Is Porn A Four Letter Word?

Led by Eric Newell, CPRP, Moscow Parks and Recreation or WISH Education Staff

It’s just harmless fun, right?

Most people in America have viewed pornography. Do you know what it does to you? Does it hurt you? Does it help you? Is it different for men than it is for women? Is it harmless fun that affects only you–or could porn have other consequences? When does casual viewing become an addiction*?

 “I have been treating sexual violence victims and perpetrators for 13 years. I have not treated a single case of sexual violence that did not involve pornography.” Dr. Mary Anne Layden, University of Pennsylvania

This session explores the  topic in a non-threatening, informative format. Students will be able to assess porn’s impact in their own lives as well as the impact porn may have on potential partners.

Addresses questions:

  • Will porn give you an accurate education about sex or the human body?
  • Does porn reflect characteristics of a healthy relationship?
  • We will cover the 7 phases of sexual addiction* and provide tools for self-assessment.

 Also deals with issues such as:

Porn’s possible effects on men:

  • Searching for unobtainable perfection and satisfaction
  • Increased sexual/physical abuse against women
  • Isolation, secret life, inability to connect, denial
  • Sexual addiction

Porn’s possible effects on women:

  • Changes idea of beauty, self-image
  • Deep need to please others, but can’t measure up
  • Fear, betrayal, distrust, insecurity
  • Sexual addiction

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* Because pornography addiction does not completely follow the medical definition of an addiction, the APA has not officially recognized it as one. Thus, some practitioners define it as an Impulse Control Disorder instead of an addiction. DSM-IV-TR Code: 312.30 – Impulse Control Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified. However, many still refer to it as an addiction because it does have many of the characteristics of an addiction, and treatment is similar to addictions treatment.