A study at Utah State University reveals that constant porn viewers don’t change their mental state. Instead, it comes down to controlling one’s porn consumption and the results are interesting: the more they try to control their urge for sex or porn (mainly from moral or religious reasons), the more likely they were to consider their own pornography use a problem. Indeed, it might actually strengthen the urge for it and exacerbate sexual problems. The effects of pornography—positive or negative—have little to do with the medium itself and everything to do with the person viewing it.
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I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project.
Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.