On Sept. 21, 2012, Texas neurosurgeon Donald L. Hilton Jr., M.D., spoke on pornography addiction and sexual orientation, saying:
"Pornography is a visual pheromone, a powerful 100-billion-dollar per year brain drug that is changing sexuality even more rapidly through the cyber-acceleration of the Internet. It is 'inhibiting orientation' and 'disrupting pre-mating communication between the sexes by permeating the atmosphere' and Internet." (emphasis added)
Hilton's lecture, "Changing the Stamp of Nature: Pornography Addiction, Neuroplasticity, and the ASAM and DSM Perspectives," put a hard neuroscience face on pornographic brain rewiring, implicating sex-education promotions of homosexuality as a normal genetic variation.
Dr. Hilton cited Shakespeare on "addiction" directing "Each man to what ... his addiction leads him" (Othello in Act II, ii 6), and my personal favorite: lust as "perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame. ... Enjoyed no sooner but despised straight" etc. (Sonnet 129). Reread the Bard as wisdom literature.
Shakespeare studied and "employed Scripture teachings, facts, poetry, philosophy and language in his writings" (William Burgess, "The Bible in Shakespeare," Author's Preface, The Winona Publishing Company, 1903), so he understood well the harms of sexual addiction, seen in Proverbs 6:27 ESV: "Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?"
Hilton detailed myriad studies of addiction, the first medical use of the word appearing in a 1906 report on "opium addiction." In 1983, roughly 300 years after Shakespeare and 3,500 years after the Bible, Dr. Patrick Carnes coined the term "sexual addiction."
So, no, there IS nothing new under the sun.
We've just been educationally and morally dumbed down enough for deviance to really catch up.
In 2011 the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) added sex as biologically addictive. Via syringe or image, "altered biology affects subsequent behavior." Widespread pornography consumption has largely crippled "prospective peer-reviewed studies on pornography or sexual addiction," said Hilton. True. As principal investigator during President Reagan's term, I piloted the largest unbiased U.S. Department of Justice study ever conducted on pornography. Big Pornography paid millions to taint our rock-solid findings. Our study was "burned" as science confirmed the 3,500-year-old biblical reality: Pornography would have to cause pornography/sex addiction.
Peek at the power in play at drjudithreisman.com.
In 2007 Science magazine quoted National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) director Dr. Nora Volkow saying "her institute's name should encompass addictions such as pornography, gambling and food ... the whole field" of addiction (emphasis added).
Columbia psychiatrist Dr. Norman Doidge reported, "The addictiveness of Internet pornography is not a metaphor ... [but] long-term, sometimes lifelong, neuroplastic change in the brain." By 2011 psychologist Dr. Philip Zimbardo described a "Demise of Guys," via "arousal addiction" spawned chiefly by "pornography and video games."
"Boys' brains are being digitally rewired in a new way for change, novelty, excitement and constant arousal; that means they are totally out of sync [with] ... romantic relationships, which build gradually and subtly."
Pornography, homosexuality and the gypsy moth
Hilton agrees, "Pornography is inducing a cultural pheromonic effect," recording the mis-orientation of male gypsy moths.