Link between mental health and ….bad health

The types of “health” are related, really? Shook over here.

If only there were a physical connection we could see like some kind of fleshy vehicle of testable units, a body of some description. No, we’re floating blobs of consciousness in a cloud of feels, aren’t we?

Mutation (genetic) load is true, at least somewhat but who dares to directly study it? Instead we are left with related variables.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3048500/

The lifespan of people with severe mental illness (SMI) is shorter compared to the general population. This excess mortality is mainly due to physical illness. We report prevalence rates of different physical illnesses as well as important individual lifestyle choices, side effects of psychotropic treatment and disparities in health care access, utilization and provision that contribute to these poor physical health outcomes.”

Detailed.

“Nutritional and metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, viral diseases, respiratory tract diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy complications, stomatognathic diseases, and possibly obesity-related cancers are, compared to the general population, more prevalent among people with SMI.”

People with mental problems can’t take care of themselves, really?

Not to be harsh but, is this news?
I searched, not one mention of fitness.

Ability to reproduce (here it would be impotence for age in the male) and carry (childbearing without issue for age, the female) is a significant component of it (organism fitness, for the nerds at home).

https://www.age-of-the-sage.org/quotations/darwin_survival_fittest.html

“struggle for existence”, he repeated in description
the vindicated theme for this post

“Besides modifiable lifestyle factors and side effects of psychotropic medications, access to and quality of health care remains to be improved for individuals with SMI.”

#sigh

Enough of that for now.

And they’re exponentially more expensive.
https://www.healthcatalyst.com/understanding-risk-stratification-comorbidities/
I dislike this fact but…. the information is out there. We can’t help by lying.

There isn’t just one thing causing the “mental” disease and another separate thing causing the “bodily” disease.
It’s all genetic! At least, moderately genetic.
And remember I said exponential risk of suck?

“Charlson Comorbidity Measure: The Charlson model predicts the risk of one-year mortality for patients with a range of comorbid illnesses. Based on administrative data, the model uses the presence/absence of 17 comorbidity definitions and assigns patients a score from one to 20, with 20 being the more complex patients with multiple comorbid conditions. It is effective for predicting future poor outcomes. This method is explained in further detail below”

You cannot fight math. You will lose.

#struggle4life

poor outcomes = death, more or less

This is tough to read like the IQ link. I wouldn’t blame you skipping all this. You cannot unsee it.

“One thing all of these models have in common is that they are based, in some degree, on comorbidity. Understanding comorbid conditions is a critical aspect of population health management because comorbidities are known to significantly increase risk and cost. In fact, a study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that care for patients with comorbid chronic conditions costs up to seven times as much as care for those with only one chronic condition.”

Twice the condition can be seven times the cost. I’ll leave you to think about that.
Is this systemic injustice?
No!
The body is complex, various conditions interact with one another. Not killing the patient by accident due to Condition B to treat Condition A needs time and more research and more money!

https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2011/02/mental-disorders-and-medical-comorbidity.html

“Expenditures and gaps in health care delivery are not evenly distributed across the population, however. To improve health care quality and reduce costs, policy-makers must focus on particular subgroups who are at greatest risk. Persons with mental health and medical comorbidities represent just such a population.”
“The pathways causing comorbidity of mental and medical disorders are complex and bidirectional.

What I said.

Medical disorders may lead to mental disorders, mental conditions may place a person at risk for certain medical disorders, and mental and medical disorders may share risk factors

Yup.

It’s all healthcare, people!

ALL OF IT.

For instance, low IQ can also ’cause’ someone to more likely get heart disease.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heart-intelligence/low-intelligence-among-top-heart-health-risks-study-idUSTRE61903L20100210

Here’s a clunker of a line.

“When mental and medical conditions co-occur, the combination is associated with elevated symptom burden, functional impairment, decreased length and quality of life, and increased health care costs.”

This upsets me. Just world is a fallacy.

Bear in mind the IQ/depression link in the last post:

“At the same time, major depression is a risk factor for developing chronic conditions, such as cardiovascular disease.”

If the economy is making people of a certain IQ band effectively useless, they’re going to be depressed.
Especially if “their” jobs owed by their home country are outsourced to visa people.

“Exposure to adverse childhood experiences such as trauma, abuse, and chronic stress are all associated with both mental and medical disorders, and responsible for much of the high rates of comorbidity, burden of illness, and premature death associated with chronic illness.”

It’s sad. It’s sad to read about. That is a harrowing existence.

But stress shouldn’t be lumped in with trauma and abuse.

“Many of the most common treatments for diseases may actually worsen the comorbid condition.”

You tell me where the solution is because I don’t see it.

A society of hospital patients (don’t forget aging demographics).

