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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

What to Do (and Not Do) After You’ve Been Cheated On

Betrayed partners, after learning that they’ve been cheated on, are typically in a daze – stunned, angry, sad, and struggling to accept and assimilate the infidelity.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: January 14, 2021, 6:58 pm

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

Why People Find Cuckolding So Offensive

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