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The Porn Myth

Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography
Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (92 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Porn Myth is a non-religious response to the commonly held belief that pornography is a harmless or even beneficial pastime. Author Matt Fradd draws on the experience of porn performers and users, and the expertise of neurologists, sociologists, and psychologists to demonstrate that pornography is destructive to individuals, relationships, and society. He provides insightful arguments, supported by the latest scientific research, to discredit the fanciful claims used to defend and promote pornography.

This book explains the neurological reasons porn is addictive, helps individuals learn how to be free of porn, and offers real help to the parents and the spouses of porn users. Because recent research on pornography's harmful effects on the brain validates the experiences of countless porn users, there is a growing wave of passionate individuals trying to change the pro-porn cultural norm - by inspiring others to pursue real love and to avoid its hollow counterfeit.

Matt Fradd and this book are part of that movement, which is aiding the many men and women who are seeking a love untainted by warped perceptions of intimacy and rejecting the influence of porn in their lives.

©2017 Ignatius Press (P)2017 Tantor

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Incredibly Eye Opening

The robust scientific references throughout make this book an incredible textbook-like resource, but with a fascinating story-like appeal.

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Important book, listing porn's negative effects

If you are not familiar with the subject (the negative effects and addictivity of porn), this is a must read. However, the book does not tell a story, it is more like a list of all aspects of life and society affected by porn.

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Phenomenal Book

This book is so jammed packed with information taken from researchers, case studies, psychologists and many more. This isn’t a “don’t watch porn cause the Bible and your church tells you so” no this and educated look at what porn actually does to your brain, your personal life, and your relationships with others, and our society as a whole.

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Very well researched

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Well researched scientific piece on the evils of this public health and societal problem called pornography. Congratulations to the author. Very well done.

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Very insightful

The book manages to convince you porn is a social hazzard. I recommend listening to it.

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Great Book.. abrupt ending

worth the listen .. but ended too quickly ..I would have liked more comparisons and studies.

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Necessary to hear

Great audiobook tackling real life problems in a scientific way by dissecting myths and exposing lies.

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  • Vicki
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  • 04-19-19

Very good read!

Very interesting. Alot of facts you may not have been aware of. Everyone should read.

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Excellent Material!

Matt Fradd provides so much studious and committed information about pornography and the issues it causes for so many people.

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informative and reflexion provoking<br />

Book was very informative with scientific evidence. A deep reflexione of our sexual morality as a society. Provides many helpful resources.

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  • 07-07-19

Preachy with flawed arguments.

Some good points, and use of evidence - but tone, logical errors undermines the message

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-19

Lacking

Speaking personally I am anti-porn -- but I know enough about life to understand that it isn't all about the woman being victim to some predatory male need, which is the overall impression that this book seems to give.

Being written from a feminist perspective it largely ignores how men too can be victims of porn, how men are also commodified (and disposable) in the industry and also ignores that porn is not always heterosexual or professional.

There's very little in the way of advice available for people who wish to escape porn addiction.

All in all it's well presented and easy to listen to, but there were many times I found myself shaking my head at the overtly moral perspective that seemed to paint all women as weak victims.

Porn is not healthy, but there are far better resources out there that can give you a far better perspective.

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  • Rising
  • 10-29-17

Hugely relevant and hugely illuminating

This audiobook is incredibly illuminating and really sets out the myths of porn. Its relevance to current Western society is obvious. It contains many truths which may be hard to swallow for some people.

I really enjoyed this audiobook and would recommend it to anyone, especially young men. The latter part of the audiobook sets out many studies pertaining to the nature of porn addiction and the like. This got a little tiresome, and this is why I rated the audiobook 4 rather than 5 stars (would have given 4.5 stars if possible!).

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-21-19

Great research filled read!<br />

What an eye opening read as to how dangerous pornography can be to the human mind and relationships

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  • Steven Barnard
  • 11-26-18

Thorough and Well Referenced

Extremely well thought out. Covers a large range of topics and arguments around porn and it’s validity. Excellent introductory resource for sufferers, parents and councillors. Would make a great companion to Kevin Skinner or recovery guide books.