My Latest Articles on PsychCentral

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

The Porn Panic: Is Porn a ‘Public Health Crisis’?

If it’s not the Gail Dines crowd screaming that porn is inherently anti-women and evil, it’s the David Ley crowd arguing that porn is great and wonderful and never a problem for anyone. One group thinks porn is a public health crisis; the other group thinks porn is every bit as awesome as sliced bread.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: November 12, 2019, 11:44 pm

What is Chemsex Addiction?

Long-term sobriety from chemsex addiction requires expert therapeutic assistance, with special attention given to the impact of unresolved early-life trauma, and on developing healthy adult intimacy and connection without the use of substances.
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: October 14, 2019, 7:35 pm

The Best “Parental Control” Software for Adults Who Struggle with Online Behaviors

There are dozens of software products that can help protect adults from online temptations, but they are not created equally. Which products are most likely to meet your needs?
Author: Robert Weiss PhD, LCSW
Posted: September 23, 2019, 5:21 pm

My Latest Articles on Psychology Today

DNA Testing: Expect the Unexpected

I swabbed and mailed in my DNA sample. And just like that, I learned that the man who raised me was not my biological father.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: November 20, 2019, 6:23 pm

Women and Infidelity in the Digital Age

Since 1990, the number of women who admit they’ve been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has stayed the same.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: October 22, 2019, 5:32 pm

Are You Ashamed of Your Sexual Turn-Ons?

Porn can reveal elements of a person's arousal template that they were previously unaware of or simply repressed.
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: October 9, 2019, 5:28 pm

One of You Cheated, What Should You Tell the Kids?

With infidelity, letting your kids know at least a little bit about what’s happening is not optional; it’s a necessity of good parenting. But what should you say?
Author: Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW
Posted: September 11, 2019, 5:38 pm