• @angstylittlecatboy
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    9 months ago

    “Porn addiction” is actually more like “porn compulsion.” Colloquially, compulsions are often called addictions (“video game addiction” is also a compulsion, an addiction would be something like crack) but it’s worrying with porn because it’s treated as an actual addiction, and the theories behind the modern worries about “porn addiction” are pseudoscience by unqualified people (Gary Wilson and Marnia Robinson) with a very strict idea of what a sexual relationship should look like.

    • theodewere
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      69 months ago

      a very strict idea of what a sexual relationship should look like.

      which is why this social phenomenon dovetails so well with extremist religious sentiment

    • ADHDefy
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      9 months ago

      IIRC, isn’t there a distinction between chemical and physical addictions? Like a chemical addiction is drugs, booze, tobacco, caffeine, sugar, etc., a physical addiction could be basically anything that isn’t making you chemically dependant, but becomes compulsory enough to interfere with your life/mental health (gambling, video games, porn, shopping, etc.). Or do I have that wrong? I honestly can’t remember how I came by that information.

      • Aa!
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        49 months ago

        It’s “psychological” not physical, but otherwise yeah, I learned it the same way.