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 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 New year, new you? Recovering from sex and porn addiction For many people 2021 has not started as a ‘happy new year’. We may all be glad to see the back of 2020, but I suspect many of us were not prepared for the devastation of a third wave of... Read More 2020 Reducing shame to help recover from sex addiction All of us feel shame. It is not an emotion that is openly talked about or admitted to. Shame can make us feel physically uncomfortable, we can feel our insides squirm, our faces flush, and a strong desire to flee.... Read More 2020 The impact of lockdown on couples living with sex addiction and porn addiction in their relationship All our lives changed dramatically on Monday 23rd March 2020, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced to the country that we would be moving into a national lockdown. The nation, where possible, would need to work from home. Restaurants, cafes, leisure... Read More