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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

Casual Sex: Benefits vs. Problems

The research on casual sex is still relatively nascent, but we can still draw some useful conclusions.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: May 17, 2021, 8:45 pm

Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction

Can pornography affect male sexual performance?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: April 26, 2021, 5:17 pm

After Infidelity: Should You Stay, or Should You Go?

How do you know where you and your relationship fall on the “stay or go” spectrum? 14 questions can help you gain some clarity.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: April 5, 2021, 6:07 pm

If You’ve Been Cheated On, It’s Likely You've Been Gaslighted

Did you believe the lies your partner told you to cover up their cheating?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: March 15, 2021, 5:42 pm