Nicole Prause, David Ley & @BrainOnPorn’s long history of harassing & defaming Alexander Rhodes of NoFap

Alexander Rhodes

Below are numerous instances of Nicole Prause, David Ley, and “RealYourBrainOnPorn” twitter harassing and defaming Alexander Rhodes and NoFap. Each link in this list goes to a more complete description of harassment and/or defamation.


Table of Contents:

  1. December 2013: Prause alias posts on YourBrainRebalanced & asks Gary Wilson about the size of his penis: kicking off  Prause’s campaign of calling Wilson, his wife, Alex Rhodes, Don Hilton, and most everyone she disagrees with a misogynist.
  2. July, 2016: Prause & David Ley attack NoFap founder Alexander Rhodes.
  3. July, 2016: Prause & her alias “PornHelps” attack Alexander Rhodes, falsely claiming he faked porn-induced sexual problems
  4. October, 2016: Prause commits perjury attempting to silence Alexander Rhodes of NoFap
  5. December 12, 2016: Prause falsely claims that @Nofap drove gay teen to suicidal feelings (also calls Alexander Rhodes an “anti-porn profiteer”)
  6. May 24-27, 2018: Prause creates multiple sock-puppets to edit the Nofap Wikipedia page
  7. October, 2018: Ley & Prause devise an article purporting to connect Gary Wilson, Alexander Rhodes, Gabe Deem to white supremacists/fascists (Prause attacks & libels Alexander Rhodes & Nofap in the comments section).
  8. October, 2018: Prause follows-up the “fascist” article by attacking & libeling Alexander Rhodes and Nofap.com on Twitter
  9. Ongoing – David Ley & Nicole Prause’s ongoing attempts to smear YBOP/Gary Wilson & Nofap/Alexander Rhodes by claiming links with neo-Nazi sympathizers
  10. October, 2018: Prause tweets that she has reported “serial misogynist harasser” Alexander Rhodes to the FBI
  11. December, 2018: FBI confirms that Nicole Prause lied about filing a report on Alexander Rhodes
  12. November, 2018: Prause resumes her unprovoked, libelous attacks on NoFap.com & Alexander Rhodes
  13. December, 2018: Prause joins Xhamster to smear NoFap & Alexander Rhodes; induces Fatherly.com to publish a hit-piece where Prause is the “expert”
  14. July, 2019: Alexander Rhodes affidavit in Donald Hilton’s defamation lawsuit against Nicole R Prause & Liberos LLC.
  15. September, 2019: In response to a CNN special involving NoFap, the RealYBOP twitter (run by Prause & Burgess) defames and harasses Alex Rhodes of Nofap (over 30 tweets)
  16. October, 2019: RealYBOP twitter (Prause & Daniel Burgess) defame Alex Rhodes & Gabe Deem, falsely claiming both tried to “take down” realyourbrainonporn.
  17. October, 2019: In response to “The Doctors” featuring Alex Rhodes RealYBOP twitter (Prause & Daniel Burgess) cyberstalks, defames & harasses Rhodes with numerous tweets (even asks Twitter to de-platform NoFap)
  18. January-March, 2020: Prause incites defamatory UK article in an effort to have Alex Rhodes’s “Donor Box” fundraising campaign removed.
  19. February, 2020: @BrainOnPorn (Prause) harasses author of “NoFap won’t make you a Nazi: Why MSM can’t get a grip on internet’s anti-masturbation activists” (while defaming Nofap & Wilson)
  20. February/March 2020: Prause (apparently) reports Alex Rhodes to the Pennsylvania Board of Psychology for practicing psychology without a license because CNN filmed him in a group with other young men, all talking about porn’s effects.
  21. June, 2020: Former porn star Jenna Jameson chastises RealYBOP for creating a screenshot falsely portraying Jameson as criticizing NoFap (Jameson calls RealYBOP “Shady as f**k”).
  22. August, 2020, onward: Six brand new accounts (likely Prause sockpuppets) edit the Nofap Wikipedia page, entering numerous falsehoods recently tweeted by Prause & her alias @BrainOnPorn
  23. August, 2020: RealYourBrainOnPorn (Prause) posts lies from Brian Watson’s error-filled hit-piece, then edits them into the Nofap Wikipedia page.
  24. August, 2020: Prause files bankruptcy to escape liability for 3 yet-to-be tried defamation suits (Hilton, Rhodes, Minc).
  25. ONGOING: In response to Alex Rhodes’s defamation lawsuit, Nicole Prause and @BrainOnPorn twitter relentlessly defame & harass Rhodes (adding to Prause’s counts of defamation).

Background: Ley & Prause have a long history of defamation, harassment, unethical and illicit behaviors

For years Nicole Prause and David Ley have teamed up to defame, harass and cyber-stalk individuals and organizations that have warned of porn’s harms or publicized research reporting porn’s harms.

Their open warfare began on March 6th, 2013 David Ley and 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.” Its oh-so-catchy title is misleading as it has nothing to do with Your Brain on Porn or the neuroscience presented there. Instead, David Ley’s March, 2013 blog post limits itself to a single flawed EEG study – Steele et al., 2013. Prause claimed that she had debunked porn addiction because her porn using subjects’ (1) “brains did not respond like other addicts,” and (2) they really just had “high desire.” Both claims are without support. Neither is reported in Steele et al., 2013. Truth? Eight peer-reviewed analyses of Steele et al. 2013 describe how the Steele et al. findings lend support to the porn addiction model (actual results = greater cue-reactivity to porn related to less desire to have sex with a partner).

After Gary Wilson published his extensive dismantling of the claims surrounding Steele et al., 2013, Nicole Prause began openly harassing, libeling and cyberstalking Wilson. (Prause’s UCLA contract was not renewed and she has not been employed by an academic institution since January, 2015.) Within a short time she also began targeting others, including researchers, medical doctors, therapists, psychologists, a former UCLA colleague, a UK charity, a TIME magazine editor, several professors, IITAP, SASH, Fight The New Drug, Exodus Cry, , RebootNation, YourBrainRebalanced, the academic journal Behavioral Sciences, its parent company MDPI, US Navy medical doctors, the head of the academic journal CUREUS, and the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, men in recovery (especially Alex Rhodes) and NoFap.com (to name a few).

While spending her waking hours harassing & defaming others, Prause cleverly cultivated – with zero verifiable evidence – a myth that she was “the victim” of most anyone who dared to disagree with her assertions surrounding porn’s effects or the current state of porn research. To counter the ongoing harassment and false claims, YBOP was compelled to document some of Prause’s activities. Consider the following pages. (Additional incidents have occurred that we are not at liberty to divulge – as Prause’s victims fear further retribution.)

Prause provides no concrete examples of being the target of cyber-stalking whether they by tweet, Facebook, or links to pages on YBOP.  On the other hand, Prause’s Twitter feed alone contained hundreds of libelous and inaccurate tweets targeting various people she disagrees with. Put simply, Prause has created a mythology with zero verifiable evidence, while closely aligned with the pornography industry, as can be seen from this image of her (far right) on the red carpet of the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) awards ceremony. (According to Wikipedia, “The XRCO Awards are given by the American X-Rated Critics Organization annually to people working in adult entertainment and it is the only adult industry awards show reserved exclusively for industry members.[1]”

It also appears that Prause may have obtained porn performers as subjects through another porn industry interest group, the Free Speech Coalition. The FSC-obtained subjects were allegedly used in her hired-gun study on the heavily tainted and very commercial “Orgasmic Meditation” scheme (now being investigated by the FBI). Prause has also made unsupported claims about the results of her studies and her study’s methodologies. For much more documentation, see: Is Nicole Prause Influenced by the Porn Industry?

Years of harassment and defamation finally caught up with Dr. Prause. On May 8, 2019 Donald Hilton, MD filed a defamation per se lawsuit against Nicole Prause & Liberos LLC. On July 24, 2019 Donald Hilton amended his defamation complaint to add (1) a malicious Texas Board of Medical Examiners complaint, (2) false accusations that Dr. Hilton had falsified his credentials, and (3) sworn affidavits from 9 other Prause victims of similar harassment, including Alexander Rhodes of NoFap (John Adler, MD, Gary Wilson, Alexander Rhodes, Staci Sprout, LICSW, Linda Hatch, PhD, Bradley Green, PhD, Stefanie Carnes, PhD, Geoff Goodman, PhD, Laila Haddad.)

Conflicts of interest (COI) are nothing new for David Ley. He is now being openly compensated by porn industry giant xHamster to promote their websites (i.e. StripChat) and to convince users that porn addiction and sex addiction are myths. Notice how Ley is going to tell xHamster customers what “medical studies truly say about porn, camming and sexuality.” All this while harassing and defaming individuals and organizations who speak up about the possible negative effects of internet porn. For more see: David Ley is now being compensated by porn industry giant xHamster to promote its websites and convince users that porn addiction and sex addiction are myths!

Second COI: David Ley’s website offers his well-compensated “debunking” services:

David J. Ley, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and AASECT-certified supervisor of sex therapy, based in Albuquerque, NM. He has provided expert witness and forensic testimony in a number of cases around the United States. Dr. Ley is regarded as an expert in debunking claims of sexual addiction, and has been certified as an expert witness on this topic. He has testified in state and federal courts.

Contact him to obtain his fee schedule and arrange an appointment to discuss your interest.

Third COI: Ley makes money selling two books that deny sex and porn addiction (“The Myth of Sex Addiction,” 2012 and “Ethical Porn for Dicks,” 2016). Pornhub (which is owned by porn giant MindGeek) is one of the five back-cover endorsements listed for Ley’s 2016 book about porn:

“David Ley’s voice brings much-needed nuance to some of the most important conversations occurring about pornography today.”―pornhub

Fourth COI: David Ley makes money via CEU seminars, where he promotes the addiction-deniers’ ideology set forth in his two books (which recklessly(?) ignore dozens of studies and the significance of the new Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder diagnosis in the World Health Organization’s diagnostic manual). Ley is compensated for his many talks featuring his biased views on porn use. In this 2019 presentation Ley appears to support and promote adolescent porn use: Developing Positive Sexuality and Responsible Pornography Use in Adolescents.


December 2013: Prause alias posts on YourBrainRebalanced & asks Gary Wilson about the size of his penis: kicking off  Prause’s campaign of calling Wilson, his wife, Alex Rhodes, Don Hilton, and most everyone she disagrees with a misogynist.

As explained in this section section, on December 18th, 2013 Prause went on a cyberstalking rampage, posting her falsehoods about the CBC shenanigans on forums where Gary Wilson’s name had appeared. Using fake names, Prause frequently trolls porn recovery forums citing junk science or harassing members who are attempting heal addictions or porn-induced ED. Prause has employed over 100 aliases over the years to defame Gary Wilson, Alex Rhodes, Gabe Deem and others (PDF of Nicole Prause aliases she used to harass & defame). In her CBC comment on YourBrainRebalanced Prause (as RealScience) asks Wilson: “How small IS your penis Gary?”.

A screenshot of the above, along Gary Wilson’s answer where he inadvertently wrote “Miss Prause” in response to a juvenile question about his penis, is the supposed “proof” Prause uses that Gary Wilson is a misogynist. Here Prause tweets a hard-to-read version of her “RealScience” comment:

Here’s an enlarged version of the image she included in the above tweet. Link to Wilson’s full answer. It is Prause who is being sexist as Prause asks Gary Wilson about the size of his penis:

Nevertheless, Prause has transformed Wilson’s inadvertently typing “Miss” in his reply to her questions about his manhood into her never ending campaign to paint Wilson, and others as misogynists. Below are just a few examples of how Prause has weaponized her bizarre interest in Gary Wilson’s penis and his response.

Over the last few years, Dr. Prause appears to have taken great pains to position herself as a “woman being subjected to misogynistic oppression when she tells truth to power.” She frequently tweets the following infographic that she apparently also shares at her public lectures, suggesting she is being victimized “as a woman scientist,” and painting herself as a trailblazer forging ahead to prove porn’s harmlessness despite prejudiced attacks.

It accuses Wilson, Marnia Robinson, Don Hilton MD, and nofap founder Alexander Rhodes of misogyny. Any suggestion that Wilson (or his wife), Hilton, or Rhodes are motivated by misogyny is fabricated, as their objections have nothing to do with Dr. Prause as a person or as a woman, and only to do with her untrue statements and inadequately supported claims about her research.

As for the Infographic, Prause’s only evidence of misogyny is that Wilson accidentally once wrote “Miss Prause”. That’s it. Her assertion that Marnia Robinson is a misogynist is laughable. Her claim that Don Hilton MD called her a child molester is yet another lie, as this section fully explains. She calls Alexander Rhodes a misogynist because he dared to say that Wilson was not ‘physically stalking” her – yet she is the perpetrator, harassing and libeling young men who have recovered from porn-induced sexual dysfunctions. Finally, it’s important to note that author Nicole Prause has close relationships with the porn industry and is obsessed with debunking PIED, having waged a 3-year war against this academic paper, while simultaneously harassing & libeling young men who have recovered from porn-induced sexual dysfunctions. See documentation: Gabe Deem #1, Gabe Deem #2, Alexander Rhodes #1, Alexander Rhodes #2, Alexander Rhodes #3, Noah Church, Alexander Rhodes #4, Alexander Rhodes #5, Alexander Rhodes #6Alexander Rhodes #7, Alexander Rhodes #8, Alexander Rhodes #9, Alexander Rhodes #10Alex Rhodes #11, Gabe Deem & Alex Rhodes together #12, Alexander Rhodes #13, Alexander Rhodes #14, Gabe Deem #4, Alexander Rhodes #15.

Put simply, anyone who exposes Prause falsehoods or misrepresentations of the research is a misogynist. She does this to shut down actual debate on twitter and other social media platforms, to prevent her falsehoods from being exposed. It has worked, so she continues the defamation.

It’s ironic that her infographic contains four instances of misogyny taken from anonymous YouTube comments under her TEDx talk. In 2013, TED closed comments under Gary Wilson’s TEDx talk in response to Nicole Prause’s many hateful and defamatory comments (see this section). Prause used the following two YouTube usernames to post her comments:


July, 2016: Prause & David Ley attack NoFap founder Alexander Rhodes.

Upset that Alexander Rhodes’s story was published in the NY Times, Ley and Prause attack Rhodes on Twitter.

How ethical is it for psychologists to personally attack individuals trying to remove porn from their lives and recover? Ley has a history of attacking Rhodes and NoFap, and harassing young men trying to quit porn. Prause, a psychologist, tweets again, making fun of Rhodes’ appearance:

Rhodes eventually responded, and Prause accused Alexander of faking his porn-induced sexual dysfunction:

The only so-called science that Prause relies upon is her own roundly criticized paper (not a real study), which did not find what she has claimed. Alexander links to a YBOP page with 28 neurological studies on porn users/sex addicts. In 2019, the same YBOP page lists 44 neuroscience-based studies (MRI, fMRI, EEG, neuropsychological, hormonal). All provide strong support for the addiction model as their findings mirror the neurological findings reported in substance addiction studies.

Prause ended it all as she usually does: citing no evidence and tweeting Rhodes “I sent you documentation. Do not contact me again.” That’s Nicole Prause’s MO: Initiate a personal attack, follow it up with lies, then end it all by playing the victim.

Others were watching the Twitter storm, which led to an article detailing it, and more Prause tweets attacking yet another person (below). Meanwhile, consider the fact that it is a violation of APA (American Psychological Association) principles for psychologists to attack those trying to recover.

Over the next few months Prause takes every opportunity to belittle and attack Alexander, NoFap.com, and men recovering from porn addiction:

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In this out of the blue May, 2018 tweet attacking Nofap, Prause cited an opinion piece in the journal “Sexualities” falsely stating that the article had “shown by science to denigrate women”.

It sure seems that Prause tweets more about NoFap and Alexander Rhodes than she does about her own research. Prause claims to be licensed psychologist. What ethical psychologist would go out of the way to call a young man recovering from compulsive porn use a liar, especially without evidence? Ethics violation? Violation of APA principles?

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Prause went so far as to falsely accuse another “Quora” user of being Alexander Rhodes and thus holding a “trademark”.

As explained here, Prause was eventually banned from Quora for harassment of Gary Wilson.


July, 2016: Prause & her alias “PornHelps” attack Alexander Rhodes, falsely claiming he faked porn-induced sexual problems

Evidence points to Prause sharing the @pornhelps twitter account and using the PornHelps disqus username. As described above, Prause published (then deleted) a bizarre tweet about this Matuesz Gola study. PornHelps simultaneously commented under the Gola study using the jargon of a researcher. In addition, the following @pornhelps tweets arise from Los Angeles, where Prause lives. (Update – @pornhelps later deleted their twitter account and website as it became apparent that Prause often tweeted with this account). For much more, see – SECTION 2: Was Nicole Prause “PornHelps”? (PornHelps website, @pornhelps on Twitter, comments under articles). All accounts deleted once Prause was outed as “PornHelps.”

We start with a tweet by the author of the TIME cover story, “Porn and the Threat to Virility“, Belinda Luscombe:

This was followed by @pornhelps calling both Alexander and Belinda liars. @NicoleRPrause eventually chimed in to call TIME journalist Luscombe a liar (more in the next section). The back and forth contains too many tweets to post here, but most can be found in these threads: Thread 1, Thread 2, Thread 3. Below is a sampling of @pornhelps’s unstable-sounding tweets falsely claiming that Alexander faked his story of porn-induced sexual problems:

  • @luscombeland @nytimes “Brave”? Faking a problem to promote his business? You failed to verify any part of his story
  • @GoodGuypervert @luscombeland exaggerating makes them money, esp in his case. These guys are mostly unemployed, no college…got $$$ somehow
  • @AlexanderRhodes & @luscombeland are creating fake panic to sell their wares. Disgusting.
  • @AlexanderRhodes @luscombeland @GoodGuypervert  uh-oh, he’s gone full ad-hominem BC he got caught faking to make money off young scared men.
  • @AlexanderRhodes @luscombeland @GoodGuypervert then I await your proof that any of your claims actually happened to you, fake profiteer.

Alexander answered several times, with no resolution. Eventually Belinda tweeted the following:

Pornhelps responds, seeing if a lie will stick: “I heard you got blackballed for false reporting”.  Eventually Prause’s “NicoleRPrause” Twitter account chimes in calling Luscombe a liar (below). Hmm…how did @NicoleRPrause know about this Twitter thread? Another bit of evidence suggesting Nicole Prause masqueraded as @pornhelps.

In this same Twitter thread Pornhelps (who is Prause) tweeted about a just published David Ley interview of Nicole Prause.

In the Ley interview Prause claims to have unpublished data falsifying any connection between “porn addiction” and penile injures (Prause also said she will never publish the data). It’s important to know that both Prause and Pornhelps had been saying that Alexander lied about his masturbation-induced penile injury and porn-induced sexual problems.

Is it any coincidence that 3 days after multiple @pornhelps tweets called Alexander a liar, Ley and Prause publish a Psychology Today blog post directed at one of Alexander’s complaints (that he injured his penis from excessive masturbation)? Interestingly, their own data apparently showed that a fifth of those surveyed had experienced similar injuries. But again, Prause refuses to publish the data, while claiming her data somehow (inexplicably) prove that Alexander must be a liar. In any case Prause’s blog claims remain unsupported as she did not assess “porn addiction” or compulsive porn use in her subjects (read the comments section of Ley’s post).


October, 2016: Prause commits perjury attempting to silence Alexander Rhodes of NoFap

As described above Prause has a history of personally attacking Alexander Rhodes (it is always Prause who initiates the harassment with her tweets). For example, (again) here’s Prause (on a thread she initiated) claiming that Alexander Rhodes lied about experiencing porn-induced sexual problems:

@AlexanderRhodes and @NoFap follow Gary Wilson on Twitter. On October 1st Wilson responded to James Guay LMFT (who had tagged him with this libelous and harassing tweet). James Guay appears to be a friend of Prause. Guay also re-tweeted Prause’s libelous AmazonAWS document. Wilson and Guay exchanged tweets, with Wilson asking for any documentation to support Prause’s claims.

So you did not read all that we have documented here: Provide documentation for your defamatory claim.

