The Dark Side Of Porn

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Most professionals in the field do not classify porn addiction as a mental disorder. And i think that. That's still in flux too. When i was doing that research. What i found is some people say well. It is like a gambling addiction or it is like this or in other people would say no no. It's a different thing. But one thing that these doctors and researchers agree on. And certainly i think you and i agree on is it. It is whether we it's an addiction or not whether it's classifiable mental disorder or not it does become a problem in a certain percentage of people's lives people who start to use it excessively. Who feel that. They are using it in some ways to distance themselves from from others or who. Who can't you know Have erotic relationships or people who are partners with somebody who's using it accessibly And that's in some way impacted their intimacy. You know. that's where we're really talking today and we're going to have some help talking about this issue because it's something frankly i don't have any first hand experience with and and it sounds like you. You know you do use pornography sometimes but it at least you know any ground way. Hasn't become a problem in life. We're going to talk to noah church who has had a problem with it in the past. He started using porn when he was nine years old. Okay that scares me. I want to ask them about that. Has its own us. That's right my daughter is about to turn eleven. my son is. He struggled with porn addiction until he quit using porn at the age of twenty four. He's the author of the book wack addicted to internet porn and he runs the website addicted to internet porn dot com and again. I'll say when we use that word porn addiction to on today's episode. We're not suggesting it's an official mental disorder. We're suggesting that porn can be a difficult experience for people who use it excessively and this is the way that we're using that terminology so no it just happens to be here in the studio with us today. Welcome to dear sugar. Radio noah. welcome. Thank you so much. It's such a pleasure to be

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