Pornography and Sexual Dysfunctions - 25 October 2019 - Killarney

Date: 25 Oct 2019

Start time: 09:00AM

End time: 04:30PM

Venue: See contact details for more information

Cost: E120.00

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Pornography and Sexual Dysfunctions - 25 October 2019 - Killarney

Topics

  • Sexual Problems
  • Public Health
  • Other

Presented by The Reward Foundation in collaboration with SouthWest Counselling Centre CLG.

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 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.

Programme

 

08.30-09.00

Registration

09.00-10.30

Introduction to internet pornography, The Great Porn Experiment, the World Health Organization’s definition of sexual health, ICD-11 and Compulsive sexual behaviour disorder, addiction models and brain models, patterns of user behaviour and escalation to stronger material.

10.30-10.45

Break

10.45-13.00

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

Small group discussions, asking clients about their pornography use, then whole group discussion.

Adolescent use patterns, sexual conditioning, changing patterns of sexual behaviour across society, mental health issues, child-on-child sexual abuse, porn-induced sexual dysfunctions and the role of pornography in domestic violence.  Q & A session.

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.15

Pornography use and sexual diversity issues, testing for user problems and providing resources to support resilience.

Pornography as a lifestyle issue in the LGBTQI+ and MSM communities, comorbidities, chemsex, treatment options, the Problematic Pornography Use Scale, online recovery communities and social prescribing. Group discussions.

15.15-15.30

Break

15.30-16.20

 

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

Evaluation and close