Study: Porn Users Have ‘Structural Brain Damage’

A research study published in the latest Journal of American Medical Association: Psychiatry concludes that the more pornography a person watches, the less gray matter, connectivity and activity they have in their brain.

Numerous negative effects of pornography are already well documented. For instance, boys who consume pornography daily show more interest in deviant and illegal types of porn. Frequent Internet pornography consumption among couples leads to a decrease in sexual satisfaction and a tendency to adopt pornography scripts. Accessing porn online leads to compulsive computer use. But this new research is the first to show that pornography is also linked directly to negative physical capacities within the brain.

Dr. Donald Hilton, a neurosurgeon and professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center calls this study “the real deal.” According to Dr. Hilton, “the study shows that heavy porn users have structural brain shrinkage.” So, what can we do to combat pornography in our culture?

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