Porn & Sex Addiction Therapy Blog

Welcome to our blog page. Here you will find a range of short articles about sex and pornography addiction and its impact on partners – and also on society. We aim to write at least two blogs a month. Some will be extracts from books written by Paula Hall, some are about news items that have recently been in the press. We also like to write about some of the controversies in sex and porn addiction as we’re aware of what a huge impact they can have on people struggling with this problem and also those of us that work in the field. Please do have a browse and if you find something that interests you, please do feel free to share with friends on social media as, or if, appropriate.

2021 What’s at the root of compulsive sexual behaviours, sex addiction and porn addiction Generally speaking, at the root of CSBD (Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder), or sex addiction or porn addiction as it’s commonly referred to, is a conscious, or unconscious desire to escape difficult emotions. Like all obsessive or compulsive behaviours or addictive... Read More 2021 Emotional Reasoning – how it’s used in sex addiction, porn addiction and by partners of people with sex and porn addiction In the last two blogs we’ve been looking at the common cognitive distortions that are used by people struggling with sex addiction and porn addiction when they want to act out. And we also looked at the cognitive distortions partners... Read More 2021 Cognitive Distortions & Partners In our last blog we looked at cognitive distortions, particularly the cognitive distortions used by people with sex addiction or porn addiction to give themselves justification to act out. We saw how a cognitive distortion is another term used for... Read More 2021 Cognitive distortions and sex and porn addiction A cognitive distortion is another term used for the lies we tell ourselves when we want to do something we really know we shouldn’t do.  In other words, the bullshit we reassure ourselves with so we can avoid our conscience.   All... Read More Pornography use, moral incongruence and religiosity Please forgive me for using this blog as an opportunity for a bit of a rant, but there’s something I need to get off my chest. Those of you that follow our blogs will know that we generally use this... Read More Sex addiction and relationships – surviving celebrations and anniversaries This month we have celebrated Valentine’s day and for many couples recovering from sex addiction or porn addiction, it will have been an awkward, and possibly heart breaking. For some, it will have been the first Valentine’s day since they... Read More