I’m answering another listener's question in this Put It into Practice episode. I received this question over social media and I think it’s something we don’t talk about enough - Porn Addiction. The question I received: is porn addiction an epidemic? I review the causes, triggers, and consequences of porn addiction. I also discuss the relationship between sexual abuse and porn.
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