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Is porn addiction real or a myth? Sex addiction counselor, gender professor weigh in

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In this episode of The Sociable Podcast, we speak with two experts with very different opinions on porn and addiction.

You can listen to this episode on any of the following podcast sites – Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, RadioPublic, Overcast, Breaker, and YouTube.

Pornography takes up a large chunk of internet activity. According to The Guardian, it is hard to estimate how much money the online porn industry makes, but a conservative estimate puts it at $15 billion.

That makes the porn industry bigger than not only Netflix ($11.7 billion), but also all of Hollywood ($11.1 billion) and Viacom ($13.3 billion).

What might come as a surprise is the limited knowledge that we have of the psychological effects of internet porn.

Moreover, within this field, there is a large division between those who believe porn addiction is real and very dangerous and those who believe it is a myth perpetuated by religious groups and a profitable porn addiction industry.

In this episode of The Sociable Podcast, we speak with two individuals with very different opinions on the matter – Michael Dinneen, a Certified Sexual Addiction Counselor and Lynn Comella, an Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

References:

Porn The New Tobacco | Jack Fischer | TEDxBinghamtonUniversity

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