Porn, dopamine and autogynephilia

The truth about AUTOGYNEPHILIA

The Guardian has an article about how the brains of male porn addicts actually change in response to watching porn web sites. This article is also highly relevant in the context of autogynephiliac men, for a couple of reasons:

  1. It describes neural desensitization to dopamine, or in other words the way that in addiction, the brain develops a tolerance for things that used to make it feel good — thus requiring ever-higher levels of stimulation
  2. It describes the impact of the ever-more-extreme porn web sites on the brains of porn addicts.

Instead of (or in addition to) the porn references, think about this passage in the context of autogynephilic cross-dressing:

Until recently, scientists believed our brains were fixed, their circuits formed and finalised in childhood, or “hardwired”. Now we know the brain is “neuroplastic”, and not only can it change, but that it works by changing its structure…

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3 responses to “Porn, dopamine and autogynephilia

  1. @stchauvinism 🙂 Thank you.

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