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Notes on the history and current practice of female infidelity
David J. Ley Ph.D.
SESTA is intended to prevent sex trafficking. But it is leading to a constriction of online sexual and relationship diversity.
Is watching porn the same as cheating? Religiosity, experience with porn, and where you live predicts your answer.
If Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder is accepted into ICD-11, as appears likely, what does that mean for the great sex addiction debate?
Emotional support animals offer valuable assistance. But sometimes, therapists need to focus on helping people develop alternative strategies of soothing and anxiety-reduction.
Therapists often assume that a person involved in sexwork is "damaged." That assumption prevents many therapists from being able to actually help.
Just because a person says they feel they are addicted to sex, does it mean it's automatically true?
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein joins the long line of men who flee to sex addiction treatment in an effort to avoid or suppress sexual scandals.
Finding people who can be a support to you, in dealing with the scary and intimidating world of online harassment, is an important and effective self-care strategy.
Are you running out of steam, being constantly upset about things that don't seem to change? You're not alone.
The purity movement has traumatized a generation, teaching them to fear and hate their own bodies. But therapists are now exploring ways to help people overcome this miseducation.
When can we, should we, allow angry lies to be defended as jokes?
Advice columnist Dan Savage shares his experiences and views of sexual shaming. Some of it will surprise you.
A revolutionary new approach to mental health diagnosis offers new ways to resolve old diagnostic controversies.
No, the explosion of Internet porn is not changing people's sexual arousals. Instead, it's revealing what their sexual arousal actually is.
Why do men and women masturbate within a relationship? Is it about more sex or not enough?
A new research study finds more evidence that the alleged harms from porn are actually caused by religious conflict, shame, and the "porn addict" identity.
Believe it or not, if you have commercial health insurance, you're the unlucky one. Medicaid provides people in poverty healthcare that you only wish you could afford.
The culture has been rocked by more nude photo scandals, and they won't stop until we have thoughtful, nuanced conversations about why they happen.
Many men care about giving women orgasms. The thing is, giving them an orgasm makes the man feel more manly, and serves purposes for the man, as well as the woman.
Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder sounds scary, but isn't caused by porn, and has nothing to do with straight people who get turned on by homosexual stimuli.
Pathological liars actually have a reason to their rhyme, though it may seem irrational to the rest of us.
Dopamine does many things, but it’s not actually a rewarding drug in your brain
An overwhelming majority of the people receiving, treating or arguing about sex addiction are white. What does this lack of diversity mean?
New technology and research suggests that we may one day soon be able to effectively and non-invasively alter sexual libido. This raises tremendous ethical challenges.
A 1989 study found that porn made men love their wives less, but these findings could not be replicated in more recent research.
There ARE ways to help people develop sexual integrity, and to resolve the conflicts between their values and their sexual desires and behaviors.
Blaming porn-related personal and relationship problems on addiction disturbance is the worst form of pseudoscience - it's also potentially iatrogenic.
A proposed law in California intends to require condom use in porn. But do such restrictions have an impact on the safety of performers or viewers?
The polygraph is widely discredited as a valid tool for detecting deception. So why are therapists and clinicians calling it a way to "keep sex addicts honest"?
Only through good, real-world, holistic sex education can our country recover from the damage we've done to teens by promoting abstinence.
David J. Ley, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of Insatiable Wives, Women Who Stray and The Men Who Love Them.
Exploring issues of sexual taboos, debunking sex/porn addiction and discussing general trends in psychology and psychotherapy.