Life
by J. Camm on July 19, 2012

According to the Daily Mail:

Stanford University's Professor Philip Zimbardo argues that the over-use of video games and online porn is creating a 'generation of male misfits', with young men developing 'arousal addictions' that leave them unable to function normally in the real world or develop healthy relationships.

Guys are now spending a huge percentage of every day in a digital world; playing video games, watching porn, on YouTube, texting, watching sports – most of it alone,' he said.

The professor, 79, who co-wrote the book with fellow psychologist Nikita Duncan, said that young men – who were the most likely to use video games and online pornography – were being 'digitally rewired' in a way that required constant stimulation. 

This process, he argued, left them 'out of sync' in a school or work environment and in romantic relationships. 

'The excessive use of video games and online porn in pursuit of the next thing is creating a generation of risk-averse guys who are unable (and unwilling) to navigate the complexities and risks inherent to real-life relationships, school and employment,' he told CNN.

Look, I'm all for spending some time away from the computer or PS3 — to get some sun and bang chicks so the earth keeps rotating for a reason — but I've always been told that “a man should never lose touch with himself” and those are words I take seriously and quite literally.