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Watching too much porn shrinks menís brains and makes them stupid Ė apparently
Metro [UK] ^ | 29 May 2014 | Matt Payton

Posted on 05/30/2014 12:42:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Heavy use of pornographic material can make men stupid, apparently.

New research suggests that men’s brains shrink as a result of watching too much adult material.

German researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development found that men who watch a lot of porn tend to have smaller striatum.

The stratum is a region of the brain concerned with ‘rewards and motivation’ so the researchers believe watching porn damages their brain and makes them lazy.

There is a chicken and egg debate regarding these findings as to which came first, the smaller brains or the heavy usage of porn.

One conclusion is that less intelligent men love pornography.

Last year, a survey by the University of East London reported that 97% of boys and 80% of girls between the ages of 16 and 20 have watched porn.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: napl
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1 posted on 05/30/2014 12:42:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


2 posted on 05/30/2014 12:43:42 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Does anyone make think it makes people smarter?


3 posted on 05/30/2014 12:48:52 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows

haha. love it. :)


4 posted on 05/30/2014 12:50:54 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: nickcarraway
Does anyone make think it makes people smarter?

It makes one head bigger.

5 posted on 05/30/2014 12:54:07 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GOP Poet

6 posted on 05/30/2014 12:54:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Pelham; Black Agnes

It amuses me how folks when it suits them point to larger brain size in some humans or mammals as indicative of likely advanced capabilities ...

When its pointed out the markedly smaller sized brains of tropical Africans
Or some Amerindians or jungle Asians and Aboriginals

Then its not important....

It kills me...

Usual refrain.....Einstein had a tiny brain...etc


7 posted on 05/30/2014 12:58:27 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wardaddy

It isn’t how big it is, it’s how you use it. (Your brain, that is.)


8 posted on 05/30/2014 1:07:14 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dude....wait...what?


9 posted on 05/30/2014 1:40:33 AM PDT by 22202NOVA (This Space For Rent. Offers accepted.)
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10 posted on 05/30/2014 1:43:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Porn makes what smaller? I don’t believe what this....uh....what is this article about again?


11 posted on 05/30/2014 2:12:37 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: wardaddy

Average female brain is quite a bit smaller than the average male brain.

Just saying.


12 posted on 05/30/2014 3:15:18 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Slings and Arrows

Satan’s second best trick, after convincing the world he didn’t exist, was getting it to call porn “adult entertainment”.


13 posted on 05/30/2014 3:16:06 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC

His third-best was bubble packaging.


14 posted on 05/30/2014 4:14:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

> Porn makes what smaller? I don’t believe what
this....uh....what is this article about again?

Errr...ummm...hey, boobs!


15 posted on 05/30/2014 4:17:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Fourth best is whatever that clear plastic packaging is made of. That stuff is nearly indestructible, suitable for body armor, and has led to more frustration than all the pornos put together.


16 posted on 05/30/2014 4:43:23 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This article sounds like man-hating feminist bull to me.


17 posted on 05/30/2014 4:56:47 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Watching too much porn shrinks men’s brains and makes them stupid" ************************************************************************************************************************ This kind of stupid comes to mind. beavis butthead photo: Beavis & Butthead couch_1024x768.gif
18 posted on 05/30/2014 5:19:13 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Personally, I don’t believe watching porn can... uh...

oh... what was I saying?


19 posted on 05/30/2014 5:47:49 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Slings and Arrows

OT Slings..but just heard on TV that results of an extensive study prove cat lovers are smarter than dog lovers. LOL


20 posted on 05/30/2014 6:22:57 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Let’s assume the researchers chose this area to study because they had some previous experience with, and exceptional interest in, the phenomenon they chose to study. Let’s assume, as well, that someone among the lead researchers had to understand the subject matter well enough to lead a discussion about the choice of material the study subjects were to watch, and then review the material in detail to make sure it met strict research criteria. (Only such a prospective study, BTW, would be likely to prove causality, not mere correlation.)