Over to Oz.
http://www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-pubs-m-mhaust2-toc~mental-pubs-m-mhaust2-hig~mental-pubs-m-mhaust2-hig-men
Mental disorders were more common among people with chronic physical conditions (28.0%) when compared to people who did not have a chronic physical condition (17.6%).
The data is usually out there. Tough to find but present.

Another!

Click to access 109-117.pdf

This article briefly reviews the associations
among alcohol dependence, major depressive disorder, and
posttraumatic stress disorder. Dysregulation of the brain’s and
body’s stress system (i.e., the limbic–hypothalamic–
pituitary–adrenal axis) might serve as a common mechanistic
link to explain some of the relationships among these
frequently comorbid conditions. Finally, the article examines
the role of sex differences in stress circuitry. These differences
may explain why men and women differ in their risk for
developing comorbid alcoholism and stress ­related disorders.”

Addictions play into it too, because of course they do.

And you can’t really blame sexism for an individual’s brain circuitry.

Let’s look at one more substance and how it alters development (i.e. when children/teens/young adults use it).

An interaction of marijuana and low IQ they won’t study so here’s something odd.

Click to access 2017-aas.pdf


“Psychotic patients who used cannabis frequently before illness onset have higher genetic predisposition to schizophrenia than those who did not”
“Our study supports an association between high SZ-PGRS and frequent cannabis use before illness onset
in psychosis continuum disorders.”

Before someone points to this classic arse-covering exercise,
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/twins-study-finds-no-evidence-marijuana-lowers-iq-teens
I linked because you wanted info on school shooters and pot use is a major factor.
Naturally the drug use wouldn’t change IQ because the IQ is the causative factor in having a childhood addiction problem.
However the study compares ongoing users to abstaining, not ongoing addicts to a twin who never did the stuff, there is no control group, making this link pointless so don’t try to send me it. I’ve seen it.

When the brain is developing, there is a permanent loss of functioning.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/02/10/new-study-shows-smoking-pot-permanently-lowers-iq/

And abnormal function. Like with any drug to any developing organ.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161005160733.htm

For the ‘self-medication’ lie:
“The use of marijuana did not correct the brain function deficits of depression, and in some regions made them worse.”

“Of additional interest, those participants who used marijuana from a young age had highly abnormal brain function in areas related to visuo-spatial processing, memory, self-referential activity and reward processing.”
No, they cannot perceive themselves accurately.

This whole drug study in children (<25) thing is like breaking someone’s kneecaps with a baseball bat and wondering why they can’t sprint. You wouldn’t give them alcohol and tobacco, why give them anything else that’s an addictive drug and think it’s fine? Why not nice and “natural” opioids next?

[ I googled this as a joke and fuck you, America.
nytimes.com/2018/05/09/magazine/children-of-the-opioid-epidemic.html
axialhealthcare.com/opioid-use-safety-children/
druggy parent trash pushing it on the kids? That’s low. ]

Why not the ankles too? Why not?

I firmly believe some of these kids have the misfortune that their parents are their worst enemy in life.

Anyway.

“The study found that early marijuana use was also associated with lower IQ scores.”

Associated. Which first? The lower IQ or child drug abuse?

“With past research suggesting a genetic role between marijuana use and depression, Dr. Osuch and her collaborators at Western University’s Robarts Research Institute also conducted genetic testing on participants. They discovered that a certain genetic variation of the gene that produces Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) was found in greater proportion in youth who used marijuana from an early age. BDNF is involved in brain development and memory, among other processes.

Could be a race-based finding, unclear.

“This is a novel finding that suggests this genetic variation may predispose youth to early marijuana use,” said Dr. Osuch.”

So how many of you heard about it in the MSM?

Funny how they trust none of the political news but all the scientism rationalizing living like a CA Democrat member.

It doesn’t have to be good universally for you to do it, like smoking tobacco, just admit it can be bad for society and move on. Denial of biology makes it more annoying and a full ban more likely. Shaming normal people for being “squares” is what all druggies do including alcoholics.

Why link that here?

What would drug use increase, in the organism? Mutation rate. The genetic load (whatever it was) becomes heavier. So to do that before reproducing, knowing the adverse effects, the child/ren will be worse off as well. So much for “doing no harm” and “victimless crime”. Eventually parents will be sued by their children for bad lifestyle habits that damaged their personal genome (and their children’s genome etc). It’s coming.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/10/15/lawyers_unaware_children_can_sue_parents_for_support.html

https://abcnews.go.com/US/adult-children-sue-mom-bad-parent/story?id=14407409

https://worldnewsdailyreport.com/red-haired-teen-sues-his-parents-for-2m-for-being-born-ginger/

I warned you, cannot unsee it.

Video: Smartphone addiction

That was the intention.

It’s the new TV and it lives in your bed. Purpose: political brainwashing (propaganda).

The idiot block.

It’s replacing Church or other moral instruction. With “buy on credit, free hedonism forever!”

The banks are behind it and national debt behind that. Conspicuous consumption must rise simply to keep par.

How many people with ADD just refuse to admit they’re internet addicts? Regardless of whether it’s porn or reddit, doesn’t matter.

I drop internet/screen use for long periods of time without any physical symptoms, why don’t they? That can’t be evolution, can it?

Read a book.

It isn’t about the information, that’s an excuse for your format addiction.

Your brain is in lust with your phone. It’s as attentive as a spouse over the honeymoon.

A side effect?

If the kids all act high time preference, IQ differences seem to disappear.

I bet Apple will end up being sued for retarding children.

Shall we all go back to the humble Crackberry? (Best Apple rumour ever).

Video: Resisting improvement addiction

It’s another excuse to sell you shit you don’t need.

If you’ve seen Fight Club, you’ve got no excuse.

The fact dick supplements still sell, shows men are the dumber sex. I’m sorry, but women don’t buy Viagra, okay? You don’t get to complain about female spending habits because at the end of the day, clothing and shoes have practical value.

Honour and character oppose the flighty, narcissistic temperament fed by constant you can do it! change your life! marketing. The former people do not pay out for life coaches and the like. It’s lifestyle spending,  consumer cult-ure. Most modern people can’t commit to a New Year’s Resolution, let alone another human. One of the biggest reasons given for divorce? They changed. You’re meant to change! Together! In the same direction! I want to bash their heads together.

Have it All is not feminist. It’s Baby Boomer, the beginning of teen propaganda, where the world is and always will be your oyster and your current age 40+ is the new 30. If you don’t have unlimited potential, you might not be cool, and therefore worthless. Think about that. It produces a culture of easily led idiots, who make no permanent changes to your system. They’re too busy thinking about their killer abs or which colour to dye their hair this week.

Vapid people, dying society.

Other times, employers use it to force that little piece of soul you had left, out into their profit margins, beyond your compensation.

You don’t self-improve for other people, it’s right there in the name.

That’s called servitude. If we swallow all the propaganda, we are equal and self-responsible, meaning nobody should be pushing you to change anything, unless you have an arrangement (classically known as employment).

Improvement is used as an excuse, a distraction, GAINS instead of rifle training and making yourself a good husband (material), hair styles and make-up tutorials instead of being beautiful on the inside. The Beautiful Ones were all still rats. What’s worse than a dumb, vain rat?

At its most pathological, it’s an addiction. I’m deadly serious. The hollow, signalling value of gamifying aspects of your life dissociates from living it, being present and active. It starts with a silly thing like bed notches and ends with collecting jars of your own urine like Howard Hughes. Plenty of right-wing people go loopy this way, they won’t like me saying this.

You shouldn’t feel a need to brag about being yourself. #redflag

I guess don’t care, if you really don’t care. I happen to.

Coffee, hormones and physical distress

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/coffee-and-hormones

superman drinking give up nope

Back to liquor then.

On some level, everyone knows coffee is bad for the body. That’s why they self-medicate later with alcohol to relax and sleep.

Perhaps this relates to mental illness in a modern population, perhaps not.

Caffeine has also been shown to increase serotonin levels in the limbic system, a relatively primitive part of our brain involved in regulating basic functions such as hormonal secretions, emotional responses, mood regulation and pain/pleasure sensations. This has a similar mode of action as some antidepressant medications.

That includes the amygdala, folks. A sense of appeasement and belonging.

Ever notice chronic coffee fiends are generally very sad, lonely people?

which can lead to sub-clinical mood problems such as mild depression (aka “the blues”), low motivation, irritability, and impaired cognition.

Starbucks Zombies.

It doesn’t even give them more energy after the first week or two, they just need it to feel normal, like any addict.

I’m not saying this is urban liberals and SJWs especially…. but they tend to have spare tires that lead to this.

You don’t see many skinny SJWs who don’t abuse some substances (sugar, caffeine, alcohol).

ΔFosB studies links

General

http://neuroscience.mssm.edu/nestler/deltaFosB.html

With repeated exposure to drugs of abuse or to stress, isoforms of ΔFosB accumulate due to their very high level of stability and eventually become the predominant Fos-like protein in these neurons. This phenomenon is observed in response to chronic administration of virtually any drug of abuse. It is also observed after high levels of consumption of natural rewards (exercise, sucrose, high fat diet, sex). As well, it is observed in response to several types of chronic stress. However, different neuronal cell types are involved: drugs and natural rewards induce ΔFosB in a single subtype of nucleus accumbens neuron, while stress induces the protein more broadly in this brain region.

