Are You Hooked on Porn? Ask ASAM

Last month, 3000 doctors of the American Society for Addiction Medicine released a public statement bringing the definition of addiction into line with decades of addiction research. “[Addiction] is about brains…. It’s about underlying neurology, not outward actions,” explains ASAM’s Dr. Michael Miller. ASAM’s definition captures the key elements of addiction described by NIDA head … Read moreAre You Hooked on Porn? Ask ASAM

Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction Is A Growing Problem

High-speed Internet pornography users in their twenties are increasingly developing sexual performance problems (erectile dysfunction, delayed ejaculation). Said one young man, “Lots of guys, 20s or so, can’t get it up anymore with a real girl, and they all relate having a serious porn/masturbation habit. Guys will never openly discuss this with friends or co-workers, … Read morePorn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction Is A Growing Problem

“Day 64: Successful, great, normal sex”

This guy, who could no longer use a condom successfully due to porn-induced ED, applied the recent scientific findings about how superstimuli can numb the pleasure response of the brain to his use of today’s hyperstimulating porn. He decided to allow his brain to “reboot.” Although each person’s rebooting experience is different (recoveries range from … Read more“Day 64: Successful, great, normal sex”

DSM-5 Attempts to Sweep Porn Addiction Under the Rug

"Sweeping porn addiction under the rug"

The Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders work group for the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is currently discussing whether to demote the proposed “Hypersexual Disorder” (which addresses compulsive porn use, among other behaviors) from Sexual Dysfunctions to the appendix. Further, a member of the work group advises that “Hypersexual Disorder” may … Read moreDSM-5 Attempts to Sweep Porn Addiction Under the Rug