The Science Behind Porn Addiction

This video has been doing the rounds lately and for good reason. It is a TED talk by Gary Wilson, founder of www.yourbrainonporn.com (the site which pretty much is responsible for my current drive to quit porn).

In it he discusses the various scientific, behavioural and physical changes that occur in a porn addict, as well as explaining the evolutionary background that could lead to porn addition. It really is extremely enlightening.

As a firm atheist and science-fan myself, this approach obviously suits my view of the world, and has acted as an inspiration  Brian’s objective tone, lack of judgement and approachable manner have made him a bit of a hero for me.

Check out the video for yourself, you won’t regret it:

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5 thoughts on “The Science Behind Porn Addiction

  1. That’s the beauty of yourbrainonporn, it gives us a rational, scientific reason for both why we have been caught in this behaviour and the benefits of freeing ourselves from it.

  2. I am very glad you made positive changes in your life, but I’m sorry to say this man was outed as a fraud:
    http://www.ombudsman.cbc.radio-canada.ca/en/complaint-reviews/2013/the-ethics-of-interviews/

    It was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that realized he doesn’t actually have any background in science and was providing misinformation. Then you can find instances all over the web where he and his wife delete any commentary challenging their posts (http://omangueblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/marnia-robinson-gary-wilson-and-good.html).

    He is a part-time massage therapist in Oregon. Even the school he got his LMT from is no longer in operation. He is just playing to his ego pretending to be a “physiologist” or “science teacher” as the various labels he has awarded himself.

    1. RealScientist is a cyberstalker who has been posting all over the web and goes by several aliases. The truth is that I taught human anatomy and physiology for over 20 years.

      Her motivation for posting baloney is that I critiqued one her bogus studies in July 2013. Since she cannot address the substance of my critique, she posts anonymously.

      See my response to RealScientist here – http://www.yourbrainrebalanced.com/index.php?topic=11401.msg285026#msg285026

      1. Gary, you state you taught human anatomy and physiology for over 20 years. Was this in the context of massage therapy? What were the specific class titles, and what were the courses about? What is your background? Do you have a college degree? In what field did you major? Can you confirm or deny that you are an LMT?

        Cheers,

        A Concerned Citzen (not a scientist :))

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