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Porn Addiction May Not be Real After All

Know anyone addicted to porn? If it’s your man (or you, no judgement!), you’ll be relieved to know there’s hope out here. Porn addiction may not be real after all, according to science!

A new study says addiction to rated-xxx videos has nothing to do with the brain, and they’re definitely not in the same class as drugs!

Conducted by neuroscientists at UCLA, the group monitored brain activity of 122 men and women (some who could and could not control their porn-watching habits) who were shown a mix of non-sexual and sexual images. By using EEG technology, the researchers analyzed late positive potential (LPP) of the brain, which measures “the intensity of an emotional response.”

The LPP of the subjects decreased when they were shown sexual images. It was previously found LPP increased in cocaine addicts when images of cocaine were shown.

In an email to the Huffington Post, the study’s lead author, Dr. Nicole Prause, said, “The LPP is thought to show increased motivation for the cue of a person’s addiction. The fact that this looks the opposite in those who report problems managing their porn viewing habits make it different from every other claimed addiction.”

We’re going to go out on a limb here and theorize when people say they’re addicted to porn, what they’re trying to say is they really, really, really like it. It’s not like they’re Jocedi feenin’ for meth or coke. No shade to Jodeci!

The study’s findings also reveal being able to control an urge to watch porn is different from an addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling. Dr. Prause says people who label their obsession with porn as an addiction is harmful because it could lead to wasting their time, money and resources on pointless treatment.

“Some treatment providers claim to treat sex or porn addiction, but do not actually have any evidence that their treatments are effective,” said Dr. Prause. “I believe that my patients are paying for very expensive treatments that are unlikely to be helpful, and may be harmful.

Dr. Prause says, “Calling it an ‘addiction’ may be harming patients, so we should requite healthcare workers to provide treatments supported by research.”

It makes us wonder what all these treatment centers are really up to who claim to rehabilitate people with sex and porn addictions.

But, (big but here), if your man can’t pull away from porn clips he found online and he’s always asking you to watch and you’re not feeling it, do speak up about it. Or leave him alone!

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