Session 6: X3pure Men’s Series
Brain’s Reward System & Sexual
Addiction
Review
Review
  • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System
Review
  • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System

  • Nucleus Accumbens
Review
  • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System

  • Nucleus Accumbens


  • Prefrontal Cortex
Review
  • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System

  • Nucleus Accumbens


  • Prefrontal Cortex



  • Amygdala
Review
  • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System

  • Nucleus Accumbens
  - When dopamine is released here, you experie...
Review
  • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System

  • Nucleus Accumbens
  - When dopamine is released here, you experie...
Review
  • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System

  • Nucleus Accumbens
  - When dopamine is released here, you experie...
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Two types of addiction
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Two types of addiction
   - Chemical addiction
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Two types of addiction
   - Chemical addiction
   - Behavioral addiction
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Two types of addiction
   - Chemical addiction
   - Behavioral addiction


  • Chemi...
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Two types of addiction
   - Chemical addiction
   - Behavioral addiction


  • Chemi...
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Two types of addiction
   - Chemical addiction
   - Behavioral addiction


  • Chemi...
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Two types of addiction
   - Chemical addiction
   - Behavioral addiction


  • Chemi...
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether
   chemical or behavioral, dopamine is...
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether
   chemical or behavioral, dopamine is...
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether
   chemical or behavioral, dopamine is...
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether
   chemical or behavioral, dopamine is...
Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether
   chemical or behavioral, dopamine is...
Why Sex?
Why Sex?
  • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction
Why Sex?
  • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction
  - Affordable
Why Sex?
  • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction
  - Affordable
  - Accessible
Why Sex?
  • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction
  - Affordable
  - Accessible
  - Anonymous
Why Sex?
  • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction
  - Affordable
  - Accessible
  - Anonymous
  - Aggressive
Why Sex?
  • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction
  - Affordable
  - Accessible
  - Anonymous
  - Aggressive

  • With ot...
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • For some, the desire to use pornography, sex,
   or masturbation is not just about th...
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • For some, the desire to use pornography, sex,
   or masturbation is not just about th...
Example
Example
  • “Joe Schmo”
Example
  • “Joe Schmo”
   - Certain things in his environment reminded him of the object of his
   addiction.
Example
  • “Joe Schmo”
   - Certain things in his environment reminded him of the object of his
   addiction.
   - When s...
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • Once the neurons in the brain have been
   wired to want certain sexual stimuli they ...
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • 3 types of triggers:
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • 3 types of triggers:
   • Sexual Triggers
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • 3 types of triggers:
   • Sexual Triggers



   • Non-Sexual Environment Triggers
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • 3 types of triggers:
   • Sexual Triggers



   • Non-Sexual Environment Triggers



...
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • 3 types of triggers:
   • Sexual Triggers
   - Occur when the brain registers somethi...
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • 3 types of triggers:
   • Sexual Triggers
   - Occur when the brain registers somethi...
Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  • 3 types of triggers:
   • Sexual Triggers
   - Occur when the brain registers somethi...
Assignment
Assignment
  • Be courageous enough to tackle this issue
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X3 pure men's chapt 6a

