‘The Demise of Guys’: How video games and porn are ruining a generation – CNN.com

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‘The Demise of Guys’: How video games and porn are ruining a generation – CNN.com.

“Every compulsive gambler, alcoholic or drug addict will tell you that they want increasingly more of a game or drink or drug in order to get the same quality of buzz.

Video game and porn addictions are different. They are “arousal addictions,” where the attraction is in the novelty, the variety or the surprise factor of the content. Sameness is soon habituated; newness heightens excitement. In traditional drug arousal, conversely, addicts want more of the same cocaine or heroin or favorite food.”

“A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that “regular porn users are more likely to report depression and poor physical health than nonusers are. … The reason is that porn may start a cycle of isolation. … Porn may become a substitute for healthy face-to-face interactions, social or sexual.””

Wow. In a secular news source, admitting this is a problem.  I’m impressed, but secretly devastated that the problem is so perverse that even CNN publicly acknowledges it.

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