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Why Porn Acts Like a Drug [VIDEO]

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First off, nobody is here to bash porn. Like plenty of drugs, everything in moderation, right?

And that’s the simple fact about porn. It is a drug. Well, at least it acts like a drug on your brain. AsapSCIENCE‘s newest three-minute video tackles the very real problem of pornography addiction. If you find yourself in a vicious porn-watching cycle where real life never seems to measure up to what you’re imagining in your head, well, this is the reason.

Why Porn Acts Like a Drug [VIDEO]
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  • Scientist Bob

    This is a scare tactic. They use real science, like the effects of dopamine, and claim addiction properties on the dopamine, reinforcement cycle. Almost like you can claim this dopamine effect is present in everything bad ever. Crime? Check. Unhealthy food? Check. Sex? Check. Petting a bunny? Check. Almost like brain chemicals are always at work, and anything you enjoy releases dopamine. Come back when you have real science and real research.

    • Silence

      Actually the scientific study at NIH was real. I saw it in a meth documentary. They had this lever and every time the mouse hit the lever he would get a taste of meth. Well the mouse ran back to it repeatedly even after they removed the meth. As for the rest of it hit and miss. It made me chuckle.

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