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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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