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.

About Martyn Jones

Martyn Jones is a Chicago-area writer with abiding interests in phenomenology, reformed theology, and contemporary fiction. Since graduating from Wheaton College in 2010, he has worked for Apple, written for Groupon, and received his M.A. in philosophy from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Marty writes sporadically for supercurriculum.blogspot.com, and you can follow him on Twitter: @martynwendell.


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