James Guay provided no documentation, yet continued to harass Wilson with several more tweets. It must be noted that Wilson has never engaged Prause or her Twitter allies directly about her string of false accusations. It was James Guay who directly engaged Wilson on Twitter. Alexander Rhodes joined in posting a humorous tweet to Guay concerning Prause’s ridiculous claim that Wilson “has been seen outside Prause’s residence.” It contained a picture of a guy lurking in the bushes:

How did you get to another state so quickly to stalk? You also behind all of the mysterious clown sightings?

Key point: The above tweet no longer contains this picture of a man hiding in the bushes, which was used under the copyright “fair use” exclusion because it is evident the image’s purpose was for meme/parody:

As Alexander Rhodes describes in subsequent tweets, Nicole Prause falsely claimed ownership of the “man in the bush” picture and filed a bogus DMCA takedown request via Twitter. In doing so Prause committed perjury. Rhodes tweets the evidence:

Tweet #1 documenting of Prause’s perjury:

One must keep in mind that Prause is always the initiator of harassment, and her claims about Wilson constitute both libel and harassment.

Tweet #2 by Alexander explaining that calling out slander is not harassment:

Finally Alexander complains about having to reveal his personal information to Prause:

Libel, perjury, and harassment – all documented. Prause responded with this tweet and her ”misogyny infographic”, which she has tweeted about 30 times  and posted all over Qoura:

UPDATE – January, 2018: In response, Alexander Rhodes eventually sent in a counter notice, explaining to Twitter Inc. that as Dr. Nicole Prause is not the copyright holder or an  authorized representative of the copyright holder, inconsistent with what she falsely asserted in the DMCA take-down notice sent to Twitter, the copyright infringement notice was baseless. In response, Twitter gave Dr. Prause a window of opportunity to respond to Rhodes’s counter-notice, in which she did not. While Twitter Inc. said that they would reinstate the  censored tweet, the image has yet to reappear as of January 2018, despite the copyright  decision being reversed. This demonstrates that while Alexander Rhodes and NoFap LLC  successfully provided a legal argument against Prause’s censorship, she still was successfully able to permanently remove an image posted on Twitter through perjury without any tangible repercussions for breaking the law.


December 12, 2016: Prause falsely claims that @Nofap drove gay teen to suicidal feelings (also calls Alexander Rhodes an “anti-porn profiteer”)

Prause’s tweet linked to a radio show about Jehovah Witnesses and sex abuse, which contained a segment about a 14-year old gay teen whose mom found his stash of porn magazines. Since being gay is against JW doctrine, the church insisted the gay teen no longer masturbate to images of men. The gay teen was driven to thoughts of suicide because he was a homosexual stuck in the JW facing the very real prospect of being tossed out of the church and shunned by his family and friends. The radio segment did not mention NoFap. Here’s Prause’s tweet (notice that only David Ley liked it):

Prause’s twisted and libelous tweet attempting to smear NoFap in connection with an entirely unrelated event demonstrates just how far she is willing to stretch the truth in pursuit of her agenda. The NoFapTeam responded with 3 tweets:

Not so coincidentally, a rambling hit piece about NoFap, featuring Nicole Prause, was published a few days later by Medical Daily. Of course Prause tweeted it, saying “claims busted by scientists.” By “scientists” Prause means herself. This goes to show that Prause has many contacts in the media, and uses them to her advantage. Prause also called NoFap “woo woo and cult-like.” Medical Daily author Lizette Borreli went so far as to label NoFap an “anti-sex group.” Anyone who has visited Nofap knows that nothing could be further from the truth. Many experiment with NoFap to regain their sexual function. NoFap decided to set the record straight with a few tweets of its own (1, 2, 3, 4), including this one:

Once again, Prause teams up with David Ley to defame Alexander Rhodes, Nofap (along with Gary Wilson’s website and RebootNation). Revealing her long-time obsession with over Rhodes, Prause tweets 4 screenshots from the last 3 years:


May 24-27, 2018: Prause creates multiple sock-puppets to edit the Nofap Wikipedia page

As described above, from May 24th to the 27th, 2018 Prause employed six fake usernames to edit the Wikipedia pages of her ongoing obsessions: MDPI, Nofap, Sexual Addiction, and Pornography Addiction. Even though Prause’s main target was MDPI, two of her sock-puppets took the time to attack Nofap, with edits and defamatory comments. As she has done in Twitter comments and in personal attacks on Alexander Rhodes, Prause called members of Nofap dangerous misogynists.

User contributions – Neuromancer – Prause’s sock-puppets added a paper that Prause has been obsessively posting on social media: grad student Kris Taylor’s dissertation on 15 comments from reddit/nofap: I want that power back: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum (2018).

See this back and forth between Prause and bart concerning the Kris Taylor’s lightweight paper.

User contribution – 130.216.57.166

User contributions – Suuperon

User contributions – 209.194.90.6

  • 03:28, 24 May 2018 (diff | hist) . . (+379)‎ . . Pornography addiction ‎ (‎Support groups: NoFap community has recently raised security concerns paralleling Incels and due to this paper discovering considerable misogynist attacks in NoFap. I suggest removal, but at least should warn people community is not safe.)

Prause’s assertions are nonsense as Nofap is simply an online forum for people trying to quit porn – hardly a threat to anyone. Prause’s sock-puppets added a paper that Prause has been obsessively posting on social media: grad student Kris Taylor’s dissertation on 15 comments from reddit/nofap: I want that power back: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum (2018). See this back and forth between Prause and bart concerning the Taylor joke of a paper.

Another Prause edit involved deletion of a yet to be published paper by researcher Alec Sproten – How Abstinence Affects Preferences (2016). Sproten’s preliminary results, like a handful of other studies, reported significant benefits by participants who ceased using porn. Excerpts from Sproten’s article:

Results of the First Wave – Main Findings

  1. The length of the longest streak participants performed before taking part in the survey correlates with time preferences. The second survey will answer the question if longer periods of abstinence render participants more able to delay rewards, or if more patient participants are more likely to perform longer streaks.
  2. Longer periods of abstinence most likely cause less risk aversion (which is good). The second survey will provide the final proof.
  3. Personality correlates with length of streaks. The second wave will reveal if abstinence influences personality or if personality can explain variation in the length of streaks.

Results of the Second Wave – Main Findings

  1. Abstaining from pornography and masturbation increases the ability to delay rewards
  2. Participating in a period of abstinence renders people more willing to take risks
  3. Abstinence renders people more altruistic
  4. Abstinence renders people more extroverted, more conscientious, and less neurotic

Unfortunately, Prause’s deletion of the Sproten study has not yet been reversed, and the Kris Taylor paper remains. More evidence that Wikipedia editors game the system, and sockpuppets rule.


October, 2018: Ley & Prause devise an article purporting to connect Gary Wilson, Alexander Rhodes, Gabe Deem to white supremacists/fascists (Prause attacks & libels Alexander Rhodes & Nofap in the comments section).

On October 28, 2018 David Ley published a Psychology Today blog post co-authored with Nicole Prause called  “Why Fascists Hate Masturbation: The rise of nationalism coincides with anti-masturbation movements.” Within a few days Psychology Today forced Ley to change the inflammatory title to “Is One Sexual Behavior Triggering Certain Groups? Masturbation may well be one of the healthiest human sexual behaviors.” (Update: David J Ley is now being paid by the porn industry to promote their websites, while he fervently denies the harms of porn. See – Ongoing – David J. Ley is now being compensated by porn industry giant xHamster to promote its websites and convince users that porn addiction and sex addiction are myths.)

The term “fascist” when misused as it is here, is “hate speech.” The post implies that all of the people named in it are both “fascists” and anti-masturbation. While this may constitute clever public relations spin in light of the immediately preceding reprehensible attack on a temple in Pittsburgh, it is shocking that Ley apparently used the tragedy to promote his well known pro-porn agenda by attempting to tie “fascism” and “anti-masturbation” to a range of people who have addressed the risks of overuse of internet pornography and related concerns. Ley’s proposed associations bear no relation to the facts.  For example, Wilson is the author of a book entitled Your Brain On Porn, and the host of this website with the same name. The focus of both is on the risks of internet porn overuse, not on masturbation. A few excerpts from Ley’s article targeting Gary Wilson (yourbrainonporn.com) and Gabe Deem (RebootNation):

Another excerpt where Ley tries to connect Gary Wilson to David Duke (so sickening):

Ironically, Ley has, when it suited him, claimed masturbation, not internet pornography, is the true cause of young men’s rising problems with sexual performance and sexual attraction to real partners. Thus, it is especially disingenuous for him to now claim that those who oppose his views are “anti-masturbation.” See this piece about the absurdity of the sexology claim that the cause of rising sexual dysfunctions in millennials is masturbation. See Sexologists Deny PIED by Claiming Masturbation Is the Problem.

Let’s start with Prause’s admission that she helped David Ley with his defamatory blog post.

The pattern for Psychology Today blog posts co-created by Prause & Ley is for Ley to open the comments section (which he often doesn’t) and for Prause (and her aliases) to police the comments, which usually entails Prause attacking detractors and mischaracterizing the state of the research.

We have reproduced Prause’s comments below. Where appropriate we included the comments of her targets. As you can see, Prause employs her usual mix of personal attacks, falsehoods, faux victim-hood and misrepresentations of studies:

What Were You Thinking?

Submitted by PornHelp Team on October 28, 2018 – 12:43pm

This is disgraceful. Of all of the weekends to publish a conspiracy theory equating wanting to quit porn to fascism and Antisemitism, this isn’t the one (really, there’s never a good time for this kind of half-baked nonsense, but especially not now).

Let’s be clear. People seek help with out-of-control porn use for lots and lots of different reasons. Many have no religious motivation at all, but rather look for help because of tangible impacts porn use is having on their lives. For others, religious belief (including, for some, the teachings of Judaism, fwiw) does play a role.

Implying porn skepticism amounts to a Nazi plot is not only morally abhorrent, it’s also demonstrably false. Dr. Ley should know better than to make such irresponsible claims.

NoFap could be next; Hate group

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 28, 2018 – 3:29pm

His timing is perfect. Hate speech results in hateful acts. NoFap has been promoting hate speech for years, including against specific women. There are scientific papers published about the misogyny in NoFap groups. Incel’s have murdered. I fully expect one of these murders will someday be from these anti-masturbation anti-porn groups. HLey is calling attention to their hate speech while they still have time to try to correct. It is past time to stop promoting hate speech on your platforms…or this is what one of your followers will do next. Stop promoting fascism, misogyny, and antisemitism.

Incel apt

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 29, 2018 – 1:59pm

There is a peer-reviewed article on some of the misogyny in the NoFap community. Search: “‘I want that power back’: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum”
This means it was reviewed by independent scientists confidentially. There is nothing wrong with choosing for yourself not to masturbate, but they spread intentionally fake news and are a for-profit. For example, I study the effects of porn on the brain and have some of the largest samples in this area in high-impact journals. If they mention my research at all, it’s usually stating we found the opposite of what we actually found. These are not trustworthy sources and are promoting discrimination against protected groups.

strange logic

Submitted by Geoff Goodman Ph.D. on October 28, 2018 – 5:21pm

So, Ley’s argument seems to be the following:

Nazis and KKK were against masturbation.

The NoFap community is against masturbation for 90 days.

Ergo, the NoFap community are Nazis and KKK members?

Strange logic.

Misogynist in chief

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 28, 2018 – 5:34pm

Geoffrey Goodman is the provider kicked off a listserv for his misogynist comments. Specifically, “Let’s discuss the merits and flaws of the actual research, rather than hide behind Prause’s apron strings.” As far as I know, he still has the title IX complaint with his university.
The “actual research” is quite clear. You and NoFap are openly misogynist and promoting hate speech. Birds of a feather.

Also, it’s cute that you thought EEG was “old” technology and fMRI was “better”. Please, do get to know an actual neuroscientist before spouting fake information.

Note: A communication revealed that Dr. Goodman was not kicked off the AASECT listserv and Prause’s spurious complaint – as usual – was ignored.

What are you talking about?

Submitted by Geoff Goodman, Ph.D. on October 28, 2018 – 9:18pm

Seriously, what are you talking about? I’m responding to a blog post equating no masturbation for 90 days with Nazism. Stay on point.

Geoffrey Goodman also discriminates

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 28, 2018 – 11:07pm

The point is antisex using discrimination against protected classes of people, exactly what you do using sexism to try to silence others.

what?

Submitted by luke on October 29, 2018 – 3:42am

all nofap is trying to do is provide a support group for people who have the same goal- not masturbating. I can see why you might think there is discrimination against women there, as the population is predominantly men, but there are places for women to accomplish exactly the same things. when women post in nofap some people see it as a trigger. I personally don’t but from my perspective theres a big difference between unjustified discrimination and keeping order. You can’t make everyone happy 100% of the time.

Note the following back and forth between Prause and bart revolves around grad student Kris Taylor’s dissertation on 15 comments from reddit/nofap: I want that power back: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum (2018). That’s right, a PhD analyzing 15 reddit comments! Taylor is decidedly pro-porn and anti-Nofap. He has a history of blatantly misrepresenting studies and the state of the research, as chronicled in the YBOP critique: Debunking Kris Taylor’s “A Few Hard Truths about Porn and Erectile Dysfunction” (2017). As bart points out, Taylor carefully selected 15 out-of-context comments from among millions of reddit/nofap comments in order to support his preordained agenda. Interspersed among the 15 reddit comments we find Taylor’s sociological gibberish masquerading as “deep thought.” This are the type of biased, lightweight reflections that sexology journals love to publish.

Science documenting the misogyny from these groups

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 29, 2018 – 2:05pm

“‘I want that power back’: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum”

This was a systematic review of the content in those forums. I believe Ley’s point is not to say everyone must masturbate at some regular schedule. If you choose not to masturbate, just don’t promote for-profit groups that support misogyny and advertise Proud Boys and other antisemitic groups. As far as I am aware, the only celebrity fan of YourBrainOnPorn is David Duke, which he described as preventing race mixing.

There are many ways to reach your goals that don’t line the pockets of hate groups.

Wrong – there was no “systematic review of the content”

Submitted by bart on October 29, 2018 – 4:35pm

of anything. Dr. Prause must be referring to the agenda-driven paper by a grad student who chose a few random quotes from Reddit/nofap to push a false narrative (‘I want that power back’: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum)

The opinion paper was qualitative, not quantitative – and everything excerpted was at the discretion of the grad student (Kris Taylor) – who has a history of pro-porn advocacy

Reddit/nofap has 370,000 members and millions upon millions of comments since its inception 8 years ago. It’s reddit for god sake. You can peruse a single post from reddit and find a thousand divergent and sometimes crazy comments. It’s reddit!!!.

Taylor excerpted 15 comments, writing a skewed narrative to match his predetermined wants. That’s right, 14 comments. That’s not a “study”. A 9th grader could hang out for 30 minutes on reddit (any sub-reddit), grab a few comments and write it up – and it would be comparable. What a joke.

Try citing a quantitative study by someone with PhD.

Peer-reviewed misogyny

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 29, 2018 – 4:47pm

The fake-name account appears to want some of the quotes from the systematic-review paper posted. These will make very clear that extensive content on the NoFap website is misogynist. If you visit this website, you will be supporting and furthering misogyny, above and beyond the antisemitism evidenced from Dr. Ley’s original piece.

“… what in the world is masculine about jerking off to porn in front of a screen? If you got caught you would feel rightfully ashamed. There’s nothing shameful about fucking a hot young girl, you feel like the king of the jungle afterwards that’s what we are meant to do! Fuck girls. Not jerk off like lonely losers to pixels on a screen. He makes some good points in the book, doesn’t mean I became a feminist and grew a vagina after reading it. If anything it made me want to fap less and fuck more. Is that not
masculine for you?”

“You think it’s a coincidence homeless guys don’t get laid? We’re animals… it’s natural to be attracted to what’s best for you and the species.”

“Rarely has it ever been that women chase the man.
That makes no sense. If you are truly masculine, then YOU go after the woman.”

“Think about what feminine means to you. Are you doing those things? Are you seeking approval, laughing nervously, and being indecisive? You shouldn’t be… And by the way, you can laugh, but laugh only if you want to. Laughing because you are nervous is feminine. Let the girls do that around you. Think about what masculine means to you. Are you doing those things? You should be. Are you decisive? Do you know what you stand for? Do you know what you want, and can you find a way to get it? These are the traits you need to be cultivating… Pay deep attention to your internal monologue. Don’t do or say things to people unless you want to… Don’t use 7 words when 4 will do. Speak in a deep, controlled voice.”

“The thing about power, at least in the modern world we live in today, is that a man simply has to respect himself and not heel to being a beta (bitch) to be considered masculine”

They provide many more exact misogynist quotes like this. What an awful group to support.

Proved my point: carefully chosen excerpts to promote agenda

Submitted by bart on October 29, 2018 – 5:17pm

of a grad student who says porn never causes any problems. Qualitative clap-trap from an non-PhD. Let me grab a few comments out millions, and write a bunch of filler…..

I’ll go to reddit now and grab a few comments:

  • Delayed ejaculation: GONE! Thank you nofap! ‘
  • And from there things got even better. ALL and I literally mean ALL my social anxiety went away. On the second week I had cute girls talking to me everyday and I have even started “dating” (we had sex) this girl who was literally the girl of my dreams in high school (still is tbh). I even remember her saying to me “Wow you’re really good at making eye contact” and I received that same complement from others girls too.
  • I realized how bad I used to be when talking to people and its crazy to look back on. When I go to parties I am able to talk and hold conversations with anyone and it the best thing ever.
  • I totally agree with the benefits!
  • Used to have to think of porn in order to orgasm with wife. I have had regular sex through all my marriage (6 years now), but have always found that unless the sex is especially good I had to think of P in order to O in my wife, and found that about 5% of the time that I couldn’t finish at all. Now though I don’t think about this at all, just enjoy the time with her. It’s almost like starting over and learning sex again, it can be such a different with a clear mind not clouded by P.
  • 26days = some of best sex ever!
  • Well I’ve gone 26 days now after going just a week at a time for ages, I’ve had some amazing sex with my gf of 8 months, not amazing in a porn style way, but very loving very emotional and feeling great. We’d sex 4 times this week, 2 of them were amazing, 2 were more the normal just felt good. It seemed to come out of nowhere the amazing sex. But really it was the lack of porn I’m sure. I wondered did I just think it was very different and gf didn’t, but nope, gf that it was very different and amazing too, which makes it all the better. So keep up the kicking porn in the nuts folks!
  • I’d always heard about surveys where they’d say that men who don’t watch porn are “more satisfied” with their sex lives. I never really knew what that was, or I thought I was “satisfied” enough. But now, on this streak, I’ve seen the difference. It’s like night and day! It’s better in sooo many ways. More satisfying, it’s a better experience physically, mentally it’s better as well. Can’t even explain. Sex is soooo much better without porn

A little bit different from Kris Taylor’s carefully chosen 15 out of over 10 million. And Taylor didn’t go to the nofap.com forum – which has millions more.

Scientist vs. anonymous blogger

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 29, 2018 – 5:24pm

Scientist every time
There’s was a peer-reviewed article. You probably wrote all of those yourself. I just discovered that the NoFap company account actually was being run by Alexander Rhodes himself, in violation of his no-contact request. So your actual founder is stalking women online in violation of no-contact orders.

You provide no evidence that their review was not balanced. As your cannot pass peer-review, I think it’s clear where the problem is.

“Review” – It wasn’t a review and you know it (I hope)

You don’t even know what a review entails, do you? Again, it was 15 carefully selected comments out of tens of millions comments published on reddit/nofap since its inception 8 years ago.

How about detailing for us what a “review” of Reddit comments would entail. How would it be structured? Tell us about the methodology of a “review” of millions of comments over an 8 year period on a platform that allows everyone on the internet to post and say whatever they please.

From the paper itself we can see that it wasn’t a review at all:

Given this approach to data collection, we wish to highlight that the data presented is not intended to be read as representative of NoFap as a whole, but to present how some users express a particular investment in masculinity and its constitution (Edley, 2001; Edley and Wetherell, 1997). That is, as opposed to an analysis in which users’ posts are understood as oblique references to masculinity (through their talk about video games, pornography, exercise and diet, etc.), our study presents the ways in which users actively constitute masculine positions. Our search term ‘masculinity’ rendered numerous pages of ‘original posts’ which pertained specifically to defining masculinity.

