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My Latest Articles on PsychCentral

Can a Behavior (Like Viewing Porn) Be an Addiction?

Addictions of all types are about the neurobiological manipulation of feelings and emotions, and this can occur with or without an addictive substance.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: February 17, 2020, 7:31 pm

Parkinson’s and Hypersexual Behavior

Some people with Parkinson's Disease become hypersexual. Research tells us that this hypersexual behavior is related not to PD itself, but to medications used to treat it.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: January 27, 2020, 5:50 pm

Addiction Therapists, In-Person 12-Step Meetings, and Alternatives

It’s important for addiction therapists who are also addicts to find a place where they can do the work of recovery.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: December 23, 2019, 7:16 pm

When Pain Equals Pleasure: Understanding BDSM

Even if you’re an experienced family or marital therapist, you may not know much about BDSM, and because of that you might unconsciously place an unhelpful (possibly harmful) value judgment on a client’s perfectly healthy (for that person) arousal template and sexual behaviors.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: December 5, 2019, 6:57 pm

My Latest Articles on Psychology Today

Does Watching Porn Count As Cheating?

The once clear line between sexual fidelity and cheating has, in many respects, gone blurry. One of the more common gray areas involved porn. Does porn qualify as cheating?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: February 25, 2020, 7:21 pm

Eroticized Rage

Rather than looking at eroticized rage that manifests as pathology, this post looks at eroticized rage as an element of safe, fun, and hot sex.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: February 3, 2020, 10:06 pm

Healthy Lust vs. Unhealthy Lust

Many of the problems with sexualization arise when we sexualize our feelings. But what does it mean to sexualize our feelings? How does that differ from healthy arousal?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: January 14, 2020, 7:07 pm

How Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect You as an Adult

What are adverse childhood experiences and how do they impact us later in life?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: December 10, 2019, 9:12 pm