Corporate Sexual Harassment Training17th December 2017
Must Read: Your Brain on Porn27th November 2017
Adolescent Health Conference21st November 2017
Hollywood, Addiction and Pornography Research13th November 2017
The Reward Foundation is a pioneering educational charity that looks at the science behind sex and love relationships. The brain’s reward system evolved to drive us to natural rewards such as food, bonding and sex to promote our survival.It does this by providing surges of pleasure neurochemicals when we seek out such activities.
Today technology has produced ‘supernormal’ versions of those natural rewards in the form of junk food, social media and internet pornography. They are super enticing to our sensitive brains. We have not evolved to cope with the overstimulation this has caused. Society is experiencing an explosion of behaviourial disorders and addictions that threaten our wellbeing, development and relationships.
At the Reward Foundation we focus in particular on the research showing the impacts of bingeing on internet pornography. We look at the effects on health, relationships, attainment and criminality. We aim to make the supporting research accessible to non-scientists so that everyone can make informed choices about the use of internet pornography. We are not anti-porn. However we do report on the benefits of quitting porn based on research and self reports. We offer guidance on preventing and building resilience to, stress and compulsive sexual behaviour.