Pornography is the reason why one out of every four people gives for going on the internet. The “Pornography Epidemic” is taking over the mind of some adults and you have to wonder how it affects the mind in the long run.
Pornography has changed over the years and ultimately it changes your sexual tastes and desires
The not so shocking truth is that pornography has profound consequences on the brain. In many cases like a drug, over time your tolerance is increased, and many find themselves addicted even though it’s not a physical substance, it increases your tolerance over time, you become addicted to it wanting more of it, people lose control of themselves and will do anything to get their ‘fix’ of it, and it leads to compulsivity and withdrawal when it goes away.
It causes long term issues and changes in the neuroplasticity of the brain
Dopamine is released whenever you accomplish something, whether it be eating to sustain life or having sex to produce future life. It alters and constructs the brain cells to promote connections in neurons to produce this same action in the future. It rewires your brain.
The National Institute of Health has done studies that show the more addicted you are, the harder you will work at it to get it, and the more you get it the more dopamine is released. Dopamine is also released during sexual excitement which pornography plays right into. The more you do it, the more dopamine gets released which enforces the pornography behavior, so that you not only desire it in the future, you require it.
It gets harder to escape
The more you imagine these pornographic images away from the computer and while you are having an orgasm sets up a vicious cycle that is hard to break, making it even harder to have a normal sex life and relationship with someone by making it more difficult to be turned on by reality or finding your mate less attractive .
How do you break the cycle
Usually when people become aware of this cycle they often stop. The brain can be described as a :use it or lose system,” the ones you use become strengthened as you use them and the ones you’re not using become weakened. Avoid bad habits, acquire healthy habits.