This is how porn affects the brain

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After Pamela Anderson spoke up about the harmful effects of pornography in recent months, the epidemic has been given more attention by the media. The fact is though, porn has been affecting people for years. And while it is often viewed as ‘normal,’ and even ‘harmless’, research has shown that viewing porn has the exact opposite effect on people.

This infographic by Fight The New Drug explains what pornography does to the brain. Like any other addiction, it creates a cycle of dependency in the brain and literally rewires it chemically to crave porn. The more you consume, results in less of a reaction, which means the person needs harder and more graphic porn to receive the same high they received when they started.

Aside from the detrimental affect porn has on the brain, it also dramatically impacts peoples over all health and relationships. People who view porn are often struggle with feelings of depression, stress and anxiety, and their sexual desire, levels of aggression and perceptions of the opposite sex are also impacted. This is why relationships suffer when one partner views porn, and many break down.

To find out more about porn’s affect on the brain, visit Fight the New Drug.

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Comments

  1. I m also sex addictive person…my age is 20 years old..i don’t know how i would free from it.i think my all problem is mobile phone..if i leave it then i will be fine.bt i can’t

    • Hi Utpal,

      Thank you for your honesty – it is the first step to recovery. I think that not using your mobile phone is a good strategy. We often find that accountability is an important part of recovery. I wonder if you could find someone in your area that you could talk to further to understand your behavior and support you to disengage from it. Take care,
      Colleen Morris

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