Topic

Behavioral Addictions

Do You Feel in Control? Sexual Desire, Sexual Passion Expression, and Associations with Perceived Compulsivity to Pornography and Pornography Use Frequency

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2020 in Sexuality Research and Social Policy

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found that while sexual drive was associated with higher pornography use, both obsessive and inhibited sexual passion were connected to higher perceived compulsivity.
CATEGORIES

Hidden in Shame: Heterosexual Men’s Experiences of Self-Perceived Problematic Pornography Use

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2020 in Psychology of Men & Masculinities

KEY FINDINGS
  • This qualitative study analyzed how men with problematic pornography habits discuss the effects of their pornography use. Analysis showed that their pornography use is associated with guilt and shame, increased objectification, sexual dysfunction, unhealthy expectations for sex, and poorer self-esteem and mental health outcomes.

A Psychometric Approach to Assessments of Problematic Use of Online Pornography and Social Networking Sites Based on the Conceptualizations of Internet Gaming Disorder

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2020 in BMC Psychiatry

KEY FINDINGS
  • Analyzing and comparing the use of several methods to determine problematic use of internet pornography, social networking sites, and internet gaming, researchers found that 7.1% of participants displayed problematic internet pornography use. Problematic users also experienced more psychological distress.
CATEGORIES

The Short Version of the Problematic Pornography Consumption Scale (PPCS-6): A Reliable and Valid Measure in General and Treatment-Seeking Populations

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2020 in The Journal of Sex Research

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study was performed to determine the effectiveness of the PPCS-6 to, and was found to be a valid and reliable way to assess problematic pornography use.
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Online Sex Addiction After 50: an Exploratory Study of Age-Related Vulnerability

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2020 in International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study focused on men over 50, showing that older age does not necessarily protect against the development of sex addiction. Occupational status, boredom, and involvement in cybersex predicted online sex addiction, regardless of relationship status or the state of their offline sexual activities.
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Video Game Addiction in Emerging Adulthood: Cross-Sectional Evidence of Pathology in Video Game Addicts as Compared to Matched Healthy Controls

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2017 in Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol. (225), pp. 265–272

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study shows that video game addiction fits the definition of a behavioral addition.
  • Video game addicts showed increased symptoms of problematic internet pornography use.
CATEGORIES

Examining Correlates of Problematic Internet Pornography Use Among University Students

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol. 5(2), pp. 179–191

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography addiction was foudn to be linked to depression and anxiety.
  • Addictive use of pornography was found to be linked to other substance addictions and behavioral addictions such as alcohol, cannabis, gambling and video game use.
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Psychometric Development of the Problematic Pornography Use Scale

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 39(5), pp. 861-868

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be associated with higher depression and anxiety.
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be linked to lower self-esteem levels among users.
  • Compulsive pornography users were found to have less secure attachment in their relationships.