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is it true that porn increases dopamine levels in your brain and that your dopamine receptors gets shut down after too much dopamine? just curious.ty

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Speculative: This is politics and ideology rather than science. I searched the database at the nih for the past 19 years and found a whopping four articles on erotica and dopamine. Naltrexone ends a porn obsession, parkinson's meds trigger a sexual obsession, there's more Dopamine metabolite after watching the stuff, cabergoilne affects sex. The rest is made up as far as i can tell. Put it away, it's stupid.

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