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When high speed internet became widely available a few years ago, growing numbers of people began to worry that their porn use was running out of control. Far from preparing them for fulfilling relationships, viewing an endless stream of porn videos led to unexpected symptoms. Perhaps most surprisingly, for the first time in history erectile dysfunction was becoming a sign ...more
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Published August 25th 2014 by Commonwealth Publishing
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Leonidas Kaplan
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self" - Aristotle

What is the most fucked up drug ever to be peddled to all of mankind?

What is the one drug that is freely accessed, at almost any time, any where, by anyone?

How is it ravaging the male population, and what extreme symptoms are males experiencing from this drug?

What are the intense side-effects of getting off this drug?

All these questions are answered by the founder of You
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د.أمجد الجنباز
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
الكتاب يحكي عن الآثار السلبية الكارثية التي تترتب على مشاهدة الأفلام الإباحية. قمت بتلخيص محتواه في فيديو، الرابط: https://youtu.be/ozvDYasJNps
Samarth Agnihotri
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
•This book is the bible of nofappers.
•Porn like any other addiction is very harmful on your psychi, health, relationships and many other important aspects of your life.
•I have disdained porn 2 years ago, joined nofap group and successfully focused on my health and personal development and I can compensate with the ideas given in this book.
•This problem starts at adolescence and continues till 50 and more if you are a man washing away your happiness and health without your acknowledgement.
•Wi
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Froztwolf
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gary Wilson has for years been helping guys and girls that have problems related to consumption of pornography.

He has studied the research, interviewed people and created a ton of articles, videos and podcasts that he's posts for free on his website. If he's not the father of the "nofap" movement, he's at least the wise, helpful uncle you can turn to when you're too embarrassed with yourself to talk to anyone else.

This book is his masterpiece, where he draws together everything he has learned
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Celine
My interest in this book is mainly from a historical perspective: never before have humans had access to continuous streams of sexually stimulating content. Such a development is bound to change the way people express and experience their sexuality.

Your Brain on Porn offered plenty of fascinating information on what viewing copious amounts of internet porn does to the brain. Spoiler alert: it's not good. What I found especially refreshing is that the book takes no moral stance on whether pornog
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Matty Esco
Apr 05, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was brought to my attention by Louder with Crowder, an abrasive libertarian vodcaster who interviewed Gary Wilson about his book and website, all while trying to steer the conversation toward politics for some reason. It wound up a bit self-helpier than I anticipated (especially the latter half), but still interesting, especially since Wilson was spouting that same old "the internet is retarding our ability to interact with normal people!" chestnut, then backing it up with some (vaguel ...more
Lola White
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
يتحدث الكتاب عن إدمان جديد بدأ يستفحل بإطراد مقلق بين نسبة كبيرة من المراهقين و الشباب و حتى كبار السن و هو الإدمان على المواد الإباحية الجنسية بمختلف أنواعها من افلام و مقاطع قصيرة و صور و ادب بورنوغرافي و الإعلانات التي تستهدف الاستهلاك الجنسي.
يبين الكتاب بطريقة علمية كيف يتعامل و يتأثر الدماغ مع السيل المستمر و الغير المنقطع الذي يتعرض له من المحتويات الجنسية، و كيف يتأثر سلباً مع الوقت لدرجة تؤدي إلى حدوث اضطرابات نفسية مثل الاكتئاب و القلق و اليأس و العزلة، و اضطرابات صحية جسدية مثل الضعف و
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Sumit Bhatt
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eye opening book. It totally changes your view about how you watch porn and also teaches how it is causing harmful effect on your neuroplasticity and ruining the real life relationships etc. Gary Wilson has done a tremondaous job in collecting all the information and placing it in this amazing book.
Must read for everybody.
Amine
Jan 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
رغم المادة العلمية الغزيرة لكتاب''دماغك تحت تأثير الإباحية'' إلا أنه موجه بالدرجة الأولي للإنسان العادي وليس فقط لمرتادي المواد الإباحية بالإضافة إلى أنه ذو فائد جمة للأباء و المربين الحريصين على تربية النشئ
..لغة سهلة و مسيرة حتى للذي ليس عنده خلفية علمية
Bon Tom
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Soon as I realized this is direct tie-in with YBOP website, I was like ok, here we go... but this is surprisingly well elaborated material and good read. I still think there's something else going on than proposed, or something more. It has to do with the big O, always the big O... This possibility isn't mentioned in the book at all, except in the context of "edging", which leads to the O anyway and is supposed to be even worse.

