Nosology and metaphor: How pornography viewers make sense of pornography addiction

@article{Taylor2019NosologyAM,
  title={Nosology and metaphor: How pornography viewers make sense of pornography addiction},
  author={Kris Taylor},
  journal={Sexualities},
  year={2019},
  volume={23},
  pages={609 - 629}
}
Pornography addiction is increasingly a focus of both lay and expert attention, despite ongoing debate as to whether viewing pornography can be categorized as such. The present study takes a step back from such debates to ask fundamental questions about how pornography addiction is conceptualized between such lay and expert jurisdictions, and how the flow of information between these domains helps to create and sustain a pornography addiction diagnosis. Drawing upon philosopher Ian Hacking's… Expand

Tables from this paper

Pornography addiction: The fabrication of a transient sexual disease
  • K. Taylor
  • Psychology
  • History of the Human Sciences
  • 2019
While pornography addiction currently circulates as a comprehensible, diagnosable, and describable way to make sense of some people’s ostensibly problematic relationship with pornography, such aExpand
Addiction or Transgression? Moral Incongruence and Self-Reported Problematic Pornography Use in a Nationally Representative Sample
In the United States, pornography use is common, and it is increasingly a clinical concern under some circumstances. Excessive pornography use may qualify for the new diagnosis of compulsive sexualExpand
The Pornography “Rebooting” Experience: A Qualitative Analysis of Abstinence Journals on an Online Pornography Abstinence Forum
TLDR
A range of benefits attributed to abstinence by members suggest that abstaining from pornography could potentially be a beneficial intervention for problematic pornography use, although future prospective studies are needed to rule out possible third variable explanations for these perceived effects. Expand
Pornography and Romantic Relationships: A Qualitative Examination of Individual Experiences
TLDR
Thematic analysis was conducted on 588 participants' open ended responses to a question about the effect of pornography use on their relationship and sexual satisfaction within a larger survey assessing aspects of couples media use and relationship dynamics. Expand
Moral incongruence and compulsive sexual behavior: Results from cross-sectional interactions and parallel growth curve analyses.
TLDR
Results underscore the contention that personal morality may influence individuals' self-perceptions of their sexual behaviors, which, in turn, may complicate efforts to accurately diagnose compulsive sexual behavior disorder. Expand
Sexual addiction 25 years on: A systematic and methodological review of empirical literature and an agenda for future research.
TLDR
It is found that, although research related to compulsive sexual behaviors has proliferated, much of this work is characterized by simplistic methodological designs, a lack of theoretical integration, and an absence of quality measurement. Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 59 REFERENCES
Pornography Addiction in Adults: A Systematic Review of Definitions and Reported Impact.
TLDR
It is found that SPPA is most frequently operationalized as excessive pornography use and negative consequences, and some methodologic limitations of the primary studies, which limit the strength of the conclusions that can be drawn. Expand
Transgression as Addiction: Religiosity and Moral Disapproval as Predictors of Perceived Addiction to Pornography
TLDR
It is indicated that religiosity and moral disapproval of pornography use were robust predictors of perceived addiction to Internet pornography while being unrelated to actual levels of use among pornography consumers. Expand
The Development and Deployment of the Idea of Pornography Addiction Within American Evangelicalism
ABSTRACT Based on an archival analysis of the popular evangelical magazine Christianity Today, the story of evangelical thinking about pornography during the course of the magazine's history fromExpand
The addiction concept and technology: diagnosis, metaphor, or something else? a psychodynamic point of view.
  • Todd S. Essig
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of clinical psychology
  • 2012
TLDR
A two-part treatment approach of such "simulation entrapment" is described in which both the original problem and the entrapments are treated, the former by traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy and the later by highlighting differences between the technologically mediated experience and traditional experiences of being bodies together. Expand
Too Much Time Online: Internet Addiction or Healthy Social Interactions?
  • J. Grohol
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
  • 1999
The debate surrounding the definition and validity of "Internet addiction,"a theorized disorder involving people who find themselves spending a lot of time online to the detriment of otherExpand
‘I want that power back’: Discourses of masculinity within an online pornography abstinence forum
This article examines the ways that men actively construct masculinity within an online pornography-abstinence reddit forum, NoFap. Of central interest is how members of NoFap negotiate possibleExpand
Consumption and its discontents: addiction, identity and the problems of freedom.
  • G. Reith
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The British journal of sociology
  • 2004
TLDR
This paper examines the discursive convergences and conflicts between practices of consumption and notions of addiction, which it notes are consistently represented in terms of the oppositional categories of self-control vs. compulsion and freedom vs. determinism. Expand
‘Everywhere they say that it’s harmful but they don’t say how, so I’m asking here’: young people, pornography and negotiations with notions of risk and harm
Abstract Debate about pornography and minors has mainly centred on questions of control, regulation and media policy; the urge to protect children from dangers of sexually explicit content being theExpand
Defining Addiction: Contrasting Views of Clients and Experts
Clients enrolled in a drug education class and fellows of Division SO (Division on Addictions) of the American Psychological Association were asked to define the concept of addiction. AlthoughExpand
Are we overpathologizing everyday life? A tenable blueprint for behavioral addiction research
TLDR
This article discussed how the use of atheoretical and confirmatory research approaches may result in the identification of an unlimited list of “new” behavioral addictions, and suggested that studies overpathologizing daily life activities are likely to prompt a dismissive appraisal of behavioral addiction research. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...