Is there a real link between pornography and depression

Can Porn cause depression?

No. Porn does not cause depression directly; you can view Porn and be content and happy as well. Nevertheless, there is a link between the two. And it’s cyclical in nature.

Can depression cause increased Porn behavior?

People going through depression are likely to feel lonely and isolated. For some of them, watching Porn becomes a coping mechanism. This coping aid is seen more so in men than women.

The cycle

The problem happens when a person gets caught in this vicious cycle.

Impact on our brain

Watching porn releases a chemical in your brain called dopamine. Dopamine makes you feel good. Hence, in the initial times, you might feel good while watching Porn, and it seems like the best coping aid. The problem is, it’s not sustainable.

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