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How Porn Changes Sexual Preferences: The Science

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If you’ve ever read a scientific study, you may have found that the experiment being conducted was done so on rats. This is because rats are similar to humans, and drugs may act the same way in humans as they do in rats. You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this given that this is an article on how pornography alters human sexual tastes…well, a study conducted on rats is very relevant to this topic.

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Research into whether or not the instinct of rats could be changed was conducted using what most people would determine as pretty gross methods! Female rats were sprayed with a liquid that was designed to smell exactly like a rotting corpse. When sprayed with this liquid and put into a cage with male rats, the desire to mate with the female rats was so powerful that it usurped the urge to avoid the smell of a rotting corpse. But it didn’t end there. Male rats were then put in cages with inanimate objects that were sprayed with the same ‘death spray’, and the results were exactly the same – they preferred objects that smelt like rotting corpses because they associated pleasure with the smell.

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Can Porn Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

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Erectile dysfunction – the medical condition characterised by the inability to get an erection or sustain one long enough during activity of a sexual nature – is a complex issue that has a plethora of causes, which includes but is not limited to body images issues, relationships, psychological problems and physical health conditions. In short, erectile dysfunction does not have a single cause that can be easily and readily identified.

 

But where does porn fit into this? Can porn really cause erectile dysfunction? In today’s article, we’ll examine the evidence and explore this controversial topic.

 

Porn and Erectile Dysfunction: What Does The Science Say?

 

If you’re looking for a quick and easy answer to the above question, then I’ll state now that it’s a well and truly mixed bag. Some research supports the link between pornography and erectile dysfunction, whereas other research does not. If you’re after a little more detail, read on and see the extent of research into this contentious subject.

 

Now, more than ever, younger and younger men are seeking help for erectile dysfunction, which has been blamed mainly on the desensitising effects of pornography – particularly of the hardcore variety.

 

The …