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Desensitization, or a numbed pleasure response, has been shown to happen in cases of pornography consumption.
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(Martellozzo, Monaghan, Adler, Davidson, Leyva, & Horvath, 2016)
Of the adolescents who had been exposed to porn, 28% were first exposed by accident, 19% were unexpectedly shown pornography by someone else, and only 19% searched for it intentionally, according to research by the NSPCC.
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(Tylka, 2015; Owens, Behun, Manning, & Reid, 2012)
Porn consumption is associated with poorer body image.
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(Volkow, Koob, & McLellan, 2016)
Some experts have determined four major brain changes common to addicted brains—sensitization, desensitization, hypofrontality, and a malfunctioning stress system— all of which can be found in cases of pornography consumption.
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