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BASIC: The Drugs

There are 5 major drugs that are behind porn addiction:

  • Dopamine:

  • Highly addictive

  • Craves novelty

  • Progresses towards the explicit, taboo, and violent

  • Testosterone:

  • Determines your sex drive

  • Released while you watch porn

  • Norepinephrine:

  • Adrenaline

  • Heightened state of awareness

  • Increases memories while under its effects

  • Oxytocin:

  • Cuddle drug

  • The feeling of being in love

  • Can make you feel deep levels of connectedness to porn actors

  • Serotonin:

  • Increases levels of calmness

  • Becomes a problem when you need porn to feel calm or normal

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