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Can pornography use become an actual brain addiction? (Research)

The human brain is programmed to incentivize behaviors that contribute to survival. The mesolimbic dopaminergic system rewards eating and sexuality with powerful pleasure incentives. Cocaine, opioids, alcohol, and other drugs subvert, or hijack, these pleasure systems, and cause the brain to think a drug high is necessary to survive.

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The Psychopharmacology of Pictorial Pornography Restructuring Brain, Mind & Memory & Subverting Freedom of Speech

As a content analysis specialist, my task here has been to review evidence from the brain sciences to uncover if and then how pornographic images interfere with cognitive functions, including rational thought and its  expression in “free speech.” For the purposes of this paper, pornography is not limited any currently accepted legal definitions but is characterized as a genre.

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The Brain Science of  Unwanted Sexual Behaviors

Engaging in unwanted sexual outlets (porn, masturbation, live sex chat, escorts, paid sex) or even streams of short-term, meaningless relationships, can create a great deal of shame, despair and self-loathing. After repeatedly trying and failing to implement the common advice—“Why don’t you just stop,” or “You just need to use more willpower!” many caught in the “unwanted-sexual-behaviors-trap” feel hopeless—“Maybe I’m just basically weak, worthless, a pervert, a freak.”

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The ‘Brain Science’ Behind Internet Porn Addiction

If you or someone you care about is struggling under the heavy burden of pornography addiction, it can be a very confusing, frustrating and hopeless experience. I know. I was hooked at age 13 and battled my addiction for nearly 25 years, before breaking free and moving forward to a happy, peaceful, successful life.

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Is Pornography Driving Men Crazy

NEW YORK – It is hard to ignore how many highly visible men in recent years (indeed, months) have behaved in sexually self-destructive ways. Some powerful men have long been sexually voracious; unlike today, though, they were far more discreet and generally used much better judgment in order to cover their tracks.

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