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Resources for Adults at Risk to Offend or Who Have Committed Sex Offenses

ATSA, through its national line, and then member network, can provide local referrals for specifically trained therapist. Maia Christopher, Executive Director   Circles of Support and Accountability (Qualitative Evaluation) (COSA) A summary of COSA and related evaluations by Robin Wilson, explains that this model that grew from Canadian Mennonites and has gone international builds on…

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Dating a Porn Addict

Years ago I met a handsome young man, who was an adorable father of a four-year-old son. In a short time, I learned of his painful journey living with a sexual addiction. It had begun quite early in his life, when he had been exposed to pornography and other sexual behaviors through a friend at…


hope for porn addicts

I was addicted. Viewing porn started to affect my “real life” – but there’s hope!

My Testimony It all started for me at a pretty young age. It was all innocent enough. My neighborhood friend found his dad’s stash of Playboys and he showed them to me. Naturally, I didn’t plan on being addicted. However, like all addictions, it started small and snowballed out of control. It started with Playboy,…



RESEARCH: Impact of Pornography on Females

Negative Body Image and Pressure to Perform Pornographic Acts: As a result of viewing pornography, women reported lowered body image, criticism from their partners regarding their bodies, increased pressure to perform acts seen in pornographic films, and less actual sex. Men reported being more critical of their partner’s body and less interested in actual sex.[i]…

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RESEARCH: Impact of Pornography on Males

Lower Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Dysfunction: A 2015 study of online sexual activities among males found 20.3% reported that “one motive for their porn use was to maintain arousal with their partner.” It also found that pornography use was linked to higher sexual desire, but lower overall sexual satisfaction, and lower erectile function.[i] Other research…

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