What are the effects on the brain of watching porn

What happens in our brain when we watch porn?

Excessive consumption of pornography would affect the volume of gray matter in the right lobe of the brain, where neuronal tissue related to intelligence is housed, according to the aforementioned study. Therefore, this reduction in gray matter could affect functions such as learning and memory.

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Specialists indicate that the continued consumption of pornography among the youngest decreases frontal activity and other brain alterations, which causes a decrease in cognitive performance due to difficulty in maintaining attention, concentrating or memorizing content. This substantially interferes with the learning process in adolescents and young people, mainly.

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The continued consumption of pornography can reach the level of addiction, caused by a supernormal stimulus (stimulation of great intensity and easy to obtain, unlike the stimuli that we receive in nature) and “kidnapping” of the pathways that regulate the reward to certain behaviors.

The Internet has made pornography much more widely and easily accessible, free of charge and available at any time, contributing to more cases of addiction.

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Specialists emphasize that the consumption of pornography per se is not a bad thing. The problem is the excess. Studies indicate that around 75% of men and 25% of women in the general population consume pornography on a regular basis.

Sex addiction affects 7% of men and around 1 to 3% of women, who see how pornography becomes their main leisure activity, deteriorating their work, family, social and personal lives.

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