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An Impossible Task?

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How do we encourage children at the most intense period of sexual growth and curiosity about sex to moderate their use of internet pornography when almost all children have smartphones? An impossible task you may say. Well undaunted, The Reward …

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Matter of Life & Death?

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Almost all children have smartphones now and from an increasing younger age too. In 2012 the percentage of 16-19 year old with mobile internet devices was 60% – by 2016 it had risen to over 90%. They pester their carers …

More porn = less satisfaction

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The Impact of Internet Pornography on Sexual Satisfaction. TRF recommend an excellent new paper by Paul J. Wright, Chyng Sun, Nicola J. Steffen and Robert S. Tokunaga, published in Sexual and Relationship Therapy.  The paper is behind a paywall. Suggestions on free access …

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Revenge Porn: 5-yrs jail

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The rise in the possession of smart phones makes it easy for anyone to make, store and distribute photos and videos of intimate behaviour. As most teenagers will not likely end up in a long term relationship with their current …

Porn and loneliness

Porn and loneliness linked

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In this new paper looking at porn and loneliness, the team led by Mark H. Butler… “examined the associative nature between pornography use and loneliness using three similar statistical approaches among a clinical sample of individuals. Results revealed that the association …

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Scottish Legal News Annual Review

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Professional awareness about the impact of internet pornography is not just for teachers or healthcare professionals; lawyers need to be aware of it too. A very good free, daily e-newsletter for the legal profession in Scotland is the Scottish Legal …

International Conference on Behavioral Addictions

International Conference on Behavioral Addictions

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  In February Team TRF attended the 4th International Conference on Behavioural Addictions in Haifa, Israel. It was a great learning experience. We know that substances like alcohol, drugs and nicotine can lead to addiction in some people. In practice …