The Emperor Has No Clothes: A Review of the ‘Pornography Addiction’ Model

@article{Ley2014TheEH,
  title={The Emperor Has No Clothes: A Review of the ‘Pornography Addiction’ Model},
  author={David J Ley and Nicole Prause and Peter R Finn},
  journal={Current Sexual Health Reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={6},
  pages={94-105}
}
The addiction model is rarely used to describe high-frequency use of visual sexual stimuli (VSS) in research, yet common in media and clinical practice. The theory and research behind ‘pornography addiction’ is hindered by poor experimental designs, limited methodological rigor, and lack of model specification. The history and limitations of addiction models are reviewed, including how VSS fails to meet standards of addiction. These include how VSS use can reduce health-risk behaviors. Proposed… Expand
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