What effects does pornography on the brain
Men who spend more time watching pornography are at risk of decreasing the volume of gray matter in certain brain regions and have reduced brain activity, according to a study by German researchers, published in the United States.
“We found a negative relation between watching pornography for several hours per week and the volume of gray matter in the right lobe of the brain”, a phenomenon that affects the activity of the prefrontal cortex, said German researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.
“These findings could indicate changes in neuronal plasticity, resulting from intense stimulation of the pleasure center”, they said in the online edition of the journal Journal of the American Medical Association, Psychiatry.
Although further research is needed, this study provided the first indication of a connection between watching pornography and a reduction in the size and activity of the brain in response to sexual stimulation.