ELSEWHERE: New Study Suggests ‘Porn Addiction’ Is a Smutty Fiction

Chicago’s RedEye reports on a recent UCLA study on porn addiction. While self-described porn addicts’ compulsions do resemble those of shopping, gambling, and tanning addicts, brain scans demonstrate an essential difference in psychic processes: Brains hooked on porn show clear neurological signs of evaluating and choosing when presented with smutty images; those signs vanish for cocaine addicts presented with their drug. Redeye suggest that porn addiction is not its own disease, but a symptom of deeper underlying issues. Read more here.

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