These ΔFosB responses are interesting because they provide a molecular mechanism (based in the stability of the protein) by which drugs of abuse, natural rewards, and stress can induce long-lasting changes in gene expression.

What is the nucleus accumbens?
http://thebrain.mcgill.ca/flash/i/i_03/i_03_cr/i_03_cr_par/i_03_cr_par.html

The nucleus accumbens definitely plays a central role in the reward circuit. Its operation is based chiefly on two essential neurotransmitters: dopamine, which promotes desire, and serotonin, whose effects include satiety and inhibition. Many animal studies have shown that all drugs increase the production of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, while reducing that of serotonin.

The locus coeruleus, an alarm centre of the brain and packed with norepinephrine, is another brain structure that plays an important role in drug addiction. When stimulated by a lack of the drug in question, the locus coeruleus drives the addict to do anything necessary to obtain a fix.

You know all those spree killings associated with antipsychotics?

ΔFosB Induction in Prefrontal Cortex by Antipsychotic Drugs is Associated with Negative Behavioral Outcomes

http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v39/n3/full/npp2013255a.html

Long-Term Exercise Is a Potent Trigger for ΔFosB Induction in the Hippocampus along the dorso–ventral Axis

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0081245

Transcriptional mechanisms of addiction: role of ΔFosB

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2607320/

ΔFosB: A sustained molecular switch for addiction

http://www.pnas.org/content/98/20/11042.full

The Influence of ΔFosB in the Nucleus Accumbens on Natural Reward-Related Behavior

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/28/41/10272.full

Regulation of ΔFosB Stability by Phosphorylation

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/26/19/5131.full

Study: Orexin, stress, anxiety and panic attacks

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665356/

It’s an extreme form of fight or flight, as I have previously mentioned.

PDF here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665356/pdf/nihms-446869.pdf

“- summarize the evidence that supports a hyperactive ORX system being linked to pathological panic and anxiety states.”

It alters the dopamine system too.

Brains are fun.

evil grin lol smile happy

Link: ‘Sexual Orientation’ and ‘Gender Identity’ are meaningless

All this coming up. They’re still banging on the pedophilia drum.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/10/19/we-cant-protect-sexual-orientation-because-it-doesnt-mean-anything/

Not opinion, but a fact. There is no agreed-upon definition in academia.

This gets into arbitrary vagueness, it could literally be like 50 shades of grey. There could be 50 different terms for 5 things, each slightly different along a scale. The scale could be contracted or expanded, from 5 to 5 million terms, and people would still identify themselves along the Likert scale because that is how humans respond to scales in self-report. They fall prey to experimenter’s biases. Kinsey used it to justify his own fetishes. Including the mere use of Likert instead of checkboxes, intended to give firm results. How special do you feel? Do you identify as a snowflake?

In the most logical, hardest scientific terms, here would be the genuine definitions that would work in law (nothing less would work);

Sex (noun): chromosomal. Male, XY. Female, XX. Various genetic disorders would thus be accounted for under Both (still within the binary of a dimorphic species).

Gender: firstly, nothing to do with identity. Masculine, Feminine, Androgyne (both). According to Jung, everyone has both, which makes the last category meaningless, so everyone would fit into masculine or feminine based on their 51%+ score on something like…. The Bem Gender Inventory? Purely psychological, fluid and prone to change.

(Sexual) Identity: behaviour and its choice (see? nothing to do with gender and arguably, sex).

Sexual Orientation: which sex do you identify in sexual terms (physical attraction toward)? Male (sex as a noun), female (sex as a noun) or both (bisexual). If neither, you don’t have one, so it isn’t a valid question to answer, a simple N/A or blank would suffice. Note: non-physical attractions are invalid as all normal humans feel those (agape) and this is a polite descriptor of lust.

This last rules out invalid claims to orientation (based on age, a changing factor, species or other non-humans, or state of life, for example). Paraphilias (fetishes) are likewise discounted, as non-personal attractants by definition.

Social conditioning (inc. pornography) CAN change sexual orientation/identity, as most people know it:
https://disenchantedscholar.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/porn-addiction-studies-sexual-orientation-versus-sexual-tastes/

This does not bode well for the future of Sex Ed at increasingly younger ages pushing abnormative sexualities. Maybe Putin knew something we didn’t? At the very least, porn should be credit-card subscriber-based only, cut off completely from children, the entire video model is truly as addictive as alcohol or drugs (maybe 21 in places);

http://yourbrainonporn.com/can-you-trust-your-johnson

99% of these people were adults and had had time to form a proper sexuality and relationships prior to their issues. This meant, that as one neuroscientist suggested, with the right help their brains could be returned to their previous sexual identity, even if the images they had viewed cannot be completely forgotten.

