Sexologists Deny Porn-induced ED by Claiming Masturbation Is the Problem

Since 2016, an audacious red herring has insinuated itself into the tweets and blogs of some AASECT sexologists: the notion that PIED (porn-induced erectile dysfunction) is caused by masturbation. Without offering any scientific support, this band of porn-apologists has determined to persuade us that porn is not behind the recent rise of coital ED in […]

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Can porn use blunt my emotions?

What does the post-porn emotional rebound look like? Regular users who give up porn often report unexpected changes, such as improved sexual performance and satisfaction, increased confidence and desire to socialize, better concentration, more satisfying romantic relationships and so forth. Yet they also frequently remark on another change: They feel more emotion. This is often […]

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“Porn and the Threat to Virility” (TIME)

In case you missed this TIME cover story about porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, it is no longer behind a paywall. Read it here. The text: Noah Church is a 26-year-old part-time wildland firefighter in Portland, Ore. When he was 9, he found naked pictures on the Internet. He learned how to download explicit videos. When he […]

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Stefan Molyneux interviews Gary Wilson

NOTES: I have no idea what Molyneux’s politics are. Nor did I know when he asked to interview me years ago. At that time, I investigated him and couldn’t find anything indicating his views on race. As you can hear in our interview below, we talked about porn’s effects, not politics. I have done hundreds […]

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“Porn and the Threat to Virility” (TIME Magazine)

In case you missed this TIME cover story about porn-induced sexual dysfunctions, it is no longer behind a paywall. Read it here. The text: Noah Church is a 26-year-old part-time wildland firefighter in Portland, Ore. When he was 9, he found naked pictures on the Internet. He learned how to download explicit videos. When he […]

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“Conscious and Non-Conscious Measures of Emotion: Do They Vary with Frequency of Pornography Use?” – Excerpts analyzing Steele et al., 2013

Link to original study – Conscious and Non-Conscious Measures of Emotion: Do They Vary with Frequency of Pornography Use? (2017) Comments: This 2017 EEG study on porn users cited 3 Nicole Prause EEG studies. The authors believe that all 3 Prause EEG studies actually found desensitization or habituation in frequent porn users (which often occurs […]

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“Conscious and Non-Conscious Measures of Emotion: Do They Vary with Frequency of Pornography Use?” – Excerpts analyzing Prause et al., 2015

Link to original study – Conscious and Non-Conscious Measures of Emotion: Do They Vary with Frequency of Pornography Use? (2017) Comments: This EEG study on porn users cited 3 Nicole Prause EEG studies. The authors believe that all 3 Prause EEG studies actually found desensitization or habituation in frequent porn users (which often occurs with […]

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Porn use studies involving female subjects

On this page, YBOP looks at the research linking porn use by women to its effects on arousal, sexual satisfaction, and relationships. While some studies report little effect of women’s porn use on women’s sexual and relationship satisfaction, many do report negative effects. This page contains studies linking female porn use to lower sexual or […]

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