Are your children addicted to Internet pornography?

A child using a computer

Many children may be addicted to Internet pornography. The psychology of Internet porn addiction is discussed by Gary Wilson on his excellent website, YourBrainOnPorn.com.

 

Your Brain on Porn

Your Brain on Porn

[Update. August 2014. Gary Wilson’s new book on pornography addiction is now out! See the cover to the left.]

 

Today I heard a troubling discussion of the phenomenon of Internet pornography addiction amongst youngsters. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this may be widespread. In the public interest I have converted the relevant part of the BBC Radio 4 programme (Broadcasting House) into an mp3 and => made it available to you <=. I hope this won’t upset the BBC!

BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House webpage

BBC Radio 4 Broadcasting House discussed the phenomenon of Internet pornography addiction amongst children.

Once you have listened to it, I suggest you visit Gary Wilson’s excellent website, YourBrainOnPorn.com to learn more about the prevalence, psychology and brain chemistry of Internet pornography addiction, a phenomenon which may well be a major contribution to the popularity of Viagra and Cialis: needing increasingly “harder” sights to turn them on, porn addicts may no longer be aroused by “ordinary” sex.  And here’s an interesting article on Wired.com.

Screenshot from YourBrainOnPorn.com

Click on this picture to visit Gary Wilson’s fascinating website on the phenomenon of Internet pornography addiction: YourBrainOnPorn.com.

Incidentally, this is one of the few forms of addiction not specifically mentioned in Bruce K. Alexander’s terrific book on addictions and their causation.

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6 Responses to Are your children addicted to Internet pornography?

  1. philosophe22 says:

    Great piece Eric. Any chance you could find this program and post it? This is all I know about it:

    “Interestingly there was a TV programme on BBC 3 a UK TV channel that mentioned sex addictions and the effect of dopamine. It too mentioned a 90 day abstinence period so the information is getting out there. “

  2. We parents cannot monitor all of this. Even an adult who get hooked by this porn sites can easily addicted by this, it happen to me before, I cannot even sleep early without watching porn on the net, almost broke my marriage. If I did not seek help on the site greatnessahead.com maybe I already ruin my life.

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