As someone who works with individuals who struggle with problematic pornography use, I see firsthand how this can cause disruption in relationships. Therapists have much anecdotal evidence but there is not a lot of scientific research that backs up the exact influence of pornography use on relationships.
So this book is a great introduction to how individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are affected by sexuality exploration, sexual offenses and the ramifications of therapists practicing outside of their scope.
While there are many articles in the news and troves of internet articles relating to the pornography epidemic or pornography as a public health crisis, there are relatively few scientific studies to back up those assertions
As a member of the professional community that works with Minor Attracted Persons as well as individuals who have committed sex crimes, I was immediately aware of the controversy surrounding Dr. Allyn Walker and the publication of their book A Long Dark Shadow: Minor-Attracted People and Their Pursuit of Dignity.
When I teach my graduate Human Sexuality course, we begin each class with “Sex in the News.” We take a few minutes at the beginning of the class to talk about what we are seeing in the papers (or online news) that relate to human sexuality. In my daily perusal of the Wall Street Journal this […]
Guest Post by Elijah Irving I remember, vaguely, the first time I saw this movie. I may have been twelve or fourteen years old at the time. The only memory I had was of the last scene where Michael cuddles next to Jasmine around a fire pit with pornography films engulfed in flames. Obviously, at […]
People in early recovery from pornography addiction, contemplate getting rid of their smart phone and going back to the “dumb” version. Now, you can have a phone that looks like your peers’ so you can avoid the inevitable questions about having a flip phone.
Guest Post by Elijah Irving This article, in conjunction with the others, in Using Superheroes and Villains in Counseling and Play Therapy by Lawrence C. Rubin, has a useful analysis of why the utilization of superheroes and villains could be beneficial in addiction treatment. Essentially, it is Narrative Therapy, which Smith & Kirby eloquently preface […]
I came across this book when I was searching for more information on Autism Spectrum Disorder and sex crimes. Unfortunately, in the course of my work, we are seeing more and more individuals with ASD who are being arrested for sex crimes. I have been on a quest to make myself much more knowledgeable about the subject. […]
Guest Post by Elijah Irving I have always been a bit of a superhero geek (more antihero) growing up. Being a fan of the mainstream Batman, Superman, X-Men etc. enlightened me as a child to what a “good person” does. As I got older, I realized that you have be careful about who you attempt […]