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Pornography addiction can damage relationships. Some signs may include spending a lot of time on the internet, becoming disinterested in sex, needing more stimulation before becoming aroused or even becoming more demanding of partners with unrealistic expectations. 

Researchers warn that watching porn could have an adverse effect on the brain. Watching pornography results in the brain releasing the chemical dopamine, which is responsible for pleasure and reward. However, continually causing dopamine to be released into the body can mean that the brain becomes tolerant to the effects. So the more porn a person watches, the less likely they are to experience the same 'high.' This means that they may begin to watch more and more porn to get the same effects or  start watching graphic porn. 

Porn addiction tends to be associated with men, but women are also increasingly getting addicted to porn.  It is important to seek professional help such as counselling.  
 
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