Porn Can ‘Shut Down’ Part of Your Brain

Dead BulbPorn, children, it’s just a click away / It’s just a click away … As Stephanie Pappas writes on LiveScience:

Watching pornography would seem to be a vision-intensive task. But new research finds that looking at erotic movies can actually quiet the part of the brain that processes visual stimuli.

Most of the time, watching movies or conducting any other visual task sends extra blood flow to this brain region. Not so when the movies are explicit, the researchers found. Instead, the brain seems to shunt blood — and therefore energy — elsewhere, perhaps to regions of the brain responsible for sexual arousal.

Turns out, the brain may not need to take in all the visual details of a sex scene, said study researcher Gert Holstege, a uroneurologist at the University of Groningen Medical Center in the Netherlands.

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  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Of course Porn shuts down a part of your brain, that’s the point of Porn and Masturbation .. it calms the MILF Hunter in us all.

  • samthor

    hmmm… suddenly my life makes sense now… 

  • Stalker

    Yeah, I think I have a pretty good idea of where that blood is going.

    • DeepCough

       “God gave you a brain and a penis–and only enough blood to run one at a time.”
      ~Robin Williams

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=651217112 Paul Stella

    Let’s look at other things that can shut down a part or most of your brain: Sex, War, Patriotism, Religion, etc…

  • Okarin

    atheist meditation

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