So grad student Taylor selected 15 comments from a search for “masculinity” to support his predetermined goal, while ignoring %99.9999999999999 of all other comments. Is that what you call a “review”?

Taylor then interjected mind-numbing commentary on each of the carefully selected comments. For example, this load of gibberish about comment #11:

In the original post (Extract 11) the concept of a man that is both ‘who you are’ and ‘who you strive to be’ is introduced with an appeal to ‘embrace your masculinity’, again in the manner of a motivational call to arms to rally a general NoFap audience. However, the text indicates that it has been necessary for the author to hide aspects of his masculinity in the past to ‘not offend’. This disclosure positions certain expressions of masculinity as naturally offensive, or masculinity as a construct that has been vilified and judged to be problematic in its ‘natural’ form.

And this is what you, Dr. Prause, cite as a “review” of the entirety of reddit/nofap? LOL.

Peer-reviewed: you don’t have it

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 30, 2018 – 10:38pm

They reported their systematic approach, a point you proved yourself by posting their method. You disclose nothing, were subject to no standards, made no attempt to observe in any systematic way…that is the difference between peer-review.

So yes, get it published or stick to your blogs, but there’s a reason you’ll never be able to publish your ramblings: They are poorly reasoned. I suspect this is because you have a conflict of interest. NoFap is a for-profit site; they make money by scaring people into having a problem they don’t actually have.

I have it and you have no idea what a “review” entails

Submitted by bart on October 30, 2018 – 11:23pm

There was no “systematic approach” and it wasn’t a review. The paper wasn’t even a random sample of reddit/nofap posts. For the 4th time, grad student Taylor carefully selected excerpts from 15 out of context reddit comments (out of tens of millions) to match the narrative he already decided upon- and probably already transcribed (Taylor didn’t even provide full comments!).

As expected, you failed to respond to my very simple request to detail for us what a “review” of Reddit comments would entail. How would it be structured? Tell us about the methodology of a “review” of millions of comments over an 8 year period on a platform that allows everyone on the internet to post and say whatever they please.

It’s clear from your many comments here that you are obsessed with nofap (which is pretty strange). Waving around a grad student’s qualitative paper with 15 carefully selected, out-of-context excerpts from comments, while falsely asserting that it was “systematic review” of reddit/nofap comments is bad look. LOL

Expertise matters

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 30, 2018 – 11:47pm

There actually is no such thing as just a “review”, there are many different types. Each have different criteria. This review fulfilled the requirements for what they were required to meet criteria for publication.

Yours has not. Hurling personal insults at a woman with a doctorate appears consistent with the NoFap community.

Get your ideas through peer-review, or you have nothing to contribute at this point.

Stating facts here.

Submitted by bart on October 31, 2018 – 12:14am

Playing the victim, when you are the one attacking members of nofap in every comment, is also a very bad look.

How do you know that I am not a women or transgender?

How do you know that I do not have a doctorate?

You assumptions offend me, as do your personal attacks, your put-downs, and your inability to stay on subject: the Kris Taylor 15-comment opinion piece, that didn’t review anything.

Disappointing. I excepted more civility and better presentation of empirical evidence.

Avoiding the point to personally attack again

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 31, 2018 – 12:22am

They passed a scientific bar in peer-review at a reputable journal. You can try to pass that bar. As-is, anecdotes likely written by you are not good counter-points to a peer-reviewed paper.

I am not coming here to be called names. Women can be misogynist the same as anyone else, unfortunately. I expect nothing less from a group with a documented history of misogyny. The comments from their paper are all still present on the website, so it seems NoFap is happy to support the misogyny, even when it’s been identified by independent third parties with no conflict of interest.

Paper was not a review and it stated it was not representative

Submitted by bart on October 31, 2018 – 8:30am

You continue to falsely state that Kris Taylor’s paper (an opinion piece by a grad student) was a review. It was not a review of the literature. It did not review the peer-reviewed literature related to anything, including anything to do with porn use.

You continue to falsely claim that the 15 comments were was magically representative of tens of millions of comments posted on reddit/nofap over the last 8 years. The paper clearly states that the 15 bits from carefully selected comments were not representative of reddit/nofap. From the paper:

“Given this approach to data collection, we wish to highlight that the data presented is not intended to be read as representative of NoFap as a whole”

I suggest reading a study before making claims about that study.

You continue to falsely claim that nofap has a “documented history of misogyny”. Not so. There is no “documented” history of anything related to reddit/nofap. To begin to document any pattern of attitudes or beliefs a quantitative, systematic assessment of comments by members of nofap would need to be done. It hasn’s been done. The Taylor paper did not do this as it was not quantitative and was not representative…. it wasn’t anything but 15 carefully selected comments to further the authors predetermined agenda

In addition, Kris Taylor failed to confirm if any of the comments were by members of npfap. Anyone can comment on reddit/nofap. Without confirmation of membership, your assertion, based on only 15 comments, is without support. No documentation exists for misogyny or anything else, and that includes Taylor’s paper.

Below are some of the 15 excerpts from Kris Taylor’s paper that Dr. Prause says documents the misogyny of all of reddit/nofap’s 370,000 members. Judge for yourself if these comments are misogyny at its very worse:
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No Fap is not only about overcoming our addiction over porn and masturbation, it is also about reconnecting with our inner masculinity. So lets come out of our fantasies and begin to connect with real women. Lets love them and have meaningful sex with them

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Real women, real life, real respect.

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My no Fap journey began when i couldn’t stay erect for a real life woman! That was 44 long hard days ago. Today i had sex for the first time.

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I hate how it makes me feel like a creep. I hate how it makes me feel like I am unworthy of love. I hate how it makes me feel weak when I finish. I hate how it makes me feel deprived of my core masculinity. I hate how it keeps me in my head, afraid of the challenges of the real world. I hate everything about porn, other than the fact that it seems pleasurable in the moment. So I will be finding my pleasure in real things from now on, because fuck porn and how it makes me feel.

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Good on you man. Remember this feeling, let it drive you and keep away from porn. There’s so many great real things to find pleasure in. The pleasure of connecting with people, the pleasure of exercise, the pleasure of reading, the pleasure of finding a girl you really like without seeing her as a sex object or worrying about sexual problems. All the best in your journey!

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But I am beginning to realize I am only hurting myself by not constantly striving to be masculine and increase my masculine nature. It will affect some people, but it’s who I am at the core. So embrace your masculinity. For you and your (potential) lover.

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Think about what masculine means to you. Are you doing those things? You should be. Are you decisive? Do you know what you stand for? Do you know what you want, and can you find a way to get it? These are the traits you need to be cultivating. . . Pay deep attention to your internal monologue.

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Being a man means you are passionate, creative, you focus on solution and fixing. Don’t allow toxic shame to talk away that pride. Learn to self-affirm.

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You don’t have to be Heisman winner or national wrestler or something, just respect yourself and your own opinions

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As you should know, most fapstronauts partake for several different reasons. My reason for being a fapstronaut is to increase my masculinity, become stronger as a man, and learn who i really am.

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What in the world is masculine about jerking off to porn in front of a screen?

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That’s it folks. The above is the entirety of Dr. Prause’s empirical evidence that nofap is a “documented” to  be a stronghold of misogyny. A handful of non-representative, out-of-context comments found through a search for the term “masculinity”, selected without any discernible criteria, by a grad student with an agenda. A handful of comments, posted on the 5th largest website in the US, by a few guys, who may or may not be nofap members – out of tens of millions possible comments. So devastatingly convincing.

NoFap threatens to rape and stalk women

Submitted by Nicole Prause on October 31, 2018 – 10:51am

As the misogynist, misrepresentations of this anonymous troll make clear, this is why I get rape threats and am stalked by NoFap followers.

I do not owe anyone an education on published science they refuse to publish themselves, so would encourage you to stop threatening female scientists online.

Debating merits of a study makes me a misogynist/rapist/troll?

Submitted by bart on October 31, 2018 – 12:47pm

Wow. When confronted with study excerpts that refute your claims about the study you devolve into character assassination, name calling, ad hominem and playing the victim (even though you are no victim in this thread).

It has been very enlightening to observe your tactics and internet demeanor.

As Bart and others saw, Prause always engages in personal attacks and outlandish assertions, while simultaneously misrepresenting studies and fabricating tales of her own victimization.

Bart learned, as everyone eventually does, that if you engage Prause in a substantive debate she very quickly resorts to name calling, unsupported accusations, and misrepresentation of the research. Once again we see a licensed psychologist co-authoring an article and trolling the comments section to smear individuals who are trying to quit porn.

Finally, we have David Ley lying in the Facebook comment promoting his defamatory blog post:

Ley’s Psychology Today blog post targeted Alexander Rhodes and Gary Wilson, both of whom are atheists and politically liberal. As is often the case, Ley’s claims are the exact opposite of reality. That’s how propagandists roll.


October, 2018: Prause follows-up the “fascist” article by attacking & libeling Alexander Rhodes and Nofap.com on Twitter

Its important to keep in mind that Nofap isn’t an organization, or movement, or anything other than the practice of  abstaining from porn and masturbation for a period of time. While the Nofap subreddit was started in 2011, the “NoFap” concept can be traced  back the “No Fap Ironman Competition” (October 20th, 2006 on the North American Subaru Owners Club Forums). Nofap months, and abstaining-from-porn contests  subsequently occurred on many internet forum, long before reddit/nofap was born (see a collection of such forums on this page). Even an 8-week militarily boot camp could be considered “nofap.” To claim that nofappers are X or Y is like claiming that all Dallas Cowboy fans are X or Y. Any attempt to label those who abstain from porn or masturbation as a unified group is pure agenda-driven propaganda. Which leads us to the Ley & Prause “nofappers are fascist” blog post.

While policing comments under her and Ley’s Psychology Today blog post, Prause simultaneously went on a Twitter tirade attacking and defaming Nofap, Alexander Rhodes, and Gary Wilson. A reminder: Prause and Ley have a long, documented history of harassing and libeling Alexander Rhodes and Nofap (The current examples are just the tip of the Prause/Ley iceberg.):

Prause’s Twitter storm started with baiting NoFap by misrepresenting tweets from over 3 years ago. (Note how Prause has collected tweets, comments, random posts, for years from various accounts and from porn recovery forums which she has trolled with dozens of fake accounts.)

Tweet #1

Prause follows up her targeted harassment and falsehoods with more tweets.

Tweet #2  – About a biased paper by a anti-nofap.com, pro-porn grad student, Kris Taylor (described above)

As described, Kris Taylor carefully selected 15 comments (out of millions available) to advance his predetermined agenda-driven narrative.

In Tweet #3 Prause provides a screenshot of an account that is not associated with NoFap. An account that NoFap lawyers had already served with a cease and desist letter for using their name and for cyberstalking:

The official Nofap account responding to Prause’s harassment and defamation with this tweet:

Caught in blatant misrepresentation, Prause goes on the attack, suggesting that Nofap should police the entire internet for her benefit. Nofap replies with undeserved calmness:

With no provocation, Prause injects Gary Wilson into her Twitter tirade – saying that Wilson has physically stalked her and had been reported to the LAPD and UCLA. All of these familiar lies are covered in several other places on the Prause page. Here, Prause provides a screenshot of a 2016 Alexander Rhodes tweet defending Wilson from Prause’s lies. The entire incident, with screenshots, is documented in this section: Others – October, 2016: Prause commits perjury attempting to silence Nofap’s Alexander Rhodes.

Prause is steeped in the ways of propaganda: When someone calls you out on your lies and harassment (as Rhodes did), Prause turns it into her faux-victimization. Nofap responds and links to this page chronicling her behaviors.

Their Twitter conversation about Gary Wilson continues in this section:

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Prause continues her tirade by posting screenshots from the right-wing site “Gab.” The Gab nutcases have no association with Nofap, yet Prause claims they are Nofap members (as if Nofap issues membership cards):

Nofap calmly responds to Prause as if she were a sincere individual with a legitimate concern. Yet imagine all the time Prause spent scouring internet forums and Twitter for any random comment she could misuse and misrepresent. Impressive.

David Ley, Prause’s companion in cyber-harassment, feels compelled to join in the attack, with his usual unsupported claims about the mighty and powerful “sex addiction industry” (no mention of the actual industry here – the truly mighty and powerful porn industry and the FSC):

The Prause-Ley tag team continues, with Prause’s assertions of antisemitism:

Sickened by Prause and Ley’s blog post, and harassment of Nofap, pornhelp.org chimes in:

PornHelp tweets 2 more comments, pointing out that Ley & Prause published their “nofappers are fascist” article on the day of the deadliest attack on Jews in American history:

Note: The mass shooting of Jews occurred in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the home of NoFap.com founder, Alexander Rhodes.

Prause continues, promoting Kris Taylor’s PhD pathetic dissertation and saying that if her assertions weren’t true NoFap would sue her (knowing very well that a lawsuit might cost a few hundred thousand dollars, drag on for years – and that Nofap.com could not afford such an endeavor. Few could).

Prause now tries to link Gavin McInnes to Nofap – Nofap.com lays it out for Prause:

Nofap.com also responds to Prause’s assertions related to Kris Taylor’s paper containing 15 carefully selected out-of context comments from reddit/nofap (not NoFap.com):

Prause blatantly lies about Kris Taylor’s 15-comment hit piece, claiming it was a “representative sample” of the millions of reddit/nofap comments posted over the last 8 years:

No Dr. Prause, it wasn’t a “representative sample” – as Taylor clearly stated in his paper:

“Given this approach to data collection, we wish to highlight that the data presented is not intended to be read as representative of NoFap as a whole

Prause’s misrepresentation of Kris Taylors’s paper was thoroughly exposed in the above back-and-forth between bart and Prause in the comments sections of Prause & Ley’s blog post: “Why Fascists Hate Masturbation: The rise of nationalism coincides with anti-masturbation movements“.

Nofap.com tries to be nice, yet again:

Nofap.com calmly calls out David Ley for his lies:

In another relevant thread, Nofap.com states the obvious:

Nofap.com can only moderate Nofap.com. It does not own reddit.

Nofap.com has had enough, which Prause takes as signal to continue her aggressive, unprofessional falsehoods and misrepresentations (as any caring, licensed psychologist would do). Once again, Prause refers to Gary Wilson (fake experts with police reports):

Claims about police reports are lies (see below). Claims about Antisemitism, sexism and other discrimination” are equally without support – Prause never links to examples of such posts on NoFap.com. Note: Nofap.com is not the same as reddit/nofap. Reddit is truly the Wild West where anyone on the internet can post anything. Prause well knows this as she has created at least 20 fake usernames to post on reddit/pornfree and reddit/nofap. A few sections documenting Prause many aliases she has used:

With no one responding to her falsehoods and misrepresentations, Prause ends with a link to Kris Taylor’s ramblings related to his 15 artfully selected comments from reddit/nofap (not NoFap.com):

As always, Prause accuses anyone who engages with her falsehoods and misrepresentations of being a misogynist. The attacker playing the victim. Propaganda in its purest form.

As chronicled in several other sections, Prause uses Wikipedia pages to defame and harass the same individuals and organizations she defames and harasses on social media and in emails. We have documented over a dozen Prause Wikipedia sockpuppets, including several attacking Nofap: May 24-27, 2018: Prause creates multiple sock-puppets to edit the NoFap Wikipedia page. In May, 2018, one of Prause’s sockpuppets – 130.216.57.166 – edited the Nofap Wikipedia page, inserting Kris Taylor’s dissertation on 15 comments from reddit/nofap: I want that power back: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum

After 8 edits, Prause created another fake account – Suuperon –  to delete a study showing the benefits of abstaining from porn, while adding more context to her other sock-puppets edits:

All the above Wikipedia edits mirror everything Prause said on twitter and in the comments section under the Prause/Ley Psychology Today article. The cybertsalker caught in the act….. again.


Ongoing – David Ley & Nicole Prause’s ongoing attempts to smear YBOP/Gary Wilson & Nofap/Alexander Rhodes by claiming links with neo-Nazi sympathizers

David Ley and Nicole Prause’s October, 2018 blog post (Why Fascists Hate Masturbation: The rise of nationalism coincides with anti-masturbation movements) and Twitter tirade attacking & libeling Alexander Rhodes/Nofap, is the culmination of a malicious 3-year campaign to associate YBOP, and men in recovery, with neo-Nazis. In Ley’s reprehensible October 27, 2018 tweet promoting his defamatory blog post, he asks “who knew that YBOP, Nofap, and fascism were really connected?”

Update: David J Ley is now being paid by the porn industry to promote their websites, while he fervently denies the harms of porn. See – Ongoing – David J. Ley is now being compensated by porn industry giant xHamster to promote its websites and convince users that porn addiction and sex addiction are myths

The answer to “who knew?” is “Prause & Ley” because they were the only ones cultivating a fictitious “connection” between porn recovery forums and fascists. Starting in 2016 defamers Ley and Prause hatched this previously non-existent association. Apart from Prause & Ley’s Twitter pages no connection existed between Nazi sympathizers and Wilson or Rhodes. Ley & Prause initiated their fraudulent campaign with this tweet:

Prause immediately retweeted it (then later deleted her tweet):

Scouring the internet for anything Ley can use to smear Wilson, he pounced upon an obscure (and disgusting) David Duke blog post containing a link to Gary Wilson’s TEDx talk. Wilson’s TEDx talk has some 11 million views, so thousands of folks of all stripes have linked to (and recommended) Wilson’s talk, “The Great Porn Experiment.”

How does this implicate Gary Wilson as a “white supremacist?” It doesn’t, of course. This ridiculous assertion is like suggesting all dog lovers are Nazi’s because Hitler loved his dogs. It’s the equivalent of claiming that the producers of “The Matrix” are neo-Nazis because David Duke liked their movie. Pure BS. (Reminder: one of Ley & Prause’s closest allies (therapist Joe Kort) linked to and recommended Gary Wilson’s TEDx talk. Consider his words:

Does recommending “The Great Porn Experiment” make Joe Kort a neo-Nazi? It must, according the Ley/Prause doctrine of: if you like X, and a Nazi likes X, you are a Nazi.  

Here’s Prause attempting to connect “racist pseudo-science” with anyone who says porn might be a problem, including Pamela Anderson (Prause later deleted her tweet):

In a disgusting tweet she later deleted, Prause tried to make a connection between the tragedies in Charlottesville and Gary Wilson:

The sickening Prause and Ley propaganda machine kept rolling with this David Ley tweet tagging an unrelated NYTimes article about neo-Nazi’s:

With no factual evidence, psychologist Ley tries yet again to connect far-left liberal/atheist Gary Wilson and far-right, former KKK Grand Wizard, David Duke.

What Ley doesn’t know is that Wilson grew up in a black neighborhood and he has African-American relatives. Ley is without scruples.

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Not to be outdone, Prause scours the net for anything she can mischaracterize and implies a non-existent connection between “anti-porn activism” and neo-Nazis.

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Ley tries to once again to connect David Duke with anything “anti-porn.” This propaganda appeared after Ley & Prause’s Psychology Today blog post:

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In this next tweet, Ley takes the laughable stance that there’s no racism in porn, but says those who claim porn is addictive are racist, misogynist and anti-Semites. It’s part of the ongoing strategy to paint anyone who disagrees with them as racist and misogynistic perpetrators – and themselves and the porn industry as the victims:

As these pages reveal, it’s Dr. Prause who regularly attacks those “who claim porn is addictive” (Prause has zero evidence of anyone named on these pages having engaged in misogyny). For much more on this ongoing smear campaign by Prause and David Ley see these sections:

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Prause & Ley search twitter for anything they can use to claim that anyone who quits using porn is a misogynist/fascist. Here Ley retweets Prause, and adds his spin:

A quick investigation revealed that Prause lied: the twitter user was not banned, not even for a day. This person, who is not affiliated with nofap or any other organization, appears to be reporting Instagram users for violating rules related to pornographic content. This appears to have drawn the attention of porn stars and Prause was notified. Whatever the case, Prause and Ley are working hard to keep their fabricated meme going.

