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PornoGRAPHIC Addiction

What has pornography done to us?

Couch Guy

on 14 November 2012

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PornoGRAPHIC Addict A small foray into a controversial topic It cant be bad! Not so bad cont. Natural reinforcer turned unnatural Dopamine ? Defined Like Cocaine... man Integral Part of society Introducing a Sex Addict
Integral part of Society
What it's doing, addiction?
Contrasting the contrast.
Hyper Sexual Disorder.
What we can do.
Closing & Sources Over time long exposure can lead to "amping"
sexual desires Study shows that Porn is not actually so bad... Porn "enthusiasts" may
not make fantasies real. The depiction of erotic behavior (as in pictures or writing) intended to cause sexual excitement First coined in 1857 A multi-billion dollar industry. Average age of first seeing porn: 11 years USA accounts for 89% of sites 1 in 3 are Women 20% of Men & 17% Women
view while at work Addiction = Reality? Least popular day: Thanksgiving. Most popular day: Sunday 12% of Internet Every second 28,000 viewing 4.9 Billion World Wide for Online websites Hyper Sexual Disorder Proposed to be defined in the DSM-V A: Over a period of at least 6 months, recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, sexual urges, and sexual behavior in association with four or more of the following five criteria excessive time is consumed
Repetitively engaging due to dysphoric mood states and/or response to stressful
Unable to control
Wanton risk to self. Cont. B. There is clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning associated with the frequency and intensity of these sexual fantasies, urges, and behavior.

C. These sexual fantasies, urges, and behavior are not due to direct physiological effects of exogenous substances (e.g., drugs of abuse or medications), a co-occurring general medical condition or to Manic Episodes.

D. The individual is at least 18 years of age. Given the statistics and what anti-porn groups say, pornography may actually affecting our brains, and not in a good way A need for new highs in greater quantity. Desensitizing Montreal University associate professor Simon Louis Lajeunesse said. "It would be like saying that vodka ads lead to alcoholism," Singles viewed 2x as many 42 mins per session 3x wk Couples spend less time. Leisure routine: like "a good meal..." Not amping up. Puberty sets parameters. why define To properly diagnose New treatements Facilitate research Growing field of study. Why not to... What we can do... A personal Journey Social issues. Concluding Thoughts Topic was difficult because of limitations on research Personal Insight lead to... Most studies conducted deal with riligious contexts thus results may be favored. Ethics - Difficult due in part of moral issues Relieves stress Improve or spice things up Pornography Addict A person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance: a drug addict. Exposure over time causes burnouts. Gail Dines, Soc. "Porn Land" Sources... Criminals get to cop out Not worth the research as its not a real disorder Frequent or sudden onset of thoughts, urges of sexual activities. Desjardins, S. (n.d.). Are the effects of pornography negligible? - UdeMNouvelles. UdeMNouvelles. Retrieved November 2, 2012, from http://www.nouvelles.umontreal.ca/udem-news/news-digest/are-the-effects-of-pornography-negligible.html
Pornography - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (n.d.). Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pornography
Pornography Addiction in America (Infographic) « Pornography Addiction Recovery Help. (n.d.). Pornography Addiction Recovery Help. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from http://pornographyaddiction.com/pornography-addiction-in-america-infographic/
Proposed Revision | APA DSM-5. (n.d.). Home | APA DSM-5. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://www.dsm5.org/proposedrevisions/pages/proposedrevision.aspx?rid=415
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