Trading Later Rewards for Current Pleasure: Pornography Consumption and Delay Discounting

  title={Trading Later Rewards for Current Pleasure: Pornography Consumption and Delay Discounting},
  author={Sesen Negash and Nicole Van Ness Sheppard and Nathaniel M. Lambert and Frank D. Fincham},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={689 - 700}
Internet pornography is a multi-billion-dollar industry that has grown increasingly accessible. Delay discounting involves devaluing larger, later rewards in favor of smaller, more immediate rewards. The constant novelty and primacy of sexual stimuli as particularly strong natural rewards make Internet pornography a unique activator of the brain's reward system, thereby having implications for decision-making processes. Based on theoretical studies of evolutionary psychology and neuroeconomics… 
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