I think that it is important to emphasize that nobody is saying that P use does not have consequences nor (I believe) that it is not habit forming. The study is saying that these things do not necessarily make an addiction and further that applying the addiction label has negative consequences all on its own.AmyJ wrote: ↑27 Sep 2017, 07:28I do know that there are negative consequences to p. I can see where it can contribute to marriage issues - especially where lying is involved. I can see where it can be blown out of proportion and divide spouses further. I can see where the resources (time, money, emotional) spent on p can be detrimental to the family.
gospeltangents wrote: ↑26 Sep 2017, 12:01Of course, but most Mormons are not addicted to porn. In order to be addicted, it is much more severe than simply looking at it once/week. It has to be so habitual that it is causing problems with your job, you get arrested, or something like that. That doesn't describe most Mormons.
I agree with this. Again, labeling pubescent sexuality as addiction is very problematic.