The Brain Science on How Casual Sex Affects Human Development
How sex is rewiring your brain—for good and for bad
What does a three-pound brain have to do with one’s sex life? A lot, actually.
Hooked is about what’s happening to your brain when you’re having sex. With scientific data put in layman’s terms, this book demonstrates that:
• Sexual activity releases chemicals in the brain, creating emotional bonds between partners. This is great news for marriages!
• Once formed, however, breaking these bonds can have damaging effects on the brain such as depression and difficulty bonding with someone else in the future.
• The continual forming and breaking of these bonds can have permanent effects on a person’s brain.
PLUS! This updated edition also includes a brand new chapter about the effects of pornography on the brain.
All this data about bonding, sex, and pornography has important implications in a casual sex culture. Regardless of what we wish were true, the facts tell us “safe sex” isn't as safe as it seems. Learn about your brain, the positive effects of sex within permanently committed relationships, and how you can protect yourself (especially your brain) from the dangers of casual sex.
Personal Opinions Presented as Facts
Despite the lack of inclusiveness in the ideas presented by this book, the blatant sexism and archaic gender roles were the things that really made this book awful. It’s marketed as a parenting book, but no parent should take this advice regarding their child’s sexual health, as it literally has a warning against letting your daughter hug men if you don’t want her to develop romantic feelings towards them. Not to mention the misrepresentation and use of mental illness. If i could have given this book zero stars, I would have.