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Addictions

Child Porn Offenders and the Sentencing Process Part One: Recidivism and Escalation

In previous postings to this site, I have written about the differences between sexual addiction and sexual offending, the various types of sexual offenders, the treatment of sexual offenders, and therapist reporting requirements when dealing with sexual offenders. However, I have for the most part left a crucial aspect of this therapeutic relationship unaddressed – advocating...
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Pornography

Don Jon and Porn Addiction: A Hit and Miss Portrayal

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CAUTION: Don Jon may be highly triggering for sex and porn addicts. Those recovering from sex and porn addiction should view this film with caution, perhaps bookending the movie with calls to a sponsor or another supportive person in recovery.

The Flick

The late-summer/early-fall film season has presented moviegoers with not one but two sex addiction themed, A-list cast, wide-release offerings. First there was Thanks for...
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Pornography

Pants Down in the Workplace

Darn those

Robert, a 35-year-old married father of two kids, first phoned me in a panic. He told me he’d been called into his supervisor’s office, along with his firm’s head of human resources, to discuss his “inappropriate use” of a company-owned laptop and smartphone. Both devices had gone in for routine maintenance, with the department checking for viruses, worms, and the like, and as that work was being...
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Pornography

The Prevalence of Porn

Americans Gone Wild

There seems to be a lot of media fear-mongering about online porn, citing a wide range of statistics on usage. To listen to some, you’d think that everyone and his grandmother is online 24/7 engaging in digitally driven self-pleasure. Interestingly, both the porn industry and anti-porn activists have a tendency to cite the most inflated numbers they can find to make their particular point. The sex industry does this so...
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Fantasy

Men, Women, and Sexual Objectification

Mars and Venus

Men and women typically experience sex - both fantasy and reality - in different ways. It has long been known that when it comes to sex men tend to be visually oriented, whereas women tend to be more interested in a connection or relationship. Basically, when a man sexually admires a woman, he is usually focused on certain body parts and their potential use for him (as sexual objects). When viewing pornography,...
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Pornography

Teenagers, Porn and Sexual Addiction: What’s the Problem?

A Whole New World


When I was a teenager, finding and looking at porn took work. In order to find some naked pictures, either I or one of my friends would have to locate and surreptitiously raid one of our dads’ stashes of Playboy magazines, rely on someone who’d inherited a magazine from his older brother, or raid a magazine from the local gas station.

Once in a while, if we were very lucky,...
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Pornography

When Even a Little is Too Much: How to Block Online Porn and Sexual Content

Tech-Connect: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

For many of us, digital information gathering and online interaction have become integrated into our daily routine from the first multitasking moments. We check email, tweet and text, update Facebook, and simultaneously peruse “newspapers” from all over the globe, all while draining the morning coffee. And we do all of this on faster, more sophisticated, more portable and affordable electronic devices than ever before.

This incredible array of...
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