The Most Boring Article About Porn Addiction You’ll Ever Read

Are you sick and tired of being addicted to porn?

Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to stop watching?

If so, you’re not alone.

New scientific research shows that men who regularly view sexually explicit material suffer neurological trauma similar to heroin or crack cocaine addicts.

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Until recently, scientists believed our brains were “hardwired” or formed and finalized in childhood.

Now we know that the brain is actually “neuroplastic” and can be rewired with repeated mental experiences. Just like lifting weights helps strengthen the muscles in your body, certain psychological activities can reinforce cognitive behaviour.

Repeated use of these activities can actually reprogram your mind on a neurological level.

Here’s how…

The brain releases dopamine into your system whenever a desire is fulfilled, giving you that great feeling of accomplishment. Upon each successful achievement, dopamine then reinforces the connective bond between neurons in the brain.

Dopamine is also secreted during moments of sexual excitement and novelty.

In a normal physical relationship this chemical surge creates a healthy dependency based on the sexual experience with your partner.

However, with online pornography, the reward centre of your brain is overwhelmed with dopamine due to the endless supply of novel sexual “partners”. These images then get reinforced with regular use, altering the user’s sexual tastes and creating an unhealthy dependency.

Once this happens, a need to compulsively seek out and require pornographic material is established in order to trigger the desired reward sensation.

This leads to cravings despite the negative consequences, and explains why so many people can crave porn without liking it.

Over time, overwhelmed dopamine receptors will make you “tolerant” to the activity, requiring more stimulation to satisfy the craving. This leads to a search for more intense or tantalizing content, and can drive the change in sexual tastes towards the extreme.

These new sexual tastes are now chemically preferred over the dopamine release found in healthy sexual relationships, making real world physical intimacy less desirable to your neural system. This leads to a lack of self control, motivation and can even cause porn induced erectile dysfunction.

On top of that, new evidence suggests that porn can cause even more physical damage onto your brain.

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin have found less gray matter in the brains of men who watched large amounts of sexually explicit material, according to a new study.

“Our findings indicated that gray matter volume of the right caudate of the striatum is smaller with higher pornography use,”[1]

This means that the regions of the brain involved in muscle control, seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, motivation and self-control are actually weakened by regular porn use.

Because these neuro pathways were created via a high influx of dopamine, it’s foolish to think that a simple desire to stop watching porn has any power over a brain rewired by hours of neurological abuse.

In fact, trying to quit with sheer willpower alone could actually be detrimental to your neurological health.

Now while this may seem like a hopeless situation for anyone struggling with porn addiction, new scientific research has discovered a way to help restore the reward centre of the brain without requiring self-control, motivation or willpower.

If you would like to learn more about how lifelong compulsive addicts have successfully broken the chains of porn addiction and reversed the psychological damage caused by regular porn use, click here now.

1 Comment

  1. Hey Jordan,

    I ran across your site on Facebook, and I think it’s AWESOME that you’re facing the devastating issue of pornography.

    I struggled for 10 tens years with the addiction before breaking free through what you might consider “traditional” methods. Although, the methods were helpful, I believe the true transformation came from power of the Gospel. After all, at the center of the gospel is that we can’t climb up the mountain to reach God, but rather He came down to reach us. We have no need to come to God with it all figured out, and it’s through His power that we are being changed and shedding old habits.

    I don’t think breaking free is just working harder with boundaries and rules, but I do believe the we are responsible for action (James 5:16). I’m a huge proponent of transparent community and daily connection with men who know, care, encourage, and protect me.

    …I’m getting off track though. Your video made me curious about The WSE Method. Why is it controversial?

    Best Wishes,

    Matt
    612-466-2742

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