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Mon Sep 28, 2015, 07:52 AM

"This Just In: Men Watch Porn"

I'm generally not that big on Alternet as a source, but once in a while they do hit the spot:

http://www.alternet.org/gender/just-men-watch-porn?akid=13525.45581.pq41bd&rd=1&src=newsletter1043107&t=12

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But then, less than two weeks ago, Dr. David J. Ley published an article in Psychology Today titled “Your Belief in Porn Addiction Makes Things Worse.” Ley, a clinical psychologist, reviewed recent data collected by Joshua Grubbs at Case Western over the course of not only one study, but also follow-up research that further validated the initial findings.

Ley’s summary stated the following conclusions:

Seeing oneself as a porn addict was predicted not by how much porn one views but by personal religiosity and moral attitude towards sex.
Daily porn viewing is only “weakly related to feelings of anger.”
Self-labeling as a porn addict is “strongly correlated to depression, anxiety, anger and stress.”
Actual quantity/time of porn viewing has “no reliable relationship to emotional issues.”

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“The evidence is strong that proponents of porn addiction treatment are actually causing psychological suffering. People who listen to them, and who fall into believing that porn is addictive, actually get worse. Medicine is supposed to help people – ‘first do no harm.’”

Whether or not sex addiction should or should not qualify as an acknowledged mental health issue, the usage of that term is harming people, not helping them.

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TreasonousBastard Sep 2015 OP
Major Nikon Sep 2015 #1
MidwestTech Mar 2016 #6
RiffRandell Oct 2015 #2
Warren DeMontague Oct 2015 #3
opiate69 Oct 2015 #4
Warren DeMontague Oct 2015 #5
Canadian Interloper Mar 2016 #7

Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Mon Sep 28, 2015, 10:16 AM

1. Strange that you never hear about vibrator addiction

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:02 PM

6. This is why i don't recycle my lube...

that's for a black bag covered in coffee grounds in my regular garbage!

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Mon Oct 26, 2015, 06:41 PM

2. Shocking.

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 01:40 AM

3. Amanda Marcotte, regarded as a central voice of Feminism on the interwebs, acknowledges this.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2015/08/27/josh_duggar_is_going_to_rehab_for_porn_addiction_is_that_a_real_thing.html

these Christian "porn addicts" mostly seem like perfectly normal men who, like most people, need a bit of a private fantasy life. Instead, there's all this drama about rehab and redemption. That puts way more strain on people's marriages than simply letting people have some alone time once in awhile.


Wait, whuuuuuuut? People looking at teh dread pornz is a 'perfectly normal' part of a 'private fantasy life'?!? Did she clear this statement with whatever's left of the Mackinno-Dworkin think tank crowd, first? Gail Dines and... whoever else? I. think. not.

Why, I imagine they were doubleplus nonetoopleased! "Et Tu, Amanda?!!!"



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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 05:23 PM

4. Who is she, and what did she do with the real Amanda Marcotte??

 

I think this makes the second or third recent article by her which seems to stand in complete opposition to her previous works.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 28, 2015, 05:57 PM

5. I think I even she realizes that at some point a little bit of sanity has to prevail around

These realities.

...the people whose definition of marital happiness depends on their partner neverevereverever looking at any pictures of naked women (or reading a romance novel, or using a vibrator), to blow off a little steam occasionally, are setting themselves up for a ridiculous amount of unnecessary strife and effort. Adult relationships based upon mutual trust and respect generally understand that individuals function better as a faithful and mutually committed couple when each person has some measure of their own space as well.

imho.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 11:48 PM

7. I have no religion

 

So watching porn doesn't bother me at all.

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