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.

2020 Breaking the cycle of sex addiction – part 3 The final part of this blog series of breaking the cycle of sex addiction will look at how to maintain your new life. Incorporating new healthy, positive lifestyle choices takes time. It can feel like a daily battle to mentally... Read More 2020 Breaking the cycle of sex addiction – part 2 Welcome to part 2 of our blog series which is looking at how to break the cycle of sex addiction. In part 1 I used the world of gardening as a metaphor to explain how sexual compulsive behaviour can take over our... Read More 2020 Breaking the cycle of sex addiction – part 1 10 months ago, I moved into a property with a very overgrown garden. The previous owner had been house-bound and the garden had not been tended to for quite some time.  At the start of the UK lockdown in March... Read More 2020 Want to beat your sex addiction? Don’t walk alone Our last blog focussed on what help is available if you identify that you have an unhealthy relationship with sex and/or pornography.  In the blog we explained that the recovery journey from sex addiction cannot be travelled alone.  You can... Read More 2019 Masturbate or not masturbate? when recovering from sex addiction or porn addiction Many clients who come to the Laurel Centre seeking help for sex addiction and porn addiction ask the question “are you going to ask me to give up masturbating?”.  This blog will look at different aspects of masturbation which can... Read More 2019 Is your brain tricking you into having a treat? Understanding the role of dopamine in sex and porn addiction Our last blog looked at how understanding your thoughts can help you recover from sex and porn addiction.  We focused on how our thoughts can trick us into thinking we... Read More