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Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Path to Porn Addiction?

Posted on April 1, 2015 in Addiction

Is ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Path to Porn Addiction?

With the blockbuster success of the erotic movie “Fifty Shade of Grey,” many groups, particularly conservative Christian groups, are decrying the possible link to pornography and porn addiction. Based on the runaway bestselling books by E.L. James, the movie is controversial for many reasons. Some claim it is anti-feminist and degrading to women, while others simply disparage it as terrible literature. Is there any truth to the claim that the movie could set off a tidal wave of porn addiction?

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3 Tips for Talking to Your Son About Pornography

Posted on December 26, 2014 in Teens

3 Tips for Talking to Your Son About Pornography

It’s no secret that explicit material is more easily accessible today than it has been at any other point in history. For most parents today, the situation is very different from their own experience; where older adults will have been first exposed to pornography through a misplaced magazine or late-night cable TV, the kids of today have vast libraries available to stream from their computer or smartphone. While you may have had a confusing experience when you first saw an explicit video or image, afraid to discuss it with your parents, all you have to do is have a slightly difficult conversation with your son (or daughter), but one that’s honest and realistic. Here are three things to cover when talking to your son about porn.

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Girls and Pornography Addiction

Posted on December 5, 2014 in adolescent addiction treatment

Girls and Pornography Addiction

When parents think about protecting their children from pornography, most are thinking about their sons. Little girls aren’t interested in these things, are they? The fact is that boys and girls are equally curious, but as a society we tend to ignore the needs and curiosities of the female sex. We do it to their detriment. In this age of ever-available Internet porn, little girls and little boys have equal access to material that they may not understand and which can cause lasting damage and may even lead to pornography addiction.

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Women and Cybersex Addiction

Posted on November 28, 2014 in Addiction

Women and Cybersex Addiction

Yukari is a 48-year-old mother and wife with everything to lose. She needs to be present for her daughter’s graduation and her son’s autism therapy appointments. She needs to be a partner to her husband. But she can’t seem to manage any of it. In the past, she worked really hard; she was a perfect wife and mom. Then her father passed—they had a difficult relationship—and Yukari started drinking. Five years in, after a lot of messy mistakes, she put the bottle down. Recovery felt good. But now she finds herself hooked on something new. Each night she goes to bed promising herself she won’t do it anymore, but each morning arrives and Yukari can’t resist the urge to check her throwaway email account. To post Craigslist ads. She’s already met five men and done things a younger Yukari never would have. In the moment, these dalliances make her feel alive and desired, young again and sexy. But afterward, she feels incredibly ashamed. 

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Women as Susceptible to Porn Addiction as Men

Posted on November 12, 2014 in Addiction

Women as Susceptible to Porn Addiction as Men

Pornography is not always a bad thing. Many people are able to use it in a way that is normal and healthy. Some people even use it within relationships in a way that strengthens the bond and their sexual activities. For others who use porn, it can become problematic, even obsessive. While an image may be forming in your head of a man obsessed with pornography, research tells us that in our modern world, women are just as likely to have a problem with porn.

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