April 15th, 2019, David Ley tunes up his cyber-harassment with his usual defamation:

Ley tweets the above so he can tweet his fascist article:

Ley continues, suggesting that Gary Wilson, Alex Rhodes, and Fight The New Drug are rigged, obsessive, and best of all – homophobic.


October, 2018: Prause tweets that she has reported “serial misogynist harasser” Alexander Rhodes to the FBI

As is clearly evident from the above sections, and several other sections on the 2 Prause pages, the only serial harasser here is Nicole Prause. There are no misogynists among the many Prause targets listed on these pages. While Prause regularly accuses her victims of being misogynists, she never provides a single example of such behavior.

The following day, Prause tweets that she reported Alexander Rhodes to the FBI because he is serial misogynist who “violated” a clear no-contact request:

On the same day (in response to one bart’s comments) Prause posts this in the comment section under her and Ley’s “fascist” Psychology Today blog post:

While Prause ends many of her targeted social media attacks by asserting a “no-contact request”, there is no such thing. A “no-contact request” is as legally binding as requesting someone “stop and smell the roses”.

Prause is trying to trick the public (her twitter followers) into believing she has obtained a restraining order or an injunction. She hasn’t. Its just a tweet. But that doesn’t stop her from publicly and falsely accusing her victims of “violating no contact orders” and of “harassment.” The clear, and clearly false, implication of her statements is to suggest these people are acting illegally. Her aggressive tactics and knowingly false accusations are calculated to bully and intimidate the victims of her online cyber-harassment into silence.

A few examples of Prause initiating harassment and defamation followed by claiming victim-hood and ending with so-called “no-contact orders”:

Update: Both Gary Wilson and Alexander Rhodes filed FOIA requests with the FBI to find out if Prause had ever filed a report. She had not. See the following section: 


December, 2018: FBI confirms that Nicole Prause lied about filing a report on Alexander Rhodes

As chronicled above Nicole ended her libelous Twitter tirade against Nofap and Alexander Rhodes by tweeting that she had reported Rhodes to the FBI for being “cyberstalker.” See: October, 2018: Prause tweets that she has reported “serial misogynist” Alexander Rhodes to the FBI.

As is clearly evident from the above sections, and several other sections on the 2 Prause pages, the only serial harasser here is Nicole Prause. There are no misogynists among the many Prause targets listed on these pages.

Backstory: Prause has a long history of claiming to have reported Gary Wilson to the LAPD, the UCLAPD, and the FBI, for “stalking” or “misogyny” or who knows what (as have Prause’s many sockpuppets). To convince the world that she filed police and FBI reports, Prause even offers “case numbers” to those who DM or email her. Here’s one of her many tweets claiming FBI reports:

While Prause is plainly capable of filing false police reports, the FBI, LAPD and UCLAPD have all confirmed that she hasn’t dared. She must realize that filing bogus reports could land her in a lot of trouble.

She was, and is, lying. (For more on Gary Wilson’s reports, see: November, 2018: FBI affirms Nicole Prause’s fraud surrounding defamatory claims; Los Angeles Police Department & UCLA campus police confirm that Prause lied about filing police reports on Gary Wilson.)

Back to Alexander Rhodes and Nofap. After her October 29 tweet claiming she had filed an FBI report, Prause escalated her harassment and defamation of Rhodes on Twitter and in the press. As seen below, she began by contacting a journalist and a popular porn site to let them know that Alexander Rhodes was (purportedly) under investigation by the FBI because of a report that she had submitted about him. Prause’s assorted tweets suggest the FBI report was for cyber-harassment or cyber-stalking or some other nonsense, after @NoFap refuted her lies about Rhodes being affiliated with an extremist group on Twitter. (He’s not.)

Prause tweets on a thread promoting the Manavis article attacking Nofap, supporting Xhamster, and parroting everything Prause had tweeted on the subject during the previous 3 weeks:

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On the same day, Prause tweeted in an XHamster thread, where she spread more of her toxic defamation and told XHamster to Direct Message her:

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Another Prause tweet on the XHamster thread smearing Nofap. Prause falsely states that Rhodes “worked with” VICE founder Gavin McGinnes.

Rhodes was interviewed once, years earlier, by McGinnes – before the existence of “Proud Boys.” (McInnes has since publicly divorced himself from Proud Boys.) In any case, as Alexander Rhodes explained on Twitter, at the time of the interview, as far as he and others knew McGinnes was simply the co-founder of VICE Media. Rhodes never promoted or worked with McGinnes – or Proud Boys.

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Given the seriousness of Prause’s allegations against him, Alexander Rhodes submitted a Freedom of Information request to the FBI to inquire about possible reports about himself. He submitted the following request on November 27:

 

 

And….. the verdict is in. Rhodes got word back from the FBI. Prause was lying about his FBI report, too.

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Prause has been lying for years about reporting Gary Wilson to “the police” and the FBI –  and she continues her lies to this day, defaming yet another victim. As it did with Wilson, the FBI confirmed that Prause is lying about filing an FBI report on Alexander Rhodes (for defending himself against Prause’s obsessive, and suspiciously persistent, defamation).


November, 2018: Prause resumes her unprovoked, libelous attacks on NoFap.com & Alexander Rhodes

Nicole Prause’s obsessive cyber-harassment of Nofap.com and founder Alexander Rhodes (and men trying to quit porn) resumed even after her multiple unmerited attacks in October, 2018. Right after Thanksgiving Prause tweeted Huffpost journalist Andy Campbell with her usual concoction of falsehoods and guilt-by-association ad hominem fallacies:

As described above, Alexander Rhodes debunked Prause’s malicious attempts to assert guilt-by-association by citing Twitter users who do not represent Nofap.com and are not members of Nofap.com. (In fact, Nofap.com had sent the Twitter account cited by Prause (“NoFap ResistanceArmy”) a cease and desist letter.)

Another Prause tweet responding to journalist Andy Campbell:

Andy Campbell has written several articles quoting Prause as the world’s only expert on porn’s effects – including an article for Penthouse Magazine, featuring Prause  (no bias with Campbell).

Once again we have the cyber-stalker and harasser playing the victim. Propaganda in its purest form.


December, 2018: Prause joins Xhamster to smear NoFap & Alexander Rhodes; induces Fatherly.com to publish a hit-piece where Prause is the “expert”

Prause’s obsessive cyber-stalking and defamation of Alexander Rhodes and Nofap continue. Apparently, Prause’s expensive PR firm and query bombardment of media outlets resulted in yet another hit piece, published by Fatherly.com (written by Lauren Vinopal). The “journalist” did little more than copy and paste Prause’s Twitter threads, quoting her as the world’s expert on everything related to Nofap.com, reddit/nofap, and men trying to quit porn.

First, here’s the barrage of unprovoked tweets, which mirrors previous unsupported drivel in this same “quitting porn causes fascism” (huh?) press campaign. Prause’s first tweet is on the Xhamster thread smearing Nofap. Prause falsely states that Rhodes “worked with” VICE founder Gavin McGinnes:

Rhodes was interviewed once, years ago, by McGinnes – before the existence of “Proud Boys.” (McInnes has since publicly divorced himself from Proud Boys.) In any case, as Alexander Rhodes explained on Twitter, at the time of the interview, as far as he and others knew McGinnes was simply the co-founder of VICE Media. Rhodes never promoted or worked with McGinnes – or Proud Boys.

On the other hand, Prause joined Xhamster’s thread with the above tweet. Does this mean she is “working with” a major porn site to attack a porn-recovery forum (again)? This occurred after Xhamster complained to the world that NoNut November was affecting its bottom line:

Here’s a second Prause tweet in the Xhamster thread, where she spreads more of her toxic misinformation and tells Xhamster to Direct Message her:

The FBI confirmed that Prause has been lying about her claims to have filed FBI reports: November, 2018: FBI affirms Nicole Prause’s fraud surrounding defamatory claims. Prause is also lying when she says Gary Wilson physically stalked her: Los Angeles Police Department and UCLA campus police confirm that Prause lied about filing police reports on Gary Wilson.

What is true? Nicole Prause appears to be “working with” Xhamster to spread falsehoods about Nofap, Alex Rhodes, and Gary Wilson. For much more on Prause’s very cozy relationship with the porn industry, see: Is Nicole Prause Influenced by the Porn Industry?

On the same day Prause repeats her lies on a thread promoting the Manavis article attacking Nofap, supporting Xhamster, and parroting everything Prause has tweeted in the previous 3 weeks:

It’s highly suspicious that Sarah Manavis somehow knew about a random xHamster Twitter thread, that her hit piece closely mirrors Prause talking points, and that Manavis did not contact Alexander Rhodes for comment. Did Prause “work with” Sara Manavis behind the scenes?

A few days later Prause crows about the Fatherly.com piece she helped with:

This series of escalating press events follows the telltale pattern of a carefully seeded-and-inflated press propaganda campaign. (See Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator for the recipe used.)

Thus, the Fatherly.com article rests on Ley & Prause’s Psychology Today article labeling porn recovery forum as fascists, Sarah Manavis’s hit-piece, and all of Prause tweets and Psychology Today comments. The Fatherly.com hit-piece liberally quotes Prause as the world’s expert on Nofap.com and men who quit porn:

“I think ‘No Nut November’ is largely anti-science,” psychophysiologist and neuroscientist Nicole Prause, told Fatherly. “The new designation, and it is hardly a tradition, appears supported most by the for-profit NoFap company, some religious organizations, and groups like Proud Boys. These are largely known for their very young male members and misogyny.”

More lies as NoFap.com had nothing to do with NoNutNovember, and claims that there’s a link between quitting porn and misogyny are the exact opposite of what the research shows and what men on the forums report.

The truth? The origins of NoNutNovember, and other “no fap” months, can be traced to a 2006 Subaru Imprezza thread. This was going on long before r/nofap was created on June 20th, 2011. Note that NoFap’s guidelines say porn is forbidden, but sex is just great. Not exactly a trend that XHamster, or its supporters, want to see. After all, it hurts their bottom line…by their own public admission.

Just for the fun of it, Prause adds another tweet (with the same lies) into the mix:

Gotta give it up to Prause. It appears that with the aid of her PR firm, and apparently Xhamster, her tireless work paid off. It all started with Ley’s (and her) inflammatory Psychology Today blog post… and eventually mushroomed into a propaganda meme that “the little ol’ porn industry is the victim of evil younguns who no longer watch porn.” Sadly, this fabricated meme has now been recklessly pumped up by irresponsible “journalists” who are able to disregard facts, common sense, and peer-reviewed studies.

April 25, 2019 – Ley retweets a Xhamster tweet of his fascist PT blog post:

UPDATE: David Ley and two other RealYourBrainOnPorn.com “experts” (Justin Lehmiller and Chris Donaghue) are now being paid to promote xHamster websites!


July, 2019: Alexander Rhodes affidavit: Donald Hilton defamation lawsuit against Nicole R Prause & Liberos LLC.

PDF of Alexander Rhodes’s 67-page affidavit: Alexander Rhodes of NoFap (affidavit #3).

We provide screenshots of only the narrative portion of the Rhodes affidavit (omitting the exhibit portions which are in the full PDF).

You can see the rest of the affidavit here: Alexander Rhodes of NoFap (affidavit #3)

Sections related to Prause’s long history of harrasing, defaming and cyberstalking Alexander Rhodes of NoFap:


September, 2019: In response to a CNN special involving NoFap, the RealYBOP twitter (run by Prause & Burgess) defames and harasses Alex Rhodes of Nofap (over 25 tweets)

For years RealYBOP members Nicole Prause and David Ley have teamed up to defame, harass and cyber-stalk individuals and organizations that have warned of porn’s harms or publicized research reporting porn’s harms. Since its inception, RealYBOP twitter has done the same. One of Prause, Ley and RealYBOP’s favorite targest is Alex Rhodes of Nofap – Nicole Prause & David Ley’s long history of harassing & defaming Alexander Rhodes of NoFap. Important to note – July, 2019: Alexander Rhodes sworn affidavit: Donald Hilton defamation lawsuit against Nicole R Prause & Liberos LLC.

In response to a CNN program featuring NoFap and Rhodes, RealYBOP engages in targeted harassment and defamation, tweeting its lies in CNN threads and elsewhere:

Justin Lehmiller’s article was published to promote counter Lisa Ling’s broadcast. The article cites no studies to support Lehmiller’s assertions. Very important to note that Lehmiller is paid by Playboy, is member of RealYBOP (the group infringing on YBOP trademark), and is on the board of the SHA – the group collaborating with xHamster to promote its websites.

Alex Rhodes did not lie. RealYBOP fails to cite an example of anyone lying.  Research vs. RealYBOP propaganda? Check out the main YBOP research page, which contains links to about 1,000 studies associating porn use with myriad negative outcomes.

More bizarre responses:

More personal attacks and falsehoods. YBOP debunked RealYBOP claims here: Porn Science Deniers Alliance (AKA: “RealYourBrainOnPorn.com” and “PornographyResearch.com”). The page examines the trademark infringers’ “research page,” including its cherry-picked outlier studies, bias, egregious omission, and deception.

RealYBOP twitter continues its cyberstalking of Alex Rhodes:

On the day of Lisa Ling broadcast, RealYBOP’s cyberstalking escalates, with silly slides that have nothing to do with the program, and entering threads wherever Nofap is mentioned.

What the public may not know is that neither the ICD-11 nor the APA’s DSM-5 ever uses the word “addiction” to describe an addiction – whether it be gambling addiction, heroin addiction, cigarette addiction, or you name it. Both diagnostic manuals use the word “disorder” instead of “addiction” (i.e. “gambling disorder,” “nicotine use disorder,” and so on). Thus, “sex addiction” and “porn addiction” could never have been rejected, because they were never under formal consideration in the major diagnostic manuals. Put simply, there will never be a “porn addiction” diagnosis, just as there will never be a “meth addiction” diagnosis. Yet individuals with the signs and symptoms of consistent with either a “porn addiction” or a “methamphetamine addiction” can be diagnosed using the ICD-11’s provisions. For a complete debunking of Prause’s claims, see: Debunking “Why Are We Still So Worried About Wat­­ching Porn?,” by Marty Klein, Taylor Kohut, and Nicole Prause (2018).

RealYBOP falsely claims that porn has never caused harm to children.

Reality: over 250 adolescent studies link porn use to myriad harms.

Claims porn has no effect on brain:

Reality: This page lists 45 neuroscience-based studies (MRI, fMRI, EEG, neuropsychological, hormonal). They provide strong support for the addiction model as their findings mirror the neurological findings reported in substance addiction studies.

RealYBOP suggests that it is unliekly your kid will see porn

Reality: Study on Australians ages 15-29 found that 100% of the men (82% of women) had viewed porn. Young Australians’ use of pornography and associations with sexual risk behaviour (2017)

Trolling:

Trolling Lisa Ling. Fails to describe “false informatiom” (never does):

Ouch: Porn Science Deniers Alliance (AKA: “RealYourBrainOnPorn.com” and “PornographyResearch.com”)

Trolls Noah Church (RealYBOP blocks accounts, then tweets in their threads without them knowing it).

RealYBOP links to a Psychology Today blog pots by Prause and David Ley (it’s not a study – only suspect data from Prause):

RealYBOP BS: Nofap is not selling a ‘product, it’s a free website. Nofap does not offer treatments:

Trolling, harassment:

Again no one diagnosed anyone. RealYBOP making stuff up:

Justin Lehmiller’s article was published to promote counter Lisa Ling’s broadcast and  cites no studies to support its assertions. Very important to note that Lehmiller is paid by Playboy, is member of RealYBOP (the group infringing on YBOP trademark), and is on the board of the SHA – the group collaborating with xHamster to promote its websites.

RealYBOP trolls Gabe Deem (RealYBOP long ago blocked Deem);

Nicole Prause and her fake account PornHelps has harassed Deem in the past:

Continues to traoll threads. Falsely claims that stats were false, but provides no example:

Trolls another person in Lisa Ling’s thread:

RealYBOP lies about the nature of its experts, claiming most are university professors: https://www.realyourbrainonporn.com/experts

Reality: Of the 19 “experts” who still allow RealYBOP to use their picture, only 6 are at universities.

In this tweet, RealYBOP seems to be encouraging other to report Alex Rhodes to the Pennsylvania Psychology board.

It wouldn’t surprise us to eventually learn that RealYBOP filed a false and malicious report on Rhodes (numerous incidents of Prause’s false and malicious reporting are on these pages: Page 1Page 2Page 3Page 4Page 5.).

Trolling CCN

RealYBOP links to page we have debunked: Porn Science Deniers Alliance (AKA: “RealYourBrainOnPorn.com” and “PornographyResearch.com”).

Now RealYBOP goes after Gary Wilson

While the WIPO decision did not go his way (these are complex matters), Wilson will continue into federal courts, if necessary.

RealYBOP re-tweeting porn star complaining about CNN program (appears to have been egged on):

Note: Prause/RealYBOP falsely claims that others (wilson, Rhodes, etc.) are stalking her. If this were true (it’s not)  why does Prause/RealYBOP continue to enter Wilson and Rhodes twitter threads – tagging both, naming both, and aggressively harassing both? The answer – Prause/RealYBOP is lying about being stalked.

The next day RealYBOP harasses Lisa Ling, lying about most everything:

WHO did not reject porn addiction. Nor did the APA. Claims about kids being more distressed has no citation.

Factually inaccurate tweet with a solitary irrelevant study about adolescents:

Reality: Youth Section

Exposing itself as a porn industry shill:

Defaming Nofap again Misrepsents a paper)

Ley, Prause and RealYBOP are obessesed with opinion papers by NZ grad student Kris Taylor. Taylor, who is beyond biased – and knows nothing about neuroscience. He’s a sociologist. YBOP critiqued a 2017 article by him where he disparaged Gary Wilson and the review with US navy doctors (Taylor often resorts to simply lying in his article): Debunking Kris Taylor’s “A Few Hard Truths about Porn and Erectile Dysfunction” (2017).

This paper is a fav of Prause and Ley with Prause’s Wikipedia aliases inserting both into Wikipedia pages. Prause obsessively cites (and misrepresents) Taylor’s paper about Nofap. Reality: grad student Kris Taylor’s dissertation assessed only 15 comments from reddit/nofap, while ignoring millions of other comments. Taylor chose the 15 comments because they contained the word “masculinity”. Contrary to lies by Prause/RealYBOP, Taylor’s was not an analysis of Nofap or its users. From Taylor’s paper:

Given this approach to data collection, we wish to highlight that the data presented is not intended to be read as representative of NoFap as a whole, but to present how some users express a particular investment in masculinity and its constitution (Edley, 2001; Edley and Wetherell, 1997). That is, as opposed to an analysis in which users’ posts are understood as oblique references to masculinity (through their talk about video games, pornography, exercise and diet, etc.), our study presents the ways in which users actively constitute masculine positions. Our search term ‘masculinity’ rendered numerous pages of ‘original posts’ which pertained specifically to defining masculinity.

 See this back and forth between Prause and bart concerning the Taylor joke of a paper.


October, 2019: RealYBOP twitter (Prause & Daniel Burgess) defame Alex Rhodes & Gabe Deem, falsely claiming both tried to “take down” realyourbrainonporn.

As we saw in the previous section, the airing of Lisa Ling’s program led to RealYBOP harassing and defaming Alex Rhodes, NoFap and Lisa Ling. Nothing new, as RealYBOP is obsessed with debunking porn-induced sexual problems, having waged a 3-year war against this academic paper, while simultaneously harassing & libeling young men who have recovered from porn-induced sexual dysfunctions.Finally, it’s important to note that author Nicole Prause has close relationships with the porn industry and is obsessed with debunking PIED, having waged a 3-year war against this academic paper, while simultaneously harassing & libeling young men who have recovered from porn-induced sexual dysfunctions. See documentation: Gabe Deem #1, Gabe Deem #2, Alexander Rhodes #1, Alexander Rhodes #2, Alexander Rhodes #3, Noah Church, Alexander Rhodes #4, Alexander Rhodes #5, Alexander Rhodes #6Alexander Rhodes #7, Alexander Rhodes #8, Alexander Rhodes #9, Alexander Rhodes #10Alex Rhodes #11, Gabe Deem & Alex Rhodes together #12, Alexander Rhodes #13, Alexander Rhodes #14, Gabe Deem #4, Alexander Rhodes #15.

