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.

2016 Understanding Relapse One of the most common misunderstandings about relapse is that it happens suddenly. One minute you’re doing well in your recovery and the next minute you’ve relapsed. Bang! But in reality, this just isn’t true. Relapse is a process, not... Read More 2016 We need to talk about sex addiction Those of you who know me will know that I’m passionate about reducing the stigma and shame that surrounds sex addiction. To do that, we need to start talking about it. Not with judgment and cynicism, but with compassion. There... Read More 2016 Our Responsibility To Protect Children From Porn A new consultation document has recently been released by the UK Government entitled ‘Child Safety Online - Age Verification for Pornography.  The paper outlines the fact that whilst we as a society have measures in place to protect children from... Read More 2015 Is sex addiction the same as a high sex drive? This is a common question asked by people struggling with sex addiction, their partners and many therapists and health professionals. And the short answer is ‘no’. Although there has been no published research on the subject, clinical experience shows that... Read More 2015 Young People and Porn A report was released by IPPR which surveyed 500 young people about their views of pornography.  The results made a lot of the headlines in national press and triggered a debate on the Channel 4 news.  But there was one question missing... Read More 2015 The Stigma of Sex Addiction One of the biggest blocks to getting help for sex addiction is the fear of what others will think and how you'll be judged.  Some may think that this can be a particular challenge for people who are in the... Read More