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Published: Tuesday, June 3 2014 5:45 a.m. MDT

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slcdenizen
Murray, UT

This is another misleading title. Based on the findings, it should read "Study finds porn seekers may have less gray matter than non-seekers, decreased reward capacity"

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

@slcdenizen

That's like arguing that an article titled "People who go outside sunburn more often" is misleading and should be "People who go outside are more likely to sustain cellular irregularities in the epidermis as a result of exposure to increased doses of ultraviolet light".

slcdenizen
Murray, UT

@Jamescmeyer

Nope, DN has a tendency to frame articles in a way to confirm readers' preconceptions. The study cited more concludes that certain types are drawn to porn, while others are not. The difference being linked to accessible gray matter. Obfuscating scientific findings to confirm ones' beliefs is dishonest and should be rebutted.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Try to watch ANY TV drama that doesn't have at least some soft-porn. Flipping through the channels on DISH Network can be dangerous. TV is garbage for the most part. Society has decided that sex on TV is ok now unlike the 1950's and 1960's. Porn destorys ambition, self esteme, and self control as well as a host of other things like marriage etc...

MapleDon
Springville, UT

Did the research show that, not only looking at porn, but spending time reading the Deseret News, listening to KSL Radio, or watching KSL TV robs an individual of time that could have been spent productively? Well, it's true.

RedWings
CLEARFIELD, UT

I am a recovering porn addict. Porn is every bit as destructive as alcohol, drugs, and other "chemical" dependencies. The pervasiveness of porn has led to the fact the the average age of first exposure in the US is 9 years old!!

Porn is not harmless fun. It changes the brain chemistry. There are many studies that confirm this. They don't make the headlines because porn is a $4 billion industry and the major networks all have a piece of it.

The fact is, people become desensitized to porn. Addicts come to need more hardcore material to get their "fix". Porn is a great destroying plague and we would do well as a society to grow up and get rid of it.

Azazael
Salt Lake City, UT

@slcdenizen

In the interest of rebutting obfuscation:

The article cites three different sources. David Ley's article and quotes were not part of the German study cited earlier. The article does not offer the conclusion of the German study.

The writer does seem to suggest that the German study implies causation. The article offers Ley's explanation of the correlation as an alternative. Ultimately the reason for the correlation is unresolved.

Though I do agree with your comments on confirmation bias.

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