If someone wanted to relieve themselves sexually in the past, they may have had a magazine or a paper to look through. This probably would have meant that at least one person would have seen them buy it.

There is the chance that this was not something that bothered them, or it might not have fazed them. And once they were no longer interested in a magazine/paper, they would need to go through the whole process again.

It’s All Changed

Nowadays, someone no longer needs to go anywhere in order to find something to stimulate themselves with. The only thing that they need to have is a Smartphone, and this will open them up to more stimulation than they will ever need.

Here, they will be able to find millions of videos and pictures, and there will be no need for them to pay for any of it. Consequently, one will save a lot of money and there will be no need for them to feel ashamed.

Hidden

Ultimately, one will be able to watch something or to look at pictures no matter where they are. Of course, one could feel ashamed of what they are doing even if no one knows about it.

In this case it’s not as if they feel this way because another person knows what they are doing, but it could be due to what they have been told in the past. Perhaps one was brought up in an environment where masturbation was seen as a bad thing, for instance.

Stress Release

It has been said that masturbation can help someone to relax, and this is why ‘masturbation breaks’ have been suggested at work. In addition to this, it can release sexual tension and help someone to sleep better.

With this in mind, it could be said that there is no need for someone to feel bad about masturbating. However, there is naturally going to be a difference between doing this from time to time and doing it practically all the time.

Another Factor

Along with this, there is also the effect that pornography has on someone, and the effect it has can depend on how often they are exposed to it. When someone watches porn, it is likely to have a positive effect on them.

The reason for this is that dopamine is released, and this is the neurotransmitter responsible for reward and pleasure. This is going to cause them to feel good and if they feel this way when they watch it, they are going to come back for more.

Hooked

There is going to be the pleasure they receive through touching themselves and the boost they get through having a spike in their dopamine. It is then clear to why someone would become addicted to porn.

What started off as just a way for them to relieve themselves can end up taking over their whole life. One could also find that they need to constantly increase the amount of porn that they watch just to get the same hit.

The Law Of Diminishing Returns

This is due to the fact that their brain will adjust to what it is being exposed to, and this is then no different to any other addiction. If one is a man, they could find that they begin to lose their motivation.

It has been said that when a man ejaculates, it causes his testosterone to lower, and this is why it is often said that men shouldn’t ejaculate on a regular basis. One way of looking at this would be to say that this is a load of rubbish; another approach would be for a man to try it and to see what happens.

One Gender

And when it comes to porn, it might seem as though men are the only ones who watch it, but this is not the case. Recently, it has been found that there are plenty of women who watch it on a regular basis.

As a result of this, there will be the effect that porn has on a man and the effect that it has on a woman. On the one side, there will be effect that porn has on someone’s behaviour, and on the other, there will be the effect it has on their expectations.

Behaviour

If one is single, they can lose their interest in finding a real person to connect with; preferring to look to their phone instead. And if they are in a relationship, they could end up losing interest in their partner.

They may find that they are no longer turned on by them and that the kind of sex that they used to enjoy no longer does it for them. If they are a man, they may even struggle to get an erection when they are making love with their partner.

Expectations

Through watching a certain amount of porn, a woman can end up expecting a man to last forever, to give her an orgasm more or less straight away, and to have a massive penis. It is then not going to matter that what they are watching has very little, if any, basis in reality, as it will define her outlook.

A man, on the other hand, can end up having absolutely no idea about what a woman actually wants in the bedroom, and they can expect every woman to have the ‘perfect vagina’. Thus, due to what he has seen on a screen, he is going to expect things that can’t be delivered.

Conclusion

What this shows is that it is not possible for one to consume something on a regular basis without being effect by it. There are, of course, a number of reasons as to why someone would become addicted to porn.

This could show that someone finds it hard to handle their own emotions, or that they find it hard to connect to others. Either way, if this is something that is having a negative effect on their life it might be a good idea for them to reach out for external support.

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