For a boy aged 10-14, with no previous sexual experience, there is no reset button. [DS: this is because the brain kills off or ‘prunes’ the disused connections] We could have future generations of young men who objectify women and have totally unrealistic ideas of sex and in some cases men who will have their brains re-wired by extreme imagery to the extent that they could be a risk to the women and children around them. We shouldn’t put our heads in the sand and await for some true scientific evidence. We need to do something now.

Who does that sound like?

Is this a better test (than erections) for sexual orientation?…………

It is a dangerous practice and any parent who encourages their child to indulge (separate from the debatable issue of masturbation), is frankly guilty of child abuse (as all future centuries will see it, like we see cocaine in Coca Cola for Victorian children now or other hard drugs in ‘cough medicines’): http://yourbrainonporn.com/why-shouldnt-johnny-watch-porn-if-he-likes

There’s a kicker though. The capacity of our teen to wire up new sexual associations mushrooms around 11 or 12 when billions of new neural connections (synapses) create endless possibilities. However, by adulthood his brain must prune his neural circuitry to leave him with a manageable assortment of choices. By his twenties, he may not exactly be stuck with the sexual proclivities he falls into during adolescence, but they can be like deep ruts in his brain—not easy to ignore or reconfigure.

Sexual-cue exposure matters more during adolescence than at any other time in life. Now, add to this incendiary reality the lighter fluid of today’s off-the-wall erotica available at the tap of a finger. Is it any surprise that some teens wire semi-permanently to constant cyber novelty instead of potential mates? Or wire their sexual responsiveness to things that are unrelated to their sexual orientation? Or manage to desensitize their brains—and spiral into porn addiction?

http://yourbrainonporn.com/pair-bonding-101-beware-novelty-as-aphrodisiac

Loneliness can make a person more addiction-prone (as a self-soothing or self-medicating behaviour?)

In short, the same reward circuitry in their brains that makes them want to fall head over heels also leaves them especially vulnerable to addiction. In contrast, most rodents don’t like alcohol. They have to be bred specially to use it. But both prairie voles and humans will drink, suggesting that similarities in their reward circuitry make possible a strong buzz.

…Bottom line: Drugs can hijack the bonding mechanism, and register as a sort of love-substitute.

I’ve never known a lonely man who didn’t have a self-soothing behavior to try and compensate (a lot of alcoholics, some porn addictions, a few other drugs, a LOT video games as a secondary ‘hobby’ – when it’s a time sink like TV) and periods that reminded them of their loneliness acted as weakness triggers to engage.

…It’s almost as if the reward circuitry of a pair bonder has a “little hole” crying out to be filled by a pair bond (even if the individual never bonds). In the absence of a mate, a pair bonder will look around for something else to fill that “hole.” Obviously, we humans often try to fill the “hole” with lots of friends, serial affairs, porn, drugs, alcohol, devotion to a guru or a cause, or whatever—all of which furnish, or at least promise, some neurochemical satisfaction.

The important point is that the brain mechanism that primes a pair bonder to bond is mechanical, not rational.

So no, they aren’t ever choosing to do these things. That is not a plausible answer. Addiction muddles the concept of motivation.

…Note: Pair bonding is not a moral strategy; it is a mating strategy, and arises from a subconscious brain mechanism. The vole example demonstrates that bonding is not a cultural phenomenon…..

Please read The Mating Mind for details.

According to biologist David Barash, normal pair bonder “sexual behavior is neither especially frequent nor especially fervent.”

Manosphere is wrong on marriage again….. (priorities change when children arrive).

The fact that pair bonders stay bonded without constant sexual fireworks suggests that the bond itself is normally rewarding.

K-types ahoy.

All of this means that much of today’s sex advice won’t work well for lovers who want to remain paired.

Including the manosphere (short-termism), while encouraging married men to cheat and bemoaning high divorce rates.

As far as male N sexual partners, more monogamous men (lower count) are happier:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cupids-poisoned-arrow/201107/guys-where-do-you-fall-the-monogamy-spectrum because the novelty factor isn’t guiding/controlling them (impossible perfectionism, hedonic treadmill, they can literally never stop because boredom becomes akin to death).

But hey, they don’t want to be told that because they’ve already screwed up and out of spite they want other men to screw up too, much like slutty feminists who encourage good girls to go bad…. (In sum: the r-types deserve one another).

