Research published in the journal Biological Psychology has found that watching ‘blue movies’ does not elicit the same response in the brain as other addictive substances.
According to Prause, ‘The findings provide clear evidence that p0rn does not look like other addictions
122 men and women were examine – 55 of whom said they had a problem with p0rn0graphy.
The volunteers were shown images that were categorised as pleasant, neutral and unpleasant.
Half of the pleasant photos were erotic.
Researchers found that ‘p0rn addicts’ showed a lower, not higher, preference for sexually explicit images.
‘The size of the “late positive potential” reflects the intensity of an emotional response,’ added co-author Dean Sabatinelli, associate professor at the University of Georgia.