Are You Addicted To Porn? Take This Five-Minute Test To Find Out!

According to stats presented by the “famous” porn website Pornhub, over 4.6 billion hours worth online pornography was watched on their site alone in 2016, which equals 12.5 videos for every person on Earth!

Researchers got hold of this data, and they revealed that over four percent users around the world are actually addicted to watching porn.

Are you part of this legion of heroes?

You very well might be, as 4 percent of 7 billion world population equals millions of people! So the psychologists from Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary have devised a five-minute test for you to find out whether you have a rather ‘problematic’ relationship with online pornography.

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The test includes questions about the importance of porn in a person’s life, and their feelings if they were forced not to watch it.

Pic Credits: scientific American

The researchers say in their research paper,

‘We identified an optimal cutoff to distinguish between problematic and nonproblematic pornography users. The PPCS is a multidimensional scale of problematic pornography use with a strong theoretical basis that also has strong psychometric properties in terms of factor structure and reliability.’

Take This 5 Minute Porn Addiction Test:

Answer the 17 questions below, rating them by how much you feel they apply to you from 1 to 7, where:1 = never, 2 = rarely, 3 = occasionally, 4 = sometimes, 5 = often, 6 = very often, 7 = all the time.

1. I felt that porn is an important part of my life.

2. I used porn to restore the tranquillity of my feelings.

3. I felt porn caused problems in my sexual life

4. I felt that I had to watch more and more porn for satisfaction.

5. I unsuccessfully tried to reduce the amount of porn I watch.

6. I became stressed when something prevented me from watching porn.

7. I thought about how good it would be to watch porn.

8. Watching porn got rid of my negative feelings.

9. Watching porn prevented me from bringing out the best in me.

10. I felt that I needed more and more porn in order to satisfy my needs.

11. When I vowed not to watch porn any more, I could only do it for a short period of time.

12. I became agitated when I was unable to watch porn.

13. I continually planned when to watch porn.

14. I released my tension by watching porn.

15. I gradually watched more ‘extreme’ porn, because the porn I watched before was less satisfying.

16. I resisted watching porn for only a little while before I relapsed.

17. I missed porn greatly when I didn’t watch it for a while.

Add the scores for all the questions together. A score of 76 or higher suggests problematic levels of pornography use.

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Researchers at the Université Laval in Quebec also did a similar study and found that porn viewers worldwide fall into three broad categories, recreational, distressed and compulsive.

Credits: daily mail

Surprisingly, they concluded that over 12 percent of porn users could be considered ‘compulsive.’

This group

‘was characterised by high scores on compulsivity to pornography and intensity of efforts to access pornography and moderate scores on emotional distress associated with pornography use’.

‘The compulsive profile consisted of a larger proportion of men who spent the most time using pornography (ie, mean ¼ 110 minutes weekly),’ researches shared in the study. They reported the highest level of compulsivity to pornography, intensity of efforts to access sexual material, and higher emotional distress associated with pornography use.’

Another study dwelled on the serious implications of porn addiction and concluded that compulsive users of porn exhibit same signs of addiction in their brain activity as a drug or booze junkie.

Ventral striatal activity while watching porn – group average of Healthy Volunteers vs. group average of Compulsive Pornography Users.

Dr. Valerie Voon from Cambridge University is an expert neuroscientist specializing in addictions, who conducted this study on 19 self-confessed compulsive porn users.

The cases included men ranging from ages 19 to 34 who tried to break their porn habit but ultimately lost their relationships and jobs due to the addiction. They all were habitual online porn users, and when an erotic video clip was displayed, the ventral striatum in their brain lit up confirming the addiction.ell i guess i should stop watching pornhub. goodbye premium membership.

Watch the video below to know how a person can get hooked on porn , and how dangerous it can get.

Well I guess I should stop watching Pornhub. Goodbye premium membership.

From tomorrow onward that is!

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