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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

Healthy Sexuality Cuts a Wide (Sometimes Confusing) Swath

Healthy sexuality isn't one-size-fits-all.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: September 13, 2021, 4:00 pm

4 Ways Married Couples Can Keep Having Great Sex

"Bed death" is not inevitable in marriage. Many couples find their sex gets better as their marriage progresses. This is how they do it.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: August 23, 2021, 3:47 pm

Cuomo Had Everything to Lose. So Why Did He Do It?

Why do men in positions of almost incalculable power choose to sexually harass and abuse others? What, exactly, are they thinking?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: August 10, 2021, 8:11 pm

Childhood Trauma and Adult-Life Relational Issues

Childhood abuse and neglect impact our ability, as adults, to trust, be emotionally vulnerable, and bond with others—including the people who love us most.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: July 26, 2021, 5:45 pm