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I received more resouces recently on "arousal addictions" (i.e. video game, porn, etc.).  These speakers researchers & thought leaders (not necessarily Christian) who are seeing the damaging affects of "arousal addictions" on our society.

  • TED Talk (5 minutes): "The Demise of Guys" (Philip Zimbardo)
    • Girls outperform boys in school (elementary to grad school)
    • Boys 30% more likely to drop or flunk out of school
    • Boys less likely to get bachelor's degrees (44% vs. 56%)
    • Boys less likely to get graduate degrees (45% vs. 55%)
    • Boys make up 2/3 of special ed students
    • Boys 5 times more likely to have ADHD
    • Boys watch 50 porn clips a week (on average)
    • Porn industry is the fastest growing industry in America

 

  • TED Talk (16 minutes): "The Great Porn Experiment" (Gary Wilson)
    • "Arousal Addictions" are getting misdiagnosed as:
      • ADHD
      • Social Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Performance Anxiety
      • OCD
    • There is a trend among 20's & 30's internet users to stop porn because of their ED problems

 

Here's one more TED Talk someone sent me (suitable for more mature audiences or with parental consent) is Ran Gavrieli's TED Talk on "Why I stopped watching porn".

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May you live in the freedom & wholeness that God intended.  It's never too late.