Also, there's unavoidable interaction between person(ality) and the
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Akshay Cm
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From reading the 'Top All Time' subreddits-NoFap, gathering stories, materials, and motivations, Gary Wilson's book is the perfect finish for the aspiring fapstronaut (le me). The book gives a break from the you-will-get-super-powers, you-should-not-masturbate-and-wither-your-life-seed ideas in NoFap to concrete scientific proof and studies. The fact that porn addiction, especially over the internet, is not being taken seriously by the liberals and the science community is scary. The book is fil ...more
Stefani
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: psychology, 2015
This book is basically written for porn users. However, I should point out that neither my husband nor I are or were ever porn users (internet or otherwise). However, we are raising three children in the high-speed internet age (neither my husband nor I ever had high speed internet or an e-mail account until college). I bookmarked the podcast that Gary Wilson did with Rob Wolf months ago, and finally bought the book a few days ago. Despite the assumed audience, I found the book very enlightening ...more
Deyth Banger
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chance-deserve
"June 19, 2018 –
100.0% "This book will help you in improving... and how to deal with porn addiction."
June 1, 2018 – page 95
52.78% "Part 3 - Controlling"
June 1, 2018 – Shelved
June 1, 2018 – Started Reading"



- This book is what one porn addicted person needs to read
Bilal El Houdaigui
Wow!! it was very smooth read but I spent a lot of time making sure that what I've been reading is true, sadly it is.

I was shocked by the amount of negative affects of porn and how people aren't getting the danger of what they're involved into.

I think everyone should read it, especially parents and teenagers, they should see what's coming for them/their children!

The sad truth is that "Sex sells" as they say so it's inevitable to avoid sexual material, whether you're watching an add, a movie or e
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Osama Elbosili
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the_best
" دماغك تحت تأثير الإباحية "
تأليف Gray Wilson
ترجمة مى بدر


الكتاب من تأليف د. ويلسون وهو أستاذ جامعى متقاعد عمل فى منصب أستاذ مساعد فى جامعة ولاية جنوب أوريغون فى الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية وهو مختص فى علم الأعصاب.
بعد قراءة عشرات الكتب فى مجال تأثير الإباحية على الإنسان، أعتقد أن هذا الكتاب من أفضل ما كتب فى هذا المجال.


الكتاب من شخص أكاديمى من الدرجة الأولى بالإضافة إلى تجربته الشخصية فى علاج كثير من مدمنى الإباحية عبرة موقعة "your brain on porn "ولذلك فلا تتعجب من كثرة الاستشهاد بالابحاث العل
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Martin
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
A very good book on not just internet porn addiction but addiction in general. The stuff on how addiction changes the neural pathways in the brain was very enlightening and made me reconsider why people do "bad" things in the first place. The personal accounts of the many "users" also shed a light on an area of addiction research that has been previously neglected by professional scientists. Turns out the people that had suffered from internet porn addiction were much more aware of the pitfalls ...more
Saurabh
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What the book is about:
1. The central thesis is that the brain is plastic. It can go bad but the good news is that there is hope for recovery.
2. Shows that there are primitive reward pathways in the brain that can overshadow the rational ones.
3. Asserts that high-speed internet pornography is unique in terms of its potential consequences.
4. It deals with the effects from a neurological / neurochemical standpoint.
5. It calls for scientific research on effects of porn on social and sexual behaviou
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Mubarak Al-Hasan
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
قلما تجد من يتحدث وبهذا التفصيل المصحوب بالأدلة العلمية عن آثار إدمان الأفلام الإباحية
حتى وإن كان مصطلح (الإدمان) نفسه لا يطلق في الدوائر العلمية غالبا إلى على العقاقير، لكن لنعترف أن النتيجة النهائية واحدة لأي سلوك تقوم به ويؤثر على حياتك الخاصة والعامة !

كنت أقرأ الكتاب على مهل، لم؟ لأن الوعي بكيفية استجابة الدماغ البشري لهذه المؤثرات تحتاج إلى تمهل في القراءة وفهم متأن
هل فكرت مثلا أن الإدمان المستمر على هذه الأفلام له علاقة بفقدان الحماس والدافعية والتحفيز في حياتك ؟
أو بتأثيره السلبي المباشر ح
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Malik
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
كتاب أقل ما يقال عنه أنه ضرووورة ماسّة ملحّة وعاجلة لكل شخص يعيش على كوكب الارض!
الاباحية الجنسية هي أحد مسببات الادمان في السنوات الاخيرة, بسبب انتشار النت السريع عال الجودة ومواقع التيوب الاباحية! وهو ادمان سلوكي ذو أبعاد خطيرة جدا على الصحة الجنسية والنفسية والجسدية.
الكتاب يسلط الضوء على أضرار استهلاك الاباحية بناء على ابحاث علمية حديثة تدعمها شهادات أشخاص حقيقيين عانوا من إدمان الاباحية لسنوات..وهم الان بطور الاقلاع عنها .. وفيه يرون رحلتم المضنية في التعافي من إدمان الاباحية ويرون كذلك الت
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Qassem Ahmad
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
جاري ويلسون قد اصفه بالباحث عن الحقيقة على حسب فهمي لما كتب، لقد كان بارعا في صياغة مؤلفه من حيث الكيفية بأن كان الكتاب في معظمه محتوى علمي قد قدمه بشكل سلس
اضافة الي مشاركات من الجماهير التي وقعت في شرك هذه الإباحية السوداء
تحدث عن مدى التشابه الكبير بين الإباحية والتدخين ومدي الترويج لهما وعدم معرفة العواقب الي بعد فوات الامر
وقد وقفت عديدة حول الاثباتات العلمية لبعض الأوامر والنواهي الإسلامية كغض البصر مثلا ومدي تأثير ذلك على قوة الارادة والفص الجبهي
نهاية انصح بقراءة الكتا
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Kay
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Informative

