The Impacts of Porn on the Adolescent Brain

Is Free Pornography Destroying our Brains?

This short video is a segment from a documentary Is Free Pornography Destroying our Brains? Here, neurosurgeon Dr. Donald Hilton discusses the research on and impacts of online pornography on the brain. Former porn addicts Adam and Gabe share their experiences.

Generation X-Rated

“It’s hard to know exactly how many young men are suffering from porn-induced ED. But it’s clear that this is a new phenomenon, and it’s not rare.”

Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, Director of Men’s Health Boston and Clinical Professor of Urology at Harvard Medical School

It’s a disturbing by-product of the internet age – healthy young men who suffer from sexual dysfunction because of an addiction to pornography. And it’s a condition that has some men turning to drugs like Viagra to restore normal sexuality, instead of seeking treatment for addiction.

The great porn experiment

In response to Philip Zimbardo’s “The Demise of Guys?” TED talk, Gary Wilson asks whether our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today’s Internet. He also discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st-century phenomena. Gary is the creator of

The science of porn addiction - Gabe's story

Internet porn is causing sexual dysfunctions by overstimulating our brains. This is Gabe Deem’s story of how he developed porn-induced erectile dysfunction at the age of 23 and took nine months to recover. This film provides an explanation of the science behind what happens in our brains when we watch porn.

The science of pornography addiction

It’s the number-one search topic, but do we ever consider how pornography can create lasting neuroplastic (re-wiring) changes for the brain? Discover the hard science behind the ‘porn epidemic’ – the internet’s drug of choice.
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