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December 19, 2017

Your Brain on Porn

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

Katherine Blakeman

Katherine Blakeman

Director of Communications

Katherine Blakeman joined the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) as Director of Communications in August of 2017.  She works to foster a community of people who want to restore human dignity and end sexual exploitation through traditional press outreach, digital media, and email marketing.  She has testified before the Maryland House of Delegates on the public health harms of pornography.

Katherine has appeared on, or been quoted in, several outlets including LifeSiteNews, NewsBusters, American Family News, EWTN Radio, Relevant Radio, Cosmo, Elle, Deseret News, the Daily Signal, the Daily Caller, NPR, HLN, and Fox News. She has been featured on Matt Fradd’s Love People, Use Things podcast, as well as the North Carolina Family Policy Council’s radio show Family Policy Matters. She writes a column for Townhall.com.  

Prior to joining NCOSE, Katherine served as Communications Director for two members of Congress and as the Communications Deputy at Heritage Action for America, where she blogged, conducted social media outreach, and joined radio shows across the country to discuss the organization’s priorities and goals.

Katherine participated in the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute fellowship at the United Nations Youth Conference in July of 2011, which sparked in her a passion for human rights issues and for speaking out for those living in poverty or a cycle of exploitation, particularly those who suffer from sexual exploitation. She is a graduate of Ave Maria University in Florida.  

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