In its twitter tirade, RealYBOP coughed up its usual lies about Alex and Gabe, while adding a new one: Gabe and Alex were involved in the legal actions by YBOP to defend its trademark. Or as RealYBOP incorrectly describes it:

“Tried to have our website taken down bc he cannot answer science”

RealYBOP is referring very specific legal actions by the owners of YBOP to defend our trademark. Our legal proceedings have nothing to do with Alex Rhodes or Gabe deem. RealYBOP (Prause & Burgess) lied, defaming Rhodes and Deem. By the way, the RealYBOP tweets give the false impression that our legal actions are over. Not even close. On to RealYBOP’s defamation:

September 30, 2019 tweet about Alex Rhodes. In it RealYBOP falsely sates that NoFap tried to silence the actual science, but they lost (linking to the WIPO decision in favor of RealYBOP)

In this tweet, RealYBOP says that Gabe Deem “Tried to have our website taken down bc he cannot answer science”:

RealYBOP continues, defaming Deem, and stating that he tried to silence scientists (linking to WIPO decision).

No one is trying to silence anyone. YBOP is simply protecting its trademark. Note: The original name of their website was ScienceOfArousal.com? Why did these self-proclaimed experts change their site name to mirror our website’s name, when their first-choice URL was ScienceOfArousal.com? Proof: copy & paste this URL into your browser. It will redirect you to “realyourbrainonporn” – https://web.archive.org/web/20190414191620/https://scienceofarousal.com/ . Why do they now claim that they have been censored by a request to cease their trademark infringement, when they could simply revert to their erstwhile brand name ScienceOfArousal.com and continue to operate freely and legally?

We have never attempted to censor opposing views and critiques, unlike one of the Alliance “experts,” Dr. Prause, who has repeatedly tried to remove evidence of her behavior with groundless DMCA takedown requests. We simply ask that that these vocal spokespersons hold forth from their original pulpit, the URL and brand name “Science of Arousal” (ScienceOfArousal.com). And that they relinquish the subsequent name they employed along with the corresponding trademark application (for a name that YBOP has operated under for almost 10 years). Why do they engage in these apparent attempts to suppress traffic to our website and confuse the public?

Update (July, 2019): Legal actions revealed that Daniel Burgess is the current owner of the realyourbrainonporn.com URL. In March of 2018, Daniel Burgess appeared out of nowhere, engaging in targeted harassment and defamation of Gary Wilson and YBOP on multiple social platforms. Some of Burgess’s libelous claims and disturbed rantings are documented and debunked here: Addressing Unsupported Claims and Personal Attacks by Daniel Burgess (March, 2018) (Unsurprisingly, Burgess is a close ally of Nicole Prause).

The next day, RealYBOP trolls Gabe (whom she has blocked):

Note – Gabe is not a coach and has never coached anyone. RealYBOP claims about studies on porn and sexual problems are debunked here: Erectile And Other Sexual Dysfunctions Section.

More of the same, falsely claiming Gabe was involved in the Burgess legal proceedings (there was no lawsuit).

Lies by @BrainOnPorn exposed:

  1. As of October 1st Only 6 of 19 “experts” pictured were employed by universities: https://realyourbrainonporn.com/experts
  2. Gabe provides no treatment
  3. Gabe’s not involved with our legal actions with Burgess
  4. RealYBOP lies about harm (cites nothing)

October, 2019: In response to “The Doctors” featuring Alex Rhodes, RealYBOP twitter (Prause & Daniel Burgess) cyberstalks, defames & harasses Rhodes with numerous tweets

On October 30, 2019 the TV show “The Doctors” featured Alex Rhodes in a segment on porn addiction. In response, realyourbrainonporn twitter posted numerous tweets under “The Doctors” many tweets about the show. RealYBOP’s tweets involve defamation and expose RealYBOP as a cyberstalker. RealYBOP scoured the web for anything it can weponize against Alex, including random comments on Nofap (there are literally millions of comments on Nofap.com and reddit/nofap). On to RealYBOP’s obsessive cyberstalking.

Below, RealYBOP refers to specific legal actions by the owners of YBOP to defend our trademark. Our legal proceedings have nothing to do with Alex Rhodes. RealYBOP (Prause & Burgess) lied, defaming Rhodes in this tweet.

Claims about misogyny are BS. In reality, men using porn (not those quitting) have higher rates of misogyny: over 35 studies link porn use to “un-egalitarian attitudes” toward women and sexist views.

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Once again, RealYBOP saying not using porn = misogyny (the porn industry isn’t misogynistic, right?). As usual RealYBOP cites Grad student Kris Taylor’s paper, lying about what its methodology and what it stated. Contrary to lies by Prause/RealYBOP, Taylor’s paper was not an analysis of Nofap or its users. Nor was it about misogyny (word is not found it paper).

Prause falsely asserts that Kris Taylor’s paper was an analysis of nofap comments. In reality Taylor’s dissertation only assessed 15 comments from reddit/nofap. “Masculinity” search criteria for the 15 cherry-picked comments. Taylor’s explicitly states the 15 comments were not representative of Nofap as a whole:

See this back and forth between Prause and bart taken from Psychology Today concerning the Taylor joke of a paper. Bart makes a fool of Prause, who resorts to ad hominem when exposed as lying about Taylor’s paper.

In addition, while Prause claims Taylor’s paper is about misogyny prevelant on NoFap, misogyny is only mentioned once:

“some scholars suggest that men(almost exclusively) can be incited to commit violent sexual acts as a result of viewing misogynistic pornography”

That’s it. More farbircations from you know who. Note: Prause Ley, Prause and RealYBOP are obessesed with opinion papers by NZ grad student Kris Taylor. Taylor, who is beyond biased – and knows nothing about neuroscience. He’s a sociologist. YBOP critiqued a 2017 article by him where he disparaged Gary Wilson and the review with US navy doctors (Taylor often resorts to simply lying in his article): Debunking Kris Taylor’s “A Few Hard Truths about Porn and Erectile Dysfunction” (2017). Note: Prause’s Wikipedia aliases have inserted both Taylor papers into Wikipedia!

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More of the same, but also attacking Fight The New Drug:

Prause and RealYBOP obsessively cyberstalk FTND also:

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RealYBOP exposes itself as the cyberstalker, trolling millions of NoFap comments for just the right one to take out-of-context and spin

More comments taken out-of-context (out of millions of comments. For exmaple, the use of “little bitch” was a guy describing his own penis and loss of erection due to porn-induced ED. He wasn’t calling anyone a bitch.

More trolling of forums full of young men, looking for just the right out-of-context excerpt to tweet:

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Cyberstalking continues:

RealYBOP lies (while citing nothing):

  1. There is no treament offered on Nofap.
  2. RealYBOP is suggesting that quitting porn “makes men worse”. OK

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Creepy. RealYBOP taking screenshots of Rhodes’s youtube presentations. Also attacks Kanye West for saying he was addicted to porn:

The above excerpt is a fabricated assertion from a blog post. It cites nothing. Complete BS.

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RealYBOP asking twitter to un-verify the Nofap account.

Again, citing a blog, that cited nothing.

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First, neither the ICD-11 nor the APA’s DSM-5 ever uses the word “addiction” to describe an addiction – whether it be gambling addiction, heroin addiction, cigarette addiction, or you name it. Both diagnostic manuals use the word “disorder” instead of “addiction” (i.e. “gambling disorder,” “nicotine use disorder,” and so on). Thus, “sex addiction” and “porn addiction” could never have been rejected, because they were never under formal consideration in the major diagnostic manuals. Put simply, there will never be a “porn addiction” diagnosis, just as there will never be a “meth addiction” diagnosis. Yet individuals with the signs and symptoms of consistent with either a “porn addiction” or a “methamphetamine addiction” can be diagnosed using the ICD-11’s provisions.

The deniers of porn addiction are agitated because the latest version of the World Health Organization’s medical diagnostic manual, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), contains a new diagnosis suitable for diagnosing what is commonly referred to as ‘porn addiction’ or ‘sex addiction.’ It’s called “Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder” (CSBD). The first section of this extensive critique expose Prause’s falsehoods surrounding the ICD-11: Debunking “Why Are We Still So Worried About Wat­­ching Porn?” by Marty Klein, Taylor Kohut, and Nicole Prause (2018). For an accurate account of the ICD-11, see this recent article by The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH): “Compulsive Sexual Behaviour” has been classified by World Health Organization as Mental Health Disorder.

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More of the same BS:

Notice how RealYBOP nevers give an exmaple of “fraudulent medical information”. Never.

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Tweeting Kris Taylor’s paper and misrepresenting it:

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Tweeting the same excerpts, again (the young man is describing PIED)

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RealYBOP member Davis Ley joins the attack:

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At the same time RealYBOP is tweeting on “The Doctors” threads, she tweets lies about porn recovery forums promoting ant-semitism.

Let’s be very clear: Nicole Prause and David Ley, are the ones who initiated this disgusting smear campaign years ago. Have a look at these sections of a page documenting some of the many attacks Nofap and others have been subjected to:

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RealYBOP tweets RealYBOP member Madita Oeming who also asks twitter to de-platform Nofap:

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Cyberstalker RealYBOP continues: November 5th, 2019, it tweets a hit-piece that cites nothing to support its propaganda.

RealYBOP dishonestly posts a screenshot of a conversation from a completely unrelated forum.

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RealYBOP member David Ley (who is being paid by xHamster) joins in again:

Like RealYBOP, Ley scours twitter for bizarre tweet he can use to disparage NoFap and Alex Rhodes:

Doesn’t Ley have anything better to do?

David Ley’s disgusting, factually innacurate interview attacking nofap becomes a pinned tweet:

This leads to RealYBOP tweeting NumbNutsNovember for the 20th time:

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RealYBOP Retweeting hit-piece by Rolling Stone (by an author who regularly places RealYBOP members in her articles):

Check out Nofap’s threads exposing the hit-piece:

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RealYBOP monitors everything Nofap tweets. Clear support for porn industry in this tweet:



January-March, 2020: Prause incites defamatory UK article in an effort to have Alex Rhodes’s “Donor Box” fundraising campaign removed

However, her target, news outlet SCRAM Media, removed its defamatory article, having realized its egregious error in reprinting material supplied to it by Prause.

David Ley and RealYBOP team up to spread the factually-innacurate hit-piece, with RealYBOP tagging DonorBox and its CEO (unconcerned about adding to Rhodes’s concurrent defamation suit against her):

In a legally perilous move RealYBOP retweets the defamatory SCRAM article:

Prause persuaded the outlet to print the falsehood that she had received death threats from members of the far-right after Rhodes’s crowdfunding campaign began. Hilariously, Prause began posting tweets making this phony claim 20 minutes before the campaign itself commenced. Its commencement was slightly delayed, and she impulsively jumped in based on the projected start time Rhodes had announced online.

So it was that Prause claimed the first death threats at 7:50 am, and yet another death threat four minutes later (all before NoFap commenced its crowdfund):

NoFap announces its crowdfund at 8:12 am (20 minutes later):

Also notice that Prause never provides screenshots of her claimed death threats. (She’s a serial fabricator.)

The SCRAM article contained other blatant, defamatory misinformation supplied by Prause as well. For example, it claimed Rhodes sued her because her “research was tantamount to defamation.” That’s absurd. Rhodes sued her because of her ongoing campaign of defamation and harassment of him and NoFap. None of his claims challenge her research (although many peer-reviewed papers have implied that she misinterpreted the significance of her research, and that her findings are consistent with the presence of addiction among her subjects).

She also claimed Rhodes engaged in “misogyny” and that Rhodes’s fans have tried to hack her Facebook and email, all with no support whatsoever. The SCRAM article stated that she “believes she is being stalked and that her [home] address has been posted online.”

The later is especially difficult to take seriously, as she has publicly stated that she never posts her home address online. Prause herself has posted various fake addresses online, including an address she used for the malicious trademark application she filed in an illicit effort to grab the URL for this website! These addresses can readily be found. Save yourself a stamp, however, as any correspondence will be returned as undeliverable (as was YBOP’s attorney’s cease & desist letter for Prause’s trademark infringement).

SCRAM quotes Prause’s dismissive remarks about Rhodes’s suit, but did not ask Rhodes for his side of the story. Finally, SCRAM made the very dubious argument that because Prause claims she has no ties to the porn industry (despite images and other extensive evidence to the contrary), Rhodes’s Donor Box campaign to fund his lawsuit against Prause is fraudulent. Really?

On top of this blatant misuse of their journalistic pen, the SCRAM team deleted comments under the article when readers attempted to counter Prause’s/SCRAM’s untruthful and misleading statements with actual evidence.

So much for responsible journalism.

Shortly after the publication of the now deleted SCRAM article, and RealYBOP tweeting it, Alex Rhodes filed his amended complaint against Nicole Prause. In his new complaint the ScramNews article was added as a new incident of defamation:

The libelous SCRAM article is now an exhibit in Rhodes’s defamation suit – Exhibit #14: Factually-inaccurate, defamatory SCRAM hit-piece, allegedly placed by Prause (3 pages).

UPDATE: On March 23, 2020 Alex Rhodes filed his opposition to Prause’s motion to dismiss. PDF’s of the 3 court filings:

  1. Alex Rhodes’ Brief in Opposition To Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss (March 23, 2020) – 26 pages.
  2. Alex Rhodes’ Declaration (March 23, 2020) – 64 pages.
  3. Alex Rhodes’ Exhibits (March 23, 2020) – 57 pages.

Rhodes’s new filings contain more about Prause’s hand in the ScramNews hit-piece, including Rhodes hiring a UK law firm to sue ScramNews, and the 2 authors, for defamation.

 

No wonder SCRAM removed the article.



Febuary 21, 2020: @BrainOnPorn (Prause) harasses author of “NoFap won’t make you a Nazi: Why MSM can’t get a grip on internet’s anti-masturbation activists” (while defaming Nofap & Wilson)

An article exposing recent hit-pieces targeting NoFap & Alex Rhodes as nothing more than unsupported propaganda was published on February 21, 2020: :NoFap won’t make you a Nazi: Why MSM can’t get a grip on internet’s anti-masturbation activists.

Most of the NoFap hit-pieces feature members of the porn industry or its allies, such as Prause and David Ley, or both. As explained in multiple other sections, Ley and Prause concocted and spread many of the falsehoods put forth in these recent hit-pieces.

Even though Alex Rhodes’s amended complaint against Prause also names the RealYBOP twitter account (@BrainOnPorn) as defaming him, RealYBOP continues to target Alex Rhodes and NoFap (harassers can’t help harassing, even when faced with multi-million dollar lawsuits). Below are RealYBOP’s string of  7 venemous tweets posted under the author’s tweet about his article:

The last tweet in the above string is a lie and constitutes defamation per se (see next section).

A few days later RealYBOP attacks and defames the author accusing him of accepting a bribe!

That’s defamation.

 



February/March 2020: Prause (apparently) reports Alex Rhodes to the Pennsylvania Board of Psychology for practicing psychology without a license because CNN filmed him in a group with other young men, all talking about porn’s effects.

A malicious report was filed on October 1, 2020, the day after this RealYBOP tweet encouraged others to report Alex Rhodes to the Pennsylvania psychology board.

However, court documents reveal that Rhodes wasn’t informed of its existence until February, 2020. The following excerpts are taken from pages 8-10 of Alex Rhodes’s March 23, 2020 court filings in opposition to Prause’s Motion to Dismiss. PDFs of the 3 court filings:

  1. Alex Rhodes’ Brief in Opposition To Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss (March 23, 2020) – 26 pages.
  2. Alex Rhodes’ Declaration (March 23, 2020) – 64 pages.
  3. Alex Rhodes’ Exhibits (March 23, 2020) – 57 pages.

From pages 8-10 of Alex Rhodes’ Declaration:

38) On February 25, 2020, I was contacted by the Pennsylvania Department of State regarding a complaint received by the Pennsylvania Board of Psychology against me for the unlicensed practice of psychology. They reached out via email, postal mail, and postal certified mail. See Exhibit L.

39) While the Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation cannot provide me with information about who submitted the report, this fits the pattern of Defendant Prause’s actions directed towards numerous people in my field.

40) This report was filed on October 01, 2019, the day after a Twitter account believed to be run by Defendant Prause, @BrainOnPorn, tweeted about reporting me to the State Board in response to my appearance on “This is Life” with Lisa Ling, which was filmed in Pennsylvania. Defendant Prause’s Twitter post replied to a photograph that Lisa Ling posted, captioned with “These guys were so so brave to share how exposure to porn at a young age-some were 8 years old-affected their minds, their bodies, how they look at women (and men) and how they perceive sex and relationships. #ThisIsLife SUNDAY 10PM @cnnorigseries” See Exhibit M.

41) Defendant Prause’s Twitter post stated “Cool, so you’ll posts Rhodes’ license to provide such mental health treatments as a link right here, right? Right? Wait, he has NO training? And NO licensure? Yikes, should he be reported for practicing without a license?” Defendant Prause’s Twitter post linked to the Pennsylvania Department of State website’s instructions on how to file a complaint. Ex. M.

42) My appearance on “This is Life” was solely a discussion about pornography addiction and in no way indicated that I was offering psychological or counseling services to anyone. In fact, the show made it very clear that therapy was not being provided, but that we were hosting a round-table discussion about porn. Lisa Ling clearly stated at the beginning of the episode that “Alex is not a therapist. He’s a fellow addict who struggled for almost 2/3rds of his life.” Before the episode was filmed, all participants were emailed “Note that this is simply an event to discuss porn addiction among peers, not actual treatment for porn addiction, not medical advice, and not healthcare or mental healthcare. We strongly encourage everybody to consider seeing a porn addiction-literate therapist. NoFap has published advice on this page: https://www.nofap.com/articles/how-to-find-a-therapist/. If you want a referral or are wondering if you should contact a therapist, please let us know either in person or through email and we can put you in touch with a local therapist who can assist you.” See Exhibit N.

43) Neither I, nor my company, have ever purported to offer any psychology or counseling services, and have made that abundantly clear on the website.

44) The website’s User Agreement clearly states that “NoFap is not a mental healthcare provider. NoFap’s team members cannot be expected to be trained or qualified to give mental health counseling or any kind of mental health care.” Similar topics are clarified numerous times throughout the User Agreement. See selected User Agreement clauses, attached as Exhibit O.

45) On Monday, March 16, 2020, the investigator told me that while they cannot provide me with a hard copy of the report due to Pennsylvania Department of State policies, the report stated that I am “charging residents of Pennsylvania for treatments for compulsive sexual behavior” and that I “hold no appropriate training and no licensure” to do so. The complaint also states that I “described his providing treatments on CNN’s Sunday [sic] to Lisa Ling.”

46) I have never practiced or purported to practice psychology or provide mental healthcare treatments to residents of Pennsylvania without the appropriate licensure to do so.

47) The allegations in the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology complaint are complete fabrications designed to harass and otherwise defame me.

48) I was told by the investigator that the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Enforcement and Investigation is obligated to investigate all complaints, regardless of if they’re frivolous or not. As such, I am now in the middle of a mandatory investigative process, which has been stressful and time-consuming.

49) Further, I have been forced to engage another law firm who specializes in professional licensure defense and I am incurring significant legal fees to deal with these completely baseless allegations.

Tip of the iceberg – Numerous Victims of Nicole Prause’s Malicious Reporting and Malicious Use of Process.


June, 2020: Former porn star Jenna Jameson chastises RealYBOP for creating a screenshot falsely portraying Jameson as criticizing NoFap (Jameson calls RealYBOP “Shady as f**k”).

First we have RealYBOP’s doctored screenshot making it appear as if Jameson was replying to @NoFap (Jameson is a fan and follower of NoFap):

Here’s the real tweet:

I expose RealYBOP as lying, AND Jenna Jameson replies to me, calling @BrainOnPorn “shady af”:

“Shady af” is right.

Even though she is being sued for defamation by Alex Rhodes, RealYBOP follows the above with a tweet targeting Rhodes, falsely stating that he was a “failed actor.” In reality, Alex was once an extra on a Tom Cruise movie set. Alex accidentally became “famous” due to a practical joke. Alex never aspired to be an actor. RealYBOP is a liar.

