In this video, Dr. Trish Leigh will give you two main steps to help you break the cycle of pornography use. Continue reading to learn how to heal your brain from pornography use.
What happens when you form a pornography watching habit?
Your brain becomes hijacked similar to a car being hijacked. Therefore, pornography is the hijacker and you may not even see it coming. Science shows that with continual pornography consumption, the more you watch the more you’re flooding your brain with neurochemicals at unnaturally high levels. Your brain is being fried from the inside out.
The reward center in your brain becomes desensitized. With continual porn consumption, your brain needs more stimulation to get the same high. So if you watch more and more porn, you’ll need more and more stimulation than the amount that you used to. It’s basically frying out the circuits in your brain. It is happening in very specific areas and then it’s happening between areas in terms of communication, which is called connectivity.
What are the main areas of your brain that are being dysregulated?
The main areas being dysregulated by porn use are the frontal cortex and the reward center. The prefrontal cortex is involved in judgment skills. So when it comes time to make the judgment call if you should watch porn or not, your brain can not make a good decision. The hijacker’s going to say “yes” because it wants more of a reward. Science shows after continual porn use, it needs more of a reward just to feel OK. So you must break that cycle in the brain to become free of the hold that porn use has on you. At the same time, it’s having implications in your life.
How to break the cycle?
Watch the video above to find out how you can use habit replacement to break free from porn use.
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