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The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography, by Wendy Maltz, Larry Maltz

This provides solutions for pornography addiction, as well as instruction on the serious consequences of being trapped in pornography addiction.

The book helps you to: Learn how to stop using pornography and deal with its cravings; improve self-esteem and personal integrity; heal an marital relationship damaged by use of porn; develop a normal sex life.

Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools for Recovery, by Kevin B. Skinner, PhD

This CD is helpful for counselors of all types and helps them to have the necessary skills in helping others to break free from pornography. It comes with a CD, and can help spouses whose mates are caught in this traps, as well as helping parents whose teens are addicted to pornography.

Porn Nation: Conquering America's #1 Addiction , by Michael Leahy

According to Porn Nation, pornography and sex-related sites account for nearly 60% of all daily web traffic. For over twenty million Americans pornography is a significant part of their life, addictive and steady. Porn Nation is based on the true story of Michael Leahy, who was himself a sex addict who only came to terms with his problem after losing his marriage and children. It takes the point home to each of us who may struggle with or have struggled with, this addiction, which can be as difficult to break as smoking or heroin.

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Pornography Effects - Report Summary

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of Pornography Report from Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D.

The Effects of Pornography on Individuals, Marriage, Family and Community
by Patrick F. Fagan, Ph.D.
(photos, subheadings and captions from AYCNP

Pornography is a visual representation of sexuality which distorts an individual's concept of the nature of conjugal relations. This, in turn, alters both sexual attitudes and behavior.

Pornography addiction contributes to divorce.
Pornography addiction, like infidelity (adultery) contributes to divorce.

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It is a major threat to marriage, to family, to children and to individual happiness. In undermining marriage it is one of the factors in undermining social stability.

Social scientists, clinical psychologists, and biologists have begun to clarify some of the social and psychological effects, and neurologists are beginning to delineate the biological mechanisms through which pornography produces its powerful negative effects.


Married men who are involved in pornography feel less satisfied with their conjugal relations and less emotionally attached to their wives. Wives notice and are upset by the difference.

Pornography use is a pathway to infidelity and divorce, and is frequently a major factor in these family disasters.

Among couples affected by one spouse's addiction, two-thirds experience a loss of interest in sexual intercourse.

Both spouses perceive pornography viewing as tantamount to infidelity. Pornography viewing leads to a loss of interest in good family relations.


Pornography is addictive, and neuroscientists are beginning to map the biological substrate of this addiction.

Pornography can be addiction as strong as heroin.

Users tend to become desensitized to the type of pornography they use, become bored with it, and then seek more perverse forms of pornography.

Men who view pornography regularly have a higher tolerance for abnormal sexuality, including rape, sexual aggression, and sexual promiscuity.

Prolonged consumption of pornography by men produces stronger notions of women as commodities or as "sex objects."

Pornography engenders greater sexual permissiveness, which in turn leads to a greater risk of out-of-wedlock births and STDs. These, in turn, lead to still more weaknesses and debilities.

Child-sex offenders are more likely to view pornography regularly or to be involved in its distribution.


Many adolescents who view pornography initially feel shame, diminished self-confidence, and sexual uncertainty, but these feelings quickly shift to unadulterated enjoyment with regular viewing.

The presence of sexually oriented businesses significantly harms the surrounding community, leading to increases in crime and decreases in property values.

The main defenses against pornography are close family life, a good marriage and good relations between parents and children, coupled with deliberate parental monitoring of Internet use. Traditionally, government has kept a tight lid on sexual traffic and businesses, but in matters of pornography that has waned almost completely, except where child pornography is concerned. Given the massive, deleterious individual, marital, family, and social effects of pornography, it is time for citizens, communities, and government to reconsider their laissez-faire approach.

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