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Pornography as addiction[edit]

I was recently alerted to this study:

Neuroscience of Internet Pornography Addiction: A Review and Update.

And this book:

We should incorporate these results. Cømяade FυzzчCαтPøтαтø (talk/stalk) 02:38, 3 December 2017 (UTC)


I think this quote should be removed: "Look, if posing naked were empowering, then the rich men who run the world would be lining up for it. We would be awash in naked dick shots of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates and Barack Obama; magazines would be filled with male politicians and financiers and moguls with their bits hanging out. Softly lit, perhaps; head coyly tilted, bunny tail on the ass. Power."

It's a gross oversimplification. If I thought for a hot second that I could make women lose their damn minds by posing naked for magazines or wearing revealing clothing, you better believe I would, and I would absolutely consider it power. When you have something people want, that is power. The fact is, women and men have different reactions. We can deconstruct why, but I think we can all agree it's so. And the naked fact (sorry, couldn't resist) is, when society tries to stop you from expressing your sexuality and shames you if they fail, expressing your sexuality is an act of rebellion. You claim power over your body and what you do with it. It's not necessarily power over other people, but it is power over yourself. Your choices.

I trust I've made my point. The quote above isn't the mic-drop moment the person who wrote it imagines it is. --ShorinBJ (talk) 00:29, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

Viewing Sexual Stimuli Associated with Greater Sexual Responsiveness, Not Erectile Dysfunction article[edit]

Concluding that there is no link between pornography and ED just because there is an article with a sample size of 280 is absurd , with such a low sample size you can prove that alcohol,nicotine,heroine is not addictive.Also Nicole Prause is highly biased in her opinions as you can see from different interviews she has. When you make a statement like this: "and contrary to some internet initiatives, pornography consumption is not associated with sexual dysfunction" it is absurd to mention only one study

There is a high amount of newspaper articles of well-known urologists who report higher numbers of young patients with ED problem , like this

I think would be unbiased also to mention that WHO ICD-11 includes compulsive sexual behaviour (which includes porn compulsion,not addiction),while using the addiction model for pornography is still under debate .Also you can define the difference between compulsion and addiction to be more clear. — Unsigned, by: BKmarian / talk / contribs

That's a valid criticism. I'll update the page. Bongolian (talk) 17:15, 15 April 2020 (UTC)

Rule 34[edit]

As floppy discs are probably rather hard to find nowadays would memory sticks work better?

Some mention of fanfic (see assorted websites: all tastes from vanilla to 'what the XXXX is that?') Anna Livia (talk) 20:11, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

Pornography-induced Erectile Dysfunction[edit]

I think this actually is sort of a thing. If there are only ugly people available, that's who you bump uglies with. If you see more attractive people, you are less likely to be interested in ugly people. This is in part why, after a decade in prison most straight men will experiment, even if they normally would have absolutely no desire for men if there were women around. Porn has a similar effect; you can become spoiled with images of beautiful women to the point where more normal or homely women simply cease to be of interest. But there is another condition from porn, specifically, masturbation. Masturbation is physically different from sex, enough so that the body can become so unused to sex itself that normal orgasm becomes impossible. It can be fixed of course, but it may be worth mentioning. CoryUsar (talk) 05:39, 17 January 2021 (UTC)