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 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 2020 Partner testimony : part 2 Our second testimony follows the journey of a partner of a sex addict.  From the initial discovery through to where they are today as a couple.  This testimony provides advice on what she would have done differently and things they... Read More 2020 Partner Testimony : part 1 Back in January we started a blog series which focussed on the partner of a sex addict.  We covered many different aspects of the partner’s journey from discovery, management of self-care, understanding emotional triggers and setting personal boundaries through to thinking about the relationship... Read More 2020 The partner’s journey through sex addiction : Rebuilding your life together Week 5 of our blog series focusses on how to start rebuilding your life together as a couple following the discovery of sex addiction in your relationship.  If you missed the previous blogs in this series, then here is a... Read More 2020 The partner’s journey through sex addiction : Do I stay, or do I go? Week 4 of our blog series focusses on the difficult question that partners of sex addicts ask us at the Laurel Centre – should I stay in the relationship or should I go? If you missed the previous blogs in... Read More