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erototoxin (plural erototoxins)
- a notional addictive chemical claimed to be released in the brain from looking at pornography
2005, Ron Luce, Battle Cry for a Generation: The Fight To Save America's Youth, Colorado Springs: Cook Communications Ministries, ISBN 9780781442671, LCCN 2006280821, OCLC 60768963, OL 8093989M, page 99:
- As we saw in the previous chapter, pornographic erototoxins always bypass cognition and speech, reaching the right brain instantly to trigger excitatory transmitters and to overcome inhibitory transmitter functions.
2005 May/June, Jack Hitt, “The Diddly Award”, Mother Jones:
- And the winner is...Sam Brownback, who considered spending more tax money to explore the “addictive,” “mind-altering,” porn poisons that one witness called “erototoxins.”
2005 July 25, Ed Brayton, “Robert O'Brien Trophy Awarded to Judith Reisman”, Dispatches from the Creation Wars:
- There is no such thing as an "erototoxin", of course, but there are pleasure chemicals that are released in the brain called endorphins and they are released in a wide range of activities, including physical exercise, laughter and — surprise, surprise — sex itself.
2010, Bettina Arndt, What Men Want in Bed, Melbourne University Publishing, ISBN 9780522861389, LCCN 2010530451, page 53: