Nothing undermines a relationship more than infidelity. It’s one of the most common reasons given for divorce (55 percent). Until recently, infidelity was mostly associated with a sexual encounter or emotional connection with a person other than one’s partner. But since the booming of the Internet and social networks like Facebook, practices such as cybersex and cyberflirting have appeared. Online infidelity is perceived by the betrayed partner to be as traumatizing as actual infidelity. [Read more…]
Armando had recently broken up with his girlfriend when he discovered the ‘NoFap’ movement. As a self-confessed “casual” porn user, he was intrigued by the challenge and decided to give it a go for himself. Like a relapsing drug user, his first three attempts to ditch porn failed within a few days. But then he realized that the problem must run deeper, and has since remained porn-free for two months, and, after seeing benefits in his day-to-day life, is intent on quitting porn forever. This isn’t a neo-Christian group or anything of the sort – just ordinary young men who’ve decided that their lives would be better without pornography. [Read more…]
As mentioned in a previous blog, the clinical definition of sexual offending is nonconsensual sexual behavior. This differs from the legal definition, which varies by jurisdiction. For purposes of this blog, we will utilize the clinical rather than the legal definition when discussing sexual offending and offenders.
Typically most people think about sex offenders as violent rapists or “snatch and grab” child molesters. In truth, only a small minority of sex offenders fit either of these media-driven stereotypes.
If you have determined, either through a partner’s admission or your own investigation, that your spouse is a sex addict, you are, no doubt, experiencing the pain and emotional upheaval of betrayal, fear and uncertainty. What happens next? Is the relationship ruined? Is it possible to overcome the addiction, the betrayal and the brokenness? Before taking drastic action, it is important to understand a few things about sex addiction, how your partner’s behavior relates to you, and what you can do.
Known as “fapstronauts” (or “femstronauts” for the ladies), these are men and women who are taking a stand against their porn and masturbation addictions. They are people who have seen masturbation, or fapping, control their lives, steal their focus and productivity, and damage their sex lives. And now they want help.
McKenna met her partner, Dan,were in graduate school at Kent State where they were both sociology students. It was his particular attention to analysis that appealed to her; anyone who loved pouring over the data as much as she did was special. They stayed up until morning on many occasions, talking theory over cheap beer and pizza, and the sex was amazing. When they were both offered positions in research at UCLA it felt like destiny—if McKenna had believed in destiny.
Pedophilic disorder is a mental health condition that centers on sexual thoughts or behaviors involving a child well below the age of legal consent. The American Psychiatric Association (APA), which publishes the primary diagnostic guidebook used by mental health professionals across the United States, classifies the condition along with a larger group of illnesses called paraphilic disorders. In May 2013, the APA changed the names used for these disorders, and also significantly altered the criteria used to define most of them. However, while the name used to describe pedophilic conduct changed, the basic criteria used to qualify this conduct as a mental disorder remain unchanged. [Read more…]
Why does one person develop an addiction to something while others can easily leave it alone? Is it addictive behavior or is it something in the brain that causes one person to gravitate toward the substance or behavior? [Read more…]