New porn stats 2012

1.  ‘Just over 80 per cent of men working on porn issues in therapy reported that they did not want to think of their relationship with porn as an addiction’.* Many reported that thinking of porn use as an addiction felt like ‘an excuse’ for their actions which they did not want to use, or that it was ‘more complex than that’ or that they felt the root lay in ‘relationship issues’ rather than an addiction.

2. Duncan E. Stafford, author of Turned On: Intimacy in a pornized society, reports that the average age of male clients seeking help for issues related to pornography at his private practice is 45 years 3 months.**

* therapy-space cambridge asked 20 men who were engaged in therapy if they regarded their issue as an addiction.

** Average figure from therapy-space cambridge, private practice, during the period Jan 2010 to Dec 2012.

 

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