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Why do many people young and old enjoy watching so much porn? Why is porn so addicitve?
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its addicting because they want to get "activated" and watching other people "doing it" is the shortest and easiest way to get an orgasm.
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Well, an interesting article is available right here on Scarleteen by Hanne Blank. Here's the link:

The issue with pornography is that it's a "touchy" issue. There are so many questions about the topic of pornography itself, (such as yours) but also more ethical questions about moral implications of porn.

Even in the family studies classes I've taken, the world of pornography has been discussed.

As per your questions, my personal response would be:
1. Simply, I think, the availability of it. Now with this wonderful thing called the internet.... well... porn isn't hard to find. (Sometimes even when you're not looking for it something will pop up that makes you say, "how does searching for glaicers end up in porn?" [Smile] )

Another reason could be because it is an easy way to stimulate yourself. Studies have shown that most men are especially sensitive to being aroused visually, and fantasize in visual means. (Therefore pornography helps with this) There are always exceptions to the rule of course, but that could most definitely be a reason.

2. As per the pornography being "addictive", there are various studies conducted on this concern. I'm not too sure of the numbers here of what qualifies as legitimate porn addiction, but I believe an addiction is sort of like a compulsion, where you can't quite function normally without it. (Like tobacco products, for example) What it is in pornography that is determined to be addictive I'm not quite sure of, if that is what you are asking.

OR, if you are asking more just why one "can't get enough of that wonderful, erm... pornography" I would again say that the fact of its easy-access-ness would contribute to that, so it's not as hard as having to go out to an adult movie store nowadays, and also because it really is everywhere in today's society, so we have become (at least partially) conditioned to it; from the internet to the side of buses, pornography is definitely around.

Hope that helps!

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What it is in pornography that is determined to be addictive I'm not quite sure of, if that is what you are asking.

As a practical point, porn can't be "addictive" in a literal sense.

In other words, the body doesn't become dependent on it, and someone won't experience physical withdrawal symptoms if they stop using it - unlike heroin or nicotine or caffeine.

However, people can certainly get compulsive about porn and psychologically dependent on it, just as people can get compulsive about pretty much any human activity in existence.

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