As the previous link makes clear, in behavioral context, it makes them less human (more like a hollowed-up sociopath they admire);

Such effects impact relationships. Constant novelty is one of the prime reasons Internet porn is a superstimulus for the brain. Erotic training that relies on novelty as aphrodisiac can condition users such that familiar partners quickly lose their luster—confining users affected to shallow hook-ups. Also, the non-climax aspects of sex (skin-to-skin contact, kissing, comforting stroking, playful behavior, etc.) may be too unfamiliar and subtle to register as deliciously rewarding. Unfortunately, these are the very behaviors that soothe the brain and help couples strengthen their bonds.

If you have any doubts as to the damage of these early influences, look up “psychological imprinting porn”

Player burnout and the hedonic treadmill

http://freenortherner.com/2015/03/01/repost-pleasures-of-the-flesh/

A man who limits himself to one sexual partner has, by definition, the best sexual partner of his life with whom he is having the best sex of his life. The player, not so much. Any long-term relationship he may try will always be haunted by the ghosts of better sex and more beautiful partners of time past. The more partners he had prior, the more likely and stronger the hauntings.

Alpha widows go both ways, it seems. A person can never be fully content while haunted by the spectre of their past experience, the glories of the olden days, like that Jock talking about his High School football matches. Like an addict chasing a high, your imagination doesn’t have limits while your body certainly does. You will age and you will be constrained by this, men have a Wall too because everyone peaks in youth. This is without going into the STD issue, they have no right to look down on gay men for the exact same behaviour (glorifying anal is especially suspect).

https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/the-curse-of-the-player/

The curse of the player, then, is ultimately illumination, tactile and cerebral. His own success in love betrays his quest for the ultimate love. He has seen vistas he cannot unsee.

It’s about time people were addressing this topic. It’s such a stable pattern the ignorance of the matter makes the manosphere look bad. The player lifestyle isn’t for everyone, by definition their numbers must be few, outcasts to the system. In fact, very few of those can do it without losing something of themselves along the way. Choose short-term or long-term and stick with it, like a man. Don’t assume you can “Have it All” – sound familiar?

I advocate they make these choices and their consequences clearer to men in future. They don’t want to become like the feminists, shouting down whoever tries to point out the realities and limitations. For example, I’ve seen it written by men keeping ‘harems’ that if they were to marry, they would cheat, lie about it and have no problem doing so. In fact, they see it as necessary or even good. Did they bother looking up the vows? It is a legal contract, after all. You are in agreement of ALL terms. Assuming you found a woman worthy of marriage, how could you do that to her whilst decrying the feminists as evil for cheating and taking their bitch husband to the cleaners? She would be well within her rights to divorce you if you made a vow you had no intention of keeping. Hypocrisy doesn’t flatter anyone.

If you respect marriage, you must prove it. If you would get married, take the vows seriously. Or else, never get married. It’s really that simple. In this century, nobody is putting a gun to your head and frog-marching you down the aisle.

If harems can bring down Kings (Solomon, looking at you) it can bring down the average player.

http://verses10.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/solomons-downfall.html

BDSM changes your brain

http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/hooked_up_and_tied_down_the_neurological_consequences_of_sadomasochism

….In The Brain That Changes Itself, psychiatrist Norman Doidge summarizes research on the neurobiological aspects of sexual development. He writes: “The human libido is not a hardwired, invariable biological urge but can be curiously fickle, easily altered by our psychology and the history of our sexual encounters,” and he goes on to conclude: “Sexual taste is obviously influenced by culture and experience and is often acquired and then wired into the brain.”

Examples of cultural pushes into fetish/unnatural sex: spanking from public schoolboys in the 19th century, oral during the 50/60s with the pressure to perform for a boyfriend before marriage, and most harmful of the three from an STD perspective, nature’s petri dish anal ‘sex’ since the 90s promotion of the ‘gay lifestyle’.

With BDSM, the story of the brain gets even more complicated. Here, a person is not just forming neural networks or brain maps in the areas of the brain responsible for sexual interest, sexual arousal, sexual climax, and so on. With BDSM, a person is fusing distinct neural networks that were meant to operate separately…..

I am awed and cowed by sublime perfection.

Whenever a feminist tries the “don’t knock it until you’ve tried it” lie/line of “pushing boundaries”, “exploring oneself” and “there are no limits, it’s harmless”, bear this type of research in mind. You know, science. Medicine.

Human beings have neural networks related to sexual behavior, and these are shaped in subtle ways by our sexual experiences. We have separate neural networks related to anger and aggression, and these are shaped and strengthened when people engage in violent or domineering behaviors. We have still more separate brain maps for fear and anxiety, which are shaped and reinforced by frightening or anxiety-provoking experiences.

If you think about these three emotional experiences—sexual arousal, aggression, and fear—they are typically quite distinct emotional experiences. There is some overlap between them in terms of physical or bodily response: all three, for example, involve increases in heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure, because all three involve activation of the sympathetic nervous system. And yet, for most healthy individuals, sexual arousal, aggression, and fear remain distinct emotional, cognitive, and physical experiences. This is, I will suggest, a good and healthy thing.