  1. 1. Session 6: X3pure Men’s Series Brain’s Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  2. 2. Review
  3. 3. Review • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System
  4. 4. Review • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System • Nucleus Accumbens
  5. 5. Review • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System • Nucleus Accumbens • Prefrontal Cortex
  6. 6. Review • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System • Nucleus Accumbens • Prefrontal Cortex • Amygdala
  7. 7. Review • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System • Nucleus Accumbens - When dopamine is released here, you experience that sense of pleasure associated with a given reward. • Prefrontal Cortex • Amygdala
  8. 8. Review • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System • Nucleus Accumbens - When dopamine is released here, you experience that sense of pleasure associated with a given reward. • Prefrontal Cortex - When dopamine is released here, your reasoning, ability to think and make good decisions, is slowed down. • Amygdala
  9. 9. Review • Three parts of the Brain’s Reward System • Nucleus Accumbens - When dopamine is released here, you experience that sense of pleasure associated with a given reward. • Prefrontal Cortex - When dopamine is released here, your reasoning, ability to think and make good decisions, is slowed down. • Amygdala - When dopamine is released here you remember the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, textures and emotions associated with acquiring a given reward.
  10. 10. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  11. 11. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Two types of addiction
  12. 12. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Two types of addiction - Chemical addiction
  13. 13. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Two types of addiction - Chemical addiction - Behavioral addiction
  14. 14. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Two types of addiction - Chemical addiction - Behavioral addiction • Chemical addiction
  15. 15. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Two types of addiction - Chemical addiction - Behavioral addiction • Chemical addiction - A substance introduced into the body (cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, etc.) that causes the brain to release neurochemicals that give us a high.
  16. 16. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Two types of addiction - Chemical addiction - Behavioral addiction • Chemical addiction - A substance introduced into the body (cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, etc.) that causes the brain to release neurochemicals that give us a high. • Behavioral addiction
  17. 17. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Two types of addiction - Chemical addiction - Behavioral addiction • Chemical addiction - A substance introduced into the body (cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, etc.) that causes the brain to release neurochemicals that give us a high. • Behavioral addiction - An external stimulus (food, gambling, masturbation, pornography, sex, etc.) that causes the body to release neurochemicals that give us a high.
  18. 18. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction
  19. 19. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether chemical or behavioral, dopamine is the driving force of the high and addiction
  20. 20. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether chemical or behavioral, dopamine is the driving force of the high and addiction • Chemical vs. Behavioral
  21. 21. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether chemical or behavioral, dopamine is the driving force of the high and addiction • Chemical vs. Behavioral - Unwanted Sexual Behavior is less like a bad habit and more like a substance abuse problem.
  22. 22. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether chemical or behavioral, dopamine is the driving force of the high and addiction • Chemical vs. Behavioral - Unwanted Sexual Behavior is less like a bad habit and more like a substance abuse problem. - Addiction, whether chemical or behavioral, is highly genetic.
  23. 23. Brain’s Reward System & Addiction • Regardless of the substance of abuse, whether chemical or behavioral, dopamine is the driving force of the high and addiction • Chemical vs. Behavioral - Unwanted Sexual Behavior is less like a bad habit and more like a substance abuse problem. - Addiction, whether chemical or behavioral, is highly genetic. - If chemical and behavioral addictions are similar physiologically, then the recovery processes for both are very similar.
  24. 24. Why Sex?
  25. 25. Why Sex? • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction
  26. 26. Why Sex? • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction - Affordable
  27. 27. Why Sex? • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction - Affordable - Accessible
  28. 28. Why Sex? • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction - Affordable - Accessible - Anonymous
  29. 29. Why Sex? • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction - Affordable - Accessible - Anonymous - Aggressive
  30. 30. Why Sex? • Four A’s of internet sexual addiction - Affordable - Accessible - Anonymous - Aggressive • With other addictions, like to alcohol or drugs, there is a 5% increase, per year, of the chance of addiction in adulthood if the developing brain is exposed just once to substances of abuse.
  31. 31. Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  32. 32. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • For some, the desire to use pornography, sex, or masturbation is not just about the pleasure of doing it, but because the brain is so used to doing it that it simply cannot stop.
  33. 33. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • For some, the desire to use pornography, sex, or masturbation is not just about the pleasure of doing it, but because the brain is so used to doing it that it simply cannot stop. • “Addicted to being addicted.”
  34. 34. Example
  35. 35. Example • “Joe Schmo”
  36. 36. Example • “Joe Schmo” - Certain things in his environment reminded him of the object of his addiction.
  37. 37. Example • “Joe Schmo” - Certain things in his environment reminded him of the object of his addiction. - When someone like Joe is reminded of the object of his addiction, we say he is triggered.
  38. 38. Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  39. 39. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • Once the neurons in the brain have been wired to want certain sexual stimuli they are attached to the situations, circumstances and tools needed to acquire the substance of abuse.
  40. 40. Reward System & Sexual Addiction
  41. 41. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • 3 types of triggers:
  42. 42. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • 3 types of triggers: • Sexual Triggers
  43. 43. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • 3 types of triggers: • Sexual Triggers • Non-Sexual Environment Triggers
  44. 44. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • 3 types of triggers: • Sexual Triggers • Non-Sexual Environment Triggers • Non-Sexual Emotional Triggers
  45. 45. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • 3 types of triggers: • Sexual Triggers - Occur when the brain registers something sexual through sight, hearing, touch, taste or smell. (Ex. Someone naked, a sex scene, etc.) • Non-Sexual Environment Triggers • Non-Sexual Emotional Triggers
  46. 46. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • 3 types of triggers: • Sexual Triggers - Occur when the brain registers something sexual through sight, hearing, touch, taste or smell. (Ex. Someone naked, a sex scene, etc.) • Non-Sexual Environment Triggers - Anything that has been present or previously aided someone in acting out sexually. • Non-Sexual Emotional Triggers
  47. 47. Reward System & Sexual Addiction • 3 types of triggers: • Sexual Triggers - Occur when the brain registers something sexual through sight, hearing, touch, taste or smell. (Ex. Someone naked, a sex scene, etc.) • Non-Sexual Environment Triggers - Anything that has been present or previously aided someone in acting out sexually. • Non-Sexual Emotional Triggers - Happen when emotions that led to acting out sexually in the past are present at the moment.
  48. 48. Assignment
  49. 49. Assignment • Be courageous enough to tackle this issue

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