Science Explains The Reason Behind Porn Addiction!!!

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Research shows that individual pornographic content consumption increases each day. One out of two people watches porn at least one time each month.

You're not one of those two. I am not one of those two. A friend of yours maybe... This content is for all of those "friends" out there...

Does watching porn have negative effects? Science explains!

In order to understand porn's side effects better, we have to mention the Coolidge effect first.

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In an experiment, a male rat is put in a large cage filled with other female rats. The male rat mates with every single female in the cage and eventually gets tired. In time, it is observed that the male rat loses interest in the female rats.

The interesting part of the experiment begins.

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Another female rat is added to the cage. When the male rat discovers the new member, he forgets about all of the previous exhaustion and sexual disinterest and begins to have sex with this female rat. This continues until the male rat get used to the new female rat.

The male rat repeats the same pattern each time a new female is added to the cage and continues until he goes through a burnout.

If you're having hard time seeing the link between Coolidge Effect and porn addiction, let us explain further.

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This effect is not seen only in rats. All mammals have a tendency to spread their genes instinctively. This effect can be seen in both males and females. However, for some evolutionary reasons women are less affected.

Each time a new porn movie is watched, we witness a new sexual experience and this causes the exhaustion feeling to disappear.

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For that reason, even if there is a considerable amount of previous sexual experience, a new experience cannot be rejected. This creates an infinite loop and the subject desires to watch porn again and again.

Also, watching porn can cause the body to release dopamine -the happiness hormone- and this feeling creates the urge to watch porn constantly as the body becomes addicted. The brain wants to re-live the same feeling. New experiences on the subject indicate a serious relationship between dopamine release and the Coolidge Effect.

One of the main reasons of behind porn addiction is that it offers new people and experiences on a regular basis.

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Since it is more difficult to participate in sexual activities with new people in daily life, the brain has difficulty in categorizing this activity. This causes the brain to look for new experiences. Porn offers so many possibilities to the person. The reward mechanism is activated in the brain and the metabolism becomes addicted to the feeling.

It is possible to see a huge amount of new people spending even 10 minutes online.

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This eventually creates a dissatisfaction and the feeling of lacking something. The amount of pornographic content increases as the content intensifies day by day. Probably, this leads to extreme sexual fantasies and the subject becomes more and more difficult to please. This eventually affects the real life sexual experience and normal sex does not make these people happy.

However, this numbness is not the only harm of porn addiction.

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To give an example, the more you watch porn, the more difficult it becomes to distinguish its effects on you. Similar to drug or alcohol addiction, it increases the chances of revisiting this habit even if you get rid of it for some time.

It is believed that men tend to suffer more from porn addiction compared to women.

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Though we mentioned the psychological effects of porn addiction, there are some physiological consequences. Problems during erection, low interest or dissatisfaction from sexual activity can be listed as some of these consequences.

Final advice on the subject: You don't have to stop watching porn completely. Just be careful about its side effects and you'll be fine!!

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