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3 Key Takeaways From Terry Crews’ Porn Addiction Videos

Actor, director and former NFL player Terry Crews has long been open about the pornography addiction that once ruled his life and almost ruined his marriage. But now hes opening up in even more detail in a series of videos designed to explain the realities of pornography addiction and to encourage others experiencing the same struggles to do what he did — reach out for help.

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Men More Likely to Become Addicted to Cybersex

Men and women maintain different patterns of pornography use and cybersex use and have differing chances of suffering related declines in the ability to form intimate relationships, according to new findings from a team of Israeli and French researchers.

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You, Me & Pornography: Is There a Place for Porn in Modern Relationships?

According to many recent reports, pornography is destroying countless otherwise healthy relationships. But is it true?

Porn has existed in one form or another for centuries but online porn is affecting people earlier and in more pronounced ways. Still, experts say there is a place for porn (if desired) in most modern relationships.

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Pornography Overuse, Addiction Impair Sexual Activity in Men

Overexposure to pornography and addiction to pornography can have a number of serious consequences. More and more men are finding that among those consequences is a loss of interest in sexual activity with real-life partners and often a lack of ability to perform during sexual encounters.

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Internet Sex Screening Test Helps Identify Cybersex Addicts

A questionnaire called the Internet Sex Screening Test (ISST) can help doctors identify people affected by cybersex addiction, recent findings from an Italian research team indicate.

Cybersex addiction is a behavioral disorder that combines features of sex addiction and Internet addiction. Currently, the condition has no consistently applied definition in the U.S. In a study review published in late 2014 in the journal Cyberpsychology, researchers from three Italian institutions conducted a detailed analysis of the available methods for uncovering potential symptoms of cybersex addiction in various population groups. These researchers concluded that one existing questionnaire, the Internet Sex Screening Test, has enough scientific rigor to separate possibly affected individuals from unaffected individuals.

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Who Can Be a Sex Addict?

When we hear stories of sex addiction in the media and even in addiction literature, we frequently hear of a particular type of sex addict—a man, usually white, probably of middle or higher income.

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Am I Addicted to Porn?

For most people, pornography is a quick and convenient route to sexual pleasure. Typically it is turned to when a close physical connection is either not available or not desired. Unfortunately, for some people, viewing pornography – with or without masturbation – can grow into an emotionally crippling addiction. In fact, research tells us that porn use progresses to the level of addiction in approximately 5 to 8 percent of adults who use it. For these individuals porn use escalates from a pleasurable distraction to a behavioral compulsion that creates loneliness, isolation, shame, and numerous other negative life consequences.

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More Attorneys Say Internet Pornography a Factor in Divorce

The connection between online pornography and divorce is a source of constant debate, reflecting the rapidly escalating numbers of pornography addiction in the U.S. and the climbing divorce rates. Researchers have compared the strength of pornography addiction to heroin addiction as they examine the impact of pornography on marriage, and more attorneys in recent surveys are agreeing that Internet pornography is a factor in several divorce cases.

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