Healthcare professionals report growing numbers of psychiatric and neuro-developmental disorders in young people today. More and more research points to the impact of the compulsive interaction with the internet on mental health. This included not only online gaming and gambling, but internet pornography as well. Learn more about The Reward Foundation's workshops for healthcare professionals.
Pornography-driven health conditions particularly affect men. A recently published Review by Love et al. states
“Regarding Internet addiction, neuroscientific research supports the assumption that underlying neural processes are similar to substance addiction.”
The good news is that with a better understanding of how the brain changes in relation to experience, many people can recover.
In ‘Health’ The Reward Foundation introduces the many ways our health can be influenced by the use of the internet and particularly internet pornography. Consuming internet pornography can change the brain, alter the human body and lead people to develop problematic sexual behaviours including addiction. Put simply, pornography affects health.
- Balance and imbalance
- Mental Effects of Porn
- Physical Effects of Porn
- Porn and Sexually Transmitted Infections
- A Supernormal Stimulus
- Behavioural Addiction
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