Upset that she has been outed as a liar, and called “shady as fuck” by Jenna Jameson, RealYBOP doubles down on her obvious lies, while adding more counts of defamation (no wonder she is burning through lawyers: her 4th set in the Hilton suit, and 2nd set in the Rhodes suit). Notice that RealYBOP tweets a “slide” by ally xHamster (who is compensating other RealYBOP members to promote its websites and convince users that porn addiction and sex addiction are myths). Everything RealYBOP says is untrue – no surprise:

Besides being fabricated propaganda by xHamster, the “slide” doesn’t mention Nofap. Typical RealYBOP tactic of tweeting materials that don’t support what she is asserting in her tweets.

Also fabricated are RealYBOP’s claims of receiving death threats. RealYBOP has never produced a single example of a death threat – and certainly none from the people Prause alludes to as threatening her.


August, 2020, onward: Six brand new accounts (likely Prause sockpuppets) edit the Nofap Wikipedia page, entering numerous falsehoods recently tweeted by Prause & her alias @BrainOnPorn

Prause has a long history of creating sockpuppets to insert propaganda and falsehoods into Wikipedia pages related to pornography (Fight The New Drug, NoFap, Pornography addiction, Effects of pornography, MDPI, and others). The tip of the Prause Wikipedia shenanigan-iceberg:

An encyclopedia would be needed to document the heinous activity by Prause’s numerous Wikipedia aliases (sockpuppets):

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/ScienceIsForever
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/PatriotsAllTheWay
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/76.168.99.24
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/ScienceEditor
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/JupiterCrossing
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/NotGaryWilson
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Neuro1973
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/209.194.90.6
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/172.91.65.30
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/130.216.57.166
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/71.196.154.4
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Editorf231409
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Cash_cat
  14. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/TestAccount2018abc
  15. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Suuperon
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/NeuroSex
  17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Defender1984
  18. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/OMer1970
  19. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/185.51.228.245
  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/23.243.51.114
  21. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/71.196.154.4
  22. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/130.216.57.166
  23. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/67.129.129.52
  24. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/SecondaryEd2020
  25. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Vjardin2
  26. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/204.2.36.41
  27. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Wikibhw
  28. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Baseballreader899
  29. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/NewsYouCanUse2018
  30. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Sciencearousal
  31. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/101.98.39.36
  32. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/89.15.239.239
  33. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Turnberry2018
  34. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Etta0xtkpiq45ulaey2
  35. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Anemicdonalda
  36. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/2601:281:CC80:7EF0:9505:4EB1:105A:D01
  37. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Hasnageorgiewarren
  38. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/DIsElArIONORsIvOCtOperT
  39. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Mateherrera
  40. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Nicklouisegordon
  41. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Faustinecliffwalker
  42. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/NeTAbygO
  43. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/JackReacher2018
  44. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Iuaefiubweiub
  45. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Dfht_w
  46. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/PreNsfib
  47. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Tp89j9c4t98
  48. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Violetta2019
  49. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Islamaryoryan
  50. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Dfgnbweo0

The 6 bolded aliases in the above list appear to be Prause’s most recent sockpuppets inserting the following edits into Nofap’s Wikipedia page. The sockpuppets’ edits are in yellow. Keypoint: I’ve underlined Wikipedia editor Tgeorgescu as he is the prime one protecting Nicole Prause’s edits from deletion. They work as a team to defame and insert false and misleading information into several Wikipedia pages (Nofap, FTND, Pornography Addiction, Effects of Pornography, Sexual Addiction, etc.).

Below I provide a few examples of her sockpuppets’ edits on the Nofap page:

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Sociologist author selected a handful of YouTube videos that came up in a brief “nofap” search. Not kidding. Then she excerpted a few lines to support her agenda. She did NOT assess Nofap or its members. Worthless drivel:

If you have any doubt, here’s RealYBOP tweeting about the paper that no one else could find:

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Three big lies by Prauses’ sockpuppets:

1) Roland Imhoff’s apology letter said nothing about any legal threats – because there were none. Here’s Imhoff’s’ apology letter – Men’s Reasons to Abstain from Masturbation May Not Reflect the Conviction of reboot Websites – which says that none of the subjects were members of NoFap (Imhoff incorrectly gave the impression in his original study that the subjects were from NoFap):

Just as she did on Wikipedia, Prause falsely claims the Imhoff study gathered subjects from NoFap. To this day Prause/RealYBOP continues to tweet that Imhoff’s study was on NoFap members.

2) Scram News: All lies by Prause. First, Scram was backed by big money and had a law firm representing it. Second, Prause is leaving out that she fed ScramNews a pack of lies about Alex and Nofap, which led to the lawsuit. Third, the big news is that Prause’s lies resulted in ScramNews going out of business. Full story here: Media outlet ScramNews forced to apologize & pay substantial damages for publishing Nicole Prause’s lies about Alex Rhodes & NoFap.

3) She claims there were lawsuit threats by Nofap, but the link doesn’t say that. It only contains a few tweets by NoFap complaining about agenda-driven editors controlling Wikipedia.

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Lie: No one was threatened and there is no evidence for this in the link cited.

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The citation and quote is from RealYBOP member Alan Mckee’s new book. Mckee claims, without legitimate support, that Nofap vitriolically attacks “female scientists.” This clearly came from Prause, yet it is Prause who is the perpetrator, attacking and defaming Alex Rhodes of NoFap, and so many others.

A few days earlier RealYBOP tweeted the lies she fed to Alan Mckee (and later placed on Wikipedia).

How propaganda is manufactured.

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Citing the paper whose author listened to a few random YouTube videos mentioning NoFap and drew vast conclusions about those quitting porn.

Again, Prause as RealYBOP tweeting the paper she later edited into Wikipedia. The tweet is all lies. There was nothing in the paper about misogyny or homosexuality. She mentioned my TEDx talk in passing. That’s it.

Anyhow, the paper was a rambling mess from an agenda-driven sociologist who carefully selected a few reddit comments and YouTube videos to support her pre-selected goal of disparaging men in recovery.

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Here someone cites the lie-filled VICE article featuring Prause, David Ley,  PornHub and Xhamster representatives. (Note: David Ley is now collaborating with XHamster to promotes its websites and Pornhub was the first account to retweet RealYBOP’s initial tweet.)

Very cozy. See Is Nicole Prause Influenced by the Porn Industry?

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The error-filled Brian Watson hit-piece was discussed in this section: August, 2020: RealYourBrainOnPorn (Prause) posts lies from Brian Watson’s error-filled hit-piece. Prause then edits Watson’s falsehoods into the Nofap Wikipedia page.

RealYBOP tweeted this defamatory quote at least 20 times in a 3-week period.

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Cites Kinsey grad Brian Watson again, but it is a lie. NoFap has never solicited or received funding from “religious groups.”

Watson’s article is full of fabrications and his citations do not say what he claims they do. This is a case of academic fraud, plain and simple.

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More lies from Brian Watson’s error-filled rant. In this whopper, Watson falsely claims that the Alex Rhodes’s defamation suit against Nicole Prause is largely funded by NCOSE and the Mormon Church.

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More lies. Prause’s sockpuppet claims that NoFap threatened to sue The Spectator. While The Spectator repeated lies manufactured by Prause, NoFap never threatened to sue. Here you can read NoFap’s letter and the editor agreeing to rectify the authors’ mistakes: https://spectator.us/nofap-proud-boys/

Prause and RealYBOP have tweeted multiple times that Alex Rhodes and Nofap have associations (or Nofap is supported by the Proud Boys). This is one of the instances of defamation described in Rhodes’s suit against Prause: NoFap founder Alexander Rhodes defamation lawsuit against Nicole Prause / Liberos.

While her vile @BrainOnPorn account was suspended a week for harassment, Nikky created a new sockpuppet to insert falsehoods – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Faustinecliffwalker

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Right after Prause’s porn industry shill twitter account (@BrainOnPorn) was permanently suspend for targeted harassment and abuse, she created a 5th sockpuppet to insert more propagandahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:NeTAbygO

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December 10, 2020: Another likely Prause sockpuppet edits Nofap – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/JackReacher2018.

The edit inserts an out of context quote:


August, 2020: RealYourBrainOnPorn (Prause) posts lies from Brian Watson’s error-filled hit-piece, then edits them into the Nofap Wikipedia page

Kinsey grad, librarian, and close Prause ally, Brian Watson published an error-filled hit piece, which RealYBOP excerpted as if it were true. RealYBOP (Prause) also created a few new Wikipedia sockpuppets to edit Watson’s lies into the Nofap Wikipedia page.

Introducing Watson’s paper:

Watson defames me, lies about YBOP, and the research presented there (just as RealYBOP has):

REALITY: I’ll focus primarily on the article’s misinformation about me and my website www.yourbrainonporn.com (YBOP), but I believe a wider-reaching correction is in order (a retraction, actually).

Watson does not mention that I am the author and co-author, respectively of two peer-reviewed articles, nor that I taught anatomy & physiology for two decades. Nor does Watson mention that I am the author of a best-selling book brimming with peer-reviewed research, and endorsed by experts: Your Brain On Porn: Internet pornography and the emerging science of addiction. Incidentally, all of my book proceeds go to a registered charity, undercutting Watson’s claim that everyone he names is sharing information about the potential risks of digital porn in order to profit.

In lieu of the above information about me, Watson indulges in ad hominem remarks purportedly supporting them with four citations – three lay articles and a short commentary. Not one of the four articles contains a word about me, my website YBOP, or the extensive research gathered there. Revealing Watson’s extreme bias, two of the four articles are written by pornography advocate David Ley who is currently collaborating with porn giant xHamster to promote its “Stripchat” website and services.

Watson appears to be referring to both Fight The New Drug (FTND) and YBOP when asserting:

Anything more than a cursory examination, however, reveals that the groups are playing into the general public’s perceived information illiteracy. The claims and studies cited are, more often than not, poorly designed, suspiciously funded, misleading, incorrectly derived, or just outright false (Ley 2018; Oeming 2018; Bradley et al. 2016; Mialon et al. 2012; Wéry et al. 2016; Wilt et al. 2016). The problems with the sources would be immediately clear to any librarian trained in resource evaluation: many of the referenced journals are suspiciously titled, no longer active, or were funded by the organizations mentioned in this article.

Yet neither Watson nor the supporting citations provide a single example “suspicious or “misleading” studies posted on either FTND or YBOP. As above, none of Watson’s six citations say anything about me or YBOP. Typical of Watson’s careless scholarship, four of the 6 citations are not even remotely related to Watson’s claims. This is academic fraud.

The practice of citing papers that are irrelevant or do not support assertions is misleading and does not advance scientific or public understanding. Other papers have been retracted for less.

In fact, my site contains over 1,000 studies directly related to porn use. This page organizes many of the studies into relevant categories: Relevant Research. For example, this list contains 270 studies on adolescents and porn use (along with 16 reviews of the literature) – all reporting negative outcomes related to porn use. Watson’s unsupported assertions would have the reader believe that all 270 are “fraudulent studies,” when in fact the list represents the preponderance of the research in the field by widely respected authors.

Also, consider YBOP’s list of every neurological study ever published on porn users. While all 53 studies report findings consistent with the addiction model, Watson’s inaptly sourced statements would have the reader believe that all 53 are flawed or highly suspicious. At what point does sloppy scholarship cross over into disquieting propaganda?

Consider YBOP’s list of over 110 studies linking porn use or porn use or porn addiction to sexual dysfunctions and poorer sexual and relationship satisfaction. Several of the studies are longitudinal or experimental. Watson, who implies that it is “pseudoscience” for YBOP to warn its visitors that today’s internet porn is apparently causing erectile dysfunction in some users, fails to inform the readers that nearly every quantitative study on males’ reports that greater porn use in related to poorer sexual or relationship satisfaction. Multiple peer-reviewed papers and outspoken experts have raised concerns about excessive internet porn use and sexual dysfunction. More examples could be provided.

Skimming the balance of Watson’s article, knowledgable readers will notice various other misleading or false statements. For example, Watson stated in error that Fight The New Drug owns Nofap LLC. Might such a false statement expose this reckless journal to legal action for defamation or other legal action by these two businesses? Might the journal consider a retraction of what appears to be an inadequately supported article and thinly veiled smear of groups and people with whom Watson disagrees on ideological grounds?

Using an alias, Prause then edited Brian Watson‘s nascent propaganda into the Wikipedia page for NoFap (I am not affiliated with NoFap):

Citation #9 is Brian Watson’s article. The 2 most recent Prause sockpuppets then inserted Watson’s garbage:

Prause aliases (one presumes) inserted into the Nofap Wikipedia page the same lies which RealYBOP/Prause tweeted 5 times last week. (Wikipedia visitors will also see “Tgeorgescu,” who is a longtime editor who vigorously, shamelessly protects malicious edits by Prause’s sockpuppets):

RealYBOP here creates a slide quoting Brian Watson, tweeting it several times:

For example:

Logic slapped back? You be the judge. Here’s my tweet commenting on RealYBOP member Sam Perry’s study:

Another tweet featuring Brian Watson’s defamation:

And another:

Hilarious. NoFap and YBOP are “well-funded”…. just like the porn industry, right? LOL. Anti-speech you say?

Courts disagree. The Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled that Prause’s maliciously attempt to obtain a restraining order against me constituted a frivolous and illegal “strategic lawsuit against public participation” (commonly called a “SLAPP suit”). The Court found that Prause abused the restraining order process to bully me into silence and undercut his rights to free speech. By law, the SLAPP ruling obligates Prause to pay my attorney fees.

RealYBOP posts more of Brian Watson’s propaganda and falsehoods:

August 7, 2020: Another tweet, with a serious lie, that could form the basis of well founded lawsuits by either Alex Rhodes or FightTheNewDrug. Among other inaccuracies, Watson falsely states that Nofap.com is owned by FightTheNewDrug:

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I emailed the following to the editor of journal. Brian Watson is engaging in academic fraud (as described in this email):

Dear Editor,

I am deeply concerned about the many inaccuracies in this recent article, some of which are listed below. Unfortunately, the field of pornography study is disturbingly polarized, and it is easy for both authors and reviewers to allow bias to overtake reason. I’m not sure who reviewed this submission for your journal, but given the many errors and inapt citations in the piece, I fear this polarization has colored the authorship and review process here.

I’ll focus primarily on the article’s misinformation about me and my website www.yourbrainonporn.com (YBOP), but I believe a wider-reaching correction is in order.

Watson does not mention that I am the author and co-author, respectively of two peer-reviewed articles, or that I taught anatomy & physiology for two decades. Nor does Watson mention that I am the author of a best-selling book brimming with peer-reviewed research: Your Brain On Porn: Internet pornography and the emerging science of addiction. Incidentally, all of my book proceeds go to a registered charity, undercutting Watson’s claim that everyone he names is sharing information about the potential risks of digital porn in order to profit.

In lieu of the above information about me, Watson indulges in ad hominem remarks purportedly supporting them with four citations – three lay articles and a short commentary. Not one of the four articles contains a word about me, my website YBOP, or the extensive research gathered there. Revealing Watson’s extreme bias, two of the four articles are written by pornography advocate David Ley who is currently collaborating with porn giant xHamster to promotes its “Stripchat” website and services.

Watson appears to be referring to both Fight The New Drug (FTND) and YBOP when asserting:

Anything more than a cursory examination, however, reveals that the groups are playing into the general public’s perceived information illiteracy. The claims and studies cited are, more often than not, poorly designed, suspiciously funded, misleading, incorrectly derived, or just outright false (Ley 2018; Oeming 2018; Bradley et al. 2016; Mialon et al. 2012; Wéry et al. 2016; Wilt et al. 2016). The problems with the sources would be immediately clear to any librarian trained in resource evaluation: many of the referenced journals are suspiciously titled, no longer active, or were funded by the organizations mentioned in this article.

Yet neither Watson nor the supporting citations provide a single example “suspicious or “misleading” studies posted on either FTND or YBOP. As above, none of Watson’s six citations say anything about me or YBOP. Typical of Watson’s careless scholarship, four of the 6 citations are not even remotely related to Watson’s claims.

The practice of citing papers that are irrelevant or do not support assertions is worrisome, misleading and does not advance scientific or public understanding.

In fact, my site contains over 1,000 studies directly related to porn use. This page organizes many of the studies into relevant categories: Relevant Research. For example, this list contains 270 studies on adolescents and porn use (along with 16 reviews of the literature) – all reporting negative outcomes related to porn use. Watson’s unsupported assertions would have the reader believe that all 270 are “fraudulent studies,” when in fact the list represents the preponderance of the research in the field by widely respected authors.

Also, consider YBOP’s list of every neurological study ever published on porn users. While all 52 studies report findings consistent with the addiction model, Watson’s inaptly sourced statements would have the reader believe that all 52 are flawed or highly suspicious. At what point does sloppy scholarship cross over into disquieting propaganda?

Consider YBOP’s list of over 110 studies linking porn use or porn use or porn addiction to sexual dysfunctions and poorer sexual and relationship satisfaction. Several of the studies are longitudinal or experimental. Watson, who implies that it is “pseudoscience” for YBOP to warn its visitors that today’s internet porn is causing erectile dysfunction in some users, fails to inform the readers that nearly every quantitative study on males’ reports that greater porn use in related to poorer sexual or relationship satisfaction. Multiple peer-reviewed papers and outspoken experts have raised concerns about excessive internet porn use and sexual dysfunction. More examples could be provided.

Skimming the balance of Watson’s article, I notice various other misleading or false statements. For example, Watson stated in error that Fight The New Drug owns Nofap LLC. Might such a false statement expose your journal to legal action for defamation or other legal action by these two businesses?

Please be aware that Watson’s article is already being employed as a propaganda tool by the pro-porn Realyourbrainonporn Twitter account.

Might you consider retraction of what appears to be an inadequately supported article and thinly veiled smear of groups and people with whom Watson disagrees on ideological grounds? At the very least, I hope you will insist that Dr. Watson contact all of those mentioned in the article with a view to correcting the many errors for the benefit of your readers.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

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UPDATES:


August, 2020: Prause files bankruptcy to escape liability for 3 yet-to-be tried defamation suits (Hilton, Rhodes, Minc).

As stated elsewhere, on August 6, 2020 the California Superior Court dismissed Prause’s malicious restraining order request against me and granted my anti-SLAPP motion. By statute, the loss meant Prause would have to pay my attorney fees (some $40,000) as soon as the judge blessed the documentation of the exact amount of the debt. A week or so later, Prause and her colleague Greg Siegle were scheduled to give their depositions in the defamation case Alex Rhodes filed against Prause. Also, Twitter had been subpoenaed, and was about to turn over to Rhodes the identity of the @BrainOnPorn Twitter account (apparent home of Prause’s most vicious defamation).

Then, on August 18, 2020 – the day before the first deposition was to take place – Prause filed bankruptcy. She did this to avoid paying me the attorney-fee debt she had incurred, and to try to escape liability for all three of the defamation suits against her: Donald L. Hilton Jr v. Nicole Prause and Liberos LLC, Case No: SA: 19-CV-00755-OLG; Alexander Rhodes v. Nicole Prause and Liberos LLC, Case No. 2:19-CV-01366-MPK; and Aaron M. Minc, Esq v. Melissa A. Farmer and Nicole R. Prause, Case No: CV-20-937026.

NOTE: I created this section in December of 2020, four months after Prause filed for bankruptcy. Prause left me no choice, as she claimed on twitter that wiggling out of her attorney-fee debt with a dubious bankruptcy somehow meant my anti-SLAPP victory had been “thrown out.” On December 4th, she replied to a 2-month old thread appearing to falsely claim that (1) the Hilton and Rhodes defamation suits had been tossed, and that (2) my anti-SLAP victory had been rescinded (both are false):

My legal victory stands. Nothing was reversed: Prause’s fraudulent request for a restraining order remains thrown out (having no merit), as does my Anti-SLAPP ruling. Prause was handed a ringing legal defeat, and nothing has changed that.

