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Science Says Porn Makes Men Stupid LOL

Maria Bell
by Maria Bell Published on 30 May 2014
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There are plenty of alarmist theories about the effects of men's special relationship with pornography, but the news that scientists now believe 'porn makes men stupid' is possibly the best. Ever. A study by German researchers at the Max Plaink Institute for Human Development found that regular porn users have a smaller straitum than those who don't. No penis puns intended of course.

So how exactly does pornography make men stupid? Their research suggests that men who watch pornography generally have a smaller straitum.

They believe that the straitum - the part of the brain which processes ‘rewards and motivation’ - is damaged by pornography. The brains of men who also watch a lot of porn also have less grey matter - meaning their brains are physically smaller than those of men who do not have regular access to Single Moms XXX etc.

However, the study does have one major flaw. That out of the 64 men they asked (which is a pretty small number) from ages 21-45, they could not work out whether it was the X-rated material making the brain smaller, or whether men with a small striatum tend to watch it more regularly.

​Simone Kun, the leading female author of the study said: “Moreover we found that another brain region, that is also part of the striatum that is active when people see sexual stimuli, show less activation the more pornography participants consumed.”

Basically, what we're hearing? Idiots watch more porn. Fun.

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by Maria Bell

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