UCLA Study Counters Theory of 'Porn Addiction'

LOS ANGELES — A recent study by neuroscientists at UCLA suggests that so-called "porn addiction" could be a myth.

According to an article on HuffingtonPost.com, the study found that when people are shown erotic images, the brain's normal addiction reactions are reversed.  

"In the brain, porn 'addiction' looks the opposite of addictions like cocaine, smoking cigarettes and gambling — and therefore should be treated with different therapies," HuffPost reported.

"Typically, addicts show increased brain reactions to the object of addiction. However, the new findings, which were published this week in the journal Biological Psychology, showed that people who struggled with excessive pornography consumption had decreased brain reactions when viewing porn."

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