Propagandists misrepresent peer-reviewed papers and ICD-11 search features to fuel false claim that WHO’s ICD-11 “rejected porn addiction and sex addiction”

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 both porn addiction and sex addiction. It’s called “Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder.” For a responsible article, quoting WHO’s official spokesperson, Christian Lindmeier, the […]

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Peer-reviewed critiques of Steele et al., 2013

Background: Steele et al., 2013 and David Ley’s “Your Brain on Porn – It’s NOT Addictive“. On March 6th, 2013 David Ley and study 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 […]

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How to recognize biased articles: They cite Prause et al., 2015 (falsely claiming it debunks porn addiction), while omitting over 50 neurological studies supporting porn addiction

Introduction A number of articles and interviews have attempted to push-back at the TIME article (“Porn and the Threat to Virility”) and the Utah resolution declaring internet porn a public health problem. What might be a few “dead giveaways” that such an article is nothing more than a propaganda piece? Psychologists David Ley and/or Nicole […]

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“Critique of Prause Study” – by Rory C. Reid, Ph.D., LCSW (July 2013)

YBOP COMMENTS: The following “critique” was published only a few days after Gary Wilson published his Psychology Today critique of Steele et al., 2013 (often called the Prause study): “Nothing Correlates With Nothing In SPAN Lab’s New Porn Study (2013)”. As any reader can see, Rory Reid’s so-called critique is not a critique. Instead, it […]

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