Says Liam, “We do this because no one else in the UK provides this service and it creates better citizens, respite for parents / carers and reduces medical costs. We have uphill troubles in terms of zero funding and we rely solely on volunteers and people’s goodwill.”
Meanwhile, Voon says there is good evidence that excessive consumption of porn can lead to ‘habituation’: the desire for novel stimuli. This means regular viewers crave more hardcore scenes the more they watch. This is a trend that many men have reported anecdotally and sought treatment for.
Human beings have a propensity to adapt to whatever they achieve and learn to treat it as their baseline expectation. They quickly become accustomed to whatever positive event or achievement that they experience and begin to feel empty again. This phenomenon is commonly known as ‘Hedonic Adaptation’.
In a sense we’re all amateur psychologists – we’ve got our own first-hand experience at being human, and we’ve spent years observing how we and others behave in different situations. This intuition fuels a “folk psychology” that sometimes overlaps with findings from scientific psychology, but often does not.