This book was an interesting read on a professional and personal level. I often wondered what the consequences would be for young people and adults accessing porn at such a rapid pace. He really takes the reader through each step, from the wiring of the brain to positive solutions. It was interesting hearing from men and their personal experiences. The research seemed all current and up to date. I read this in under a day.
mikhayl
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
One of the greatest books I've ever read.
I’ve always thought that there is a connection between increasing number of homosexual people and digital pornography. And this is the book that reveals the truth. EVERY SINGLE PERSON on the Earth who uses the internet and know what porn is, HAS TO READ THIS BOOK. No discussion. This book is more enlightening than 99% of the new age books. I wish I read this 4 years ago.
Adam
An excellent book on the effects of internet pornography on the brain, particularly the very plastic adolescent brain. Years ahead of when these effects will become public knowledge, as the relevant studies are only just coming out. Very informative, the arguments and neuroscience basis are very convincing, not based on any moral 'right or wrong' debate. reddit.com/r/pornfree is a good place to learn more as well as his own website (/r/nofap is terrible).
Sameh Maher
هل مشاهدة الافلام الاباحية قد تفسد حياتك حرفيا؟؟
ما هى بيولوجيا الادمان؟
هل توجد دراسات عن مدمنين وتعافيهم؟
الكتاب جيد جدا ويستقى معلوماته من الخبرة العملية و من اراء المتعافين...
Danny
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating look at the effects of modern-day pornography (as distinct from earlier forms) on the brain, and an important account of a phenomenon that is damaging human relationships on an individual, societal, and indeed global level. While I do not think internet pornography should be banned on a federal level, I do not accept that watching internet pornography is a safe and healthy activity, and I worry that children as young as 12 and 13 are receiving their sexual educations from highly arti ...more
Ryan
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health, science
Aside from being somewhat repetitive in a few places, this is a solid book on the psychological and physiological effects of viewing what the author calls "high-speed porn." He uses that term to refer to hardcore videos that must be viewed with a high-speed Internet connection, and is in contrast to the static pictures in softcore magazines like Playboy.

The author makes no moral judgments about pornography, but simply observes that "high-speed porn" is having extremely negative effects on a huge
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Bassel
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
يتكلم غاري ويلسون بشكل علمي ومبسط للعامية مفهوم الأدمان السلوكي المصاحب لمشاهدة المرئيات الإباحية وتأثيرها المدمر على الدماغ البشري ، كما يضع آراء الكثير من الأشخاص أثناء الأدمان والتغير الكبير الذي حصل بعد تجربة "الريبوت" وتعني "إعادة التشغيل" بالعربية التي هدفها أن تعيد اكتشاف نفسك و شخصيتك دون وجود أي تأثير للمرئيات في حياتك وفائدة هذه العملية في عودة الدائرة العصبية للمكافأة في الدماغ إلى طبيعتها وزيادة حساسيتها واستجابتها للمؤثرات الحياتية

تحدث أيضاً عن الخطوات التي يجب عليك القيام بها أثناء
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Ahmad Hossam
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
"We are what we repeatedly do" - Aristotle

It is safe to say that the majority of this generation would learn a lot by books like these. Porn is the new tobacco. Few decades ago nobody suspected that cigarettes could harm their health, researchers and physicians dismissed these impacts altogether, and teens burnt through millions of smokes. Then truth came crashing.



The impacts of porn are reported a lot nowadays, but society turns the same deaf ear all over again. The rise of 'sexual positivity'

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Rubi
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Staying off porn really makes a difference! I thought it was impossible to quit porn to the point of contemplating castration and suicide. Here's one thing I actually didn't know that helped me out: People who view 'transsexual' porn do it because of all the stimulation, and even the producers admit that they make this fetish for a straight audience. My thoughts that I might have been bi/gay were more of an optical/psychological illusion."

"Ever heard of the Coolidge effect? It's a graphic examp
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Enis Kurban
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Undoubtfully, pornography is a significant problem among our generation or all ages, specially teen and young people. In this book, Gary Wilson refers about pornography, how can it affect the reward circuit, neuroplasticity, other people reports that includes addicts, had severe depression,anxiety, OCD, ADHD etc. and if they quit how these mental problems disappear, how they developed a lot of fetishes with today's overconsumption highspeed internet pornography. Read and see, if you are addict o ...more
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“A young psychiatrist, himself newly recovered from porn-induced sexual dysfunction,[182] pointed out that the internet porn phenomenon is only 10 or 15 years old, and way ahead of the research. He notes: Medical research works at a snail's pace. With luck we'll be addressing this in 20 or 30 years ... when half the male population is incapacitated. Drug companies can't sell any medications by someone quitting porn. We” 1 likes
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