IS PORNOGRAPHY REALLY A DRUG?
Of course! In excessive doses, pornography provokes the addict addiction similar to that caused by other drugs.
The amateur pornography search foremost a strong feeling, a kind of adrenaline rush. Gold, adrenaline in the brain called dopamine. Dopamine is a molecule secreted by the hypothalamus, which causes the feeling of well-being. It is also useful to remember that as sexual images have, in essence, an extraordinary exciting potential. They are therefore particularly well suited to secrete a strong dose of dopamine.
We can come to be quickly depending on the chemical response, and look well to constantly renew his pleasure. The addict is more addicted to its own hormones that at the drug itself. It is the same for sexual arousal. Man stimulated regularly by explicit representations can indeed develop a dependency to its “shoots” testosterone. And look, consequently, to reproduce as much as possible the conditions in which he felt them.
But overuse is addictive to this adrenaline. The addict is then led to overexposure, in order to continue to regain the excitement of the early days. It will therefore “increase” doses, or “improve” the product, which, for pornography, resulting in the search for sexual representations ever more extreme and violent.
The consumer then enters a vicious circle because he feels the need to consume pornography, it consumes; because he consumes, he feels the need. And this, pornocrates have perfectly understood long! Frustration is for them the guarantee consumers acquired their business.
I’ll add that even making the particularly dangerous pornography, is that no one expects it generates dependency. We all know the harm caused by smoking or excessive alcohol consumption. But the prevention message about the dangers of pornography is itself almost nonexistent. There are no associations for the pornodépendants (the issue is present, but at the margin, the DASA meetings – Dependents Anonymous emotional and sexual), no information campaigns to the public. And for good reason; in our society, pornography has a playful dimension, coupled with a certain idea of freedom. Try this: say around you, from people that do not know you intimately, you are against pornography. You probably essuyerez some skepticism, will be cataloged reactionary, perhaps even suspect is it that your sex life is not satisfactory. While everyone will abound in your sense if you speak from the dead by comas ethyl, or risk désociabilisation caused by excessive cannabis use. Very difficult in these circumstances to issue a prevention message about the dangers of pornography.
One can certainly say that 100 addicts pornography, there are many 99 who have not seen it happen addiction. These have overharvest more by lack of information, as by deliberate exceed the red line. Those are the victims of permissiveness of our societies.
However, the same logic, “forewarned is forearmed!” Depending having become aware of the evil that caused him pornography is the master of his salvation, and therefore responsible for his eventual relapse. It does not feel guilty, but to know bouncing on his own mistakes to advance. Flogging is unhealthy, but criticism is never!