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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

Pavlov’s Porn: Understanding the ‘Conditioned’ Use of Pornography

Recently, clinicians have encountered a new and rapidly growing subcategory of individuals struggling with pornography. Rather than being traditionally addicted, these individuals are conditioned and compulsive.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: May 19, 2020, 5:40 pm

The Plague? We’ve Been Here Before

For people who lived through and remember the unimaginable horrors of the AIDS epidemic, the current pandemic is creating some post-traumatic stress symptoms.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: April 27, 2020, 4:09 pm

Not Every Porn User Struggles, But Some Do

How do we know when porn use has crossed the line from an occasional coping mechanism into compulsivity, dependency, and addiction?
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: April 6, 2020, 4:24 pm

My Latest Articles on Psychology Today

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

I Don’t Want to Be Difficult, but I Am. What Am I Missing?

Research tells us that emotionally intelligent individuals tend to do better in relationships, in the workplace, and pretty much everywhere else.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: May 13, 2020, 7:56 pm

Is Casual Sex an Essential Service?

Why are hookup apps still helping people geolocate partners for casual sex?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: April 20, 2020, 5:28 pm