satisfaction Porn addiction

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

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

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

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

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Critique of claims surrounding “Sexual Responsivity and the Effects of Negative Mood on Sexual Arousal in Hypersexual Men Who Have Sex With Men” (2020)

Link to abstract of above paper As men who have quit porn and recovered from sexual dysfunctions during partnered sex demonstrate, porn-induced ED appears to be primarily due to conditioning their sexual response to online porn rather than real partners. Their difficulties are not due to “hypersexuality.” In fact, men who report the problem are–just […]

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The Free Speech Coalition allegedly provided porn stars as subjects for a Nicole Prause study she claims will debunk porn addiction

Introduction Nicole Prause is a former academic with a long history of harassing and defaming authors, researchers, therapists, reporters, men in recovery, academic journal editors, multiple organizations, and others who dare to report evidence of harms from internet porn use. She appears to be quite cozy with the pornography industry, as can be seen from […]

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sexual aggression research

Studies linking porn use to sexual offending, sexual aggression, and sexual coercion

SECTION #1: Studies linking porn use to sexual offending, sexual aggression, and sexual coercion (listed by date of publication) Facilitating effects of erotica on aggression against women (1978) Rape fantasies as a function of exposure to violent sexual stimuli (1981) Sexual Experiences Survey: A research instrument investigating sexual aggression and victimization (1982) Pornography and Sexual […]

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Withdrawal symptoms

Studies Reporting Withdrawal Symptoms in Porn Users

Pro-porn activists often assert porn addiction is a myth on the theory that compulsive porn users do not experience either tolerance (habituation, escalation) or withdrawal symptoms. Not so. In fact, not only do porn users and clinicians report both tolerance and withdrawal, over 60 studies report findings consistent with escalation of porn use (tolerance), habituation […]

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Is Porn Addictive? 6-minute video by journalist Diana Davison

6-minute video by journalist Diana Davison, who authored The Post Millennial expose’ on Nicole Prause. The Diana Davison video provided a link to the timeline of events chronicling Prause’s nearly 7-year campaign of harassment, defamation, threats, and false accusations called “VSS Academic War Timeline.” Update – Prause got the timeline removed. Hmm… Related – Victims of […]

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