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Is online porn addiction a real problem?

Is online porn addiction a real problem?

Cosmopolitan magazine claims that porn use is damaging relationships. Yet porn addiction is not included in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-V), widely considered the bible of mental health diagnosis. This is because the evidence for its existence is poor and the diagnostic criteria are extremely broad. Compulsive behaviour needs to have a significant physiological effect to be a real addiction and porn use generally does not satisfy this criterion.