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Porn on the Brain

As part of Channel 4's Campaign for Real Sex, Porn on the Brain is an authored film by journalist Martin Daubney, who walked away from his position as editor of lad's magazine Loaded after becoming a father.

His son is now four. Confused by alarming headlines and driven by the knowledge that his boy will soon reach the age at which most children first see porn (10 years), Martin wants to find some answers. Is porn really bad for kids? Where is the evidence?

While making the film, Martin discovers that porn has changed from what he remembers as a teenager. Today's hardcore porn is extreme; it's free and it's only one click away, and Martin is shocked by what he sees.

Martin meets internationally-renowned neuroscientists, leading therapists and educators who are all concerned about the effects on vulnerable teenage brains today of free and easy access to hardcore pornography.

The film includes the shocking results of a specially-commissioned survey of teen porn habits, conducted for the documentary by the University of East London; and collaborates with the University of Cambridge to conduct the first study of its kind, scanning the brains of men who feel they are addicted to porn.

Porn on the Brain synopsis

Journalist and father Martin Daubney investigates how teenagers' pornography habits have changed, and the effect today's pornography is having on their brains

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