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Psychological Problems Due To Porn

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Psychological Problems Due To Porn

Pornography was previously considered a safe habit. But now, psychologists and mental health experts are highlighting porn as a problematic addiction, responsible for a spectrum of mental issues. 

Porn is an unnatural and unethical way to instantly reward ourselves. While it may feel ecstatic at the moment, porn leaves a trail of psychological and relationship problems in its path. 

“How can a simple thing like porn have such serious effects?” Such thoughts might arise in your mind and it’s normal to think like that. But, there are lots of severe chemical and behavioural changes going on in our brain that we are not aware of.

Let’s take a look at how porn addiction can give rise to psychological problems.

Chemical Changes in the brain

The workings of our brain are much more complex than we can think. One of the most important chemicals in our brain is dopamine. Among its many different applications, it is best known for making us happy and excited. It also impacts our reward behaviours, i.e how certain things make us happy and we continue doing them. 

Sex, masturbation and watching porn, all release huge amounts of dopamine because our brains are wired to reward us for reproduction. This creates an imbalance of how dopamine is supposed to release naturally. Now, the possibilities and people in porn are endless. You demand more and more and cannot be satisfied with anything. A time comes where you can’t feel satisfaction in porn and your mind craves more harmful and extreme activities to bring you joy.

Our brain inquires more and more of this artificial “enjoyment” and soon recognizes porn as something that brings lots of joy. With time our brain seeks more intensity and this leads us to search more vulgarity in porn. A time comes when our brain becomes dependent on porn for satisfaction and enjoyment and it transforms into an addiction. To the point that we can’t sit still and feel frustrated until we watch porn and masturbate.

Problems in Sexual Life

Porn shows perfection. You can find any mate with any attributes with a bit of browsing. This creates unrealistic ideals in our mind of how our partner should be. Our brain adapts to this perfection. Because of this, men cannot feel sexually aroused by their spouses even if they want to. Because their brain is used to more intensity and better variety

Porn also teaches us violence and trains our brain to treat a woman like no woman should be treated. A time comes when normal porn isn’t enough to get high. You start moving towards more intensity, more abuse and even child porn in some cases. You have gone too far that normal sexual intercourse does not arouse you anymore. 

Men also experience erectile dysfunction because they want to try things in porn which they fantasize about. Actors in porn are trained and often use drugs to show perfection. This is not according to reality and you find yourself finding sex very less pleasurable and experience damage with your genitals too. You can no longer find your wife sexually attractive and this starts to have a toll on your relationship. 

Losing all morals

By frequently consuming porn, we unknowingly train our brain to see the opposite gender as “Sexual objects” We find our brains peeking in areas where we shouldn’t be. You start having perverted feelings about your colleagues, your teachers and even your close relations. 

You start judging people based on their sexual body parts. Your brain urges you to invade other people’s privacy and it can even lead to aggressive acts such as harassment and rape.

Your urge to sexually please yourself doesn’t leave you even in your workplace. You find yourself secretly watching porn and developing violent feelings of harassment towards your employees and relations of the other gender.

You find yourself wasting hours of time in browsing porn because your brain can’t just be satisfied. You lose concentration, focus and ability to see others as normal and respectful people. You become insensitive to sexually harmful behaviour and soon find yourself stripped of all your morals. 

Conclusion

Porn can damage our psychology more than we can think. The harmful results start fusing in our daily lives without us even knowing about them. This can lead to a spectrum of problems related to mentality and behaviour. People even find themselves being divorced because of how much badly porn had affected their psyche. Porn addiction is a serious issue that needs to stop. Observing the above factors will help you understand how dangerous activity porn actually is and why it is necessary to stop this addiction before it overtakes our life. 

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