Speaker 1:                           00:06                     [inaudible]

Speaker 2:                           00:07                     multiple rat experiments through the years have helped us understand the effects of dopamine as it relates to addictions. Dopamine is the pleasure chemical that the attic is trying to boost through is addictive substance. Dopamine doesn’t satiate like food or sex, so the attic experiences the good feeling without being satisfied or made fool. He chases the high for the sake of the high. Rats have shown that they are willing to walk across an electrified grid to get a burst of dopamine. This is something that even a starving rat is unwilling to do for food. We sometimes see the same kind of recklessness in porn or sex addicts who risk greatly and endure much personal pain for the sake of the sexual high. By giving certain drugs to rats and monitoring their responses, scientists have been able to estimate the amount of dopamine that certain stimuli and drugs produce in their brain.

Speaker 2:                           01:03                     This is the amount of dopamine that the rat’s brain produces when it is fed on an empty stomach. Here’s the burst of dopamine. The rat gets with sex. The following graph shows four different drugs that were given to rats and the explosive impact they each had on dopamine production. The researchers took this information and estimated the amount of dopamine these substances produce in the human brain. You can see that eating food on an empty stomach gives a person a nice bump of dopamine, nicotine, and morphine given it’d even bigger burst, but nothing compares to the dopamine production caused by cocaine and amphetamines. No wonder meth is so addictive. It is literally off the charts. Sex is estimated to be in this range. Sex is by far the highest natural producer of dopamine. All porn, which is at about the same level, has a potential for extending dopamine high for a natural links of time.

Speaker 2:                           02:01                     There are three substances listed here that artificially raise the level of dopamine beyond their natural limits. Cocaine, amphetamines, and pornography. When dopamine, which is fired between synapses, is raised to unnatural levels, the brain can stop producing as much dopamine over time, which means the attic will need more of the substance to get the same dopamine burst. The other response, the brain has to unnatural levels of dopamine is reducing the number of dopamine receptors. Either way, there’s less of a dopamine high. The result for the porn addict is that he builds a tolerance. It needs more porn or harder versions of it to get the same. Hi. This is also why many addicts have more depression because they are changing their brain so that normal levels of dopamine are absorbed less and the result is that everyday pleasures aren’t quite as pleasurable anymore. Notice that the researcher estimates that porn is slightly higher than sex and causing dopamine production.

Speaker 2:                           03:01                     Other researchers suggest that dopamine output for sex is actually higher than that of porn, but a porn addicts ability to enjoy sex has a ceiling on it because he has trained himself to prefer pornography. As an example, the porn addicts ability to enjoy real sex may be limited to 200 but because he has conditioned himself to porn, he can enjoy that. At the two 30 level porn addicts have trained themselves to prefer pornography, which has diminished their ability to enjoy real sex. Notice from the graph. How long the high from pornography can last. As we discussed earlier, high speed internet has given porn addicts the ability to keep clicking to new images, which keeps the dopamine burst steady, the dips and the dopamine, or when the porn addict starts growing bored of the image and by clicking to a new image or video, he gets another shot of dopamine.

Speaker 2:                           03:53                     No other addictive substance has this kind of unnatural duration near its peak. No wonder it’s addictive when someone can click for hours and sustain their high like the following porn user. Now with high speed even to smart phones, it has made me continuously watch more and more into higher resolutions is sometimes becomes a whole day affair. These extended sessions are wiring the brain to images for hours at a time and that makes an indelible impact on your sexual taste. As we discussed, the most common dysfunctions that result our ed. Loss of interest in normal sex or the inability to climax with sex sustaining a dopamine high for hours is a new phenomenon that hasn’t existed before, but is now possible because of today’s porn. The ability to click from scene to scene rewards the user for moving on to new naked bodies. The Bible teaches that sex is something God has created to be thoroughly enjoyed within marriage.

Speaker 2:                           04:54                     Pornography is training men to prefer multiple women and to move on with a click when they get bored with one. Think about the impact on marriages for the generation of boys trained by porn to continually pursue new sexual partners. Currently, over half of the divorces in the U S are attributed to one party having an obsessive interest in pornography. As I mentioned before, couples who watch porn are 318% more likely to cheat on their spouse. The pornified brains of young men have rewarded them for years for moving on from one naked woman to the next, so it is difficult to stop once they’re married. The ramifications of this are huge, especially when you consider the unique vulnerabilities of the young moldable mind.

Speaker 1:                           05:49                     [inaudible].

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