The Porn Brain

male brain

The male brain is easy to figure out (nultygoestopartick)

In a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, German researchers suggested that watching more pornography may be linked to reduced gray matter in the brain and less brain activity in the areas linked to rewards.

Researchers questioned a relatively small sample of men—64 between the ages of 21 and 45, to be exact—about their porn-watching habits and recorded their brains’ reactions to pornographic images. Men who viewed a lot of porn showed less activity in the brain area activated by sexual stimuli—and the part of the brain related to the processing of rewards was also smaller.

Unfortunately, this study could not determine whether porn watching led to these deficits or if some people were born with brain characteristics that resulted in more porn watching.

I’m no scientist, but might it be possible that all the blood rushing out of these guys’ brains and into their nether regions could be causing these issues?

Posted on June 2, 2014, in Perspectives and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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