Social Desirability Bias in Pornography-Related Self-Reports: The Role of Religion (2017)

J Sex Res. 2017 Dec 8:1-14. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1399196. Rasmussen KR1, Grubbs JB2, Pargament KI2, Exline JJ3. Abstract In a large online survey of undergraduates, we examined the degree to which social desirability concerns might bias pornography-related self-reports and whether these biases are stronger among highly religious participants than among less-religious ones. Recent state-level analyses have […]

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Dismantling the “group position” paper opposing porn and sex addiction (November, 2017)

Introduction In early November, 2017 three non-profit kink organizations (Center for Positive Sexuality, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, and The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance) released a group position paper “opposing the addiction model in relation to frequent sexual behavior and pornography viewing.” The groups’ press release, Position statement opposing sex/porn addiction model, explained their […]

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Treatment seeking for problematic pornography use among women (2017)

J Behav Addict. 2017 Oct 16:1-12. doi: 10.1556/2006.6.2017.063. Lewczuk K1, Szmyd J2, Skorko M3, Gola M3,4.   Abstract Background and aims Previous studies examined psychological factors related to treatment seeking for problematic pornography use (PU) among males. In this study, we focused on females who seek treatment for problematic PU and compared them with non-problematic […]

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Study invalidates the CPUI-9 as an instrument to assess either “perceived pornography addiction” or actual pornography addiction

SECTION 1: Introduction A new study (Fernandez et al., 2017) tested and analyzed the CPUI-9, a purported “perceived pornography addiction” questionnaire developed by Joshua Grubbs, and found that it couldn’t accurately assess “actual porn addiction” or “perceived porn addiction” (Do Cyber Pornography Use Inventory-9 Scores Reflect Actual Compulsivity in Internet Pornography Use? Exploring the Role […]

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Do Cyber Pornography Use Inventory-9 Scores Reflect Actual Compulsivity in Internet Pornography Use? Exploring the Role of Abstinence Effort (2017)

David Paul Fernandez, Eugene Y. J. Tee & Elaine Frances Fernandez Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, Volume 24, 2017 – Issue 3 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10720162.2017.1344166 Abstract The present study aimed to explore whether scores on the Cyber Pornography Use Inventory-9 (CPUI-9) are reflective of actual compulsivity. We examined whether CPUI-9 scores are […]

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Critique of: “Damaged Goods: Perception of Pornography Addiction as a Mediator Between Religiosity and Relationship Anxiety Surrounding Pornography Use” (Leonhardt, Willoughby, & Young-Petersen 2017)

Update (July, 2017): Co-author Brian Willoughby exposes how David Ley spun & misrepresented his study in Ley’s Psychology Today blog post “Religious Conflict Makes Porn Bad for Relationships“: Thinking in Black and White: A Response to the Claim that Religiosity Cause the Harms of Pornography. ———————————————————————————————— Article The “perceived pornography addiction” meme continues to infect […]

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The Development of the Problematic Pornography Consumption Scale (PPCS) (2017)

István Tóth-Király, Ágnes Zsila, Mark D. Griffiths, Zsolt Demetrovics & Gábor Orosz Pages 1-12 | Published online: 06 Mar 2017 The Journal of Sex Research http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2017.1291798 Abstract To date, no short scale exists with strong psychometric properties that can assess problematic pornography consumption based on an overarching theoretical background. The goal of the present study […]

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The Role of Internet Pornography Use and Cyber Infidelity in the Associations between Personality, Attachment, and Couple and Sexual Satisfaction (2017)

DOI: 10.4236/sn.2017.61001 Author(s)   Anik Ferron1, Yvan Lussier1*, Stéphane Sabourin2, Audrey Brassard3 Affiliation(s) 1Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. 2Université Laval, Québec, Canada. 3Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada. ABSTRACT Although adults in romantic relationships currently show more openness to online sexual behaviors [1], these behaviors can nevertheless increase couple conflicts and instability [2]. In the […]

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