This is Your Teen’s Brain On Porn


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At our recent YouthSTAR Parent Night, I shared a clip from this excellent video (below), teaching parents about the impact of pornography on the teenage brain. This short documentary includes some valuable information regarding the neuroscience of pornography addiction (among other relevant topics, such a Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction). It is my hope that this information would help those who are struggling understand the severity of porn addiction, seek the help they need, and experience freedom and healing.

Also, for those interested, I have a presentation prepared for either parent or teen audiences and have presented to many on the harms of pornography use and protections that can be put into place. hope to continue sharing this important information in various venues. Please email me if you are interested in attending or hosting a future presentation (forest@roubicekandthacker.com)

*Please note that some information in the above video may be triggering for some, so viewer discretion is advised. The neuroscience section is from 9:55 to 13:46.

-Written by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LMFT, Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley If you benefited from this article, please “follow” us on this blog and on Twitter, “like” us on Facebook, and SHARE this article and blog with others. Thank you!

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About fbenedict

Forest Benedict is the author of Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Sexual Addiction Treatment Provider (SATP). Forest loves the work he does as the Clinical Director of LifeSTAR of the Central Valley and the Program Manager/Teacher in the SATP program at Mid-America Nazarene University. He writes numerous articles on the LifeSTAR of the Central Valley blog (https://lifestarcentralvalley.wordpress.com/) and also on his personal blog (http://forestbenedict.com/). He created the Life After Lust VLOG on Youtube, sharing insights about recovery from sexual addiction. Forest also writes and speaks publicly about protecting children from pornography.
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One Response to This is Your Teen’s Brain On Porn

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