In an article titled “New Line of Apps Claims to Help Curb Excessive Smartphone Use” featured on CBS New York and online at CBSNewYork.com, Rob discusses how many viewers have issues putting down their cell phones, and outlines a variety of smartphone apps that help curb technology use. Rob also provides some great insight to cell phone addiction or obsession, stating that, “You might be addicted to a particular program or device that brings you something that’s so pleasurable, so distracting that you’re willing, or need to turn your life over to do it.” Read the full article online.
In an article titled “Why did Bill Cosby want to have sex with comatose women?” featured on Women in the World, Rob explores the question, “Why would Cosby—or anyone—want to have sex with a partner who is unconscious?” Rob provides insight as to why he believes Bill Cosby’s behavior to be fetishistic, noting, “These women, when they’re unconscious, could be an object…they could be shoes or feet or a whip or a chain. It’s like a sexual fetish, a paraphilia. Some people need some kind of atypical scenario or object in order to become fully aroused.” You were credited within the article as, “ Robert Weiss is the founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, and also works with Elements Behavioral Health. Read the full article online.
In an article titled “Babies Younger Than 2 Are Using Smartphones And Tablets” featured on Marketwatch.com, Rob talks about the pros and cons of young children using smartphones and other technological devices. ““Kids are going to lose some skills and they are going to gain others,” Rob said. Read the entire article online.
In an article titled “6 Couples Therapists Reveal 6 Things That ALWAYS End Marriages” featured on YourTango.com, Rob talks about item #5, lying or living a double life. Rob states that especially with the technology we have at our fingertips, it can be easy to hide a conversation or online profile from your significant other and that keeping lines of communication open and honest is essential for any relationship – especially as the internet makes the opportunity for fraudulent personas or profiles on cheating sites like Ashley Madison easy to possess. Read the full article online.
In a radio broadcast titled “Cybersex In The Digital Age” featured on The Dr. Kim Taylor Show, Rob talks about topics surrounding his new book Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age. Rob dives into the main themes/points on the relationship between digital technology and sex addiction. Watch the full episode online.
In a Larry King Now segment titled “Swipe Right: Dating in the Digital Age,” Rob talks about the booming world of digital dating and why an increasing number of people are becoming addicted to dating apps such as Tinder. Rob also discusses how online dating has evolved, apps that are just for hooks ups vs. relationships and the generation gap with dating. Watch the full video online.