Analysis of “Sexual Desire, Not Hypersexuality, Is Related To Neurophysiological Responses Elicited by Sexual Images” (Steele et al., 2013)

THE REALLY SHORT VERSION: Some years ago, David Ley and study spokesperson Nicole Prause teamed up to write a Psychology Today blog post about Steele et al., 2013 called “Your Brain on Porn – It’s NOT Addictive“. The blog post appeared 5 months before Prause’s EEG study was formally published. Its oh-so-catchy title is misleading […]

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David Ley Attacks the NoFap Movement (May, 2015)

YBOP Comments: This was written in response to David Ley’s blog post attacking nofap. It serves a bigger purpose: 1) to expose that the so-called science contradicting porn addiction is smoke and mirrors, and 2) the papers claiming to refute porn addiction come from two individuals who often team up – Nicole Prause & David […]

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Addressing unsupported claims, personal attacks and defamation by Daniel A. Burgess, LMFT (Feb-March, 2018)

INTRODUCTION: Burgess claims victimhood, yet he initiated all contact (Facebook, Twitter), posting numerous defamatory comments, and eventually infringing on YBOP’s trademark by creating “www.realyourbrainonporn.com.” Prior to February, 2018 I had never heard of Daniel Burgess LMFT. Suddenly, out of nowhere Mr. Burgess (@BurgessTherapy) employed multiple social media platforms to attack me and YBOP. Burgess’s targeted […]

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Pornography Thoughts (2018)

This page is divided into two sections: 1) Studies providing support for porn addiction, porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, and multiple negative outcomes associated with porn use. 2) Critiques of questionable & misleading studies; debunking propaganda pieces SECTION 1: Support for  porn addiction, porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, and multiple negative outcomes associated with porn use. The preponderance of […]

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The Proof of the Pudding Is in the Tasting: Data Are Needed to Test Models and Hypotheses Related to Compulsive Sexual Behaviors (2018)

Letter to the Editor Gola, Mateusz, and Marc N. Potenza. Archives of Sexual Behavior: 1-3. Walton, Cantor, Bhullar, and Lykins (2017) recently reviewed the state of knowledge on problematic hypersexuality and presented a theoretical model of compulsive sexual behaviors (CSBs). Of note, their literature search was completed in September 2015 and multiple advances have been […]

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Brain Studies on Porn Users & Sex Addicts

This page contains two lists (1) neuroscience-based commentaries & reviews of the literature, and, (2) neurological studies assessing the brain structure and functioning of Internet porn users and sex/porn addicts (Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder). To date, all but one of the 57 neurological studies published offers support for the addiction model (no studies falsify the […]

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