“Nothing Adds Up in Dubious Study: Youthful Subjects’ ED Left Unexplained” by Gabe Deem

UPDATE: June 11, 2015: A peer-reviewed critique of Prause & Pfaus 2015, by Richard A. Isenberg MD UPDATE: June, 2015: A critique of the Prause & Pfaus response to Richard Isenberg’s letter UPDATE: August 5, 2016: Peer-reviewed paper by US Navy doctors – Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports (2016) […]

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Analysis of “Perceived Effects of Pornography on the Couple Relationship: Initial Findings of Open-Ended, Participant-Informed, Bottom-Up Research” (Kohut et al., 2017)

YBOP COMMENTS: Is the intention behind this Taylor Kohut study to (attempt to) counter the over 80 studies that show porn use has negative effects on relationships? The two primary methodological flaws (tactics?) of this study are: 1) Study did not contain a representative sample. Whereas most studies show that a tiny minority of females […]

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YBOP response to Jim Pfaus’s “Trust a Scientist: Sex Addiction Is a Myth” (January, 2016)

How about trusting addiction neuroscientists and peer-reviewed papers? Before I address many of the claims within the Pfaus article (link to the Pfaus article), it must be noted that Jim Pfaus omitted the 52 neuroscience-based studies (and 27 reviews of the literature and commentaries) on porn users published in the last few years. So far, […]

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Dismantling David Ley’s Response to Philip Zimbardo: “We Must Rely on Good Science in Porn Debate” (2016)

The following is YBOP’s response to David Ley’s Psychology Today blog post “We Must Rely on Good Science in Porn Debate (2016).” Ley’s post is his response to Philip Zimbardo’s Psychology Today blog post “Is Porn Good For Us or Bad For Us?” (2016). While Ley’s title says we must rely on “good science,” it […]

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Nicole Prause’s Unethical Harassment and Defamation of Gary Wilson & Others (Page 1)

Introduction Legal counsel advised us to create these pages, which document Nicole Prause’s extensive campaign targeting those who point out possible harms of porn use or issues in the porn industry. “Sunshine” protects the community Prause harasses by preserving facts and permitting visitors and journalists to understand the truth for themselves. Indeed, these pages have […]

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The Emperor Has No Clothes: A Fractured Fairytale Posing As A Review (2014)

I provide 2 updated “Reality Checks” before we get to the 2014 critique. Reality check#1: Neurological & epidemiological studies that refute nearly every claim in Ley et al., 2014: Porn/sex addiction? This page lists over 50 neuroscience-based studies (MRI, fMRI, EEG, neuropsychological, hormonal). They provide strong support for the addiction model as their findings mirror […]

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Critique of “No Evidence of Emotion Dysregulation in Hypersexuals Reporting Their Emotions to a Sexual Film” (Prause et al., 2013)

Nicole Prause porn study obscures results with study title Results in a study by Nicole Prause’s SPAN Lab entitled, “No Evidence of Emotion Dysregulation in “Hypersexuals” Reporting Their Emotions to a Sexual Film,” align with what some ex-porn users are reporting. Namely, that porn curtailed their emotional range. This study reported less emotional response to […]

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Unpublished Porn Study by SPAN Lab Finds Porn Is Arousing (March, 2013)

YBOP COMMENTS: Below are (1) David Ley’s original Psychology Today blog post about a Nicole Prause yet to be published EEG study, and, (2) Gary Wilson’s Psychology Today blog post responding to it (published March 7th, 2013). Under Wilson’s post are the comments as they originally appeared, including an exchange between Wilson and Prause. (Ley’s […]

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