Mind you, Prause was not remotely insolvent. She had simply squirreled away most of her assets into her retirement accounts (more than quarter of a million dollars), and listed a tiny bit of consumer debt (under $3,000). Her claim of insolvency was almost entirely based on potential liabilities from the above defamation suits (which may have never gone to trial), plus some $40K she was going to owe me once the judge blessed the amount.

To achieve “insolvency,” Prause’s bankruptcy documents falsely claimed that she owed me $100,000 (rather than $40,000), and that the Hilton and Rhodes lawsuit liability amounted to $150,000 in debt (when she owed them nothing yet). But what about Prause’s legal costs, you ask? Wouldn’t they help bankrupt her? There appear to be none, as her insurance company covers all legal costs in the defamation suits!

The defamation suits have cost Prause nothing, while Alex Rhodes Don Hilton have spent big bucks persuing legal remedies to Prause’s relentless defamation and harassment. In sum, Prause’s actual debt, including what she owed me, was less than $50K, while her financial assets were well over $250K. Unchallenged, bankruptcy allows Prause to evade justice, to bleed her victims of money via legal costs, and to keep on defaming and harassing them without any limits or consequences.

With her expenses covered, Prause has been dragging the suits out, while Rhodes, Hilton & Minc spent big $$$. Here, one judge admonishes Prause for obfuscation and dilatory behavior:

Adding to their ever increasing costs, Rhodes, Hilton and Minc are opposing Prause discharging their defamation suits. Normally, intentional and malicious actions (like Prause’s reckless “reign of terror” destroying people’s lives with defamation and groundless reports) are non-dischargeable. However, judges can get the wrong end of the stick sometimes. I guess that’s why there’s an appeal process.

Again, Prause delayed discovery and misled everyone up until the night before she was to be deposed, then she filed bankruptcy. The following legal filings by Hilton & Rhodes state that Prause filed bankruptcy to avoid being deposed and handing over documents. What is she hiding?

Excerpt from Alex Rhodes opposition filing:

Excerpt from Don Hilton’s oppposition filing:

You would think that going bankrupt would have slowed Prause’s onslaught of defamation and harassment. Quite the opposite, as the defamation and harassment by her @BrainOnPorn alias exploded exponentially, targeting Hilton, Rhodes, Wilson and others who had filed affidavits in the Hilton & Rhodes defamation suits. @BrainOnPorn targeted parties in the defamation suits with up to 170 libelous and disparaging tweets per day!


ONGOING: In response to Alex Rhodes’s defamation lawsuit Nicole Prause and alias RealYBOP twitter defame & harass Rhodes (adding to Prause’s counts of defamation).

On November 11th, 2019 Alexander Rhodes announced his defamation lawsuit against Nicole R Prause and Liberos LLC. See the court docket here. Nofap tweet about the suit:

See this page for the primary court documents filed by Alex Rhodes. The second tweet in the above NoFap announced a fundraiser to support founder Alexander Rhodes’s federal lawsuit against Nicole Prause:

In response to the lawsuit and crowdfunding Prause, RealYBOP (likely Prause), and their allies went on the offensive.

The day before NoFap put up the crowdfunding its twitter foretold of a big announcement:

November 11, 2019: The next morning, before NoFap’s announcement, Prause began suspiciously tweeting that she had received death threats. (NOTE: Prause has never provided public evidence of verifiable threats, just as she has never provided evidence of anyone stalking her). She kept a running tab of the “death threats” throughout the first day of Alex’s crowdfunding:

Near the end of the day she tweeted a picture of a police station:

While Prause is tweeting as Prause, @BrainOnPorn Twitter continued to defame and harass NoFap and Alex Rhodes:

At the same time, Prause (who is scouring the internet for material she can claim is evidence of wrongdoing) provides David Ley with a 2015 YBR podcast (featuring Alex Rhodes) to disparage:

November 12, 2018:

RealYBOP follows up with a veiled attack on NoFap:

Same day, RealYBOP tweets another veiled attack on nofap, while promoting porn-industry agenda:

Prause tweets about SLAPP, which refers to the legal argument she is attempting to use to dismiss the defamation lawsuits (not going to work):

Prause goes off the deep end, adding to her defamation of Rhodes and her tortious interference in NoFap’s enterpirse, by saying The FBI has asked me to make clear that the donations going to Alexander Rhode of NoFap are fraud. Law enforcement are involved.

Prause claims antisemitic death threats. Most importantly tags DonorBox, the company handling Rhodes’s fundraising. She is attempting to shut down the fundraising. This will now be a part of the lawsuit.

Boasting that she is well-covered for lawsuits. Interesting:

November 13, 2018:

RealYBOP engages in defamation per se of Alex Rhodes, falsely claiming that he is sending violent trolls to threaten Prause:

RealYBOP (likely Prause) has now added another instance of defamation for Alex’s defamation lawsuit.

Continued attacks on Alex Rhodes & Nofap by @BrainOnPorn twitter:

At the same time Prause is working her “real” account.

Blames another Prause victim, SASH.

RealYBOP disparages Gail Dines, while posting random, out of context posts from Nofap (which contains millions of posts by people of all different mindsets) as if they are somehow representative of evidence of wrongdoing or of Alex Rhodes:

Not the first time: April, 2017: Prause insults Professor Gail Dines, PhD, perhaps for joining the “Op-ed: Who exactly is misrepresenting the science on pornography?”

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November 14, 2018:

RealYBOP tweets factually inaccurate hit piece by VICE:

Background: Author Samantha Cole wrote a hit-piece on Nofap last year: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xywwb/let-this-be-the-last-no-nut-november-nofap-meme-explained – basically calling NoFappers Fascists. Current article interviews Nicole Prause, David Ley, The Free Speech Coalition, and the Vice President of Stripchat (owned by xHamster). NOTE the connections:
1) FSC and Prause:
2) David Ley and xHamster:

Would love to know who contacted Samantha Cole. Let’s hope that Rhodes’s lawyers are able to subpoena emails related to the VICE article. Are we looking at a 2nd, conspiracy lawsuit?

The next day 3 of the 4 porn-industry shills from the VICE hit-piece are involved in the same two tweets promoting Ley’s upcoming paid appearance on xHamster-owned Stripchat.
  1. Nicole Prause – likely operator of @BrainOnPorn
  2. David Ley, who is being paid by Stripchat (x-Hamster)
  3. Vice President of Stripchat, who is paying Ley
Next, RealYBOP tweets, disparaging No-NutNovember (the real target is Nofap, even though NoFap did not create NNN).

Nothing suspicious here, folks. The official tweet:

So, the 3 people collaborating in the VICE article to defame and disparage NoFap, do the same on Twitter, to increase Stripchat’s traffic, and thus x-Hamster’s profits.

Stripchat follows up with a tweet linking to the VICE hit-piece, containing numerous lies:

More fairy tales by Prause:

Prause tweeting under the VICE hit-piece, falsely stating that she is being stalked (presumably she is alluding to Rhodes, Hilton, or Wilson). These lies are why she is being sued for defamation:

Yet another incident that will be entered into Federal court.

Prause posting under VICE article, gets into an exchange with an account calling out her lies:

She boasts Alex’s lawsuit will be dismissed. Unlikely.

RealYBOP posts in same thread falsely stating that Rhodes is a paid employee of NCOSE (yet more defamation).

In a strange turn RealYBOP is the first to discover that someone placed Alex’s lawsuit on The Daily Stormer. Many believe that Prause emails “tips” to the Daily Stormer, so she can then claim white supremacists are involved. Same events occured with Gary Wilson. Hope the defamation lawsuits subpoena relevant emails.

Above are just more examples of Prause cyberstalking Alex.

Simultaneously, Prause tweets old “threats” she posted a few years ago. No confirmation they are real. No names attached. No sources given.

NOTE: Many of us running “anti-porn” sites receive daily threats and disparagement. Welcome to the internet. You don’t see us tweeting that they are from friends of Prause or Ley.

Prause goes bonkers, claiming that Alex is about to be arrested for Grand Larceny (more defamation per se).

Her “understanding.” Complete BS.

If Rhodes didn’t have an excellent case before filing his suit (which he did), he certainly does now.

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November, 18 2019:

Staci Sprout made a video supporting a fund raiser for NoFap founder Alexander Rhodes’s defamation lawsuit against Nicole Prause / Liberos. In retaliation, RealYBOP (an alias account of Nicole Prause) disparages Staci Sprout:

While RealYBOP did not name Sprout, it tweeted a screenshot of her article.

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RealYBOP harasses Alex Rhodes of Nofap (who quoted a study):

RealYBOP continues to attack/disparage Alex Rhodes, even though Alexander Rhodes has filed a defamation lawsuit against Nicole Prause / Liberos

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December 2, 2019: In several replies to a lawyer, she claims to be consulting with the FBI concerning Alex Rhodes’s fundraising. She also claims that “records” proving she has no relationship with the porn industry will be in her legal response to the Rhodes lawsuits:

Update: She lied. Her 2 motions to dismiss had nothing related to the porn industry. See this page for some actual documentation of Prause’s cozy relationship with those in the porn industry – Is Nicole Prause Influenced by the Porn Industry?

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January 23, 2020: David Ley and RealYBOP team up to defame and cyberstalk Alex Rhodes of Nofap (tweeting an untruthful article featuring Nicole Prause, who is being sued for defamation by Rhodes).

In a legally perilous move RealYBOP retweets the defamatory SCRAM article:

Two days after this tweet Alex Rhodes filed his amended complaint against Nicole Prause. In his new complaint the ScramNews article was added as a new incident of defamation:

It is now an exhibit in Rhodes defamation suit: Exhibit #14: Factually-inaccurate, defamatory SCRAM hit-piece, allegedly placed by Prause (3 pages)

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February 8, 2020: Even though Alex Rhodes’s amended complaint against Prause also names the RealYBOP twitter account (@BrainOnPorn)as defaming him, RealYBOP continues to target Alex Rhodes and NoFap (harassers can’t help harassing):

Note on study RealYBOP cited: The program was pretty much like most guys do on nofap – logs, meditation, weekly check-ins, and trying to quit. In fact, the study is on my porn and sexual problems list as:

Abstinence or Acceptance? A Case Series of Men’s Experiences With an Intervention Addressing Self-Perceived Problematic Pornography Use (2019) – The paper reports on six cases of men with porn addiction as they underwent a mindfulness-based intervention program (meditation, daily logs & weekly check-ins). All 6 subjects seemed to benefit from meditation. Relevant to this list of studies, 2 of 6 reported porn-induced ED. A few reported escalation of use (habituation). One describes withdrawal symptoms.

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February 18th, 2020: Prause claims Rape threat on Nofap Forums, but cannot provide URL or screenshot. Prause never provides documentation for any of her claims (she has falsely accused Gary Wilson, Fight The New Drug, Alex Rhodes, and fictitious entities of rape threats.

Esteemed psychology professor, and real sex expert, Frederick Toates challenges Prause to cough up her evidence. She balks.

Yet another account challenges her. Nada:

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February 20, 2020: More fabricated victimhood, with zero evidence:

Actually, she is making Alex Rhodes’s case really easy. She continues to harass and defame Rhodes, and his company – NoFap.

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Febuary 21, 2020: New article exposes recent hit-pieces targeting NoFap & alex Rhodes as nothing more than unsupported propaganda (articles often feature members of the porn industry and its allies, such as Prause and David Ley): NoFap won’t make you a Nazi: Why MSM can’t get a grip on internet’s anti-masturbation activists

Even though Alex Rhodes’s amended complaint against Prause also names the RealYBOP twitter account (@BrainOnPorn) as defaming him, RealYBOP continues to target Alex Rhodes and NoFap (harassers can’t help harassing). RealYBOP tweets 7 times under the author’s article, on a Friday night, no less:

Pathological liar RealYBOP ends her twitter tirade by defaming Gary Wilson, falsely claiming that this twitter account is actually Wilson. For example, 2 of the account’s tweets under the authors’ tweet:

February 24, 2020: Three days later RealYBOP tweets under RT’s tweet about the same article (what a cyberstalker);

RealYBOP provides no examples of “errors”. Being sued by Alex Rhodes doesn’t slow down her harassment.

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February 29, 2020: Making fun of Rhodes and Hilton:

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March 3, 2020: RealYBOP trolling Alex Rhodes, tweeting under The Doctor’s tweet:

Being sued by Rhodes isn’t slowing RealYBOP down.

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March 4, 2020: Still going after NoFap (Alex Rhodes), even though she is being sued by Rhodes.

RealYBOP is lying about the content of grad student Kris Taylor’s dissertation on 15 selected comments from reddit/nofap: I want that power back: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum (2018). See this back and forth between Prause and bart concerning the Taylor joke of a paper.

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March 7, 2020: Being sued, but still going after Nofap. The study she cited was NOT about NoFap. None of the participants came from NoFap. Excerpt:

The largest group of participants came from only one subreddit (“r/everymanshouldknow”), where it had been endorsed by the moderator.

She failed to excerpt the study, only mischaracterize it.

The participants were concerned with porn’s effects, yet the paper mischaracterized this as concerns with masturbation. Contrary to claims of conservatism, and religiosity being a significant factor, the demographics of their subjects tell a very different story: 70% atheists or agnostics – far higher rates than the general population. Very low rates on erectile dysfunction (3.48%), so not representative of the men quitting porn.

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March 9, 2020: Even though she is being sued by Alex Rhodes of Nofap, RealYBOP tweets a random attack on NoFap and the concept of quitting porn (called rebooting). The paper cited has nothing to with Nofap, rebooting or quitting porn (it was a questionnaire study on only Jewish Israeli adolescents – and none were attempting to quit porn).

March 9, 2020: RealYBOP goes after Nofap again, disparaging the concept of rebooting (eliminating porn use), a term coined on porn recovery forums such as Nofap.

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March 11, 2020: She finds a 3-month old thread to troll, tweeting under a link to Staci Sprout’s video supporting Nofap’s fundraising (See Staci’s write-up for documentation of Prause harassing and defaming her).

No evidence for the 30 so-called complaints. If they occured there is no doubt all were well-deserved and legitimate, as are the defamation suits against her.

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March 12, 2020: Even though she is being sued by Alex Rhodes of NoFap, RealYBOP tweets under a 4-day old tweet of The Doctor’s segment featuring Alex Rhodes.

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March 23, 2020: Even though she is being sued by Alex Rhodes of Nofap, RealYBOP tweets a random attack on NoFap. The study she cited was NOT about NoFap: none of the participants came from NoFap. Excerpt:

The largest group of participants came from only one subreddit (“r/everymanshouldknow”), where it had been endorsed by the moderator.

It’s a biased, as the write-up conflicts with its own data. While the abstract describes religion and conservatism as motivation for abstinence, the demographics of their subjects tell a very different story: 70% atheists or agnostics – far higher rates than in the general population. Very low rates on erectile dysfunction (3.48%), so not representative of the men quitting porn:

The final sample included data from 1063 male participants, aged 18 years and older (M = 26.86, SD = 6.79). Most participants resided in North America (77.47%) and some in Europe (16.78%) or other continents (5.75%). 61.9% of the sample have acquired a university degree, while 90.69% have attended at least some college. The majority of participants (53.61%) described themselves as being in a relationship. Atheists, agnostics, and apathetics made up the overwhelming majority (70.00%) of the sample. Further, 19.80% indicated a Christian affiliation and 10.20% specified other religions.

Update: Article about study with the authors correcting some of the misinformation:

“What we observe is that the motivation to abstain from masturbation is not strongest in people who report the most serious sexual problems (like hypersexuality or erectile dysfunction) but that the stronger correlates were opinions about masturbation as harmful for productivity, harmful for the appreciation of sexual partners and as a generally unhealthy behavior,” Imhoff told PsyPost.

“The major caveat here is that we look at correlations. These data are mute with regard to causality. It is tempting to interpret the findings as saying that (objectively not well substantiated) beliefs about negative effects of masturbation cause the motivation to be abstinent. There are other possibilities, however, like these opinions being formed after the fact as a way to justify the already made decision to abstain from masturbation or a third variable (social conservatism) causing both.”

“Only after running this study we learned that there is a heated debate between protagonists running these reboot websites and other parties, sometimes defamed as agents of the porn-industry. We have no stakes in this, our study is purely descriptive, trying to understand such decisions better. Part of this is also that I feel the need to emphasize that our participants were NOT members of a reboot community but over a thousand men recruited over a non-topical subreddit. Whether these data generalize to members of reboot communities is thus open to future scrutiny,” Imhoff added.

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March 25, 2020: Being sued by Alex Rhodes doesn’t slow RealYBOP down. A tweet one day after Alex Rhodes filed his opposition to Prause’s motion to dismiss. Court filings containing new incidents & evidence, additional victims, added background information: Brief – 26 pages, Declaration – 64 pages, Exhibits – 57 pages (what does Covid-19 have to do with porn?):

What a joke. RealYBOP doesn’t care for National Review, but regularly tweets XBIZ, PornHub, YouPorn, and various porn producers. RealYBOP provides no examples of misrepresentation, only ad hominem drivel (as usual). Links to the two National Review articles:

March 25, 2020: Second tweet of the day attacking NoFap. This one features a hit-piece by XBIZ (revealing once again RealYBOP’s close alliance with the porn industry). Is it coincidence that a few hours before the XBIZ article RealYBOP disparaged the National Review and NoFap on twitter? Did RealYBOP have anything to do with XBIZ writing this article? Inquiring minds want to know.

What is up with mentioning COVID…. again?

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April 13, 2020: Tweet is pure BS. Opinion piece only mentioned Nofap in very last paragraph:

What did the paper cite as reason to discuss nofap and anti-Semitism? This tweet:

There’s never been one iota of evidence connection Alex Rhodes or nofap.com to anti-Semitism. Nothing. These assertions where been fabricated by pathological liars Ley and Prause:

Prause is being sued for defamation for suggesting that Alex Rhodes is anti-Semitic.

Serial defamer David Ley joins in:

Oh yeah… David Ley is compensated by porn industry giant xHamster to promote its websites and convince users that porn addiction and sex addiction are myths!

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April 20, 2020: Two tweets about the well-known origins of reddit/nofap in 2011. Sure a bunch men took a 7 day challenge, but they soon realised porn was the issue. The two Nofap sites are porn recovery fourms – no one ever posts about the Chinese study which measured testosterone levels every day for 16 days, and found little change until around day 7, when a spike occurred.

RealYBOP contiues to target nofap, even though @BrainOnPorn twitter now named in two defamation lawsuits (Rhodes and Hilton)!

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April 21, 2020: Even she is being sued for defamation by Alex Rhodes, Prause uses her RealYBOP account to attack/disparage Alex Rhodes and his company (NoFap):

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April 23, 2020: WOW. Direct support for Pornhub, while attempting to disparage NoFap (who is suing RealYBOP for defamation):

Damn, RealYBOP scouring PornHub as if she is a moderator (of course the account was banned, because it was tweeted by nofap). Wondering if RealYBOP let pornhub know about the account? Hmmm.

She contiunes in same thread:

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Even though she is being sued for defamation by Alex rhodes, RealYBOP retweets lies by David Ley about an apology letter by the authors of a paper that read as if it was about members of Nofap. it was not – none of the subjects came from NoFap! In addition, the paper misrepresented Gabe Deem, and misrepresented what a “reboot” entailed (taking his comments out-of-context).

The apology letter, which is not what Ley claims: Men’s Reasons to Abstain from Masturbation May Not Reflect the Conviction of reboot Websites

Gabe Deem tweeting back and forth with the senior author of the study:

My twitter expose’ on the paper:

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May 27, 2020: More lies about Imhoff letter to the editor:

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RealYBOP Retweets Ley’s lies about Imhoff letter and his study. See this thread for the truth.

More lies, as the Imhoff survey had zero subjects from nofap.

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May 4, 2020: targets all porn recovery forums, with fabricated BS:

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May 5, 2020: Retweets Lehmiller propaganda:

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May 10, 2020: RealYBOP & lies about Imhof’s letter. No one was threatened in any way. She links to her new section on “anti-porn extremists”, where she mispresents the opinion pieces she cites. Very important to note: The RealYBOP so-called research page had no mentions of “NoFap” before the lawsuits was filed. Now it contains 7 instances of “NoFap”. Jury will find this very interesting – obsessive harassment even after the lawsuits was filed!

