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    I once worked at a sperm bank, the food was terrible
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    Have our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today's Internet enticements? In a response to Philip Zimbardo's "The demise of guys?" TEDTalk, Gary Wilson discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the surprising reversal of those symptoms, and the science behind these 21st century phenomena.
    Gary is host of www.yourbrainonporn.com. The site arose in response to a growing demand for solid scientific information by heavy Internet erotica users experiencing perplexing, unexpected effects: escalation to more extreme material, concentration difficulties, sexual performance problems, radical changes in sexual tastes, social anxiety, irritability, inability to stop, and obsessive-compulsive symptoms.

    As a physiology teacher with a particular interest in the latest neuroscience discoveries, Gary was aware that their symptoms might be the result of addiction-related brain changes. Applying the website's concepts of brain plasticity, many former users have braved withdrawal, reversed their symptoms and restored normal sexual responsiveness.

    The site has been linked to from hundreds of threads in forums from over thirty countries, with posts numbering in the thousands. Gary blogs for "Psychology Today" and "The Good Men Project" on the extreme plasticity of adolescent brains, the evolutionary context for today's flood of novel cyber "mates," and the neurochemical reasons why superstimulating Internet delivery has unexpected effects on the brain.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
    http://yourbrainonporn.com/see-gary-...x-glasgow-2012

    tl;dr: in nature, guys did not get to "mate" with as many girls now (our brains do not differentiate between fapping to a pic and real sex). In order to handle all the ladies that the internet can give guys, the brain lowers erection time.
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  2. Post #2
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    Welp, I guess it's time to stop.
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  3. Post #3
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    fuck
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    thats ok we still have drugs
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  5. Post #5
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    Science will fix it, I know it will.
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    Children of Men makes so much more sense now...
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  7. Post #7
    Science will fix it, I know it will.

    AND


    You'll be fapping like it's the end of the world
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    August 2009
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    Porno is part of the conspiracy made by the viagra industry.
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    They say "TEDx" a lot.
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  10. Post #10
    ASK ME ABOUT MY BAKELITE FETISH
    Dennab
    April 2011
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    Well I guess that's it. Time to kill myself.
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  11. Post #11
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    AND


    You'll be fapping like it's the end of the world
    or you can watch the video where the guy explains that Viagra doesn't work for this because it's caused by a change in the brain, while ED is caused by physical problems in the dick.
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  12. Post #12
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    Not to mention that masturbating all the time really limits your sexual desire. Takes a full week to recover the jizz you blow in one load.
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    Not to mention that masturbating all the time really limits your sexual desire. Takes a full week to recover the jizz you blow in one load.
    My health class all through out school said 3 days. Source?
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    wasn't there a thread in GD a while ago about how much better you feel if you don't wank for like a week? kinda evidence for this isn't it?
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    Very enlightening actually
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    August 2010
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    while ED is caused by physical problems in the dick.
    I'm pretty sure there's a bunch of psychological reasons for ED too.
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    I'm pretty sure there's a bunch of psychological reasons for ED too.
    wiki'd it. you're right. the point is that viagra doesn't affect them.
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    I've been depressed and moody my entire life, what gives?
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    My health class all through out school said 3 days. Source?
    Well-known Danish sexologist

    I'll see if I can find another source at some point today, but I'll prefer not having to look through sperm related studies at work lol
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  20. Post #20
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    April 2012
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    I'm gonna do this, no more porn for me.

    I've done something like this before, it went pretty well, so here's to me.

  21. Post #21
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    August 2009
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    I've been depressed and moody my entire life, what gives?
    Chronic depression.
    Doctor, now.
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  22. Post #22
    ASK ME ABOUT MY BAKELITE FETISH
    Dennab
    April 2011
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    Wait, people aren't fapping more than they used to, just the means by which we do it have changed. It won't be children of men, don't worry.

    Related:

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    I call bullshit, ones body does not simply decide when enough women have been fertilized... in fact quite the opposite, the more... the better.
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    February 2007
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    wiki'd it. you're right. the point is that viagra doesn't affect them.
    All Viagra does is block a chemical put out by the brain that shortens the length of erections and opens up a few blood vessels in the process. It seems like porn induced ED would be right up its alley.

  25. Post #25
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    Personally I've never had a problem.
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    Not surprising this quickly rocketed to be FP's second most read topic, according to 'popular threads'
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  27. Post #27
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    This wont be a problem for facepunchers anyway
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  28. Post #28
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    I actually remember reading in a book of mine that lots of great artists actually hit the point in their career when they went celibate. They reached a whole new level of focus and creativity by abstaining from orgasm. Of course you don't have to go THAT far but I can see how stopping masturbation would help guys.
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    Not surprising this quickly rocketed to be FP's second most read topic, according to 'popular threads'
    Well pretty much everybody masturbates (or used to)
    So in a creepy way, it's something we all have in common.
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    Well pretty much everybody masturbates (or used to)
    So in a creepy way, it's something we all have in common.
    Facepunch members are coming together to read about an activity that they all participate in. Plus, I'm pretty sure the title caught a few people's eyes.
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    KEEP FAPPIN TILL THAT DICK DROPS

    WUWUBWUBWUBUWBWUB
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  33. Post #33
    MY LIFE AS I KNOW IT IS A LIE.

    OH GOD.

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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    so what?
    i just wanna get it done and get on with my life.
    without this activity my entire life would revolve around sex, there would semen shooting out of my eyes due to overload.
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  35. Post #35
    Dennab
    October 2010
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    I have thought about this. When you hear of people jerking off over 10 times a day to porno through the internet, I can't help but think it's not meant to be like that, and it sure as fuck isn't healthy.

    So, the less you fap the better? And it's true, try not fapping for a month and it IS better.
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    I have thought about this. When you hear of people jerking off over 10 times a day to porno through the internet, I can't help but think it's not meant to be like that, and it sure as fuck isn't healthy.

    So, the less you fap the better? And it's true, try not fapping for a month and it IS better.
    It's not about ditching fapping, it's about not overdoing it.
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    I have thought about this. When you hear of people jerking off over 10 times a day to porno through the internet, I can't help but think it's not meant to be like that, and it sure as fuck isn't healthy.

    So, the less you fap the better? And it's true, try not fapping for a month and it IS better.
    Fapping too much is bad. Fapping too little is bad.

    Holding back for a week makes fapping a lot better, although you come pretty fast.
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  38. Post #38
    The King Of Zing
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    September 2009
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    Goodbye porn folder
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    August 2009
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    Goodbye porn folder
    Time lock it, so it's only accessible in the weekends.
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    I'm pretty sure it's not anti-fap, it's anti-porn.
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