Critique of “Perceived Addiction to Internet Pornography and Psychological Distress: Examining Relationships Concurrently and Over Time” (2015)

UPDATE 2016: A much more comprehensive analysis of Joshua Grubbs’s claims and studies can be found here – Is Grubbs pulling the wool over our eyes with his “perceived porn addiction” research? (2016) UPDATE 2017: A new study (Fernandez et al., 2017) tested and analyzed the CPUI-9, a purported “perceived pornography addiction” questionnaire developed by […]

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Lower Psychological Well-Being and Excessive Sexual Interest Predict Symptoms of Compulsive Use of Sexually Explicit Internet Material Among Adolescent Boys (2015)

J Youth Adolesc. 2015 Jul 25. Doornwaard SM1, van den Eijnden RJ, Baams L, Vanwesenbeeck I, Ter Bogt TF. LINK TO FULL STUDY Abstract Although a growing body of literature addresses the effects of young people’s use of sexually explicit Internet material, research on the compulsive use of this type of online content among adolescents […]

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Transgression as addiction: religiosity and moral disapproval as predictors of perceived addiction to pornography (2015)

This more recent and extensive critique supersedes everything written below – Is Grubbs pulling the wool over our eyes with his “perceived porn addiction” research? (2016) SHOCKING & VERY RELEVANT UPDATE: The two primary authors publishing CPUI-9 and Moral Incongruence studies (Joshua Grubbs and Samuel Perry) confirmed their agenda-driven bias when both formally joined allies […]

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Porn-induced ED: Empirical Evidence (for “skeptics”)

Porn-induced ED is a relatively recent phenomenon, but there is now a strong scientific literature exploring how it came to exist and what can be done to treat it. Introduction Studies assessing young male sexuality since 2010 report historic levels of sexual dysfunctions, and startling rates of a new scourge: low libido. Documented in this […]

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The Porn Debate

In essence all YBOP’s articles can be classified as debate for the existence of Internet porn addiction and porn-induced problems. However, the following articles were written as a response to Psychology Today blog posts, questionable studies or as updates on the relevant advances in addiction medicine. Also see – Questionable & Misleading Studies Gary Wilson […]

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YBOP Articles on Porn Addiction & Porn-Induced Problems

Most of these articles were written for other websites, and follow a format of neuroscience combined with anecdotes—generally from porn users (a few were written by other authors). Many of the articles were written between 2009-2013, before most of the recent brain studies on porn users were published. While accurate, they read as though there […]

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