The Porn Trap

The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography

Author: Wendy Maltz,Larry Maltz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061231878

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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Breaking the silence, removing the shame In this highly acclaimed recovery guide, renowned sex and relationship therapists Wendy and Larry Maltz shed new light on the compelling nature and destructive power of today’s instantly available pornography. Weaving together poignant real-life stories with innovative exercises, checklists, and expert advice, this groundbreaking resource provides a comprehensive program for understanding and healing porn addiction and other serious consequences of porn use. The Porn Trap will help you to: Decide whether it’s time to quit using porn Learn how to stop using porn and deal with cravings Improve self-esteem and personal integrity Heal an intimate relationship harmed by porn use Develop a healthy sex life
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The Porn Trap

The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography

Author: Wendy Maltz,Larry Maltz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061736627

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 8095

“An extremely helpful and much needed resource….I highly recommend it.” —Harville Hendrix, author of Getting the Love You Want Internationally recognized sex therapist, educator, lecturer, and author of The Sexual Healing Journey, Wendy Maltz offers proven strategies for healing from porn addiction. Boldly addressing a debilitating problem that no one likes to talk about, The Porn Trap provides help and hope for addicts and their partners. Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., author of Men’s Sexual Health, calls this essential guide to overcoming the problems of pornography, “groundbreaking…the best book on the market to help compulsive porn users and the people who love them to confront and change this destructive pattern.”
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The Porn Trap

The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography

Author: Wendy Maltz,Larry Maltz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006123186X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 8904

Offers counsel on how to overcome porn addiction and pornography-related problems, in a guide that explains the allure of pornography, documents its history, and profiles its industry while making recommendations on rebuilding self-esteem and healing relationships harmed by porn use. 25,000 first printing.
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The Porn Myth

Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography

Author: Matt Fradd

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497549

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7541

The Porn Myth is a non-religious response to the commonly held belief that pornography is a harmless or even beneficial pastime. Author Matt Fradd draws on the experience of porn performers and users, and the expertise of neurologists, sociologists, and psychologists to demonstrate that pornography is destructive to individuals, relationships, and society. He provides insightful arguments, supported by the latest scientific research, to discredit the fanciful claims used to defend and promote pornography. This book explains the neurological reasons porn is addictive, helps individuals learn how to be free of porn, and offers real help to the parents and the spouses of porn users. Because recent research on pornography's harmful effects on the brain validates the experiences of countless porn users, there is a growing wave of passionate individuals trying to change the pro-porn cultural norm-by inspiring others to pursue real love and to avoid its hollow counterfeit. Matt Fradd and this book are part of that movement, which is aiding the many men and women who are seeking a love untainted by warped perceptions of intimacy and rejecting the influence of porn in their lives.
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Treating Pornography Addiction

The Essential Tools for Recovery

Author: Kevin B. Skinner

Publisher: Growthclimate Incorporated

ISBN: 9780977220809

Category: Computer sex

Page: 176

View: 9496

This book carefully walks someone struggling with porngraphy through the steps to recovery. Dr. Skinner discusses how pornography becomes a problem in the mind and how it becomes addictive. Then he teaches the reader how to rewrite the patterns in the mind. It closes with the key steps of recovery. Included in the book is a brief assessment tool "Assessing Pornography Addiction."
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Your Brain on Porn

Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction

Author: Gary Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993161605

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 1134

When high speed internet became widely available a few years ago, growing numbers of people began to worry that their porn use was running out of control. Far from preparing them for fulfilling relationships, viewing an endless stream of porn videos led to unexpected symptoms. Perhaps most surprisingly, for the first time in history erectile dysfunction was becoming a significant problem for young men. This led to one of the largest informal experiments in the history of science. Tens of thousands of people have tried abstaining from sexually stimulating material in a process they call 'rebooting'. Many of them reported startling changes, from improved concentration and elevated mood to a greater capacity for real-life intimacy. Gary Wilson has listened to the stories of those who have tried giving up internet porn and related them to an account of how the reward system of the brain interacts with its environment. And now a growing body of research in neuroscience is confirming what these pioneers have discovered for themselves - internet pornography can be seriously addictive and damaging. In Your Brain on Porn Wilson provides a concise introduction to the phenomenon of internet porn addiction that draws on both first-person accounts and the findings of cognitive neuroscience. In a voice that is generous and humane, he also offers advice for those who want to stop using internet pornography. The publication of Your Brain on Porn is a landmark in our attempts to understand, and remain balanced in, a world where addiction is big business.
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Wired for Intimacy

