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Shreveport Counselor Sees More Sex, Pornography Addicts
Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 06-29-03 | Haag, Diane

Posted on 06/29/2003 12:09:32 PM PDT by Theodore R.

Edited on 05/07/2004 7:00:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

A few quick keystrokes and pornography is easily available to anyone who wants it.

Too easily, if you ask Marty Miller, a counselor who treats those with pornography and sexual addictions. Recently, he has had increasing numbers of people asking him for help, leading him to begin support groups for men.


(Excerpt) Read more at shreveporttimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: addiction; counselor; internet; la; martymiller; pronography; sex; shreveport
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Dr. Laura Schlesinger said several years ago that the pornography on the Internet overshadowed and cancelled out the good that the medium would otherwise have provided.
1 posted on 06/29/2003 12:09:32 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Theodore R.
Dr. Laura Schlesinger said several years ago ...

If you want to know more about her, I believe there are still nude pictures of her available on the internet.

2 posted on 06/29/2003 12:15:47 PM PDT by templar
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To: templar
you bad bad person you
3 posted on 06/29/2003 12:20:29 PM PDT by corkoman (did someone say cheese?)
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To: templar
The silly FR libertarians will post how this isn't a problem we should care about, but they're wrong again. Pornography devastates families. I've seen it, and they will too one day.
4 posted on 06/29/2003 12:21:06 PM PDT by 7 x 77
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To: 7 x 77
Testify!
5 posted on 06/29/2003 12:22:40 PM PDT by general_re ("Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative." - Oscar Wilde)
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To: Theodore R.
Dr. Laura is right. I remember when my ex husband got us our first VCR...
6 posted on 06/29/2003 12:25:09 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (America...love it or leave it. Canada is due north-Mexico is directly south...start walking.)
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To: Theodore R.
He has seen men spend $200 a day on Internet sites.

With the thousands of *free* porno sites out there, this kind of spending is mind-boggling!

7 posted on 06/29/2003 12:31:06 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: templar
Yes, I knew about the nude pictures of Dr. Laura on the Internet, and I have not seen them. I think that episode in her past has been put aside. Or perhaps she is like so many of us: we don't always practice what we preach!


8 posted on 06/29/2003 12:34:21 PM PDT by Theodore R.
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If you want to know more about her, I believe there are still nude pictures of her available on the internet.

I see you conceded the point in the debate.

9 posted on 06/29/2003 12:35:40 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: Theodore R.
This is so true. I know guys who were so obsessed with internet porn they almost lost their wives. It really is a serious issue.
10 posted on 06/29/2003 12:36:30 PM PDT by bethelgrad (for God and country)
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To: 7 x 77
This might be a problem that concerned people should care about, but it certainly isn't a problem that the government or one dime of government money, should care about. Doctors like to say the problem is an "addiction" because they can seek to get paid by insurance for "treatment". The afflicted would be happy to say it's an addiction because having been caught a few times it's an apt excuse for their lack of moral willpower. Just a load of stuff.
11 posted on 06/29/2003 12:37:13 PM PDT by kcar (T)
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To: Theodore R.
I don't believe a word of that sex "addict" stuff. The whole thing is a way to rationalize bad behavior. The way things go today, it's a million times easier to "admit" that you're an addict. Instead of being called a pervert, people will immediately rush to you for support, have a good cry, and send you on a two-week vacation for "rehab". When you come back, it's bad form for people to talk bad about you since you are now a "former-addict" (one of the latest cannonized victim groups). The whole thing is an easy out for a bad behavior.
12 posted on 06/29/2003 12:40:36 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (No animals were harmed during the making of this post.)
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Eww, I'm thinking that any pictures of Schlesinger naked might actually cure a problem with pornography.
13 posted on 06/29/2003 12:42:18 PM PDT by Registered (77% of the mentally ill live in poverty, that leaves 23% doing quite well!)
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This might be a problem that concerned people should care about, but it certainly isn't a problem that the government or one dime of government money, should care about.

We're already spending trillions in governmental and non-governmental money trying to compensate for the breakup of American families which is caused in no small part by extra-marital sex, which has been encouraged by the destruction of community standards. And this cost is small compared to the cost of lost souls.

More libertarian nonsense.

14 posted on 06/29/2003 12:46:46 PM PDT by 7 x 77
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"[I]t certainly isn't a problem that the government or one dime of government money, should care about."

I'm not really seeing anything here that is about gov't spending, maybe I missed it.

Cripes, with all my many problems, at least I'm not a sex addict!

But, seriously, I have not doubt that for many people this is a serious problem. I thought this was a good article, thanks to the original poster.
15 posted on 06/29/2003 12:48:51 PM PDT by jocon307 (You think I exagerate? You don't know the half of it!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
I don't believe a word of that sex "addict" stuff.

When you continually partake in a behavior that's destroying your life and the lives of your loved ones, and you know it, but you continue -- what do you call that? But even if it weren't an addiction it's doing great damage and should be controlled.

16 posted on 06/29/2003 12:49:49 PM PDT by 7 x 77
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
I don't believe a word of that sex "addict" stuff.

When you continually partake in a behavior that's destroying your life and the lives of your loved ones, and you know it, but you continue -- what do you call that? But even if it weren't an addiction it's doing great damage and should be controlled.

17 posted on 06/29/2003 12:49:52 PM PDT by 7 x 77
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To: Theodore R.
Those photographs are from quite a while back. She had a boy-friend who wanted to snap some shots (just between the two of us, honest!). Her mistake was in trusting an ass.
18 posted on 06/29/2003 12:51:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Vote Dimpublican in 2004: Socialism's kinder gentler party: "We will leave no wallet behind!")
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Hey, if you want to get yourself into a high growth field, get into sex addiction counseling. It's only going to get worse in this country.
19 posted on 06/29/2003 12:55:40 PM PDT by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces )
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To: 7 x 77
The point is that by using medical terminology, "addiction" to describe a moral failing doesn't do anyone any good - not the "Addict" who doesn't confront the moral choice he's making, nor our fellow taxpayers, who get to pay for the "treatment". There's nothing nonsensical about liberty.
20 posted on 06/29/2003 1:11:21 PM PDT by kcar (T)
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