Videos are a quick way to access the basic science about the harms of viewing internet porn.
Here are some we recommend. We promise that they do not contain any porn!
The Demise of Guys
The Stanford University psychologist Philip Zimbardo has been a big influence on thinking about the influences making boys less successful at school. In ‘The Demise of Guys‘ he asks why the performance of boys seems to be declining in the modern world. (Running time 4:43)
The Great Porn Experiment
In 2012 Gary Wilson responded to Philip Zimbardo’s challenge with ‘The Great Porn Experiment‘ by setting out the evidence of heavy consumption of internet pornography as one of the likely causes of the general decline in the performance of boys. Gary Wilson’s appearance at TEDx Glasgow was at the invitation of Mary Sharpe, now The Reward Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer. ‘The Great Porn Experiment’ has now been viewed on YouTube over 7 million times and has been translated into 18 languages. (Running time 16:28)
The Science of Pornography Addiction
asapSCIENCE have created this really accessible storyboard. ‘The Science of Pornography Addiction‘ is a clear summary of the how and why pornography can be addictive. (Running time 3:07)
The Pleasure Trap
A great TEDx talk looking at the underpinning science of porn addiction is Douglas Lisle’s ‘The Pleasure Trap‘. (Running time 17:10)
A Cup of Tea
Want to know about consent and sex? When does ‘No’ mean ‘NO!’ Find out with ‘A Cup of Tea‘ (clean version, Running time 2:50)
Want to see more?
A great place to look is ‘yourbrainonporn.com‘ where Gary Wilson has assembled an excellent set of links to more helpful videos about the science of porn addiction.