Articles Containing Lists of Relevant Studies

  1. Current list of brain studies on porn users and sex addicts
  2. Studies linking porn use & porn addiction to sexual dysfunctions, lower arousal, and less sexual & relationship satisfaction
  3. Studies linking porn use to “un-egalitarian attitudes” toward women
  4. Studies reporting escalation & habituation (and withdrawal symptoms) in porn users
  5. Studies linking porn use to poorer mental-emotional health & poorer cognitive outcomes
  6. Studies falsify the claim that sex & porn addicts “just have high sexual desire”
  7. Research confirms sharp rise in youthful sexual dysfunctions
  8. Porn studies involving female subjects: Effects on arousal, sexual satisfaction, and relationships
  9. Over 130 experts who recognize & treat porn-induced sexual dysfunctions
  10. Porn studies involving female subjects: Effects on arousal, sexual satisfaction, and relationships
  11. Porn Science Deniers Alliance (AKA: “RealYourBrainOnPorn.com” and “PornographyResearch.com”)
  12. Debunking the realyourbrainonporn (pornographyresearch.com) “Sex Offender Section”: The actual state of the research on porn use and sexual aggression, coercion & violence

Commentaries Published in Academic Journals

  1. Analysis of “Data do not support sex as addictive” (Prause et al., 2017)
  2. Letter to the editor “Prause et al. (2015) the latest falsification of addiction predictions” (2016)
  3. The Emperor Has No Clothes: A Fractured Fairytale Posing As A Review (2014): Critique of Ley et al., 2014
  4. Dismantling the “group position” paper opposing porn and sex addiction (November, 2017)
  5. Critique of Nicole Prause’s “Porn Is for Masturbation” (2019)

Critiques of CPUI-9 Studies and “Perceived Pornography Addiction”:

  1. Is Joshua Grubbs pulling the wool over our eyes with his “perceived porn addiction” research?
  2. Study invalidates the CPUI-9 as an instrument to assess either “perceived pornography addiction” or actual pornography addiction (2017)
  3. Research Suggests the Grubbs, Perry, Wilt, Reid Review Is Disingenuous (“Pornography Problems Due to Moral Incongruence: An Integrative Model with a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”)
  4. Critique of “Perceived Addiction to Internet Pornography and Psychological Distress: Examining Relationships Concurrently and Over Time” 2015
  5. Critique of: “Damaged Goods: Perception of Pornography Addiction as a Mediator Between Religiosity and Relationship Anxiety Surrounding Pornography Use” (Leonhardt, Willoughby, & Young-Petersen, 2017)
  6. Religious People Use Less Porn and Are No More Likely to Believe They Are Addicted
  7. Is Utah #1 in Porn Use?

Critiques of Steele et al., 2013:

  1. SPAN Lab Touts Empty Porn Study As Ground-Breaking: Critique of Steele et al., 2013
  2. Peer-reviewed critiques of Steele et al., 2013
  3. ‘High desire’, or ‘merely’ an addiction? A response to Steele et al. by Donald L. Hilton, Jr., MD (2014): Critique Steele et al., 2013
  4. Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours” (2014): Excerpt analyzing Steele et al., 2013
  5. Neuroscience of Internet Pornography Addiction: A Review and Update – Excerpt critiquing Steele et al., 2013
  6. Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports – Excerpt analyzing Steele et al., 2013
  7. Conscious and Non-Conscious Measures of Emotion: Do They Vary with Frequency of Pornography Use?” – Excerpts analyzing Steele et al., 2013
  8. Don’t Call it Hypersexuality: Why we Need the Term Sex Addiction, By Linda Hatch, PhD: Critique of Steele et al., 2013
  9. Misinformed Media Touts Bogus Sex Addiction Study, by Robert Weiss, LCSW & Stefanie Carnes PhD: Critique of Steele et al., 2013
  10. John A. Johnson on Steele et al., 2013 (and Johnson debating Nicole Prause in comments section under his Psychology Today article)
  11. Neurocognitive mechanisms in compulsive sexual behavior disorder (2018) – Excerpt analyzing Steele et al., 2013
  12. Online Porn Addiction: What We Know and What We Don’t—A Systematic Review (2019): Excerpt analyzing Steele et al., 2013
  13. The Initiation and Development of Cybersex Addiction: Individual Vulnerability, Reinforcement Mechanism and Neural Mechanism (2019): Excerpt analyzing Steele et al., 2013

Critiques of Prause et al., 2015:

