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The Porn Myth is a non-religious response to the commonly held belief that pornography is a harmless or even beneficial pastime. Author Matt Fradd draws on the experience of porn performers and users, and the expertise of neurologists, sociologists, and psychologists to demonstrate that pornography is destructive to individuals, relationships, and society. He provides insightful arguments, supported by the latest scientific research, to discredit the fanciful claims used to defend and promote pornography.

This book explains the neurological reasons porn is addictive, helps individuals learn how to be free of porn, and offers real help to the parents and the spouses of porn users. Because recent research on pornography's harmful effects on the brain validates the experiences of countless porn users, there is a growing wave of passionate individuals trying to change the pro-porn cultural norm - by inspiring others to pursue real love and to avoid its hollow counterfeit.

Matt Fradd and this book are part of that movement, which is aiding the many men and women who are seeking a love untainted by warped perceptions of intimacy and rejecting the influence of porn in their lives.

©2017 Ignatius Press (P)2017 Tantor

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Must read for an addict

This book explains the myths associated with the addiction and real life examples.
And solutions to the addiction to get in the process of recovery...

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  • shamusoreagan
  • 17-10-17

Incredibly Eye Opening

The robust scientific references throughout make this book an incredible textbook-like resource, but with a fascinating story-like appeal.

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  • InkPaperCreate
  • 08-12-18

Phenomenal Book

This book is so jammed packed with information taken from researchers, case studies, psychologists and many more. This isn’t a “don’t watch porn cause the Bible and your church tells you so” no this and educated look at what porn actually does to your brain, your personal life, and your relationships with others, and our society as a whole.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 27-11-17

Important book, listing porn's negative effects

If you are not familiar with the subject (the negative effects and addictivity of porn), this is a must read. However, the book does not tell a story, it is more like a list of all aspects of life and society affected by porn.

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  • Gorji
  • 19-02-18

Very well researched

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Well researched scientific piece on the evils of this public health and societal problem called pornography. Congratulations to the author. Very well done.

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  • Karol
  • 23-04-20

Changed my view on porn

I used to think that porn is nothing more than fun for adults and, for some women, a way to empower themselves in a world dominated by men. I was also a casual porn viewer for more than 20 years. This book helped me realize that what we see on our screens is smoke and mirrors. The 'porn closet' hids many broken lives, drug & alcohol addicts, greedy porn lords, lost girls looking for quick cash, and is ultimately degrading to the viewers. Nothing fun.

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  • Ed
  • 06-01-20

book was ok

to me the author seemed too biased.
some good information though. the author is simply making the case that porn is not harmless, I think he does achieve this objective but he could have done a better job.

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  • Radu Antoniu
  • 09-02-18

Very insightful

The book manages to convince you porn is a social hazzard. I recommend listening to it.

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  • Hazel ASU
  • 31-03-18

Great Book.. abrupt ending

worth the listen .. but ended too quickly ..I would have liked more comparisons and studies.

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  • Madalyn
  • 23-11-20

Great Book!

Great book and fantastic narration. Very informative on the impact of porn on the brain, relationships, and chock full of good studies! Will be listening to again!

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  • Paul Sanfilippo
  • 02-08-20

Thoughtful and insightful.

The author thoughtfully presents data backed information while clearly discussing a topic that continues to touch so many around the world of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Strongly recommend to anyone looking for more knowledge on the real effects that pornography is having on millions and interested in trying to use that knowledge to make a change or even simply to try and "understand" this plague.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-07-20

Catholic only - sex is for marriage main theme

Terrible. Catholic propaganda. Implies there is something wrong with women who enjoy spanking, hair pulling, choking, slapping ect.

Anyone who cares about the please of women they sleep with and isnt Catholic will attest that women enjoy these behaviours much more than men.

I used to be addicted to porn and actually love sex unlike the narrator despite his claims. I don't use porn very frequently but still slip, I hate porn and if you are looking for a helpful book to quit I would reccomend -Your brain on porn Gary Wilson

This book talks little about the negative effects of porn on the consumer and how to quit and offers tons of content on how sex is for marriage and what porn does to wives.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-07-19

Preachy with flawed arguments.

Some good points, and use of evidence - but tone, logical errors undermines the message

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  • Paul (the other one)
  • 01-03-19

Lacking

Speaking personally I am anti-porn -- but I know enough about life to understand that it isn't all about the woman being victim to some predatory male need, which is the overall impression that this book seems to give.

Being written from a feminist perspective it largely ignores how men too can be victims of porn, how men are also commodified (and disposable) in the industry and also ignores that porn is not always heterosexual or professional.

There's very little in the way of advice available for people who wish to escape porn addiction.

All in all it's well presented and easy to listen to, but there were many times I found myself shaking my head at the overtly moral perspective that seemed to paint all women as weak victims.

Porn is not healthy, but there are far better resources out there that can give you a far better perspective.

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  • Richard
  • 29-10-17

Hugely relevant and hugely illuminating

This audiobook is incredibly illuminating and really sets out the myths of porn. Its relevance to current Western society is obvious. It contains many truths which may be hard to swallow for some people.

I really enjoyed this audiobook and would recommend it to anyone, especially young men. The latter part of the audiobook sets out many studies pertaining to the nature of porn addiction and the like. This got a little tiresome, and this is why I rated the audiobook 4 rather than 5 stars (would have given 4.5 stars if possible!).

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  • Hank
  • 07-01-20

Good but lacking

I was a little bit disappointed because I was expecting more material on the reality behind the porn industry e.g. more on the toll upon those working in it, how clips are produced and directed and it's toll on everybody in it (e.g.misogenism), connection to sex traffic and prostitution etc... otherwise good on the effects of porn on oneself e.g. the brain, social life, internet addiction, ones spouse etc...

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  • Scott Ricardo
  • 21-01-19

Great research filled read!

What an eye opening read as to how dangerous pornography can be to the human mind and relationships

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  • Steven Barnard
  • 26-11-18

Thorough and Well Referenced

Extremely well thought out. Covers a large range of topics and arguments around porn and it’s validity. Excellent introductory resource for sufferers, parents and councillors. Would make a great companion to Kevin Skinner or recovery guide books.