The Porn Addiction and Brain Connection

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-Scientists have evaluated that the expression of sexual desires is one of the basic necessities of human beings. Actually sex is closely associated with the most primitive instincts such as eating and drinking. All the natural acts that bring contentment and satisfaction to our body eventually result in increases in dopamine levels in certain areas of the brain. Similarly, sexual activity increases the dopamine levels in different brain sites. The spikes in dopamine level usually last for less than 30 minutes. While watching porn, this spike in dopamine levels lasts for more than an hour and at times for several hours even.

This type of neurotransmitter release can be said to be a type of addiction as the porn addict is said to be in a state of

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