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StupidOpinionPieces wrote

Porn addiction is a myth shilled by religious fanatics.

Those dozens of peer-reviewed neuroscience-based studies (MRI, fMRI, EEG, neuropsychological, hormonal) providing strong support for the addiction model for porn are all done by religious fanatics from Cambridge and the Max Planck Institute. Oh and the World Health Organization is also infested by religious fanatics since:

The deniers of porn addiction are agitated because the latest version of the World Health Organization's medical diagnostic manual, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), contains a new diagnosis suitable for diagnosing what is commonly referred to as ‘porn addiction’ or ‘sex addiction'. It's called "Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder" (CSBD). Nonetheless, in a bizarre "We lost, but we won" propaganda campaign, the deniers have been pulling out all the stops to spin this new diagnosis as a rejection of both "sex addiction" and "porn addiction."

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StupidOpinionPieces wrote

Yup, let's ignore the dozens of peer-reviewed neuroscience-based studies (MRI, fMRI, EEG, neuropsychological, hormonal) providing strong support for the addiction model for porn.

Stupid opinion pieces.

Also for those reading: know that the porn industry is a billion dollars business and they're funding lobbyists to push for this scientifically false "muuuuh porn not addictive be telling you trust me totally good for you".

Some context for you guys:

The deniers of porn addiction are agitated because the latest version of the World Health Organization's medical diagnostic manual, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), contains a new diagnosis suitable for diagnosing what is commonly referred to as ‘porn addiction’ or ‘sex addiction'. It's called "Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder" (CSBD). Nonetheless, in a bizarre "We lost, but we won" propaganda campaign, the deniers have been pulling out all the stops to spin this new diagnosis as a rejection of both "sex addiction" and "porn addiction."

David Ley is known to obfuscate and to lie to push for that lucrative business:

In their opening paragraphs, Grubbs et al. demonstrate their profound bias by basing their claim about the nonexistence of internet porn addiction on the papers of two self-proclaimed "internet porn addiction debunkers": David Ley, author of The Myth of Sex Addiction, and former UCLA researcher Nicole Prause, whose work has been formally criticized in the medical literature for weak methodology and unsupported conclusions.

For example, Grubbs et al. rely on a one-sided paper by Ley, Prause and their colleague Peter Finn, which claimed to be a review (that is, an impartial analysis of the existing literature). However, it omitted or misrepresented nearly every study that found negative effects of internet porn use, while also ignoring thThe deniers of porn addiction are agitated because the latest version of the World Health Organization's medical diagnostic manual, The International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), contains a new diagnosis suitable for diagnosing what is commonly referred to as ‘porn addiction’ or ‘sex addiction'. It's called "Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder" (CSBD). Nonetheless, in a bizarre "We lost, but we won" propaganda campaign, the deniers have been pulling out all the stops to spin this new diagnosis as a rejection of both "sex addiction" and "porn addiction."e dozens of recent internet addiction studies demonstrating addiction-related structural brain changes in internet addicts' brains. (Line-by-line critique can be found here.)

Equaling telling is Grubbs et al.'s omission of every brain scan and neuropsychological study that found evidence in support of the porn addiction model (over a dozen collected here). Instead of hard science from the many omitted studies, the reader is given an overreaching conclusion:

In sum, there is a fair amount of evidence suggesting that many individuals feel addicted to Internet pornography, even in the absence of a clinically verified diagnosis to subsume such a disorder. {this is actually old (2015), now there is}

Finally, the only neurological study cited by Grubbs as refuting porn addiction (Steele et al.) actually supports the porn addiction model. Steele et al. reported higher EEG readings (P300) when subjects were exposed to porn photos. Studies consistently show that an elevated P300 occurs when addicts are exposed to cues (such as images) related to their addiction. In addition, the study reported that greater cue-reactivity to porn correlated with less desire for partnered sex. As neither result matched the headlines, Grubbs perpetuated the flawed conclusions of the original authors (the "debunkers of porn addiction").

https://yourbrainonporn.com/critique-perceived-addiction-internet-pornography-and-psychological-distress-examining-relationships