"Drug of the New Millenium"

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You may find these programs worthwhile for understanding "why porn isn't just like chocolate," and how escalation happens:

Part one

http://www.internetsafetypodcast.com/?p=25

Part two:
http://www.internetsafetypodcast.com/?p=26

We question whether users "bond," with porn. Rather, we think it's straight addiction, that is over-stimulation of the reward circuitry, that is the true culprit that hooks people.

Yes yes,

This is indeed an excellent podcast. Contrary to your belief, I did experience a kind of "bonding" with porn: for a brief moment, it really did feel like there was another person there and I was not alone. Of course I knew rationally that there was no one else there. But in terms of emotion, it felt like there was. In either case, I think we can agree that porn is horrendously addictive!

Chris