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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

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

Seasonal Affective Disorder + COVID + Politics = What?

What happens when COVID, politics, social unrest, and natural disasters combine with Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:05 pm

‘Straight’ Men Who Have Sex With Men

It’s not uncommon for betrayed female partners to express concern about their male partner viewing gay porn or having sex with other men while saying they're straight and love her.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: August 31, 2020, 5:30 pm

Do Sex-Porn and Mental Health Issues Interact?

Underserving the client.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: July 20, 2020, 4:28 pm