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Feb. 12, 2022 – “At this point in time, there is no recognized diagnosis of ‘pornography addiction,’ and there is no evidence that pornography is inherently ‘addictive’,” Joshua Grubbs, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Bowling Green State University who has primarily studied addiction, told Newsweek. Nicole Prause, a data scientist and founder of the Liberos sexual research organization, said that “while it is clear some people are upset about their pornography viewing and deserving of help, pornography viewing does not follow an ‘addiction’ model.”

Mateusz Gola, an associate research professor at the University of California San Diego Institute for Neural Computations, takes a different view. He told Newsweek that pornography use may cause people to meet the criteria for CSBD and that for people with that disorder there are patterns in the brain that resemble other forms of addiction.

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