Being Addicted To Porn As Dangerous As Cannabis?

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Watching pornography could be as dangerous as cannabis, says a doctor from NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences).

The study involved a 23-year-old student who is engineer drop out and the man is struggling with addiction highlights.

The youth was rushed to NIMHANS in March with a complaint of his inability to control the urge of watching porn. He stated that he was indulging in these activities for 6-15 hours a day for the past two-three years. Initially, the youth was addicted to tobacco, which later grew into consumption of cannabis.

Smoking up to seven joints a day, the continuous use of cannabis resulted in his dependence, which led to difficulty in concentrating on studies etc.

Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma, additional professor, Services for Healthy Use of Technology Clinic, NIMHANS says, ” “The case findings suggests an emerging trend of excessive to addictive use of pornography, as a substitute for substance use.

“The brain stimulation and a sense of well-being he used to to get with cannabis addiction were the same when he switched to pornography. That’s shocking. After getting high with digital addiction, he showed complete deduction in cannabis,” Dr Shama added.

Pune365 speaks to the citizens on their views about being addicted to porn from sites like shemalehd sex compared with the dangers of cannabis.

In my opinion, there is no connection at all, Cannabis is the safest plant on the earth. You can even use it as an oil for medicinal purposes (there’s plenty of options online if you want to find the best CBD Oil products) or through a vape with the best 510 thread battery to make it even safer. No death has occurred due to use of cannabis says Lalit Kapoor, Disc jockey.

Porn addiction brings that urge of excitement in you, whereas Cannabis helps you relax. However, both the addictions are not good to have, but they aren’t equally harmful.

Dr Manish Bajpayee, Psychiatrist says, “Anything an individual does in excess is an addiction. It is not only about porn addiction and .cannabis. Most addictions have their varied effects on an individuals physical and mental health.”

Just as cannabis can affect a person’s physical and mental health, porn does too. However, pornography addiction can be treated, while the damage from cannabis is hard to heal, Dr.Bajpayee added.

Everything consumed over a limit is harmful, I completely agree to the fact that cannabis are as bad as porn addiction.

In both cases, the brain recognises it as a pleasurable activity, says Deepak Mehta, a software professional

It is easy to switch from one habit to another, One gets addicted very easily to whatever we’re doing constantly for 6- 10 hrs a day. A person needs to ensure that the habit he is encouraging is as bad as the one, he has at the moment, he added.

Cannabis are considered to have medicinal properties. It is time India legalise it, instead of comparing it to an addiction that hampers the psychological state of the person says Rajdeep Chaudhary, Entrepreneur.

Nikita Parulekar, Intern says, “The classic definition of addiction is when that thing becomes more important than anything else and that is dangerous.

Both have an equal negative impact, so both consumed in access can be harmful.”

If you choose to smoke one joint in a day and watched porn for 10 hours a day, then that is destructive. If you watch porn for a couple of minutes a day and spend the rest of the day stoned to the point, than that is harmful too.

It varies from person to person, one incident cannot make a conclusive study, The day is not far, when reading books could be then considered as dangerous as cannabis, adds Nikita.

Shivani Danke, Quality analyst says, “Weed doesn’t have a physical addiction, and porn is a physical addiction which can be harmful. Some people are so addicted to porn, that they find it difficult to be aroused and prefer masturbating which if done in excess can be as harmful.

I would rather say, that porn addiction has the potential to be more harmful than Cannabis addiction, she added.

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#Pune365 strongly discourages substance abuse. The use of drugs and narcotic substances can be hazardous to your health.

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