You shouldn’t need a further high from Nature’s own ultimate high.

So these neural networks and these experiences normally remain distinct—unless our experiences begin to fuse them together. When this fusion happens, the brain gets confused…

Porn addiction studies: Sexual orientation versus sexual tastes

Yes, you can be taught to become aroused at other stuff. And untaught.

http://yourbrainonporn.com/are-sexual-tastes-immutable (all quotes from this site)

The suggestion that sexual tastes can be profoundly re-conditioned is not purely theoretical. A male rat can be conditioned to prefer a same-sex partner by jacking up his dopamine. And it doesn’t take very long. Researchers injected a male rat with a dopamine agonist (a drug that mimics dopamine), and then placed him in a cage with another male. The two rats just hung out together for a day. (The dopamine agonist is out of the system in about one day.) Researchers repeated this 2 more times, 4 days apart.

This is the premise on which all abnormal sexual therapies reside and that study makes me laugh at the people who say to ban supposed “gay therapy” for political reasons. If it didn’t ever work, why would you wanna ban the freedom of trying?

Similarly, I’ve written about transsexuality via fetish before, but I do wonder how many have a porn addiction mediated by neuroticism following this information: http://yourbrainonporn.com/ask-us-iam-attracted-to-gay-transsexual

Much of this FAQ is geared towards those with homosexual obsessive compulsive disorder (HOCD).

Perhaps this is why they get the two-spirit Dualist idea into their heads they were “born into the wrong body” [impossible rationalization] and wonder why castrating themselves doesn’t immediately remedy the problem. You’re thinking with the wrong head boys.

As for transracial, transpecies, otherkin etc – I think it’s anime and manga use. Including pornographic forms of children’s shows. It would make logical sense as a uniting cause.

There is also a social dominance and sexual dominance dividing effect to this:

Interestingly, if the buddy was also a virgin the conditioned rat and he just demonstrated a social affinity.

Bros before hoes. Timing is important. Early bonding is non-sexual (I would argue from lack of appropriate hormone signalling, which would explain the lesbian brain hypothesis below).

However, and somewhat mysteriously [hardly], if the buddy was a sexually experienced rat, the conditioned virgin showed more erections, more genital investigation, and even female-like solicitations —as opposed to normal male mounting behavior. The researchers emphasized that the treated male rat wasn’t gay, as he didn’t try to mount the other rat. Yet he had definitely changed. (Is this evidence of how easily adults might influence youngsters’ innate sexual behavior?)

Trans. = if he was taught to get turned on by his own sex, non-mutual hormone displays might be involved, he doesn’t want to be the dominant one (so it’s more about switching that OFF and replacing it with something else), he passively replies in a sexual way and becomes more docile, submissive, feminine. Maybe this is how women were taught to be feminine socially, for centuries.

There are implications for human sexuality, including the notion female homosexuality must be different (probably prebirth);

Interestingly, female rats couldn’t be conditioned this way – only males. Also, 45 days after all experimental manipulation had stopped, the artificial sexual conditioning had evaporated and the males had no preference for their buddies. Does this help explain why, after ex-porn users stop reinforcing their fetishes with dopamine-raising porn, they often report that their fetish porn tastes evaporate?

Women are naturally socially receptive, but can be taught to be more feminine, so this makes complete sense. I wonder if the HBD lot will touch this with a bargepole since we can’t do it on humans for ethical reasons. There is the question of minors watching porn because phones exist and whether that changes orientation (twin studies should be good enough to observe that) but we’ll never know [mostly ethics]. Even studying rats it’s hard to tell.

Most people would consider orientation in line with behaviour, since if you act it out, that’s your orientation. The sort of person to get addicted and never see it as a problem is also likely to seek outlets to “experiment” with whatever novel source of their hit may be, as modern society has no morality around “finding yourself”. (Thanks, feminism!)

TL;DR: I think cutting out masturbation to Internet porn may have helped fix my ephebophilia/pedophilia.

No one is gonna address that possibility, let’s be honest. This same guy also said he used to watch hentai, which is a form of anime you don’t want to Google. I see the connection but *shrug* nobody’s gonna study it.

Speaking feminists;

[female dominance fetish] Little did I know that the fetish I thought was hard-wired within me, was simply the result of my porn-viewing habits.

Maybe that’s why they love getting men hooked on porn.

Yet as we’ve seen, morphing sexual tastes often lead to escalation (tolerance) rather than fulfillment.  This even happened to the father of modern sexology, Alfred C. Kinsey:

There was something grim in the way Kinsey was approaching sex, not only in his private life but in his research. In both areas, he was becoming more compulsive, like a man who had become addicted to risk taking. The sexual escapades in his attic [sadomasochistic acts with his male lovers] were political dynamite. … Yet not only did he go right on staging these sessions but he compounded the danger by creating a visual record.

