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Pornography, Cultural/Religious Shaming, and Compulsivity/Addiction

Differing porn abusing cohorts, while seeking help for the same basic behavior, can have very different treatment needs.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: August 24, 2020, 6:59 pm

Who is Vulnerable to Compulsive/Addictive Porn Use?

Porn compulsivity/addiction can impact any person – male or female or anything in between, regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, or any other factor.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:54 pm

The Consequences of Compulsive Porn Use

The primary consequences of compulsive porn use tend to boil down to shame, mental health issues, relationship woes, and sexual dysfunction. At the very least, these are the issues that seem to drive heavy porn users into treatment.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: July 6, 2020, 9:55 pm

What is Porn Addiction/Compulsivity?

The World Health Organization has revised its diagnostic manual, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), to include Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder, with a definition that comfortably encompasses both sex and porn addiction and compulsivity.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: June 15, 2020, 8:36 pm

My Latest Articles on Psychology Today

‘Straight’ Men Who Have Sex With Men

It’s not uncommon for betrayed female partners to express concern about their male partner viewing gay porn or having sex with other men while saying they're straight and love her.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: August 31, 2020, 5:30 pm

Do Sex-Porn and Mental Health Issues Interact?

Underserving the client.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: July 20, 2020, 4:28 pm

The Evolution of Pornography

In recent years, we have experienced a sea change in the variety and accessibility of pornography—the impacts of which are, as yet, mostly unknown.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:51 pm

Can Porn Impact Your Relationship?

How does porn use, regardless of whether it is seen as infidelity, impact relationships?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: June 8, 2020, 2:00 pm