Animated explanation on the science of porn

Similar to my previous post of Gary Wilson’s excellent TED talk, here’s an animated explanation of the same scientific view of the process within our brains that makes porn so addictive.

Not only was learning this the single most influential factor in my newly-found drive to quit porn, remembering it when I get the urges is a powerful way of inspiring me onwards, as I can take pleasure in the knowledge that I literally healing my brain.

Source: The Golden Vanguard / AsapSCIENCE

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3 thoughts on “Animated explanation on the science of porn

  1. What a great video. May I post on my blog too? I will also Tumblr it. In fact if I had a Twitter…I would send it out this way. I just don’t know how many guys are going to watch this. The stigma for porn is upside down, people think it’s the coolest thing you could be doing and addicted guys (the ones I’ve known) just think they really, really like it.

    *Great post.*

    1. By all means, feel free to share – it is it not my video.

      In my experience porn is something no-one talks about but everyone does. I know my friends watch porn from hearing the odd joke about it here or there, but we never talk about it in any more detail so it was always impossible for me to gauge where the ‘normal’ porn usage line was.

      1. I think that may be cultural. People here talk about porn in a myriad of ways. Black, white, hispanic, asian… of course probably not my parents generation. 🙂 That is how I know. That and conversations I’ve had with near almost everyone I’ve dated and friends. It’s taking over. But I used to live in the mid-west at one point, lots doesn’t get talked about. I hear the south too. Not saying it’s worse or better either. The issue is intense porn usage. And ignore the article about the counselor in the UK, just like varying doctors can tell you something about your body and back it up with what they compile – this is the same. Trust. I did research on the effects of what is called community violence for four years and seeing that drastically changes not only brain chemistry but the actual brain itself (heavily documented), they are even studying the brains of serial killers b/c of it. Thus it seems anything that has a strong effect, and upon repeated viewing of intense violence a certain hormone is released in the brain then too and so on. Fans of a drug are always gonna fight argo that article…

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