  1. Analysis of “Modulation of late positive potentials by sexual images in problem users and controls inconsistent with porn addiction” (2015), by Liberos LLC
  2. Peer-reviewed critiques of Prause et al., 2015
  3. 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)
  4. Neuroscience of Internet Pornography Addiction: A Review and Update – Excerpt critiquing Prause et al., 2015
  5. Neurobiology of Compulsive Sexual Behavior: Emerging Science (2016): Analyzes Prause et al., 2015 
  6. Should compulsive sexual behavior be considered an addiction? (2016) – Excerpt analyzing Prause et a, 2015
  7. Is Internet Pornography Causing Sexual Dysfunctions? A Review with Clinical Reports – Excerpt analyzing Prause et al., 2015
  8. Conscious and Non-Conscious Measures of Emotion: Do They Vary with Frequency of Pornography Use? – Excerpts analyzing Prause et al., 2015
  9. Neurocognitive mechanisms in compulsive sexual behavior disorder (2018) – Excerpts analyzing Prause et a, 2015
  10. Online Porn Addiction: What We Know and What We Don’t—A Systematic Review (2019): Excerpt analyzing Prause et al., 2015
  11. The Initiation and Development of Cybersex Addiction: Individual Vulnerability, Reinforcement Mechanism and Neural Mechanism (2019): Excerpt analyzing Prause et al., 2015

Porn Related Sexual Dysfunctions

  1. Viewing Sexual Stimuli Associated with Greater Sexual Responsiveness, Not Erectile Dysfunction (Prause & Pfaus, 2015)
  2. A peer-reviewed critique Prause & Pfaus, 2015 by Richard A. Isenberg MD
  3. Nothing Adds Up in Dubious Study: Youthful Subjects’ ED Left Unexplained, by Gabe Deem (2015) – Critique of Prause & Pfaus, 2015
  4. New Study on Porn and Erectile Dysfunction is a Wax Banana [fake fruit], by Linda Hatch, PhD
  5. Sticking To The Content: Response To “Red Herring: Hook, Line, and Stinker”, by Gabe Deem
  6. Is Pornography Use Associated with Sexual Difficulties and Dysfunctions among Younger Heterosexual Men? (2015)
  7. Comment on: “Is Pornography Use Associated with Sexual Difficulties and Dysfunctions among Younger Heterosexual Men?” by Gert Martin Hald PhD (2015)
  8. Critique of “Cyberpornography: Time Use, Perceived Addiction, Sexual Functioning, and Sexual Satisfaction” (2016)
  9. Critique of “Profiles of Cyberpornography Use and Sexual Well-Being in Adult” (2017)
  10. Sexual Function in 16- to 21-Year-Olds in Britain (2016)
  11. Critique of “The 2018 Revision to the Process of Care Model for Evaluation of Erectile Dysfunction” (2018)
  12. Nicole Prause’s efforts to have Behavioral Sciences review paper (Park et al., 2016) retracted
  13. Critique of “Is Pornography Use Related to Erectile Functioning? Results From Cross-Sectional and Latent Growth Curve Analyses” (2019)

Taylor Kohut Studies

  1. Is Pornography Really about “Making Hate to Women”? Pornography Users Hold More Gender Egalitarian Attitudes Than Nonusers in a Representative American Sample (2016)
  2. Perceived Effects of Pornography on the Couple Relationship: Initial Findings of Open-Ended, Participant-Informed, “Bottom-Up” Research (2016)
  3. New study says porn users have ‘egalitarian attitudes’ — so what? (2015)

Assorted Academic Papers

  1. No Evidence of Emotion Dysregulation in “Hypersexuals” Reporting Their Emotions to a Sexual Film (2013)
  2. Self-perceived effects of pornography consumption (2008)
  3. Critique of the “Pornography Consumption Effect Scale”, by Gary Wilson (7-minute video presentation)
  4. Does Viewing Explain Doing? Assessing the Association Between Sexually Explicit Materials Use and Sexual Behaviors in a Large Sample of Dutch Adolescents and Young Adults (2013)
  5. Analysis of “Does exposure to erotica reduce attraction and love for romantic partners in men? Independent replications of Kenrick, Gutierres, and Goldberg (1989) study 2”
  6. Critique of “Sexual Arousal and Sexually Explicit Media (SEM): Comparing Patterns of Sexual Arousal to SEM and Sexual Self-Evaluations and Satisfaction Across Gender and Sexual Orientation” (2017)
  7. Prevalence and Characteristics of Vibrator Use by Women in the United States: Results from a Nationally Representative Study (2009)
  8. A Profile of Pornography Users in Australia: Findings From the Second Australian Study of Health and Relationships (2016)
  9. Women, Vibrators, and Shaky Sex Research: Kinsey/Trojan study on vibrators omitted lovers’ top question (2009).
  10. Critique of “Harder and Harder? Is Mainstream Pornography Becoming Increasingly Violent and Do Viewers Prefer Violent Content?” (2018)
  11. Critique of Samuel Perry’s “Is the Link Between Pornography Use and Relational Happiness Really More About Masturbation? Results From Two National Surveys” (2019)

