Males like looking at pornography – a seemingly pleasurable experience. Naked women are interesting and arousing. When they see sexual images it stimulates sexual arousal. When there is a male performer in the scene the viewer can vicariously participate in the sexual act. If self-arousal is used while viewing pornography a neurological pathway is set in place. The images, resulting stimulation to arousal, followed by masturbation and ejaculation are all part of the same thing.

This is the foundation of how pornography addiction and sexual compulsion is created.

Testosterone Travels

Responses to pornography flow through the same neurological viaducts as our feelings of love, longing, need and romance are experienced. Hormones and neurotransmitters, especially in men, play a crucial role. The male hormon testosterone plays a key role in sexual interest and motivation. An adult male produces 40-60 times more testosterone than a female and this is what gives men masculine traits – from aggression to dominance. Testosterone also increases the size of many male organs such as lungs, heart and liver.

Brain Prep

Testosterone is released into the bloodstream throughout the day, but increases when the brain picks up sexual cues. Testosterone prepares the brain which signals the testes that sexual stimulation is happening, and to get ready to produce more. The stimulation can be real life, images or sexual fantasy.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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