"It seems that online pornograpy use is not only one subtype of hypersexual disorder, but currently the most prevalent since it also frequently involves masturbation. Although this is difficult to accurately determine given the anonymity and accessibility factors that make pornography use today so pervasive, we can at least confirm that the patron of consumption for pornography has changed for roughly...More
Digital-Age Porn Addiction is a growing subcategory of sex addiction, not driven by unresolved early-life trauma, but by conditioned response. Typically, it starts with use at a young age, often before puberty. For for those using it, sexual expression does not move beyond the internet. Porn and sometimes other forms of non-intimate online sexuality are both sex education and sexual fulfillment. As a...More
Dopamine is the "wanting" neurochemical. Endorphin is the "liking" neurochemical. This means you don't have to like something in order to want it. Someone who struggles with an addiction continues to experience desire long after the experience is no longer pleasurable. This is why life's intense pleasures are less frequent and less sustained than life's intense desires.