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The New Narcotic (Opinion)

Posted on November 11, 2013, in Addiction, Brain Science, Opinion

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Title: The New Narcotic
Publication: The Witherspoon Institute
Author: Morgan Bennett
Date: 10/09/2013

New neurological research reveals that porn is as potently addictive as heroin or cocaine. A growing body of research supports such an assertion as it relates to a new “narcotic”: internet pornography. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that in 2008 there were 1.9 million cocaine users. According to the Central Intelligence […]

Pornography Addiction – A supranormal stimulus considered in the context of neuroplasticity (RESEARCH)

Posted on July 23, 2013, in Addiction, Brain Science, Research

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Title: Pornography Addiction - A supranormal stimulus considered in the context of neuroplasticity (RESEARCH)
Publication: Socioeffective Neuroscience & Psychology
Author: Donald Hilton, MD
Date: 20130719

ABSTRACT: Addiction has been a divisive term when applied to various compulsive sexual behaviors (CSBs), including obsessive use of pornography. Despite a growing acceptance of the existence of natural or process addictions based on an increased understanding of the function of the mesolimbic dopaminergic reward systems, there has been a reticence to label CSBs as potentially addictive. While […]

Porn Identity (News)

Posted on April 2, 2013, in Addiction, Brain Science, News, Psychological

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Title: Porn Identity
Publication: The Age
Author: Greg Callaghan
Date: 20130302

Find Article Here Many strangers give Dr William Struthers a quizzical look when he tells them what he does for a living. Some women even turn their eyes away in embarrassment. The American biopsychologist studies sexual arousal, but specifically what parts of the human brain light up, and what chemicals are unleashed, when people watch […]

Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn (Opinion)

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Brain Science, Men, Pornography Laws

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Alain De Botton December 26, 2012 Find original article here: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/12/26/why-we-should-limit-internet-pornography/ All parties, on left and right, believe in freedom. The question is whether there are ways of having too muchfreedom, or of using it in the very wrong way, so that it starts to hurt other things we care about, like prosperity, safety and happiness. The […]

Porn Addiction at Crisis Level (Opinion)

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Addiction, Brain Science, Men

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Rachel Alexander October 25, 2012 Find original article here: http://www.rightwingnews.com/entertainment/porn-addiction-at-crisis-level/ More than 50% of men now look at pornography regularly, thanks to easy access and constant bombardment of images on the internet. No one wants to talk about it. Society generally looks the other way at pornography, dismissing it as harmless “men’s entertainment.” The reality is that it […]

Pornography: The Salted Caramel Ice Cream of Sex (Opinion)

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Addiction, Brain Science, Pornography Laws

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Ethlie Ann Vare October 22, 2012 Find original article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ethlie-ann-vare/porn-addiction_b_2001888.html David Kessler, the former head of the Food and Drug Administration, posits in his book, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, that the modern food industry intentionally layers fat, sugar and salt in its products to trigger our craving for more […]

Watching porn may shut down part of your brain (News)

Posted on January 16, 2013, in Brain Science, Relationships, Women

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By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science April 19, 2012 Find original article here: http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/04/19/11288958-watching-porn-may-shut-down-part-of-your-brain?threadId=3398777&commentId=64831432&fb_source=message#c64831432 Watching pornography would seem to be a vision-intensive task. But new research finds that looking at erotic movies can actually quiet the part of the brain that processes visual stimuli. Most of the time, watching movies or conducting any other visual task sends […]

'The Demise of Guys': How video games and porn are ruining a generation (Opinion)

Posted on May 25, 2012, in Addiction, Brain Science, Men, Opinion

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Author: Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan Date Published: 05/25/2012 Find Original Article here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/23/health/living-well/demise-of-guys/index.html (CNN) – Is the overuse of video games and pervasiveness of online porn causing the demise of guys? Increasingly, researchers say yes, as young men become hooked on arousal, sacrificing their schoolwork and relationships in the pursuit of getting a tech-based buzz. Every compulsive […]

Coping With Sex Addiction (News)

Posted on January 7, 2012, in Addiction, Brain Science, Cybersex, Men, News, Psychological

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The Telegraph Sally Williams January 7, 2012 ‘I close the curtains, take the phone off the hook, turn off my mobile, and if I have plans – say a dinner with a friend – I just cancel. Then I log onto various websites and look at images, look at movies. It’s pure, unadulterated physical enjoyment. […]

Porn use makes teen girls five times more likely to have group sex: study (News)

Posted on December 22, 2011, in Brain Science, Children, News, Psychological, Teens, Women

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Life Site News by Ben Johnson Dec 22, 2011 One in 13 girls aged 14-to-20, or about 7.7 percent, who participated in a recent study from Boston University’s School of Public Health said they have engaged in “Multi-Person Sex” (MPS), reports the Daily Mail. Researchers believe imitation of pornography is a leading cause. The study […]