People talk about chasing that dopamine high involved

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People talk about chasing that dopamine high ***; involved in the reward system but not in the way people believe o A neurotransmitter that orients you to things that feel good *** (motivates you to seek out pleasurable things) Not the actual pleasure hormone (gets criticized for making this mistake) - Cadaverine unique smell like death o Brain is evolutionary designed to get away from certain smells o They sprayed female rats with cadaverine, and virgin male rats still mated with them
o After sex, the male rat would. Have 50/50 chance of choosing a dead rat vs normal female rat - Gary argues that neurons that fire together wire together o If males are continuously watching porn and enjoying that, they will be conditioned to enjoy that more than the actual deed o People pro or anti porn allow their personal ideologies to override the science *** Strongly motivated by personal feelings and agenda o The pro porn side claims that you cannot get addicted to porn When you look at the brain effects of being exposed to porn, the brain reacts differently with substances and gambling o The only behavioural addiction is gambling (not porn, not in the DSM) o Masturbating 1-2 times a day is not an addiction o Young men who are exposed to porn excessively, they can have changes in the brain *** Had less grey matter (associated with intelligence) Porn may have an impact on the actual brain Have stronger connections with hand/eye coordination Also, likely gaming (hand eye coordination to be strengthened) *** o No evidence that found watching porn at young age or excessively leads to more extreme forms of porn Scientifically, professor agrees However, clinically have had patients where this happened to them Where do you find the most extreme porn? dark web Not perfect research because researchers aren’t exploring the ark web o People arguing against internet porn o We didn’t have as much access to novelty *** b/c when people keep having novel images, actions, people, that keeps them going - One of the most misleading lies is that people claimed exposing young people to sex (porn, videos, deed) has made them more sexually competent, express your needs *** o This is wrong because it’s more harmful - It has now led to equality/equity among the sexes o Males are just as anxious and insecure about sex as females are *** - Guilt and shame are feelings people feel if they watch porn when religious *** - 2009, sex addiction, Tiger Woods o When it comes to true sex addiction, vs non-sex addict, it’s an addiction if it’s out of your control OR feeling shame after your behaviour *** cause stress - Buy a gram of coke and go on a binge with prostitutes? - David Lay o Nov 2019, on the Daily show no FAP November, no masturbating o Respected scientist - Diana Davidson o Investigated journalist o Talks about obsession vs addiction of porn The Atlantic Report - Kate Jullian o Well researched and documented o Why are young people having so little sex?
o She said that a lot of young women reported having 1 or more of the following

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