The Porn Myth

Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography

Author: Matt Fradd

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497549

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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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.

The Porn Myth

Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography

Author: Matt Fradd

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 162164006X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 280

View: 6697

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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.

Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn

Author: Shelley Lubben

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0983189013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Shelley Lubben was a porn star. Now she tells the hardcore truth. In Truth Behind the Fantasy of Porn, former porn actress Shelley Lubben rips the seductive mask off of pornography and exposes the hardcore truth behind the "greatest illusion on earth". Her spectacular journey from childhood sexual abuse to prostitution to the deadly unglamorous realm of porn sets, Shelley is brutally honest about her past. But that's not all. Having escaped the porn industry at 26, Shelley now shares her powerful story of redemption offering a message of hope to the entire world. The first ever book exposing the "secret" side of porn, Shelley wants you to know the hardcore truth. Pornography is modern day slavery for thousands of women and the millions of porn addicts who can't stop clicking. But you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!

Pornified

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

Author: Pamela Paul

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429900799

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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"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.

Wired for Intimacy

How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain

Author: William M. Struthers

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458765555

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

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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.

The Pornography Industry

What Everyone Needs to Know

Author: Shira Tarrant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190205121

Category: Pornographic film industry

Page: 216

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We may know pornography when we see it, but the business of pornography is a surprisingly elusive subject. Reliable figures about the industry are difficult to come by and widely disputed, but one matter that is hardly debatable is that pornography is a major and ubiquitous enterprise. Porn allegedly accounts for one-third of all internet traffic currently, though the data about actual consumption is unclear. Reports in recent years have suggested that 70 million individuals visit porn sites every week; that among viewers aged 18-24, women watch more porn than men; and that among middle-aged, white-collar workers, three-quarters of men and half of women have admitted to looking at pornography websites while at work. While debates and emotions around porn can run high, there is a crucial need for reliable information and rational conversation. In this book, Shira Tarrant parses the wide range of statistics that we have on the pornography industry, sorting myth from reality in an objective, fascinating and knowledgeable fashion. She looks at ongoing political controversies around the industry, the feminist porn wars, the views of the religious right, the history of pornography, landmark legal cases, and the latest in medical research. The Pornography Industry also explains the industry basics -who works in porn, why people become performers, how much they earn, and what happens on a porn set. It further delves into important questions such as: how many teenagers watch porn and should we worry about it? What is porn piracy and can it be stopped? What can the industry do about sexist and racist pornography? Does porn cause violence against women? Can people become addicted to porn? Is watching porn the same as infidelity? By presenting competing perspectives in an even-handed way, The Pornography Industry will enable readers to explore these provocative issues and make their own best decisions about the debates.

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

The Unholy Trinity

Blocking the Left's Assault on Life, Marriage, and Gender

Author: Matt Walsh

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0451495055

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 234

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Armed with truth, conviction, and faith, Matt Walsh explores the "Unholy Trinity,"- abortion, gay marriage, and gender --the three controversial and highly relevant topics that hold the key to progressivism's victory in not only politics, but over the entire culture. While conservatives worry endlessly about peripheral issues -- the economy, foreign policy and so forth - liberals have been hard at work chipping away at the bedrock of our civilization, and putting a new foundation in its place.a Through this campaign liberals have attempted, with startling success, to redefine the most fundamental elements of human society. Abortion redefines human life, gay marriage redefines the family, and finally progressive theories about gender redefine what it means to be a man or a woman. If progressivism can claim the power to bend life, family, and sex to its whims, it has established relativism as the supreme law and can truly do anything.a Walsh argues that only by learning to confront and win these supreme arguments can conservatives defeat the progressive agenda and reclaim the American culture.

Delivered: True Stories of Men and Women Who Turned from Porn to Purity

Author: Matt Fradd

Publisher: Catholic Answers

ISBN: 9781938983467

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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Deliverance from Pornography is Possible-and these True Stories Prove It. The pious Catholic man whose fairytale marriage was almost destroyed by his fierce addiction…, The young woman who escaped a broken and abusive childhood only to become ensnared in porn's seamy underworld…, The couple who tried everything to beat the pain and shame of porn in their home…, The female music minister who thought porn was a guy thing until she got hooked herself…, …and five other inspiring tales of liberation from the ravages of pornography. Delivered is proof that no one is beyond the reach of God's healing grace. Book jacket.

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

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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.

The Fantasy Fallacy

Exposing the Deeper Meaning Behind Sexual Thoughts

Author: Shannon Ethridge,Stephen Arterburn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0849964695

Category: Religion

Page: 227

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Sexual and emotional fantasies tend to reveal certain areas of trauma, brokenness, and disillusionment that are yet to be healed. Many people, including Christians, look to their sexual and emotional fantasies as a road map to where they can find the fulfillment they long for. However these fantasies aren't a reliable road map into the future, they are actually a rocky road map from the past. Shannon Ethridge, best-selling Christian author, certified life coach, and advocate for healthy sexuality offers fascinating insights into common sexual thoughts such as: dating a much older man or much younger woman connecting with strangers via cyberspace gay and lesbian fantasies fascination with pleasure, pain, and power Introduced in Genesis, God's design for sex, beyond procreation, is to offer connection andpleasure for marriage partners. But also in Genesis is an outline of seven sexual fallacies that bring discord, pain, and brokenness.The Fantasy Fallacyhelps explain the basis for these fallacies and offers insights to help expose not only the meaning behind them, but ways to face them, heal from them, and find physical, emotional, and spiritual freedom.

