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Study Claims Porn Rots Your Brain

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A German study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, suggests that watching porn is bad for male brains, because it potentially both diminishes mental reactions from sexual imagery and decreases the size of the brain, which is responsible for processing rewards. It is unclear from the article, however, if the study was conducted using the nation’s infamous scheisse videos. I mean, this is Germany we’re talking about.

While my extensive masturbatory experience can certainly attest to the first, as there is no other real reason I can think of to search for triple penetration, mother-daughter, or other embarrassing subgenres I don’t want published, the second symptom is certainly more disheartening. After all, we’re talking about a decrease in size here, and my overactive porn habits have already left me worried enough about what is sufficient.

Still, it could be that men who are naturally more desensitized to sexual imagery and have naturally smaller parts of the brain dedicated to processing rewards could have a physiological predisposition to watching a lot of porn. That one sounds better at least, as if it’s not really your fault you’re a calloused degenerate. Try using that one next time your girlfriend tries to type www.youtube.com into your search bar, only to look up from the computer infuriated.

[via Time]

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