regularly watching porn could well turn you into a sex addict.

The study concluded that sex addicts have a superior motivation to regularly seek out new sexual images, pushing them into frequently looking online for porn, which in turn then drives their need for even more new images. A bit of a vicious cycle.

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Apparently the condition already affects one in 25 young adults, leaving them unable to control sexual thoughts, feelings or behaviour.

The 62 men involved in the study, 22 of whom were already diagnosed with sex addiction, were shown a variety of images including naked women, clothed women, and furniture. The results showed the sex addicts favoured novel images at a far more regular rate than men without the addiction.

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Dr Valerie Voon, from Cambridge University said:

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We can all relate in some way to searching for novel stimuli online – it could be flitting from one news website to another, or jumping from Facebook to Amazon to YouTube and on.

For people who show compulsive sexual behaviour, though, this becomes a pattern of behaviour beyond their control, focused on pornographic images.

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Our findings are particularly relevant in the context of online pornography.It’s not clear what triggers sex addiction in the first place and it is likely that some people are more pre-disposed to the addiction than others, but the seemingly endless supply of novel sexual images available online helps feed their addiction, making it more and more difficult to escape.’

So if you are hitting RedTube like clockwork then you may just have a problem it is worth addressing.


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