How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain

Author: William M. Struthers

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458765555

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

View: 8020

Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture as been pornified, and it shapes our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. Countless Christian men struggle with the addictive power of porn. But common spiritual approaches of more prayer and accountability groups are often of limited help. In this book neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it. Because we are embodied beings, viewing pornography changes how the brain works, how we form memories and make attachments. By better understanding the biological realities of our sexual development, we can cultivate healthier sexual perspectives and interpersonal relationships. Struthers exposes false assumptions and casts a vision for a redeemed masculinity, showing how our sexual longings can actually propel us toward sanctification and holiness in our bodies. With insights for both married and single men alike, this book offers hope for freedom from pornography.
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Pornified

How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families

Author: Pamela Paul

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429900799

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8779

"Strips porn of its culture-war claptrap . . . Pornified may stand as a Kinsey Report for our time."—San Francisco Chronicle Porn in America is everywhere—not just in cybersex and Playboy but in popular video games, advice columns, and reality television shows, and on the bestseller lists. Even more striking, as porn has become affordable, accessible, and anonymous, it has become increasingly acceptable—and a big part of the personal lives of many men and women. In this controversial and critically acclaimed book, Pamela Paul argues that as porn becomes more pervasive, it is destroying our marriages and families as well as distorting our children's ideas of sex and sexuality. Based on more than one hundred interviews and a nationally representative poll, Pornified exposes how porn has infiltrated our lives, from the wife agonizing over the late-night hours her husband spends on porn Web sites to the parents stunned to learn their twelve-year-old son has seen a hardcore porn film. Pornified is an insightful, shocking, and important investigation into the costs and consequences of pornography for our families and our culture.
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Love You, Hate the Porn

Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity

Author: Mark Chamberlain,Geoff Steurer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606419366

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 196

View: 6737

A pornography addiction can feel like real infidelity to a
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Wack

Addicted to Internet Porn

Author: Noah B E Church

Publisher: Bvrning Qvestions LLC

ISBN: 9780692216217

Category:

Page: 154

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Which would surprise you more: that nearly nine out of ten young college men use porn or that more than one in five 12-year-old girls do? Porn has broken out of seedy backrooms and into the mainstream largely thanks to the Internet, which allows millions to access an unlimited (and mostly free) supply of porn and cybersex from the convenience of their own homes. And that's what we do. Because porn is fun. Like...really, really fun! In fact, Internet porn is unnaturally fun, providing far more stimulating variety than we would ever encounter in real life. These sights trigger powerful neurological reactions, and over time consistent porn users undergo actual brain changes similar to those seen in alcoholics and gambling addicts, eventually developing one or more of many common and unpleasant symptoms such as: Porn-induced erectile dysfunction (PIED) and reduced libido for real partners Difficulty reaching orgasm with a partner Cravings for and emotional reliance on porn Escalation to extreme sexual preferences or fetishes as tolerance increases and regular sex becomes boring Emotional numbness and difficulty forming relationships Social anxiety, depression, apathy, and "brainfog" Sexual orientation obsessive compulsive disorder This book is not a moral or religious attack on pornography. This book is a scientific exploration of how Internet porn affects us, an examination of how it has influenced our culture, and a guide for those who would like to quit the porn habit and heal themselves of porn-induced symptoms. This is the story of people who have acted to retake control of their lives and restore themselves to full sexual and emotional function. This is my story. This may be your story. -Noah B.E. Church
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Private Thoughts

Exploring the Power of Women’s Sexual Fantasies

Author: Wendy Maltz,Suzie Boss

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608682129

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

View: 1856

Private Thoughts provides more than just these women’s fantasies, however. It combines new research with the advice of a seasoned sex therapist. The result is an exciting contribution to the field of sexuality. Drawing insights from Wendy’s research and advice from her clinical experience as a sex therapist, the book gently guides women to explore their own fantasy style and to recognize the origins of their fantasies. It gives women permission to enjoy their fantasies while also helping them to recognize how some fantasies may be masking emotional pain, which could be detrimental to them and to their relationships.
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Breaking the Cycle

Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame

Author: George Collins,Andrew Adleman

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608820858

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 8872

Anyone who has struggled with sex addiction knows that living with constant sexual compulsions can be extremely difficult. But summoning the courage to find help for this condition can be even more of a challenge. If addictions to pornography, strip clubs, massage parlors, prostitutes, phone sex, or chat rooms have made you feel trapped, this book can help you find a way to break free. Written by a former sex addict who specializes in counseling people who suffer from sexually compulsive behavior, Breaking the Cycle presents a step-by-step plan to enjoying a life of productivity and purpose. You can free yourself from the powerful, compulsive urges that may have damaged your career, finances, or relationships with friends and family. The exercises in this book will show you how to regain control of your life and build meaningful intimate connections with others.
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Passionate Hearts

