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Because of the neuroscience of sexual activity and the unnatural neural activity during the act of watching pornography and masturbating, the brain chemistry is altered and this causes a host of side effects. Here are just a few: anxiety, depression, alteration of sexual appetite and tastes, reduced IQ, isolation, distorted view of the opposite sex, decreased self-confidence, impaired pleasure experiences in basic day-to-day life, narcissism, distortion of authentic intimacy, feelings of rejection, abandonment and despair, and potentially violent behavior. Of course, not everyone experiences all of these effects, but the majority experience some of these at varying levels of intensity. The more time spent viewing pornography, the greater the incidence and intensity of these effects.