Remember the old “Here’s your brain. Here’s your brain on drugs.” ads from the 80’s?
That’s what this reminds me of.
The awesome guys on the AsapSCIENCE YouTube channel put together a “sharpie short” on the science behind pornography and what it does to our brains. Keep in mind when you watch this video, that it wasn’t made from any kind of moral high-ground or religious foundation. It simply looks at the science behind pornography addiction.
The Science of Pornography Addiction
Pretty incredible isn’t it?
In no way shape or form should this be a means to feel any kind of condemnation. As we’ve outlined before, pornography in the Church is a cancerous problem today, so if you’ve fallen prey to pornography or it has you in its grasp, understand that you are not alone! Don’t let the silence of the masses tell you otherwise.
That being said, I’ve shared this video to establish an understanding of pornography addiction. Although tackling it from a spiritual side is essential, the raw, natural science of what goes on between your ears is important to know.
There’s Always Hope
Hopefully you made your way through the entire video and got to the good news. The good news is that if you are hooked to porn or have ever indulged in it in the past, be assured that by reversing the cycle and keeping away from it, you can reprogram yourself. Just as the scriptures tell us.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 12:2 (ESV)”
Like a computer, we can “reformat” ourselves and be made new! We can get upgraded to a new and improved OS—one that is pornography free!