Too much porn affects the brain - Swedish

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Too much porn affects the brain, Sweden - (Google translate version)

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The American psychologist Gary Wilson has for several years been interested in the growing consumption of porn on the Internet. He has set up the site, Your Brain on Porn trying to explain what happens in the brain of the viewer extremely much porn. The website also includes tips for those who want to change their behavior.

According to Gary Wilson, those who consume a lot of porn on the net often seek out more extreme material to get the same sexual kicks as before.

They may also suffer from the general lack of concentration and problems with getting a normal sex life work.

Pornography has aroused and continues to arouse strong reactions. Some see any use of porn as morally reprehensible, others argue that Internet pornography is no different from magazines like American "Playboy".

Gary Wilson has no moral views on porn, but would like to introduce the latest neuroscientific findings about the effects of a violent pornography consumption can get.

The site Your Brain on Porn he means that symptoms of the extreme porn consumers can be explained by disturbances in brain reward system. The body's reward system designed to humans to do things that promote our long-term survival, so that our genes are passed on to future generations. Food, friendship and sex at the top end "reward list."

Today, those who want to watch porn anytime and any amount.

But according to Gary Wilson, man is not created to handle this amount of reward sends - and could lead to changes in the brain. He says that the following problems may be due to an extreme porn consumption:

• Difficulty in reaching orgasm with a partner, delayed ejaculation.

• Discovery of greater sexual arousal with porn than with a partner.

• Need to fantasize to maintain erection or associated with sexual partners.

• Earlier genres of porn are no longer "exciting".

• Declining sexual arousal with a sexual partner.

• Loss of erection during attempted penetration.

Gary Wilson tells a restart to get to grips with the problems. The quickest way is to let the brain rest from all porn and avoid masturbating for a while.

Many of those who turned to his site testify that they had regained a normal sex life within six months.

More info about Your Brain on Porn found at:

www.yourbrainonporn.com

Thomas Lerner
thomas.lerner @ dn.se