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Is it so dangerous for kids? Does it have an effect only on kids' brains?
Welcome to the forum Scorpion TV Quote from: Scorpion TV on 01/02/2016 10:52:57Is it so dangerous for kids? Does it have an effect only on kids' brains? I don't think kids may watch porn as teenagers and adults do. I think however it is normal for teenagers during puberty to become aware of their sexual impulses through erotism and porn. As for the effects on the brain, I believe the anti-pornography movement is not based on science, rather than on theoretical arguments. Thus, comparing pornography effects to cocaine is a myth: porn is not a drug...[...]
Porn stimulates some part of the brain dedicated to the pleasure. Maybe, it could cause addiction to some kids (not all), like adrenaline produced by extreme sports is an addiction for some people. Is not the same? This documentary seems to say that there is a correlation between these two phenomena...
Addiction is very poorly understood, and the terminology has also entered the mainstream such that it doesn't have a rigorous scientific definition (rather like the mainstream usage of the terms: power, noise, viscous, hardness, random, and synthetic, etc...) I wouldn't be surprised if scientists found viewing pornography to be habit-forming and self-reenforcing. But I don't think there is really any way to quantify "tolerance" or "dependance" as they relate to pornography.People are strange creatures and can find themselves in all manners self-harming habits, whether it involves ingesting substances (like cocaine, alcohol or sugar), depriving themselves of necessities (anorexia, auto-asphyxiation, sensory deprivation), risk-taking (gambling, sky-diving, extreme sports). Many of these things are harmless in moderation, but for whatever reason some people find themselves unable to stop, even when they know its a problem.There are physiological and psychological factors that underly many of these issues, but I think it is unscientific to lump them all together--there are probably many different factors involved, and may be quite different for each individual. Personally, I think viewing these issues more on an obsession/compulsion basis is likely to be more enlightening than thinking about it as "addiction," but I'm no social scientist.