Exploring the etiological pathways of Problematic Pornography Use in NoFap/PornFree rebooting communities: A critical narrative analysis of Internet forum data
Chasioti, D. and Binnie, J. (2021). Exploring the etiological pathways of Problematic Pornography Use in NoFap/PornFree rebooting communities: A critical narrative analysis of Internet forum data. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 50, pp. 2227-2243. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-021-01930-z
|Chasioti, D. and Binnie, J.
Objective: Problematic pornography use (PPU) has been extensively studied in terms of its negative implications for various life domains. The empirical literature reveals measured outcomes of interpersonal and intrapersonal dysfunction in participants’ everyday living, supporting its classification as a disorder. The increasing number of complaints around PPU opens the door to the creation of online self-help rebooting communities.
Method: This qualitative study aims to provide a better understanding of this behavior by investigating potential etiological pathways contributing to the onset of PPU, as they were expressed by members of the online NoFap/PornFree self-help communities with self-perceived PPU.
Conclusions: The study highlighted the need for a thorough understanding of the etiological pathways of PPU for a more effective and targeted intervention. Moving beyond biomedical conceptualizations suggests an intervention whereby PPU is placed in a context of a crisis of meaning.
|Problematic pornography use; Etiology; Critical narrative analysis; Online self-help communities
|Archives of Sexual Behavior
|50, pp. 2227-2243
|International Academy of Sex Research
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
|20 Jan 2021
|Publication process dates
|19 Jan 2021
|01 Feb 2021
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|Accepted author manuscript
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