This isn't nutritionally based, more of a paleo lifestyle/sexual question, but I've been reading some recent articles about the effect of porn on the "modern" (male, specifically) mind.
Specifically this article, which begins with the following quote:
"To the extent that present day conditions are different from ancestral conditions, the ancestral genetic advice will be wrong" (Dawkins)
Anyway, long and short of their hypothesis (largely confirmed in my own experience): Porn is sort of a hyper stimulant that actually desensitizes you to normal attraction cues, can eventually lead to ED, greatly reduce drive and do a ton of undesirable other stuff. Not to mention it can be highly addictive and lead to dissatisfaction with current mates.
My question/s: -Anyone notice these sorts of negative effects? -Anyone intentionally STOP viewing pornography for this or other reasons?
I have zero moral/ethical qualms with pornography (as long as all performers are willing adults who aren't being exploited...in fact I've read a ton of very moving, sex positive defenses OF pornography by female porn stars who love their work). From a physiological standpoint, definitely see how it could be desensitizing to the savannah-brain, further seems like there is a gigantic emphasis on: 1) novelty 2)VISUAL stimulation--entraining these (very small) aspects of sex seems like it could definitely lead to desensitization. Thoughts??