6 years ago

The problem of porn is identical with that of food.

Porn addiction has turned into a major societal problem. The issue isn’t about excessive horniness; as with all addiction, it’s sadness. 

A recent video by TestTube, a Discovery Digital Network, reports that there are indeed neurological factors at play with compulsive porn watching habits. Watch the brilliant video below. 

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“The problem of porn is identical with that of food,” the video says. “Brains that were geared to take quick advantage of the occasional presence of a few berries are now defenseless before the vats of artificial sweetness turned out by our remorseless technologies.”

Read more from Laura Donovan, staff writer from ATTN here: 

Advertising as a cue to consume: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of acute exposure to unhealthy food and nonalcoholic beverage advertising on intake in children and adults. 

Also have a read about the new analysis from scientists that have added a new body of evidence that suggests junk food advertising really does lead children to eat more. Results which were published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition here

Neuroscience of Food Decision-Making in Youth Study

This doesn’t surprise me at all. 3 years ago I already published at Pediatric FMRI Logo Study, showing that the logos of fast-food giants like McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Burger King, KFC and 60 logos from popular non-food brands like BMW, Nike and FedEx where used in the study says that scans of children show the pleasure and appetite centres of their brains light up when they are shown advertising images such as the McDonald’s logo. The study was conducted by researchers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Read more here. 

Photo credit and video from Testtube produced by Reflective films.