Too Much Porn Will Kill You

ONLINE SATISFACTION. The availability of internet porn has changed us and it can ruin your life before you realize it

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The accessibility of porn online may be hazardous

Porn has been around since practically forever, and it isn’t going anywhere. All we have to do is browse through the World Wide Web from a computer (or, today, a smartphone), and voila! It’s basically everywhere. Some may say, porn is the new cigarette. But instead of deteriorating our lungs, it’s deteriorating our brain. When a person looks at a pornographic material, hormones including testosterone, dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin are all released in the brain to create what is called an “erototoxin.” The release of these chemicals causes a temporary feeling of euphoria that later becomes a necessity for the person to function or, in other words, to feel “alive.”
Speaking of which, an important point to consider is that the main sex organ of the body is your brain. The genitals only respond to what the brain says. Getting aroused while watching porn is usually accompanied by the release of pleasure hormones, making us forget for a while about whatever problems we might be facing.
Now, pornography presents us with visualization of myriad fantasies that most people will—more often than not—be unable to act out in real life. Taken as a means of occasional entertainment, something to take inspiration or new ideas from, porn can be considered okay. When it becomes more of an addiction, however, it can become a problem of dependence and unrealistic expectations.

The After Effects

It’s safe to say that in pornography, there’s little to no talking. Sure, there might be a buildup part with some foreplay. However, these will quickly give way to a stream of highly arousing imagery. This lack of tenderness aside, the typical situations portrayed in a typical pornographic feature tend to turn sex into a product to be consumed, obtained, used and then discarded. And that is to say nothing of the unrealistic nature of pornography, which is acted out by professionals under the direction of other professionals who think in terms of angles and shots instead of obtainable pleasure.
At the end of the day, too much pornography can essentially rewire a person’s brain to react primarily to porn and only porn. So, when such a person is confronted with a real sexual partner, his body won’t react the way it is naturally supposed to do. Porn can also desensitize a person to real sex which leads to an inability to enjoy real sex.
The sad part is that porn—addiction to porn, to be exact—can take away from other amazing experiences. Much like other forms of addiction, an overload of porn can leave a person thinking about sex all the time, even at unwanted moments. So, instead of, say, enjoying a sunset, dinner or a party, a mind addicted to porn will constantly find itself distracted by sexual urges.
The variety of porn available nowadays also tend to include things that would never happen in healthy sexual encounters—and which, naturally, cannot be elaborated upon in these pages. Yet, when a brain is constantly fed material like this, it becomes part of the subconscious and alters expectations of sex. In the end, it affects how the person then interacts with other people.

Press Stop

Much like how what we see in a blockbuster movie is obviously not how real life works, it pays to keep in mind that porn—although a convenient way to relieve sexual urges—does not show how sex actually works. So, get off the computer, go out and get a life! Or, in this particular case, a sex life.

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