How many S&M gay guys do you know?
Tolerance of bad things (unhealthy) isn’t a good thing, even when it’s for nominal research purposes. I need that sentence on the wall at work as reminder.

In other words, Playboy was passing entertainment; hardcore video is brain-training.

Officially, anyone wanting to get Lad’s Mags, Page 3 or Playboy-type stimuli banned should take a more extreme disgust to video porn (they rarely do, for personal and political reasons – charlatans).

Timing: http://yourbrainonporn.com/why-shouldnt-johnny-watch-porn-if-he-likes

By his twenties, he may not exactly be stuck with the sexual proclivities he falls into during adolescence, but they can be like deep ruts in his brain—not easy to ignore or reconfigure.

I wonder how Japan fits into all of this.

Maybe their problem isn’t too little sex, but too much digital material.

Adults also often assume kids will naturally leave impulsive behaviors behind at adulthood. Indeed, studies suggest that college-age kids do tend to outgrow binge drinking, pot use, etc.  However, Internet porn habits may prove to be different.

And then there’s the sad video game addict comparison (same platform and many unusually popular games have porn elements);

For many, the lingering effects of heavy Internet porn use are likely to be analogous to effects on online gamers. Overstimulation leaves the brain with a need for intense stimulation (unless it is consciously restored to normal sensitivity). Other activities seem boring in comparison. In this short TED talk, The Demise of Guys? famous psychologist Philip Zimbardo describes the ill effects of widespread “arousal addiction.”

(If you can just put down a game for years at a time, you’re fine. If that thought makes you freak out, I got news for you son…)

Before the question of Hook-up culture – yes, overdoing it there can damage their relationship future too: http://www.amazon.com/Hooked-Science-Casual-Affecting-Children/dp/0802450601
(Bonding chemicals to a given partner and I wonder if the reduction is connected to dopamine/if they use porn too). To anyone staunchly avoiding LTR and marriage on principle (PUA/MGTOW) this shouldn’t be an issue, unless they’re lying to themselves.

http://yourbrainonporn.com/recent-internet-addiction-brain-studies-include-porn

The brain changes found in all addictions include sensitization, desensitization, hypofrontality, and abnormal white matter. An Internet addiction is no exception, whether a user is viewing Internet porn, Facebook, www.reddit.com, or a combination Internet stimuli.

Heheh, someone tell the reddit atheists who think they’re so superior.
SJWs and Tumblr/Twitter/smartphones?
I’ve disappeared from here for years at a time without issue so I think I’m allowed to judge.

People talk of getting their “dopamine rush” from chocolate, music, the stock market, the BlackBerry buzz on the thigh — anything that imparts a small, pleasurable thrill. Familiar agents of vice like cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol and nicotine are known to stimulate the brain’s dopamine circuits, as do increasingly popular stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin. source

Hello most of the annoying people on reddit. [To be fair, most annoying girls with their iPhones.]

I need to see hypofrontality tests and see if it relates to r-types. That study would be interesting. I would pay.

Research on other addictions has already established that decreases in frontal-lobe gray matter and functioning reduce both impulse control and the ability to foresee consequences. source

When heavy users give up porn, they report increased pleasure from all aspects of life (often after a miserable withdrawal).

Sounds like they had had anhedonia (partial version?)

Dopamine is also part of the brain’s salience filter, its get-a-load-of-this device. “You can’t pay attention to everything, but you want to be adept as an organism at recognizing things that are novel,” Dr. Volkow said. “You might not notice a fly in the room, but if that fly was fluorescent, your dopamine cells would fire.” In addition, our dopamine-driven salience detector will focus on familiar objects that we have imbued with high value, both positive and negative: objects we want and objects we fear. 
source

– and we come full circle to scary porn habits and concerns over permanent sexual orientation [clue: love]. Men, you can’t trust your dick http://yourbrainonporn.com/can-you-trust-your-johnson [Women, similar sentiment] IF you intend to make good decisions with it.

Sexual desire is an additional layer onto the desire for novelty.
Why do we instinctively look down on addicts? Especially non-drug ones like gaming? They’re expending their dopamine on low-status desperate easy behaviours. At least buying drugs requires getting off the couch.

Let’s look at a MGTOW God – Tesla. Clearly addicted to his dopamine rush, which he gained in a productive, pro-social intellectual way via his inventions. Hence it isn’t a bad thing your brain has this wireup, it’s the use you choose to put it to (no excuses), which is a hopeful message I’m gonna finish on.