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What Are The Long Term Effects Of Porn On A Man's Brain?

27/10/2014 11:07 GMT | Updated 27/10/2014 11:59 GMT

Men today can see more hot ladies in an hour than their predecessors did in a lifetime.

Technology may have changed, but the male brain hasn’t, so how does watching porn affect a man’s mind?

In the above video, we're told the male brain sees each new porn star as a chance to pass on genes. The brain therefore releases dopamine into the system.

Dopamine makes us feel good and is released as a "reward" when we receive food, sex or anything that would have furthered our ancestors chances of survival.

But psychologist Simone Kühn says “regular consumption of pornography more or less wears out your reward system.”

Oh dear.

So what are the consequences when a porn-loving male actually manages to find himself a real life woman to have sex with?

Masturbation using online porn doesn’t include being touched by someone else, personal interaction or smells, and because porn is very different to sex, some men can't handle that difference.

Men who watch a lot of porn may find they need to fantasise about porn in order to maintain an erection or climax.

Some can't get an erection when they're presented with a real-life naked women at all.

The moral of the story? If you want a happy sex life, it may be time to cut out those late night screen sessions.

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