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Your brain on porn.

Your brain on porn.
August 03, 2011, 06:10:42 PM
Novelty, novelty, more novelty
Dopamine surges for novelty. A new car, just-released movie, the latest gadget…we are all hooked on dopamine. As with everything new the thrill fades away as dopamine plummets.

Here’s how the Coolidge effect works: The rat’s reward circuitry is squirting less and less dopamine with respect to the current female, but produces a big dopamine surge for a new female. Does that sound familiar?

Internet porn is especially enticing to the reward circuitry  because novelty is always just a click away. It could be a novel “mate,” unusual scene, strange sexual act, or—you fill in the blank. Someone can click for hours and experience more novel sex partners every ten minutes than our hunter-gatherer ancestors experienced in a lifetime.

What’s a brain to do when it has unlimited access to a superstimulating reward it never evolved to handle? The brain adapts, which can lead to addiction.


We are sultan-chimps on a e-harem. It's funnier to grab the dick and make click for instantaneous pleasure, than to sail across the abyss.

Good site, it tells a lot about our crazy times.

Re: Your brain on porn.
August 04, 2011, 02:45:13 AM
I have been masturbating to pornography since I was like 12 and I can't believe how much harmful that is.

Re: Your brain on porn.
August 04, 2011, 10:37:57 AM
I say cut out the middle man: smoke crack and worship Satan!