Is Grubbs pulling the wool over our eyes with his “perceived porn addiction” research?

INTRODUCTION A new concept has recently appeared in a rash of papers and articles: “perceived porn addiction.” It was cooked up by Joshua Grubbs and thoroughly examined in the YBOP analysis: Critique of “Perceived Addiction to Internet Pornography and Psychological Distress: Examining Relationships Concurrently and Over Time” (2015). Here are a few of the headlines […]

How to Recognize Biased Articles: They Cite Prause et al. 2015 (falsely claiming it debunks porn addiction), While Omitting Over 20 Neurological Studies Supporting Porn Addiction

Several recent articles and interviews have attempted to pushback at the TIME article (“Porn and the Threat to Virility”) and the Utah resolution declaring internet porn a public health problem (one example). What might be a few “dead giveaways” that such an article is nothing more than a propaganda piece? Psychologists David Ley and/or Nicole […]

Critique of: Letter to the editor “Prause et al. (2015) the latest falsification of addiction predictions”

Introduction – In response to neuroscientist Matuesz Gola’s critical analysis of their 2015 EEG study (Prause et al., 2015), Prause et al. wrote their own letter to the editor, entitled, “Prause et al. (2015) the latest falsification of addiction predictions,” which we will refer to as the “Reply to Gola.” (Interestingly, the editor’s original “accepted […]

Analysis of “Perceived Effects of Pornography on the Couple Relationship: Initial Findings of Open-Ended, Participant-Informed, Bottom-Up Research” (2016)

COMMENTS: Is the intention behind this study to (attempt to) counter the many studies that show porn use has negative effects on relationships? The two main problems with this study are: It does not contain a representative sample. Whereas most studies show that a tiny minority of porn users’ partners use porn, in this study […]

“Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports” – Excerpt analyzing Steele et al., 2013

Link to full study – Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports (2016) Excerpt analyzing Steele et al., 2013: A 2013 EEG study by Steele et al. reported higher P300 amplitude to sexual images, relative to neutral pictures, in individuals complaining of problems regulating their Internet pornography use [48]. Substance abusers […]

“Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports” – Excerpt analyzing Prause et al., 2015

Link to full study – Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports (2016) Excerpt analyzing Prause et al., 2015 A 2015 EEG study by Prause et al. compared frequent viewers of Internet pornography (mean 3.8 h/week) who were distressed about their viewing to controls (mean 0.6 h/week) as they viewed sexual […]

Decreased LPP for sexual images in problematic pornography users may be consistent with addiction models. Everything depends on the model. (Commentary on Prause, Steele, Staley, Sabatinelli, & Hajcak, 2015) by Matuesz Gola PhD. (2016)

See this page for our critique and 4 other peer-reviewed analyses of Prause et al., 2015. Update: Prause et al. replied to Mateusz Gola’s letter. Here’s a comprehensive response to the Prause et al claims. Biol Psychol. 2016 May 24. pii: S0301-0511(16)30182-X. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.05.003. Link to PDF Gola Mateusz1. 1Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience, Institute […]

Critique of: “Is Pornography Use Associated with Sexual Difficulties and Dysfunctions among Younger Heterosexual Men?” (2015)

UPDATE 1: Comment on: Is Pornography Use Associated with Sexual Difficulties and Dysfunctions among Younger Heterosexual Men? by Gert Martin Hald, PhD UPDATE 2: Landripet & Stulhofer’s paper omitted two significant correlations they presented to a European conference: Reporting a preference for specific pornographic genres were significantly associated with erectile (but not ejaculatory or desire-related) […]