Sunday, 13 July 2014

Obsessive?



From the BBC today:
The first study to investigate brain activity in "sex addicts" has uncovered remarkable similarities with people addicted to drugs.

There is some controversy about whether people can become addicted to sexual behaviours, including watching porn.

University of Cambridge researchers performed brain scans on 19 men watching pornographic videos.

They showed the same reward centres of the brain were activated as when addicts see their drug of choice.

Two of the men in the study had lost jobs through watching pornographic material at work.

Four of them say porn was a gateway drug to escort agencies and fetishes.

They were all obsessed with sexual thoughts and behaviour, but it is uncertain that they are "addicts" in the same way as a smoker is addicted to nicotine.

Some researchers argue their traits more closely resemble an impulse control or obsessive compulsive disorder.
This fascinating news prompts me to play the only appropriate song in the circumstances.

Here's the late, great Mr Robert Palmer and his ladies - Addicted to Love!



If you're going to be addicted to anything, it might as well be that.

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