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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What benefits do people see as they reboot?

The great news is that we can no longer keep up with all the benefits reported by former porn users. There are just so many of them. You will find many quotes under each FAQ, within and below most of the articles, and in these sections: PDF of benefits (160 pages) Rebooting Accounts Page 1 […]

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Analysis of “Data do not support sex as addictive” (Prause et al., 2017)

Introduction Nicole Prause touts yet another of her letters to the editor as “debunking” the existence of sex addiction and porn addiction (“Compulsive sexual behaviour disorder” in the upcoming ICD-11). Yet it does not. This 240-word opinion piece (Prause et al., 2017) cites zero studies to support its claims, providing only a single, easily refuted […]

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Quitting porn

Quitting Porn

Visit the Rebooting Basics to find out what you need to know about quitting porn and recovery. Questions about rebooting? Check out the long list of Rebooting & Porn Use FAQs. More help is available on Tools for Change & Recovery (useful techniques). Support Options will give you an idea of the kinds of support […]

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rebooting accounts

Rebooting Accounts

These 3 Rebooting Accounts pages contain over 5,000 first-hand accounts of people’s rebooting (recovery) experiences, listed in alphabetical order Rebooting Accounts Page 1 Rebooting Accounts Page 2 Rebooting Accounts page 3 In addition, the following eight pages contain shorter stories describing recovery from porn-induced sexual dysfunctions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Below this article there are over 1,000 short recovery stories […]

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The Turkish Journal on Addictions

Eliminate Chronic Internet Pornography Use to Reveal Its Effects (2016), by Gary Wilson

Author/s: Gary Wilson DOI: 10.15805/addicta.2016.3.0107 Year: 2016 Vol: 3 Number: 2 LINK TO ABSTRACT LINK TO PDF OF FULL PAPER Abstract There’s growing evidence that today’s streaming pornography videos are sui generis, with unique properties such as inexhaustible sexual novelty at a swipe, effortless escalation to more extreme material, and accessibility by youthful viewers, and […]

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