Porn and video games are ruining the men of the world

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I stumbled across a really strange article this morning which basically states that free online porn and video games are rewiring the male brain of young adults and is causing them huge emotional trauma.

I found the theory to be very interesting as we’ve been bombarded by a select group of feminists recently who have been arguing that the video game scene is entirely male dominated and sexist against women and porn is degrading to women.

So to read about an academic study that is implying that the industries are actually both damaging men more than anything is quite bizarre.

“Now, with freely available pornography, which is unique in history, they are combining playing video games, and as a break, watching on average, two hours of pornography a week.”

“What I’m saying is – boys’ brains are becoming digitally rewired.”

He also mentioned the growing problem of a disputed phenomenon called ‘porn-induced erectile dysfunction’, or PIED: “Young boys who should be virile are now having a problem getting an erection.”

“You have this paradox – they’re watching exciting videos that should be turning them on, and they can’t get turned on.”

As with most studies this one isn’t without its detractors and an article from Psychology Today has already dismissed the link between porn consumption and erectile dysfunction. However the idea that porn and video games have become so good at providing pleasure which results in the consumers standard life being less than fulfilling is quite the scary concept.

We can’t ask for entertainment creators to make less exciting and interesting things but at the same time if we receive the majority of our excitement in life from a computer or TV there are surely bound to be negative aspects related to that. And for those who are less sure of themselves the idea that all video game characters are physically and intellectually superior to you and that all porn actors and actresses never reject you could cause some problems with normal social interaction.

This issue, if it truly exists, is only going to get worse with the expected influx in virtual reality gaming and interaction media. If you are being physically and emotionally satisfied by a digital experience is there really any use in attempting social interaction which often results in rejection?

Last Updated: May 11, 2015

Gavin Mannion

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