Pornography and Sexual Dysfunctions - 19 March 2020 - Edinburgh

Date: 19 Mar 2020

Start time: 12:30PM

End time: 04:30PM

Venue: Anderson Strathern

1 Rutland Court

Edinburgh

EH3 8EY

Cost: £75.00

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Pornography and Sexual Dysfunctions - 19 March 2020 - Edinburgh

Topics

  • Sexual Problems
  • Public Health
  • Ethics and Legal Issues

Overuse of internet pornography is fast emerging as a compulsive sexual behaviour disorder. This corresponds to the greater use of smartphones and easy access to streaming video in the past 10 years. A wide range of mental and physical health issues has ensued. For instance, a staggering increase in erectile dysfunction in younger men, widespread evidence of lower sexual satisfaction in men and women, and more social anxiety and body dysmorphia in adolescents all appear to be related to this cultural phenomenon.

Healthcare practitioners need to be aware of the evidence that supports the addiction model along with effective treatment options and remedies that enhance recovery including effective social prescribing.

This interactive half-day workshop will provide an introduction to addiction neuroscience in general and internet pornography use in particular, based on the latest research. It will look at different types of physical health and mental health conditions related to porn use emerging from the research. We will encourage reflective discussion among practitioners about best practice, possible improvements, and signpost recovery options. 

The workshop accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners and is worth up to 4 CPD units.

Programme

 

12.30-13.00

Registration

13.00-14.30

Introduction to internet pornography, the behavioural addiction model, the new diagnosis of Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder (CSBD) in the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), patterns of user behaviour, and escalation to stronger material.

Pornography use and risks – the mental and physical health implications, including sexual dysfunctions for adolescents, men and women.

Group discussions, asking clients about their pornography use.

Adolescent use patterns, sexual conditioning, changing patterns of sexual behaviour across society, child-on-child sexual abuse, the possession of indecent images, porn-induced sexual dysfunctions and the role of pornography in domestic violence.

14.30-14.45

Break

14.45-16.20

Testing for user problems and providing resources to support resilience.

The Problematic Pornography Use Scale and the Brief Pornography Screener. Pornography as a lifestyle issue in the LGBTQI+ and MSM communities, comorbidities and chemsex.

Treatment options, online recovery communities and social prescribing. Group discussion. Recovery and prevention – How much porn is too much?

Treatment and educational options, addiction, withdrawal, ‘flatlining’, mindfulness, CBT and drug treatments. We end with building an understanding of internet pornography into your clinical practice.

16.20-16.30

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