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

Treating Pornography Addiction

The Essential Tools for Recovery

Author: Kevin B. Skinner

Publisher: Growthclimate Incorporated

ISBN: 9780977220809

Category: Computer sex

Page: 176

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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."

Pure Manhood

Author: Jason Evert

Publisher: Totus Tuus Press

ISBN: 1944578978

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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Young men deserve straight answers to tough questions about women, dating, sexuality, and authentic masculinity, including… What do girls want? How far is too far? What’s wrong with just thinking about it? What’s wrong with porn? You’re not hurting anyone. What if it’s just a swimsuit magazine? If she’s willing to do it, why is it wrong? What about safe sex? Shouldn’t I be free to do whatever I want? How do I stay pure Pure Manhood answers these questions and more, while offering practical strategies to help young men to grow in the virtue of chastity.

How Pornography Harms

What Today’S Teens, Young Adults, Parents, and Pastors Need to Know

Author: John D. Foubert Ph.D.

Publisher: LifeRich Publishing

ISBN: 1489710221

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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Pornography is menacing people, relationships, and society, and this book has the research and stories to prove it. John D. Foubert, Ph.D., an interdisciplinary scholar who has studied sexual violence since 1993, shares the life stories of more than twenty people directly affected by pornography. He also interviews scholars and explains how pornography affects our brains. In examining the many ways pornography is devouring the God-given sexual health of the Internet generation, he highlights its connection to sexual violence and how it ruins lives. He also focuses on who makes pornography and their motives, recent trends in pornography, and how pornography is changing the way people have sex. Perhaps most importantly, he explains what we can do to confront pornography in our own lives, the lives of our loved ones, and in society. Whether you are a teen, young adult, a parent, pastor, scholar, or you are just curious about what pornography does to people, your conscience will be shocked and your points of view deeply challenged by what Foubert has uncovered about the reality of today’s pornography.

How Sexual Desire Works

Author: Frederick Toates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107050014

Category: Psychology

Page: 500

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There are countless books on sex and an endless fascination with the subject. Varieties and vagaries of sexual desire have long been documented, but there has been little engagement with cutting-edge scientific research to uncover the biological and psychological bases of sexual desire. Here, Frederick Toates uses the insights of modern science to show how a wide range of desire-related phenomena - fantasy, novelty-seeking, sexual addiction, sex-drug interactions, fetishes, voyeurism, and sexual violence and killing - start to make sense. For example, the role of the brain's neurochemical dopamine can now be much better understood in terms of wanting, and a distinction between wanting and liking has been established. Also, an understanding of the layered organization of the brain, sometimes described as hierarchical, can be used to explain temptation and conflict. This is a fascinating book with great social relevance to society and its problems with sexuality.

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

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A pornography addiction can feel like real infidelity to a

Why I Don't Call Myself Gay

How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace

Author: Daniel C. Mattson

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497719

Category: Psychology

Page: 325

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Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity. In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God. Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the book draws lessons from Mattson's search for inner freedom and integrity, sharing wisdom from his failures and successes. His lifelong search for happiness and peace comes full circle in his realization that, above all else, what is true about him is that he is a beloved son of God, loved into existence by God, created for happiness in this life and the next. Mattson's book is for anyone who has ever wondered who he is, why he is here, and, in the face of suffering, where to find joy, happiness, and the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Always Turned On

Author: Robert Weiss,Jennifer Schneider

Publisher: Gentle Path Press

ISBN: 1940467012

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Technology has significantly changed our world. Sexual imagery and encounters can now be accessed anywhere, anytime, using portable electronic devices. Users can generate a stream of graphic pornography, a wide variety of virtual sexual activities, and casual, anonymous, or paid-for sexual encounters with a click or a tap. We now have greater access to highly stimulating sexual content and potential sexual partners with much less built-in accountability. Porn addicts are especially vulnerable to the lure of digital technology and the seemingly endless array of stimulation it provides. Research suggests that cyber-porn addicts spend at least eleven or twelve hours per week online viewing porn. Today, all forms of sex addiction are technology driven—from porn websites to webcams to casual sex hook-up apps via smartphones. Sex addicts organize their lives around the pursuit of sexual activity with self or others, spending inordinate amounts of time viewing and masturbating to porn or planning, pursuing, and engaging in sex acts. At the same time, they neglect important relationships, work, and personal responsibilities. Overwhelming feelings of guilt, shame, and remorse invade when the acting out ends. While it's complicated, recovery is possible. Always Turned On shows readers how to turn those temptations off while providing practical long-term solutions for recovery.