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.

2022 Porn addiction and sex addiction don’t have a Christmas break! We’re taking a break from our current series of blogs on addiction and mental health because it seems ‘inappropriate’.  That may seem like an odd thing to say but as I started writing about the common links between addiction and... Read More 2022 Porn addiction and mental health – pt2 Sex and porn addiction and depression  In our last blog we looked at how addictive/compulsive behaviours are commonly used to numb out uncomfortable emotions. In that discussion we focussed on anxiety. Today we’ll focus on depression.   As I said in... Read More 2022 Porn addiction and mental health – pt1 Sex addiction and porn addiction and anxiety  Today we’re starting a 4-part blog series on the links between common mental health problems and porn addiction and sex addiction, also known as compulsive sexual behaviour disorder (CSBD). We’re going to start... Read More 2022 Changing core beliefs for addiction recovery Today is our final blog in our series on faulty core beliefs. Over this blog series we’ve looked at the faulty core beliefs that can sabotage recovery from porn addiction and sex addiction. We’ve explored the most common faulty beliefs... Read More 2022 How shame fuels addiction Continuing our blog series on faulty core beliefs, today we’re looking at shame. Often underneath the belief script that ‘I can’t change’ is shame. And shame is the most toxic of all the faulty core beliefs. Indeed, shame is perhaps... Read More 2022 I can’t change Challenging faulty core beliefs that fuel sex addiction and porn addiction Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at how faulty core beliefs can sabotage recovery. We’ve looked at the faulty core beliefs behind ‘I don’t need to change’... Read More