Cease and desist letter to Daniel A. Burgess for trademark infringement of YourBrainOnPorn (September, 2020)

Introduction 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 harassment and defamation occurred on Twitter (under several @YourBrainOnPorn tweets) and Facebook (the YBOP Facebook page, one of Burgess’s Facebook pages, and the […]

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What should be included in the criteria for compulsive sexual behavior disorder? (2020): The “Moral Incongruence” section.

Comment: This important paper based on recent research, gently corrects some of the misleading porn research claims: What should be included in the criteria for compulsive sexual behavior disorder? Among the highlights, the authors take on the disingenuous “moral incongruence” concept so popular with anti-porn addiction researchers. MI section reproduced below. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Moral Incongruence Section […]

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Substitute addictions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)

Case Reports. J Behav Addict . 2020 Nov 16;2020.00091. Deborah Louise Sinclair  1   2 , Wouter Vanderplasschen  2 , Shazly Savahl  3 , Maria Florence  1 , David Best  4 , Steve Sussman  5 PMID: 33216014 DOI: 10.1556/2006.2020.00091 Abstract The global spread of COVID-19, subsequent stay-at-home requirements, spatial distancing measures, and long-term isolation present additional challenges for persons in […]

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New study shatters the “moral incongruence model of pornography addiction” (2020)

Some of the world’s top behavioral addiction experts have just published a new study “Frequency of use, moral incongruence, and religiosity and their relationships with self‐perceived addiction to pornography, internet use, social networking and online gaming.” Don’t let its long-winded academic title fool you. It powerfully shatters one of the most pernicious myths that pro-porn […]

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The Neurosciences of Health Communication: An fNIRS Analysis of Prefrontal Cortex and Porn Consumption in Young Women for the Development of Prevention Health Programs (2020)

YBOP COMMENTS: Unique study comparing female porn users to non-users. Looks like addiction to the authors: The results indicate that the viewing of the pornographic clip (vs. control clip) causes an activation of Brodmann’s area 45 of the right hemisphere (BA 45, pars triangularis). An effect also appears between the level of self-reported consumption and […]

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Event-related potentials in a two-choice oddball task of impaired behavioral inhibitory control among males with tendencies towards cybersex addiction (2020)

Wang, J., & Dai, B. (2020). Journal of Behavioral Addictions J Behav Addict, Sep 18, 2020, from https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2006/aop/article-10.1556-2006.2020.00059/article-10.1556-2006.2020.00059.xml DOI: https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.2020.00059 Abstract Background and aims Impaired behavioral inhibitory control (BIC) is known to play a crucial role in addictive behavior. However, research has been inconclusive as to whether this is also the case for cybersex addiction. […]

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Studies linking porn use or porn/sex addiction to sexual dysfunctions and poorer sexual and relationship satisfaction

Reality Check about Porn Addiction and sexual satisfaction Regardless of what you may read in some journalistic accounts, multiple studies reveal a link between porn use and sexual performance problems, relationship and sexual dissatisfaction, and reduced brain activation to sexual stimuli. Sexual satisfaction is so important in our lives. Let’s start with sexual dysfunctions. Studies […]

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Which Conditions Should Be Considered as Disorders in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) Designation of “Other Specified Disorders Due to Addictive Behaviors”? (2020)

COMMENTS: A review by addiction experts concludes that pornography-use disorder is a condition that may be diagnosed with the ICD-11 category “other specified disorders due to addictive behaviors”. In other words, compulsive porn use looks like other recognized behavioral addictions, which include gambling and gaming disorders. Excerpts from the paper: Note that we are not […]

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