Debunking Lay Articles Related to Porn-Induced Sexual Dysfunctions

  1. Debunking Justin Lehmiller’s “Is Erectile Dysfunction Really on the Rise in Young Men” (2018)
  2. Debunking Kris Taylor’s “A Few Hard Truths about Porn and Erectile Dysfunction” (2017)
  3. Debunking a July, 2018 article by Gavin Evans: “Can Watching Too Much Porn Give You Erectile Dysfunction?” (Men’s Health)
  4. Debunking “Should you be worried about porn-induced erectile dysfunction?” – by The Daily Dot’s Claire Downs. (2018)
  5. Pro-Porn PhD’s Deny Porn-induced ED by Claiming Masturbation Is the Problem
  6. Dismantling David Ley’s Response to Philip Zimbardo: “We Must Rely on Good Science in Porn Debate” (2016)

Debunking Often-Cited Lay Articles or Talking Points

  1. Debunking “Why Are We Still So Worried About Wat­­ching Porn?” (by Marty Klein, Taylor Kohut, and Nicole Prause)
  2. How to recognize biased articles: they cite Prause et al. 2015 (falsely claiming it debunks porn addiction), while omitting over 3 dozen neurological studies supporting porn addiction
  3. Is there evidence supporting the existence of pornography addiction?
  4. David Ley attacks the NoFap movement (May, 2015)
  5. The bogus sex addiction “controversy” and the purveyors of ignorance, by Linda Hatch, PhD
  6. Correcting Misunderstandings About Neuroscience and Problematic Sexual Behaviors (2017) by Don Hilton, MD
  7. Propagandists misrepresent peer-reviewed papers and ICD-11 search features to fuel false claim that WHO’s ICD-11 “rejected porn addiction and sex addiction”
  8. Rethinking Ogas and Gaddam’s ‘A Billion Wicked Thoughts’ (2013)
  9. A Billion Wicked Thoughts’ is only a snapshot: longitudinal studies are needed to reveal morphing porn taste (2013)
  10. Problematic porn use: quantity vs. consequences – By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S (2016)
  11. Drumroll: an academic journal for porn fan (2013)
  12. Commentary on “Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong – In a Nutshell” (Johann Hari)

Debunking two Nicole Prause Op-ed’s targeting Fight The New Drug

  1. Op-ed: Utah students need real sex ed and ‘Fight the New Drug’ (2016)
  2. Who exactly is misrepresenting the science on pornography? (dismantling the Salt-Lake-Tribune Op-ed: “Anti-porn school program misrepresents science”(2016)

NCOSE 2018 Presentations

  1. “People Recognize Porn-Science Propaganda When They See It” by Jacob Hess – An overview of tactics employed by “astroturfers” who deny the possible negative effects of porn use.
  2. Gary Wilson – Porn Research: Fact or Fiction? – Wilson exposes the truth behind 5 studies propagandists cite (all listed below) to support their claims that porn addiction doesn’t exist or that porn use is largely beneficial.

Pages Documenting Ongoing Unethical & Unlawful Efforts to Silence Those Speaking Out About Porn’s Effects

  1. Nicole Prause’s Harassment, Cyber-stalking, Defamation, and “Astroturf” Campaign
  2. Aggressive trademark infringement waged by group headed by Nicole Prause (www.realyourbrainonporn.com).
  3. Cease and desist letter to Nicole R Prause & Liberos LLC. for trademark infringement of Your Brain On Porn and www.yourbrainonporn.com
  4. Article by University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse student newspaper (The Racquet) posts false police report by Nicole Prause (March, 2019)
  5. Nicole Prause & David Ley libelous claim that Gary Wilson was fired from Southern Oregon University
  6. David Ley attacks the NoFap movement (May, 2015)
  7. Is Nicole Prause Influenced by the Porn Industry?
  8. David Ley is now being compensated by porn industry giant xHamster to promote its websites and convince users that porn addiction and sex addiction are myths!
  9. Here we go again: In the wake of two mass shootings (El Paso & Dayton), Nicole Prause & David Ley try to connect Gary Wilson, YBOP and Nofap to white nationalists & Nazis
  10. Donald Hilton defamation lawsuit against Nicole Prause: Downloadable PDF’s of Hilton lawsuit, exhibits, and affidavits by 9 other Prause victims
  11. August 9, 2019: Don Hilton’s 21-page response to the Nicole Prause motion to dismiss (includes 57 pages of exhibits)
  12. RealYourBrainOnPorn tweets: Daniel Burgess, Nicole Prause & pro-porn allies create a biased website and social media accounts to support the porn industry agenda (beginning in April, 2019)
  13. Realyourbrainonporn (Daniel Burgess) defamation/harassment of Gary Wilson: Fake porn URLs “found” in the Internet Wayback Archive (August, 2019)
  14. Nicole Prause & David Ley’s long history of harassing & defaming Alexander Rhodes of NoFap
  15. NoFap founder Alexander Rhodes defamation lawsuit against Nicole Prause / Liberos