What is Problematic Porn Use?

Recent literature confirms that pornography use, is going up in frequency and plays an increasingly significant and pervasive role in society. Setting aside questions of morality and direct and indirect harm, pornography use is seen by many relationship experts as being potentially healthy or potentially destructive to individuals and couples.

Studies have also shown that pornography use may mis-wire reward circuits, causing sexual dysfunction and reinforcing dependence on porn. When it becomes destructive, it leads to distress and loss of control and negatively impacts relationships. For some, internet pornography use becomes persistent.

During therapy you can understand better if your porn use is problematic and how you can manage and control it.

Professionals who provide this service:

Matthew Bartolo

Matthew Bartolo

Founding Partner, Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor