Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Porn Addiction

No description
by

Nick Antz

on 4 May 2011

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Porn Addiction

Porn Addiction With the rise and advancement of the Internet and mobile technology porn addiction has become a serious problem for some Americans In the past there were less porn addicts because it was harder to get a hold of the material. The Internet, however, has allowed people very
easy access to many different types and varying degrees of porn. This was way beyond being just an “opening of the flood gates.” In the past a person had to go to some seedy, back-alley type of a store if they wanted to buy a porno. Going back even further than that you had
to go to a theater. Now, you literally can’t even type in the word “nun” in google without the safesearch filter on. Some signs of porn addiction can include: Not being able to stop using/watching/searching for porn despite past attempts to do so Anger or irritability if asked to stop Hiding or attempting to keep secret all or a part of the porn use Hoarding or hiding large stashes of pornographic material continuing to engage in the behavior even though it has severe consequences for life (like the loss of a relationship or job) Getting lost in the problem porn use (i.e., spending more time thanintended, losing time) I believe pornography is unethical based on Mill’s Utility Principle. Mill’s principle simply states that the consequences of an action are important in deciding whether or not it was ethical in the first place. When applied to pornography, one could use the argument to say the“genre” is unethical because it leads to addiction, and all the otherproblems that comes with addiction. “MY SPECULATION, based on my work with other addictions, is that those with vulnerabilities may be swept into the Net — pun-intended — of compulsive sexual behavior,” said Anna Rose Childress, an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Treatment Research Center in Philadelphia. “There may be a hapless subgroup here who would not have managed to develop a compulsive pursuit of ... sexual behavior because of [societal] constraints and inconveniences. The Internet erases most of these, and the vulnerable subgroup is then at the mercy of their hardwiring.” Why does this happen? The neurobiology of sexual arousal parallels that of cocaine in its relationship to dopa-
mine, the brain’s ‘‘pleasure’’ chemical. New scientific knowledge, using MRI’s studies at the
University of California at Berkley, suggests that, as far as the brain is concerned, a reward is
a reward, regardless of whether it comes from a chemical or an experience (Boettiger et al.,
2007). Further, where there is a reward—as in sex, gambling, eating, or shopping—there is therisk of getting trapped in a compulsion. The dorsal prefrontal cortex and the parietal cortexoften form cooperative circuits and this study found that high activity in both is associated witha bias toward choosing immediate rewards. ‘‘Think of the orbital frontal cortex as the brakes.With the brakes on, people choose for the future. Without the brakes they choose for theshort-term gain’’ (Boettiger et al., 2007, p. 14,385). To put it more bluntly, pornography is like crack. When a person first engages in it, the stimulatiuon releases dopamine in the brain Since this feels awesome, we repeat the act But as we repeat it, it takes more and more stimulation to release the same amount of dopamine So, like crack addicts, we move from the softcore, more good-natured porn... To the unimaginable horror that is Two Girls One Cup Some believe that there is a 3–5 year ‘‘incubation period’’ for pornography use to escalate and eventually cross the line into addiction. This gradual buildup allows for the problem to remain unrecognized by the addicted individual and his or her family members. The extreme secrecy and lack of consequences of the sexual acting out keep others from knowing about the sexual compulsivity, thus fueling the addictive belief thatno one knows and no one is being harmed. So who are the porn addicts? They can be anyone, really. Those most likely to have a problem come from broken homes. They received little affection from their families and may have been exposed to sexual material or a sexual experience at too young of an age. People you may have heard of who suffer from some sort of sex addiction include: David Duchovny, who has a well documented internet porn addiction and, ironically, plays a sex addict on TV Tiger Woods blamed his sex addiction for the thousands of women he cheated on his wife with Charlie Sheen But that couldn't have surprised you. How does the addiction cause harm? To the individual: Loss of family who are tired of dealing with the addict Mary Anne Layden, co-director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Cognitive Therapy, called porn the "most concerning thing to psychological health that I know of existing today." according to a Wired.com article from November 19, 2004. Feelings of extreme guilt or shame Social isolation Poor health due to lack of attention to bathing, eating, etc. Loss of job from not showing up, losing interest, etc. Ted Bundy was a sex addict. He said his addiction went through stages starting with the softcore porn he saw as a child and ending with hardcore, violent pornography.
Full transcript