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This is Your Brain on Porn: Video Interview of the Author of Wired for Intimacy

Last Updated: September 9, 2015

Luke Gilkerson

Luke Gilkerson has a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies and an MA in Religion. He is the author of Coming Clean: Overcoming Lust Through Biblical Accountability and The Talk: 7 Lessons to Introduce Your Child to Biblical Sexuality. Luke and his wife Trisha blog at IntoxicatedOnLife.com

How does porn impact the brain? Dr. William Struthers, Associate Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, talks about this in his book, Wired For Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain.

In the following video he dives into this topic in great detail, explaining why pornography is addictive from a neuroscientific perspective. (Please note: this video deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.)

This video was filmed near our headquarters as a part of a new documentary back in February. That week I had Dr. Struthers over to my house for dinner (along with Michael Leahy, author of Porn Nation, and Crystal Renaud, founder of Dirty Girls Ministries), and we had fantastic discussions around the topics found in his book.

I also had a chance to interview Dr. Struthers for our podcast. You can hear the whole interview here.

  • Comments on: This is Your Brain on Porn: Video Interview of the Author of Wired for Intimacy
    1. Crystal Renaud on

      I still can’t believe I got to sit in your living room with this guy. So much wisdom.

      Reply
      • Luke Gilkerson on

        @Crystal – I know. I love talking to this guy. That was a fun night.

        By the way, I pray God’s richest blessings of wisdom for you as you go away to do some writing!

    2. Philip Marinello on

      I have a question. I thought this was strange when I first came across it, and I haven’t bought into it personally, but I was curious what someone like Dr. Struthers would say to the person who says social nudity is a good way to counteract the social and habitual patterns of sin and sinful thinking.

      Would love to hear his thoughts on the matter.

      Thanks!

      –Philip

      Reply
    3. Dan Durham on

      Wow! Incredibe insight. THanks for sharing this

      Reply

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