Pornography’s Effect on the Brain, Part 1

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Disclaimer from the leaders of Castimonia.  Although we agree with the author’s general assessment that pornography can have negative consequences on the human brain, we do not endorse, agree, nor disagree with Dr. Darkmoon’s personal thoughts and feelings on human sexuality or the site to which this article was originally posted.  I have removed any triggering links.

Pornography’s Effect on the Brain, Part 1
by Dr. Lasha Darkmoon
September 28, 2012

NEMO REPENTE FUIT TURPISSIMUS“No one became extremely wicked all at once.” — Juvenal, Satires

The aim of this essay is a controversial one: to provide evidence in support of the thesis that porn addiction, especially when accompanied by compulsive masturbation over a long period, alters brain chemistry and can eventually produce brain damage. This is not a conspiracy theory. It is an intellectually defensible thesis for which there is now a growing body of scientific evidence.

Perhaps the quickest…

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Pornography’s Effect on the Brain, Part 2

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Disclaimer from the leaders of Castimonia.  Although we agree with the author’s general assessment that pornography can have negative consequences on the human brain, we do not endorse, agree, nor disagree with Dr. Darkmoon’s personal thoughts and feelings on human sexuality or the site to which this article was originally posted.  I have removed any triggering links.

Pornography’s Effect on the Brain, Part 2
By Dr. Lasha Darkmoon
September 30, 2012

4.  PORN ADDICTION AND FRONTAL  LOBE  SYNDROME

It seems that frontal lobe damage, caused by long-term porn addiction and the compulsive masturbation that accompanies it, will give rise to a constellation of behaviors called “frontal lobe syndrome”. These include four main behavior patterns:  (1) Impulsive behavior with little regard to consequences. (2) Compulsive behavior, often leading to total loss of control. (3) Emotionally labile behavior, i.e., sudden and unpredictable mood swings. (4) Impaired judgment, leading to…

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Not Just Feeling Good

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To experience spiritual intimacy, take time being naked. I don’t just mean taking your clothes off to make love. I mean actually be naked together. Hold each other. Take a bath together. Even pray naked together! Redo that exercise where you just take time touching each others’ bodies. Really feel as if you completely know the other person. It’s actually more vulnerable to be naked while someone touches you than just to be naked while you “have sex”. And so take that time to explore! Take time to be spiritually naked. This may sound weird, but trust me on it: pray before sex. When we unite together spiritually first, it’s as if our souls are drawn together. And when our souls are drawn together, we want to draw together in a deeper way. If you’re uncomfortable with free-form prayer, buy a book of prayers… The words don’t matter; the heart…

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7 Negative Effects of Porn

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http://theresurgence.com/2011/11/19/7-negative-effects-of-porn

by BJ Stockman

This is a rather frank post on porn, so proceed, or not, with that in mind.

Porn is a problem. It’s a personal problem for many and a cultural problem for all. You may think you have not been affected by porn, but you have because it’s embedded in the surrounding culture. The staggering size of the pornography industry, its influence upon the media and the acceleration of technology, paired with the accessibility, anonymity, and affordability of porn all contribute to its increasing impact upon the culture.

Pornography affects you whether you’ve ever viewed it or not, and it is helpful to understand some of its negative effects, whether you are a man or woman, struggling with watching it, or simply a mom or dad with a son or daughter. There is a plethora of research on the detrimental effects of pornography (and I do not think that what follows are necessarily…

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Sex Addiction Deniers: What Makes Them So Mad?

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Sex Addiction Deniers: What Makes Them So Mad?

August 14, 2012

Author:  Linda Hatch, Ph.D. 

Original Article

The mere idea of “sex addiction” gets a lot of people angry.  I’m talking here about the writers who rail about the “myth” of sexual addiction and who argue that the whole idea of sex addiction is just a cop-out for the addict and a money making scam for the professionals.

The anatomy of a sex addiction denier

I prefer to see these “deniers,” as I call them, as a part of a larger societal pattern and one that is worthy of study in its own right.

Currently the opposition to the concept of sex addiction comes in two main flavors.

1.  Sex addiction is really just normal behavior.

These men and women have a defensive reaction to the whole field of sex addiction treatment as an attempt to restrain normal sexual…

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Looking the Other Way

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Looking the Other Way

This topic is not about guys in sexual purity support and recovery programs, using the tool of looking the other way when they see something triggering or sexual.  This topic is about parents looking the other way while society sexualizes their daughters!

Seriously parents, what are you thinking allowing your daughters to dress in skimpy clothes, especially during sports training and events?  I was at a gymnastics place recently to visit a friend whose daughter is starting off in the sport (popular name of facility withheld).  I even brought my oldest daughter to watch the workouts to see if she would be interested in participating in the sport.  Although my friend’s daughter was modestly dressed, about 90% of the other girls in this place were working out in their underwear!  Seriously! What is wrong with the parents of these girls that you would allow them to…

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