Porn at Work is Costing You Money and Opportunities

Porn addiction is becoming a major problem at work.  Technology is a mission critical tool for both work and pleasure and the lines are blurring every day.  Gone are the days when your work phone was actually located at work. More and more of my clients are struggling with porn addiction or compulsion, even under the threat of termination.  This …

Stop Mocking Sex Addicts by George Collins

Dr. Ley, stop trivializing the pain and suffering of sex addicts to promote your book. It’s irresponsible and demonstrates how little you actually know about how sex addicts suffer and the stranglehold their compulsion has on them, let alone the increasing weight of science supporting a sex addiction diagnosis. Sex addiction, or whatever you want to call it, Doctor, is ruining …

Sex Addiction is Not a Myth

Dr. David Ley’s article called the “The Comforting Fiction of Sex Addiction” reads like, well, . . . fiction.  In it he talks about what he calls “the myth of sex addiction” which to me is, well, . . . a myth. In fact, little in Dr. Ley’s sex addict bashing tome reflects my reality as a counselor for sex …

Partner to a Sex Addict? It’s NOT Your Fault (No Matter What Michelle Duggar Says)

Michelle Duggar, the matriarch of “19 Kids and Counting” fame recently released a statement about her son that left many people scratching their heads. We can never know what someone is truly thinking, but her statement appears to be blaming her daughter-in-law for the sex and porn addiction struggles her son Josh is currently going through. While I don’t get …

Here’s Why The Porn Industry Went After Ken Bone

If you watched the second Presidential Debate, you probably noticed a man in a red sweater by the name of Ken Bone. He is a worker at a coal manufacturing plant, and he had a question about energy conservation. His pleasant manner immediately endeared him to audiences all across the country, and almost as soon as the debates were over, …

Your Sex or Porn Addiction: How Bad Does It Have to Get Before You Get Help?

We try to avoid politics, and we’ll do that in today’s blog, but if you’ve turned on a TV or opened a browser window at all in the past week, you’ve surely heard the ongoing stories about Jeffrey Epstein. There are pages and pages already out there about this individual, and we don’t need to rehash it here, but no matter …

When Porn Victimizes Women – The TSA Scandal

Recently, there was a story in the news about a TSA agent who was suspended from his job after he was observed using his phone to take up-skirt videos of unsuspecting women in the airport where he worked. After his supervisors were tipped off to this behavior, they observed him secretly recording women as he stood behind and beneath them …

Anthony Weiner: Sex Addiction Needs More than Talk Therapy

  Anthony Weiner has found himself back in the spotlight in recent days, thanks to yet another sexting scandal. A memory refresher: Anthony Weiner was a congressman who first found himself in trouble back in 2011, when a picture of a man in his underwear was sent out from his Twitter account. After a few days of evading the press, …

Here’s Why Ozzy Needs Such Intense Sex Addiction Therapy

  On a recent episode of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne spoke openly about her husband Ozzy’s sex addiction. Not only did she confirm that he is grappling with sexually compulsive behavior, but she mentioned an intense rehab therapy regimen he is following. During his tours, he will be seeing therapists in an outpatient capacity for three months, but when his …

Is Porn “Killing” Parts of Your Life?

Recently, a story surfaced out of the Midwest about the driver of a tractor-trailer who caused a fatal accident while possibly watching porn videos on his cell phone. Now, seeing as how he hasn’t gone to trial yet, this is all still alleged, but I bring it up because it’s not the first time I’ve heard about something like this …

What “Leaving Neverland” Teaches Us About the Importance of Therapy

If you’ve turned on the news recently, or even checked out any social media or gossip websites, you’ve likely seen dozens of reactions – some good, some bad – to the shocking HBO documentary Leaving Neverland. In this series, two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck recount their alleged victimization by pop star Michael Jackson back when these men were …

Jerry Sandusky: The Sins Of The Father Visited Upon The Son

It’s been a while since the name “Sandusky” has dominated the news, but it popped back up recently when it was revealed that Jeffrey Sandusky, son of the disgraced Penn State assistant coach, was arrested for similarly troubling behavior. I wish I could say I was surprised to learn about this, but in my business it is unfortunately very common …

Terry Crews: If He Can Admit His Porn Addictions, So Can You!

One of the biggest foes faced by sufferers of porn addiction is the media. The very idea that someone could be addicted to porn is easily and often dismissed in news stories, op-eds, and even joking tweets. This kind of rhetoric is damaging in many ways, not the least of which being that it prevents addicts from coming forward and …

How Dangerous Is Your Porn Addiction?

Addiction can kill. Anyone who has ever watched a family member or friend succumbs to alcoholism, or overdose on drugs can tell you that. Yet, when talking about porn addiction, many people see it as less serious and less deadly. Certainly, there is more inherent risk in sharing needles than there is in opening a porn website in the privacy …