Why pornography is dangerous, both for viewers and performers
Gabriel C. C.
According to Covenant eyes, 2 milliion searches were made for porn.
Searches registered: 2015
Graphien: Writing or Recording of.
Pornography exposure risks
Every time you perform a task that your brain considers you should do more frequently
When does dopamine kick in?
Original purpose: Survival
Dopamine reward system (normal amount of dopamine)
How does it work
Performing a task is the first step for dopamine release
1: Perform a task
Neurotransmitter loads across the brain, which creates "pleasure" in the person´s brain
2: Reward: dopamine release
After being rewarded by dopamine, the brain will encourage the person to repeat the task in the future.
3: Aftermath: Motivation
Unhealthy dopamine process
How does it differ with normal amounts of dopamine
A task that used to be more difficult to perform brings higher dopamine release,.
#1: Perform a task
Higher amount of dopamine was released because the task could not be done frequently
#2: Load of dopamine release
Nowadays, pornography is in such a easy access that it can be viewed daily.
#3: Error: Task is easier to perform
High and frequent dopamine release might cause a compulsion
Person may experience urges or cravings
Will stop focusing on other aspects of life (Loss of motivation, because other activities don´t produce dopamine)
Brain gets used to high dopamine level input, leaving a sense of "void" (or depression)
Person will watch more twisted content, trying to fill the void
How neurological changes alter the person
Healthy young men
Young men that confessed porn addiction
Cambridge University test
what happens within the brain of someone used to viewing pornographic material
How performers feel about doing such type of content
Risks suffered from performers
"The California pornography industry is a destructive, drug infested, abusive and sexually diseased industry which causes severe negative secondary effects on female and male adult industry workers as well as the general public."
Most of the performers are young girls found in the streets with little to no money
Most of the pornography conent is produced in Chatsworth, California
The annual income produce by adult industries across the United States goes for 9 to 13 billion dollars
United States annual income
Performers can easily catch a Sexially Transmitted Disease
Suffer currently from Herpes
Suffer from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Used to have an STD
“The drugs we binged on were: Ecstasy, Cocaine, Marijuana, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and alcohol.”
Ex-pornstar Erin Moore admits:
"People do drugs because they can’t deal with the way they’re being treated.”
“Drugs are a major, major problem in my business. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to you. I can’t tell you the number of girls who have disappeared and dropped out of the business because of their drug problems"
A male performer posted in his blog in 2008:
Tanya Burleson says:
High dopamine demands= more violent content
Violence in pornography is not entirely to blame on the industry, as consumers respond positively to this
Alex Devine said that:
"I actually stopped the scene while it was being filmed because I was in too much pain.” .
On stage % Off stage
Producers might treat performers badly, as well as during scene recordings
Violence in pornography
88% of all the pornography includes some type of vioolence
Do you have any questions?
Remember that pornography should not be taken as something normal, it includes violence, compulsive behaviors and illegal substances abuse, as well as a loss in humanity spirit