For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Is porn really bad for your brain? 

Is AIDS God’s punishment for gay men according to Romans 1:27? Is it wrong to masturbate while thinking about my ex? Is my wife’s desire for submissive sexual play a result of her being sexually abused?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Is porn really bad for your brain?

Supernormal-stimuli - Stuart McMillen (web comic)

Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours

Brain Structure and Functional Connectivity Associated With Pornography Consumption: The Brain on Porn

WebMD: Is Porn Addictive?

Is AIDS God’s punishment for gay men according to Romans 1:27?

How Do you interpret Romans 1:27 - Gay Christian 101

Oral Sex and HIV Risk - CDC

Is it wrong to masturbate while thinking about my ex?

Q&A: Is It Unhealthy To Fantasize About My Ex When I Masturbate?

Is my wife’s desire for submissive sexual play a result of her being sexually abused?

Does Childhood Sex Abuse Lead To Promiscuity Later… Or Is This Only A Myth?

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