Your Brain on Porn

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SPECT (single-photon emission computerized tomography) brain scans of addictive pornography users are alarming. Even to the untrained eye, the brains of pornography addicts are visibly depleted, worse than even the brain scans of heroin addicts.

Even more alarming, the region of the brain most depleted by addictive pornography consumption is the prefrontal cortex, the region Dr. Lawrence V. Tucker says “makes you human.”

He says its your CEO and controls every other aspect of the brain. When you’re hooked on porn, your “CEO drops off” and you “don’t make good decisions.”

“It takes over the mind,” Dr. Tucker explains. And that’s a pretty scary thing. To learn more about the harms of pornography, visit this page.

The Conquer Series provides additional resources for men who wish to overcome a pornography addiction.

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Image Courtesy of Lawrence V. Tucker, M.D., PLLC, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and Appearing in the Conquer Series
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The Numbers

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NCOSE leads the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation with over 300 member organizations.

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has had over 100 policy victories since 2010. Each victory promotes human dignity above exploitation.

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NCOSE’s activism campaigns and victories have made headlines around the globe. Averaging 93 mentions per week by media outlets and shows such as Today, CNN, The New York Times, BBC News, USA Today, Fox News and more.

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