Men, Here’s Why Porn May Be Bad For The Brain

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We realise that for some of you, the following news may be akin to Christmas being cancelled, but watching too much porn may be bad for your brain.

A new study by German researchers revealed that men who overdose on porn not only have less grey matter but there is less activity going on.

It’s not clear, for example, whether watching porn leads to brain changes or whether people born with certain brain types watch more porn, said Simone Kühn, the study’s lead author from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, in an email to NyDailyNews.

The study looked at a small sample of men and is the first to establish a link between the size of the brain and the effects of watching porn.

The study’s researchers questioned 64 healthy men aged 21 to 45 about their porn watching habits. They also examined how their brains reacted to pornographic images and took images of their brains in order to measure volume.

“The results also show that the brain region activated when people view sexual stimuli is less active in men who watch a lot of pornography. It also shows the part of the brain associated with processing rewards is smaller in men who view pornography more often,” reported Times.com.

So what does that mean for future porn watchers? Breathe a sigh of relief – at least for now.

Dr Kühn’s final conclusion is that because it’s hard to tell whether porn caused such changes to the brain, it’s possible to say whether watching porn is actually harmful.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2642712/Does-watching-porn-make-LAZY-X-rated-content-shrink-region-brain-linked-motivation-study-claims.html#ixzz337iKCTRk
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