Porn Addiction: Dopamine, Disgust, and Erectile Dysfunction

Gary Wilson

Gary Wilson (@YourBrainOnPorn) is a retired anatomy and physiology teacher, public speaker and writer.

Gary is the author of “Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction“, and the co-founder, alongside his wife Marnia, of YourBrainOnPorn.com, a secular, science-based web site providing support and information for people wanting to recover from mental, physical, and social problems related to the consumption of porn.

In today’s episode we explore the neuroscience of porn addiction, the role of dopamine in driving porn use, why emotions such as shock and disgust make pornography not less, but more appealing, and the links between porn usage and erectile dysfunction.

We also discuss links between porn addiction and mental health issues such as depression and social anxiety, how chronic masturbation could be responsible for feelings of fatigue and brain fog, why increasing number of men are claiming to have no interest in sex with real women, how you can tell if you’re addicted to porn, and if so, what you can do to get yourself out of it.

 

Related Links

Your Brain on Porn – Gary’s website

Reboot Nation – Support forum helping people recover from artificial sexual stimulation

NoFap – Reddit Forum

PornFree – Reddit Forum

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