If so, we can assume that these researchers had shrunken striatum as well, and that their research, therefore, must have been conducted by men who were stupid.


21 posted on 05/30/2014 7:04:44 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
When on the Free Republic recent comments sidebar, this article shows as:

Watching too much porn shrinks men’s

Panicked, I clicked on the link, only to find it is the BRAIN that is shrunk.

I have no use for my brain, so, I am relieved.

22 posted on 05/30/2014 7:08:05 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Really? I’d say bottle service.


23 posted on 05/30/2014 7:43:08 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hey I recognize that kitty. It’s Lazamacat!


24 posted on 05/30/2014 9:21:07 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Sherman Logan

Yep

And as long as we have had IQ Tests women have scored lower than men on average

Though just this year some journalists claim that is no longer true

Its not just brain size.

Any “given” in the animal kingdom considered a determinant in humans which offends modern notions about race or gender or culture will be ignored or considered inapplicable

By the very same folks who consider all aspects of evolution to be the gospel

Pick and choose science


25 posted on 05/30/2014 10:17:48 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Virtual Bubble Wrap
26 posted on 05/30/2014 10:21:07 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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To: wardaddy
So watch porn; become like females.

Look out feminists, there is another study to get your briefs or boxers in a wad.
27 posted on 05/30/2014 10:23:03 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi

I prefer to watch females.

Porn is better than nothing for frustrated guys but a poor substitute

And indicates a voracity inherent in felines....which in reality is elusive

Probably how most women feel who watch porn actors and then glance at hubby’s Willie..lol


28 posted on 05/30/2014 10:33:24 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wardaddy

AFAIK, male and female IQ has always showed a very nearly identical average.

However, males have a shorter and wider bell curve. IOW, there are many more male geniuses and idiots, while females are more often average.

If you have evidence to the contrary, I’d like to see it.


29 posted on 05/30/2014 10:40:13 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Read Richard Lynn’s finding....yes....what you say is true but he finds 5 point difference in the mean

Its easy to Google

But let’s be honest...like other hot topics...science will rarely touch this sort of stuff except to refute it

Like now....they alter IQ tests and women do better....so now its a fact women are smarter....cause it suits them

I just like to go on facts...whether they suit me or not

In fact...empirical observation is a pillar of conservatism...not wishful thinking to suit this illusory era of humanity we live in

My original note was the hypocrisy over brain size...in relation to body

Scientists discount that in humans but not animals

Its dishonest


30 posted on 05/30/2014 12:09:12 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wardaddy
Its dishonest.

Not if there is actual evidence that brain size in humans is not directly related to intelligence. That is possible, but I haven't seen actual evidence to that effect.

31 posted on 05/30/2014 1:00:55 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: patriot08
OT Slings..but just heard on TV that results of an extensive study prove cat lovers are smarter than dog lovers. LOL

Do porn-watching cat lovers break even?

32 posted on 05/30/2014 1:35:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dagogo redux
If so, we can assume that these researchers had shrunken striatum as well, and that their research, therefore, must have been conducted by men who were stupid.

Quite a bit of research is. Women too.

33 posted on 05/30/2014 1:36:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lazamataz

I figured you were their test subject.


34 posted on 05/30/2014 1:36:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Enterprise; Lazamataz
Hey I recognize that kitty. It’s Lazamacat!

You're outed, dude.

35 posted on 05/30/2014 1:37:35 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: wardaddy
And indicates a voracity inherent in felines....which in reality is elusive

Never seen a cat in heat, have you?

36 posted on 05/30/2014 1:39:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Leave it to Slings to come up with such a clever reply. LOL


37 posted on 05/31/2014 1:56:48 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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38 posted on 05/31/2014 2:28:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Slings, don’t you ever sleep either? :)


39 posted on 05/31/2014 2:33:44 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

Of course - during class.


40 posted on 05/31/2014 3:07:55 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL..
That’s our S&A.


41 posted on 05/31/2014 3:40:59 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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