Have you heard a rumor that porn addiction has been "debunked?" (podcast and article)

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Responding to Those Who Say Porn is NOT Addictive (1hr)

 


 

Excerpt from Wait, People Are Now Saying Porn Isn’t An Addiction?

 

[The “debunking” articles] I keep getting asked to respond to all have one thing in common: They cite one of the two Nicole Prause EEG studies, which claim to debunk porn addiction.

Why is that a problem? Because both of Prause’s EEG studies actually support the existence of porn addiction! Why do I say that?

In her 2013 EEG study (which had no control group) she found that individuals with greater cue reactivity to porn had less desire for sex with a partner – but not lower desire to masturbate to porn. According to Cambridge researcher Valerie Voon, this finding is in line with Voon’s 2014 brain study, which found hard evidence of porn addiction in problematic porn users.

In Prause’s 2015 EEG study, her team found desensitization in the heavy porn users, which is an indication of a blunted response to pleasure, common in addicts. In scientific research there are data, and then there are conclusions. Top neuroscientists clearly interpret Prause’s data differently from the way she does. See below. …

Prause’s studies show that while science may be unbiased, scientists are not. Her former Twitter phrase is a case in point: “Studying why people choose to engage in sexual behaviors without invoking addiction nonsense”.

Want to learn more about how to detect biased articles? Click here. …

So the next time you see an article claiming to debunk porn addiction, you might begin by opening the article, using the Ctrlcommand+F keyboard shortcut and typing “Prause.” Chances are her heavily criticized work will be cited while the non-Prause neurological studies linked to above will be omitted.

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