The Poetry of Sexual Love

Author: Wendy Maltz

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577315677

Category: Poetry

Page: 205

View: 8262

Structured to parallel the course of a loving, intimate relationship, a selection of poetry by such authors as Gary Soto, e. e. cummings, and Marge Piercy traces and celebrates sexual intimacy and spiritual union. 20,000 first printing. IP.
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Love and Pornography

Dealing with Porn and Saving Your Relationship

Author: Victoria Prater,Garry Prater

Publisher: True Wind Pub

ISBN: 9780981874388

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

View: 8495

The authors' compassionate nonjudgmental message defuses the polarized dialogue around porn. By providing the tools to understand the needs on both sides, their groundbreaking approach promotes the insight necessary to move beyond the conflict and emerge with a stronger relationship.
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How to Quit Porn

Author: Brett H. McKay

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0989190331

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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Would you or someone you know like to quit the porn habit? Have you tried to quit porn before, only to find yourself caught in a demoralizing cycle of abstinence and relapse? Are you seeking to better understand why you look at porn, and have been searching for a resource that offers a balanced, level-headed, research-backed, non-religious approach to the subject? If so, this is the book for you. In How to Quit Porn we take a look at the science of porn to uncover what makes it so alluring, the possible pitfalls of consuming too much, and how to kick the habit for good. By understanding the neurological and psychological effects of porn, you’ll be in a better position to confidently tackle and overcome your attraction and dependence on it. This book does not include hokey language, overly pat solutions, grandiose promises, or useless finger wagging. Instead, it's packed with accessible, easy to understand information and a practical, research-backed action plan, that, rather that magically "curing" you of your habit, will simply help you become the kind of guy who doesn’t need to look at porn anymore. If that's the guy you want to become, what are you waiting for? Pick up your copy of How to Quit Porn today.
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Pornland

How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality

Author: Gail Dines

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807044539

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as “life changing.” In Pornland—the culmination of her life’s work—Dines takes an unflinching look at porn and its affect on our lives. Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. But, as Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy. As porn culture has become absorbed into pop culture, a new wave of entrepreneurs are creating porn that is even more hard-core, violent, sexist, and racist. To differentiate their products in a glutted market, producers have created profitable niche products—like teen sex, torture porn, and gonzo—in order to entice a generation of desensitized users. Going from the backstreets to Wall Street, Dines traces the extensive money trail behind this multibillion-dollar industry—one that reaps more profits than the film and music industries combined. Like Big Tobacco—with its powerful lobbying groups and sophisticated business practices—porn companies don’t simply sell products. Rather they influence legislators, partner with mainstream media, and develop new technologies like streaming video for cell phones. Proving that this assembly line of content is actually limiting our sexual freedom, Dines argues that porn’s omnipresence has become a public health concern we can no longer ignore.
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Intimate Kisses

The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure

Author: Wendy Maltz

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317432

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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This new collection from the editor of Passionate Hearts: The Poetry of Sexual Love and author of The Sexual Healing Journey includes 121 poems by such poets as Rumi, Marge Piercy, Emily Dickinson, Nikki Giovanni, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Octavio Paz, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Therapist and marriage counselor Wendy Maltz turns up the heat while celebrating healthy sexuality in this collection of poems that dispel the negative cultural message that what feels good must be bad. Maltz's anthologies are designed to inspire couples toward a deeper physical intimacy and to show that the sexual impulse can be aroused by conveying personal experience through great writing.
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Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction

A Comprehensive Guide for People who Struggle with Sex Addiction and Those who Want to Help Them

Author: Paula Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415691907

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

View: 9132

Sex addiction is on the increase - in the media as well as in the therapy room. But while more and more people seek help for their compulsive sexual behaviours, there is still confusion and debate about whether the condition even exists. Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction explains why an increasing number of people are inadvertently finding their lives devastated by their sexual behaviours. It explores the latest scientific understandings and research into why pornography, cyber sex, visiting sex workers, fetishes and multiple affairs can come to control some people's lives to the point that they can't stop. It explains how sex addiction is not a moral issue, as some assume, but a health issue that we as a society need to start taking seriously. Throughout the book are the revealing statistics from the UK's latest survey on sex addiction. Three hundred and fifty people who struggle with this condition have bravely and candidly shared their experience for the benefit of their fellow sufferers and those who choose to help them. This book contains support and advice for both the clinician and for those who suffer from sex addiction. As well as practical guidance and techniques for stopping compulsive behaviours and preventing relapse, there is also a thorough exploration of the deeper underlying causes and how these must be addressed.
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A Male Grief

Notes on Pornography and Addiction : an Essay

Author: David Mura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Men

Page: 24

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The Storm of Sex Addiction

Rescue and Recovery

Author: Connie A. Lofgreen

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 0985761806

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 202

View: 8138

The most comprehensive, informative, accessible, and readable primer on sex addiction.
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