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Your Brain On Porn

Pornography Kills Marriages

It Escalates. A person may seek more intense, higher dosages or more hardcore porn in order to feel normal and reach the same level of arousal.

It’s Addictive. Like drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol, porn releases high levels of dopamine (feel good chemicals) into your brain, creating a need for more, while leaving behind reward pathways.

Changes Behavior. Porn causing you to go against what you know to be morally right. Continual exposure leads you into increasingly deviant behaviors.

Changes Your Brain. As neurons fire in your brain, dopamine is released and other chemical react. The brain goes through a process of rewiring itself -changing the neurological make up of your brain.

Effects On Marriage

Porn creates a false portrayal of what a real relationship is. The scenarios are staged by actors and sometimes forced by those trapped in abusive relationships or sexual captivity. Porn often supports the sex slave trade. Individuals who request their spouses to perform the sexual acts seen in porn don’t realize the impracticality and discomfort of the positions or unnaturalness in the acts. An unfair burden is placed on the spouse which leads to feelings of inadequacy, and they are made to feel incapable of meeting their partner’s needs.

 

Porn portrays an unrealistic depiction of men and women body types. These individuals subject their bodies and health to sexual enhancement drugs, hormones, medical procedures, restrictive diets, and grueling workout routines -all at the risk of their long-term health. Desiring or demanding this body type and physical performance from your spouse can cause physical and psychological damage. It also creates a negative body image. A negative body image may lead to bodily harm, devaluation, and depression.

 

Porn can hinder your sex life with your spouse. Exposure to porn can change what you desire and intensity required for arousal. This means an inability or difficulty in becoming sexually aroused and/or reaching one’s climax. Feelings of disinterest are common, requiring fantasy to become stimulated. This can lead to feelings of not being wanted or loved.

 

Porn lowers your level of sensitivity. By feeding the growing physical desire for porn, you become desensitized to the needs of your spouse. In an effort to fulfill this sexual appetite it becomes irrelevant if your spouse is fatigued, sick or simply not in the mood, your main focus becomes satisfying a sexual craving. Loss of self-control creeps in and adultery or other deviant behaviors become a means to feed this hunger. Porn coupled with infidelity can devastate a marriage.

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