- 1. Cause of Attention Deficit Disorder
- 2. It literally shrinks your brain
- 3. Memory Effect
- 4. Erectile dysfunction
- 5. Changing Perceived Pleasure
In this modern world where everything is accessible, a teenager can easily watch anything he or she wants, including pornography. Pornography does many things to teenagers, changing their perspective and way of thinking, especially when they become addicted to it. Here are the ways pornography affects teenagers’ brains.
Cause of Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is defined as a psychological condition where a person quickly reacts on impulse, affecting the attention span. An addicted teenager may continue searching for new ways to satisfy his s3xual urges, and so this search may lead to websites that he or she should not visit. For example, a teenager sees himself as a conservative but he may be stumbling upon websites that are masochistic or violent. With that, a teenager’s attention is disrupted as he or she keeps on looking for satisfaction instead of focusing on more mundane, everyday things.
It literally shrinks your brain
Studies actually show that even moderate amounts of porn can shrink grey matter in areas associated with cognitive function related to our ability to focus. Porn users report pervasive brain fog.
Aside from developing an addiction, a teenager’s memory will also be affected. A short-term memory from a pornographic act moves to long-term memory. It affects the teenager’s way of thinking in such a way that he or she will consistently look for the same kind of experience from others. This can be devastating in the long run.
Porn users become less sensitive to real s3x with their spouses and need more and more stimulation to get aroused. Ex-porn addicts report that porn created significant s3xual problems, specifically ED.
Changing Perceived Pleasure
The repeated act of watching porn may change a teenager’s perception of pleasure. This is called a “chemical bath.” In this condition, the brain will be unable to process the chemicals it needs at a certain level. The constant surge to bring pleasure disrupts the normal action of the central nervous system wherein pleasure is reduced so that a simple s3xual act is no longer satisfying.