Theoretical Assumptions on Pornography Problems Due to Moral Incongruence and Mechanisms of Addictive or Compulsive Use of Pornography: Are the Two “Conditions” as Theoretically Distinct as Suggested? (Analysis of the Grubbs moral incongruence model)

Archives of Sexual Behavior February 2019, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 417–423 | https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10508-018-1293-5 Matthias Brand, Stephanie Antons, Elisa Wegmann, Marc N. Potenza This comment refers to the article available at  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1248-x. Introduction The Target Article by Grubbs, Perry, Wilt, and Reid (2018) addresses an important and timely topic regarding problems that individuals may experience related to pornography use. Grubbs et […]

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Hitting the Target: Considerations for Differential Diagnosis When Treating Individuals for Problematic Use of Pornography (2018). (Analysis of the Grubbs moral incongruence model)

Archives of Sexual Behavior February 2019, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 431–435 | https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10508-018-1301-9 Shane W. Kraus, Patricia J. Sweeney This comment refers to the article available at  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1248-x. Grubbs, Perry, Wilt, and Reid (2018a) proposed a model for understanding individuals’ problems with pornography due to moral incongruence (PPMI). Specifically, they posit that some pornography users experience psychological distress and […]

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Stuck in the Porn Box (2018). (Analysis of the Grubbs moral incongruence model)

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10508-018-1294-4 Archives of Sexual Behavior February 2019, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 449–453 | Brian J. Willoughby This comment refers to the article available at  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1248-x. While the viewing of sexually explicit content is by no means a new phenomenon, the digital age and availability of online pornography has led to a surge in scholarship seeking to understand […]

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Dysregulated Pornography Use and the Possibility of a Unipathway Approach (2018). (Analysis of the Grubbs moral incongruence model)

Archives of Sexual Behavior February 2019, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 455–460 | https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10508-018-1277-5 Paul J. Wright This comment refers to the article available at  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-018-1248-x. In this Commentary, after providing a brief overview of my background and research interests in relation to the topics covered by Grubbs, Perry, Wilt, and Reid’s (2018) Pornography Problems Due to Moral […]

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Is Joshua Grubbs pulling the wool over our eyes with his “perceived porn addiction” research?

UPDATE 2017: A new study (Fernandez et al., 2017) tested and analyzed the CPUI-9, a purported “perceived pornography addiction” questionnaire developed by Joshua Grubbs, and found that it couldn’t accurately assess “actual porn addiction” or “perceived porn addiction” (Do Cyber Pornography Use Inventory-9 Scores Reflect Actual Compulsivity in Internet Pornography Use? Exploring the Role of […]

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Research Suggests the Grubbs, Perry, Wilt, Reid Review is Disingenuous (“Pornography Problems Due to Moral Incongruence: An Integrative Model with a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”, 2018)

The authors of this so-called review would have readers believe that self-identification as a porn addict is a function of religious shame/moral disapproval about porn. They only reviewed a small number of studies, which rely on the CPUI-9, an instrument developed by co-author Grubbs that produces skewed findings. The co-authors carefully omitted or misrepresented opposing […]

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Problematic Pornography Use: Legal and Health Policy Considerations (2021)

Abstract Purpose of Review Reports of sexual violence, especially towards women and children, are rapidly increasing. At the same time, rates of problematic pornography use (PPU) are accelerating across the world too. The purpose of this review is to consider the recent research on PPU and its contribution to sexual violence. The article offers guidance […]

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The Pornography “Rebooting” Experience: A Qualitative Analysis of Abstinence Journals on an Online Pornography Abstinence Forum (2021)

Comment: Excellent paper analyzes more than 100 rebooting experiences and highlights what people are undergoing on recovery forums. Contradicts much of the propaganda about recovery forums (such as the nonsense that they’re all religious, or strict semen-retention extremists, etc.) +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Arch Sex Behav . 2021 Jan 5. David P Fernandez  1 , Daria J Kuss  2 […]

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Critique of “Pornography Addiction: An Exploration of the Association Between Use, Perceived Addiction, Erectile Dysfunction, Premature (Early) Ejaculation, and Sexual Satisfaction in Males Aged 18-44 Years

YBOP COMMENTS: A new study by a team of sexologists in Australia purportedly investigated porn’s impact on sexual function. The study claims to have found porn use isn’t associated with sexual dysfunctions, but rather “believing” you’re addicted to porn is associated with sexual dysfunction. However, this “study” used an invalid assessment (CPUI-9), and is based on a […]

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