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List of studies with excerpts and links to original papers

  1. This page lists 37 neuroscience-based studies (MRI, fMRI, EEG, neurospychological, hormonal) providing strong support for the addiction model.
  2. This list contains 13 recent literature reviews by some of the top neuroscientists in the world, supporting the porn addiction model. (This dated paper was not a literature review and misrepresented most of the papers it did cite.)
  3.   24 studies linking porn use/sex addiction to sexual problems and lower arousal to sexual stimuli. The first 5 studies in the list demonstrate causation, as participants eliminated porn use and healed chronic sexual dysfunctions.
  4. Over 55 studies link porn use to less sexual and relationship satisfaction.
  5. At least 20 studies report findings consistent with escalation of porn use (tolerance), habituation to porn, and even withdrawal symptoms. 
  6.  Over 45 studies link porn use to poorer mental-emotional health & poorer cognitive outcomes.
  7. Over 25 studies link porn use to “un-egalitarian attitudes” toward women.
  8. 25 studies falsify the claim that sex & porn addicts “just have high sexual desire”.

Articles that directly take on naysayers talking points or misinformation

Books about sex addiction

  1. I Just Wanted Love: Recovery of a Codependent, Sex and Love Addict by DJ Burr
  2. Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction by Robert Weiss
  3. Sex Addiction 101, the Workbook: 24 Proven Exercises to Guide Sex Addiction Recovery by Robert Weiss
  4. Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men (Second Edition) by Robert Weiss
  5. Out of the Doghouse: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating by Robert Weiss
  6. Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency by Robert Weiss
  7. Out of the Doghouse for Christian Men: A Redemptive Guide for Men Caught Cheating by Robert Weiss and Marnie Ferree
  8. Always Turned On: Sex Addiction in the Digital Age by Robert Weiss and Dr. Jennifer Schneider
  9. Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery: A Practical Daily Reader for Sex and Porn Addicts by Scott Brassart
  10. Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery by David Fawcett
  11. Understanding and Treating Sex and Pornography Addiction by Paula Hall
  12. Help Her Heal: An Empathy Workbook for Sex Addicts by Carol Juergensen Sheets
  13. Sex Addicts Anonymous (Anonymous)
  14. Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (Anonymous)
  15. Sexual Compulsive’s Anonymous: A Program of Recovery (Anonymous)
  16. Sexaholics Anonymous (Anonymous)
  17. Finding Peace: A Workbook on Healing from Loss, Rejection, Neglect, Abandonment, Betrayal, and Abuse by Troy Love
  18. Going Deeper: Understanding How the Inner Child Impacts Your Sexual Addiction by Eddie Capparucci
  19. Life After Lust: Stories & Strategies for Sex & Pornography Addiction Recovery by Forest Benedict
  20. Gifts of Recovery: Daily Meditations for Men and Women in Recovery from Sex Addiction by Timothy D. Stein
  21. Disclosing Secrets: An Addict’s Guide by M. Deborah Corley and Jennifer P. Schneider
  22. Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sex Addiction by Dr. Patrick Carnes
  23. Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Addictive Relationships by Kelly McDaniel
  24. Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love by Pia Mellody
  25. Is It Love or Is It Addiction? by Brenda Schaeffer
  26. Addicted to Love: Recovery, Empowerment and Finding Your True Self by Lacy Alajna Bentley
  27. Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things Go Wrong by Lauren Costine
  28. The Psychology of Porn: Essays on Pornography, Objectification, and Healing by Andrew J. Bauman
  29. Wack: Addicted to Internet Porn by Noah Church
  30. Restored: A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Pornography by Alice Taylor
  31. Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery from Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities by Staci Sprout
  32. No Stones: Women Redeemed from Sexual Addiction by Marnie Ferree
  33. It’s Not About the Sex: Moving from Isolation to Intimacy after Sexual Addiction by Andrew Susskind
  34. Letters from a Sex Addict: My Life Exposed by Wendy Conquest and Dan Drake
  35. The Ultimate Survival Guide for Navigating Healthy Boundaries by Deborah A. DePolo
  36. Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners by Kenneth M. Adams
  37. Neglect: The Silent Abuser by Enod Gray
  38. Thou Shall Not Suffer: 7 Steps To A Life Of Joy by Mark Anthony Lord
  39. Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the 12 Steps by Richard Rohr
  40. Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction by Alexandra Katehakis
  41. Floating Away: A Book to Help Children Understand Addiction by Andrew J. Bauman
  42. Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse by Mic Hunter
  43. Addiction in the Family: Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions, and Recovery by Louise Stanger