Pornography– can be defined as any printed or visual material containing an explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate sexual excitement. Examples of Pornographic materials include books, magazines, films, depicting nudity or erotic behavior with the intent to cause sexual arousal or stimulation.
Dopamine- is a neurotransmitter, a chemical responsible for sending messages between the brain and different nerve cells of the body. Once released by neurons (nerve cells) they send signals to other nerve cells. The brain includes several distinct dopamine pathways, one of which plays a major role in the motivational component of reward-motivated behavior.
Depression– is a common but serious mood disorder characterized by severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. Depression is accompanied by low mood, a feeling of sadness, and a general loss of interest in things. To be diagnosed with depression, these symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.
How Porn Affects Dopamine and Cause Depression
Alien sexual orientation and pornography are like narcotics, once it has taken over the brain it becomes very difficult to overcome. Watching pornography causes the release of dopamine in the region of the brain responsible for emotion, and too much dopamine can override our natural satiation mechanisms which causes the brain to experience physical changes, including a numbed pleasure response that makes real and natural intimacy to become unfulfilling and unsatisfying due to constant hyper affinity for more porno and the erosion of will power. Several studies have also linked pornographic and other skewed sexual addiction to depression, performance anxiety, social anxiety,Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder(OCD).
Researchers from Case Western Reverse University in Cleveland In their study on the impact of porn on mental health discovered that that those who believed they had an addiction to pornography reported that they experienced psychological issues, like depression, anger, and anxiety. However, this was not a result of watching porn itself, but rather it was a result of the feeling that watching porn was becoming an uncontrollable habit. A Cambridge University study reported that individuals with compulsive sexual behavior usually have a brain activity that is similar to, or mirrors those of drug addicts and as hours spent watching pornography increases, the amount of grey matter within the brain decreases according to a study published in the American Medical Association Journal of Psychiatry (JAMA Psychiatry)
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