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Is a Preference for Solo Sex Healthy?

In our increasingly digital world, more and more people are finding that they prefer solo sex, often (though not always) with the aid of digital pornography, to partner sex.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: September 22, 2020, 8:46 pm

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

My Latest Articles on Psychology Today

Nature, Nurture, and Addiction

Addiction arises based on a number of risk factors that tend to intertwine and build upon one another.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: November 30, 2020, 8:27 pm

Understanding Users of Child Pornography

As porn usage has increased, many men have either intentionally or unintentionally seen child pornography.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: November 17, 2020, 7:33 pm

Cuckolding: The Secret Kink/Fetish

As a sexologist with over 25 years of experience, I find myself wondering why cuckolding is so taboo.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: November 2, 2020, 6:43 pm

Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, and Porn

Both classical and operant conditioning are clearly in play when it comes to porn usage.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: October 19, 2020, 12:30 pm