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May 19, 2020: As Prause was using at least 2 aliases to insert Kris Taylor’s paper onto Nofap Wikipedia page, she was tweeting Taylor’s paper. Notice how Nikky never quotes these papers – cause they don’t say what she claims they do. Grad student Kris Taylor’s dissertation on 15 comments from reddit/nofap: I want that power back: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum (2018). See this back and forth between Prause and bart concerning the Taylor joke of a paper.

Two sockpuppets editing Nofap Wikipedia page during may of 2020:

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May 23, 2020: Kelsy Burke posted an article extensively lambasting NoFap, yet none the 35 subjects of her study were from Nofap or RebootNation. Clear case of targeted propaganda from a RealYBOP ally.

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May 24, 20202: RealYBOP retweets Burke article about her “study” which had nothing to do with nofap (her article was factually inaccurate propaganda).

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May 30, 2020: Meant to target nofap.

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June 5, 2020: Retweets close ally “comradecat” (“nerdykinkycommie”)

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June 16, 2020: Two full of lies tweets by cyberstalker RealYBOP. The 2 tweets contain screenshots of several presentations at NCOSE conference (Alex Rhodes, Gary Wilson, Gabe Deem, Gail Dines). No one was paid for their presentation, and these 4 individuals do not receive money from religious organizations (3 of the 4 are atheists).

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June 29, 2020: All lies. The only thing about me was a screenshot of commentary by TED under my talk (after 5 years of harassment TED finally succumbed to Prause’s intense pressire). Nothing about misogyny or homosexuality. Anyhow, the paper was a rambling mess from a agenda-driven sociologist who carefully selected a few reddit comments and youtube videos to support her preordained goal of disparaging men in recovery.

More in the same thread: Falsely caliming she has “heard stories”, yet never provdes an example.

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July 1, 2020: RealYBOP caught in a lie, and exposed. RealYBOP creates a tweet that makes it look like porn star Jenna Jameson was replying to NoFap (Jameson is a follower & fan of Nofap):

Here’s the real tweet:

I expose RealYBOP as lying AND Jenna Jameson replie to me:

Shady “af” is right.

Even though she is being sued, RealYBOP follows the above with a tweet directly about Alex Rhodes, falsely stating that he was a “failed actor”. Alex was once an extra on a Tom Cruise movie. Alex accidentally became “famous” due to a practical joke. Alex never aspired to be an actor. RealYBOP is a liar.

Upset that she has been outed as a liar, and called shady as fuck by Jenna Jameson, RealYBOP doubles down on her obvious lies, while adding more counts of defamation (no wonder she is burning through lawyers: her 3rd set on the Hilton suit, and 2nd set on the Rhodes suit). Notice that ReaYBOP tweets a “slide” by ally xHamster (who is compensating other RealYBOP members promote its websites and convince users that porn addiction and sex addiction are myths!) Everything RealYBOP says is untrue – no surprise.

Besides being fabricated propaganda by xHamster, the “slide’ doesn’t mention Nofap. Typical RealYBOP tactic of tweeting materials that don’t support what she is saying in her tweets.

Also fabricated are RealYBOP’s claims of receiving death threats/ RealYBOP has never produced a single example of a death threat – and certainly none from those Prause alludes are threatening her.

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July 3, 2020: RealYBOP enters a Nofap thread to troll Alex Rhodes (no wonder she’s burning through defense lawyers):

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July 3, 2020: Excerpts and translates a random sentence from a German bachelor degree thesis. This was not an analysis of Nofap – as there can be no such analysis. Just an opinion paper from a 20 year-old.

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July 3, 2020 and July 7, 2020: Had nothing to do with NoFap. Just a mention of a “Follin” linking to so-called “nofap” videos on YouTube. Thing is, nofap doesn’t have official videos. So, it’s just random youtubers. Meaningless. What a cyberstalker.

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7-7-20: Three tweets going after Nofap (tweet1, tweet2, tweet3) Talk about obsessive cyberstalking. She must have spent a whole day coming up with this irrelevant data. And she claims to be a victim of Alex Rhodes – yet he never tweets about her – while Prause cowardly using  her shill account (RealYBOP) harassse and defames Rhodes and Nofap on a daily basis.

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We seriously doubt that Ley spent days using his “new  tool” to scour the countless nofap comments deleted by moderators. We believe RealYBOP found the tool and provided Ley with the screenshots. Hey RealYBOP, provide all your emails to prove us wrong.

Reality check: anyone can post on reddit/nofap. We have it from good sources that the deleted comments were not from members of nofap. Instead, the comments were by trolls.

Ley adds on the bullshit:

RealYBOP retweets Ley’s BS:

July 10, 2020: RealYBOP Uses her new-found tool that scours comments deleted by NoFap mods to locate her one and only “death threat” (she keeps trolling nofap even though she is being sued for defamation). After 5 years of claiming death threat this is very first one she has tweeted. Since we have much documentation of RealYBOP fabricating evidence, lying about threats and perjuring herself countless times, we wouldn’t put it past RealYBOP to post death threats on porn recovery forums (especially since she has employed over 25 aliases to troll reddit pornfree and reddit/nofap).

July 11, 2020: Trolling deleted comments on Nofap, she posts her one and only “death threat”… again. Remember, Prause/RealYBOP has falsely claimed that many KNOWN individuals have sent her and other death threats. She has never produced evidence… because she is lying.

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RealYBOP continues to target Nofap, even though @BrainOnPorn Twitter is now implicated in two defamation lawsuits! Note – RealYBOP & David Ley have a private “group” of extremists (exposed in court docs). Is Neves a member of this private Facebook group? Will discovery in the lawsuits reveal the members of this group?

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July 12, 2020: Prause has only posted one deleted anonymous comment containing threats in the 7 years she has been claiming to threatened (comment was NOT by a  member of NoFap). This alone exposes her as a pathological liar.

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July 13, 2020: RealYBOP trolling 6-week-old thread to defame Exodus Cry and to support Pornhub. RealYBOP once again tweeting the comment by an anonymous troll (and not a Nofap member), that was removed by nofap mods. One deleted comment, by an unknown troll – that is all RealYBOP has – which means she will tweet it over and over again.

RealYBOP is doing this to protect pornhub: January, 2020: RealYBOP twitter (Prause) attacks Laila Mickelwait in its defense of Pornhub’s under-age looking porn and absence of age-verification. Laila also filed an affidavit in Donald Hilton’s defamation lawsuit against Nicole Prause, and has also filed an affidavit in Rhodes v. Prause).

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July 13, 2020: RealYBOP defames Staci Sprout, posting the same deleted comment by a reddit troll (who was not a member of nofap). RealYBOP asks followers to file a false report on Sprout.

All Sprout claimed that the Kinsey institute gathered data from pedophiles. This is undisputed as Table 34 from his famous treatise Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948) clearly documents. See Washington Post article from 1995: KINSEY REPORT, FAST AND LOOSE? and this video. Prause also mischaracterized Hilton calling her a child molester for mentioning Table 34. Don Hilton responded in 2016 to Prause’s lies here: Prause falsely accuses Donald Hilton, MD. She then used this fabrication to justify filing malicious reports with his university and the Texas Medical Board. That resulted in Prause being sued for defamation. Now we have Prause pulling the same trick with Staci Sprout. Could be another defamation suit in the offing.

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July 13, 2020: Tweeting about the …Yawn… same deleted Nofap comment by a reddit troll (who was not a member of NoFap). The one and only threat she could find.

Sorry RealYBOP, we have a case study of actual threats, cyberstalking and defamation:

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July 18, 2020 RealYBOP tweet contains a screenshot of Prause/PornHelps reporting a an Alex Rhodes tweet where he responded to “PornHelps” repeatedly calling him a liar:

Screenshot:

CONTEXT: In 2016 Nicole Prause created “PornHelps” website & social media accounts to serve the porn industry “PornHelps” chronically badgered the same people and organizations that Prause also often attacked using her own name and social media accounts. In fact, Prause would team up with her apparent alias PornHelps to attack individuals on Twitter and elsewhere in tandem with some of her other identities (see 1, 2, 3, 4). Both the @pornhelps Twitter account and PornHelps website were suddenly deleted when Prause was outed on Psychology Today as being PornHelps. We start with a tweet  by the author of the TIME cover story, “Porn and the Threat to Virility“, Belinda Luscombe:

This was followed by @pornhelps calling both Alexander and Belinda liars. @NicoleRPrause eventually chimed in to call TIME journalist Luscombe a liar. This is important as this July 18, 2020 RealYBOP tweet contains a screenshot of Prause/PornHelps reporting a supposedly reporting an Alex Rhodes tweet. Alex responded to numerous defamatory and harassing tweets by PornHelps which accused Alex of faking porn induced sexual problems and penile injury. Alex Rhodes reponds to @pornhelps:

PornHelps jumps in with her usual viciousness, falsely accusing Alex of lying. Alex reponded to the harassment with the aforementioned funny comeback

Continuation:

See this section for the rest of the story: July, 2016: Prause & sock puppet “PornHelps” attack Alexander Rhodes, falsely claiming he faked porn-induced sexual problems.

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Going after nofap, even though she is being sued for defamation. Here we list 4 tweets in a row by cyberstalker RealYBOP:

July 20, 2020: Rambling article citing Kris Taylor’s paper

Prause (RealYBOP) falsely asserts that Kris Taylor’s paper was an analysis of nofap comments. In reality, Taylor’s dissertation only assessed 15 comments from reddit/nofap. “Masculinity” search criteria for the 15 cherry-picked comments. Taylor’s explicitly states the 15 comments were not representative of Nofap as a whole:

See this back and forth between Prause and bart taken from Psychology Today concerning the Taylor joke of a paper. Bart makes a fool of Prause, who resorts to ad hominem when exposed as lying about Taylor’s paper.

July 20, 2020: Excerpt from a rambling sociology article by an undergrad (not peer-reviewed).

Actual abstract, instead of the out-of-context sentence chosen by RealYBOP:

The purpose of this essay is to investigate discourses about masculinity and sexuality that appear in the internet forums on the website Nofap.com, which is a site aimed at people with pornography and masturbation independence. The purpose of the website is to create a community for people who suffer from an addiction that leads to their everyday or sex life being negatively affected. The forum should thereby exist as a support group for the individual where problems around, among other things, sexual health can be discussed with other individuals who have similar problems and addictions. The forum expresses itself by providing tools that will help the individual to get out of their addiction and thus improve their life. In the essay I use a discursive analysis method that is based on Ernesto Laclau’s and Chantal Mouffe’s discourse theory.Through discourse theory as an analysis method, I then examine what the discourse around masculinity and sexuality looks like and how they are constructed in the forum. Furthermore, I study which masculine expressions are valued higher in the hegemonic hierarchy and which expressions lead to a lower hierarchical position. I then examine how the discourse affects which bodies are expected to participate in the forum and which are excluded.

In the analysis part, it emerged that the forum is strongly characterized by traditional perceptions of masculinity and sexuality, where, among other things, men are expected to be heterosexual, dominant over women and have control over themselves and their sexual desires. The view of pornography and its dependence on it is negative in the forum, where it is seen as something that has contributed to social problems for the individual. The negative perception is based on the impact of pornography on the individual and his ability to have a functioning sex life where e.g. porn-injured people have problems being sexually stimulated by real sexual interactions. It also emerges that the forum’s intentions are not to bring about a major societal change where social consequences of pornography, such as e.g. sexism and sexual violence want to be counteracted.The forum instead focuses on helping the individual to get rid of their pornography addiction and is therefore not critical of the extensive social consequences of pornography.

Still, it’s a big nothing as there is now way to ‘analyze millions of comments posted over a 10 year period. Especially since anyone with an internet connection can post on reddit/nofap.

July 20, 2020: RealYBOP lies, saying Imhoff study gathered subjects from NoFap. In reality, none of the subjects were from NoFap. Liars will lie.

Here’s Imhoff’s’ apology letter – Men’s Reasons to Abstain from Masturbation May Not Reflect the Conviction of reboot Websites – which says that none of the subjects were members of Nofap:

July 20, 2020: What is this? Logistic regressions from a non-peer-reviewed paper? She’s scouring the internet for anything she can misrepresent.

Yawn.

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July 25, 2020: RealYBOP continues to target Nofap, even though @BrainOnPorn Twitter is now implicated in two defamation lawsuits!

Notice how RealYBOP turns “Porn addiction ruins relationships” into porn use. Usual misrepresentations, falsehoods by RealYBOP. Reality – As of 2020, over 75 studies have linked porn use to poorer sexual and relationship satisfaction. While a few studies correlated greater porn use in females to better (or neutral) sexual satisfaction, most have not (see this list: Porn studies involving female subjects: Negative effects on arousal, sexual satisfaction, and relationships). As far as we know all studies involving males reported more porn use linked to poorer sexual or relationship satisfaction.

July 25, 2020: RealYBOP retweets her ally’s comment under the above tweet.

RealYBOP and @fyfriendlyfire often collaborate to troll RealYBOP’s usual victims.

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July 31, 2020: Continued attacks on Alex Rhodes & Nofap, even though he filed a defamation lawsuit against Nicole Prause (who appears to be managing @BrainOnPorn twitter). The screenshot of a Rhodes’s 2013 tweet was posted in response to about the final episode of “Breaking Bad”. Character Jess Pinkman regular said this. https://www.pinterest.com/danicleary/jesse-pinkman-bitch/

newfriend reply exposes RealYBOP game playing. Typical of Prause to fabricate non-evidence.

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On the night I won my anti-SLAPP suit against serial defamer/liar Prause, she publishes a bizarre Medium post, claiming she was sexually accosted, and it was directly related to Nofap. As in her bogus restraining order, which led to my anti-SLAPP suit & victory, Prause produced no evidence for her assertions.

Prause regularly lies about her victimhood: Nicole Prause’s fabrications of victim-hood exposed as groundless: she is the perpetrator, not the victim. Also see – Numerous Victims of Nicole Prause’s Malicious Reporting and Malicious Use of Process.

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August 7, 2020: Another tweet, with a serious lie, that could lead to lawsuits by either Alex Rhodes or FightTheNewDrug. Among other innacuracies, Watson falsely states that Nofap.com is owned by FightTheNewDrug:

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August 8, 2020 – Being sued for defamation, but still attacking nofap.

Article is nothing but lies.

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August 11, 2020: Both Ley and RealYBOP going after Nofap. Ley recived a mass-emailing from www.beatit.guru is illegally utilizing the NoFap trademark to market their app. Lawyers will be reaching out to www.beatit.guru for trademark infringement.

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August 13, 2020: Even though RealYBOP is being sued by Alex Rhodes of Nofap for defamation, she continues to add to her defamation. Funny how RealYBOP post tweets by porn industry giant xHamster, who is collaborating with RealYBOP member David J.Ley to promote its websites and convince users that porn addiction and sex addiction are myths!

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Auguts 18, 2020: This is from an email exchange between David Ley and Gavin McInnes – looks like a set-up to me. I have never talked to Gavin McInnes. Alex Rhodes only talked to him once, when he was on McInnes podcast – BEFORE McInnes started the Proud Boys, and while he was at VICE (which he founded). The email says nothing about McInnes “backing” anyone. RealYBOP is just making stuff up – as she always does. McInnes only told Ley to talk to the founder of YBOP to discover how quitting porn might improve young men’s lives.

Prause also tweeted it… a few days after she lost a lawsuit to me.

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Even though Prause is being sued by Alex Rhodes of Nofap for defamation, she uses her RealYBOP account to harass Nofap and misrepresent. The product is not from Nofap LLC. The person selling the supplement was ordered to cease and desist by Nofap.

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September 1, 2020: Another example of cyberstalking as RealYBOP, searching for anything she can misrepresent.

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September 1, 2020: Calls Nofap and YBOP “well-funded”. LOL. No mention of porn industry being well funded.

Screenhsots are of Brian Watson defamation of me, and Samantha Cole making stuff up about NoFap.

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RealYBOP continues to target Nofap, even though @BrainOnPorn Twitter is now implicated in two defamation lawsuits. Another example of cyberstalking as RealYBOP, searching for anything she can misrepresent.

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September 1, 2020: 3 more tweets about Nofap – on the same day. She misrepresents the video.

Of course, her partner in defamation and harassment, David Ley, joins in. Again, we have a unsourced claim, by pro-porn writer Cole – who even defends pornhub in her articles.

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September 8, 2020: RealYBOP cyberstalking Nofap –

Logical results as girlfriends and wives often create a fake username to ask a few questions about their porn addicted partners, then disappear. Go back to using their usual reddit usernames.

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Idiotic strawman. No one promised this as you can only assess DeltaFosB after death. This is it would be nearly impossible to do so in porn addicts

Why does RealYBOP take such pains to discredit ΔFosB? Because it is one element of the abundant hard-science evidence that addictions are biological realities, not theoretical constructs as they claim. Chemical addictions and behavioral addictions (including, of course, sexual behavior addictions) arise from alterations in the same fundamental brain pathways and mechanisms. See “Natural Rewards, Neuroplasticity, and Non-Drug Addictions” (2011).

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September 6, 2020: More unprovoked attacks on Nofap. So giving up porn = misogyny? Only in RealYBOP’s world.

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September 17, 2020: Continued attacks on Alex Rhodes & Nofap, even though he filed a defamation lawsuit against Nicole Prause (who is managing @BrainOnPorn twitter).

No, Nofap didn’t receive support from  the proud boys. No one is recruiting anyone for SASH. She’s a pathological liar, hoping no one fact-checks her.

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September 18, 2020: From a Brazilian hit-piece featuring Nicole Prause. RealYBOP lies -the person quoted is NOT a scientist.

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September 23, 2020: Cyberstalking Nofap and Alex Rhodes

Above has an an email exchange between David Ley and Gavin McInnes – looks like a set-up to me. I have never talked to Gavin McInnes. Alex Rhodes only talked to him once, when he was on McInnes podcast – BEFORE McInnes started the Proud Boys, and while he was at VICE (which he founded). The email says nothing about McInnes “backing” anyone. RealYBOP is just making stuff up – as she always does. McInnes only told Ley to talk to the founder of YBOP to discover how quitting porn might improve young men’s lives.

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Stalker account Anti-YBOP falsely asserts that 3 winners of the SASH media award (Me, Staci Sprout, Alex Rhodes) are sending death threats. This is defamation per se.

Here’s the thing: Prause accused me of stalking, so I filed a lawsuit against her – and won, establishing through the courts that Prause is the perpetrator, not a victim – Prause’s efforts to silence Wilson foiled; her restraining order denied as frivolous & she owes substantial attorney fees in a SLAPP ruling. In addition, she’s currently being sued for defamation by  Donald Hilton, MD and Nofap founder Alexander Rhodes. More lawsuits to follow?

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Consider the following pages.

(Additional incidents have occurred that we are not at liberty to divulge – as Prause’s victims fear further retribution.)

  1. Prause’s efforts to silence Wilson foiled; her restraining order denied as frivolous & she owes substantial attorney fees in a SLAPP ruling
  2. Legal victories over serial harasser/defamer Nicole Prause: She’s the perpetrator, not the victim!
  3. Nicole Prause’s Unethical Harassment and Defamation of Gary Wilson & Others
  4. Nicole Prause’s Unethical Harassment and Defamation of Gary Wilson & Others (Page 2)
  5. Nicole Prause’s Unethical Harassment and Defamation of Gary Wilson & Others (Page 3)
  6. Nicole Prause’s Unethical Harassment and Defamation of Gary Wilson & Others (Page 4)
  7. Nicole Prause’s Unethical Harassment and Defamation of Gary Wilson & Others (Page 5)
  8. Victims of Nicole Prause’s Malicious Reporting and Malicious Use of Process.
  9. Nicole Prause & David Ley libelous claim that Gary Wilson was fired from Southern Oregon University
  10. Prause’s efforts to have Behavioral Sciences review paper (Park et al., 2016) retracted
  11. Article by University of Wisconsin student newspaper (The Racquet) posts false police report by Nicole Prause (March, 2019)
  12. Aggressive Trademark Infringement Waged by Porn Addiction Deniers (www.realyourbrainonporn.com)
  13. Nicole Prause & David Ley commit perjury in Don Hilton defamation lawsuit.