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Excerpt from Porn and the Pandemic (Shea): Interview with Francesa Palazzolo, Researcher in Sydney

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excerpt --  Francesca Palazzolo, Researcher, Sydney The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the world we live in. Since city-after-city in country-after-country began to introduce strict social-distancing laws, including stay-at-home directives, most of us have been stuck at home whether we like it or not. One concern attached to this global pandemic is Internet pornography use. Already, prior to the pandemic, the prevalence of Internet porn use was incredibly high. Pornhub, one of the most famous tube sites boasted 42 billion hits in 2019 alone, up from 33.5 billion in 2018. And, in a stroke of publicity genius on March 24, 2020, Pornhub announced it would make its premium offering free for 30 days to help “flatten the curve” of the virus spread. Following this announcement, usage spiked across the world with Italy’s use increasing 61% after the announcement. However, prior to this broadcast, traffic was up anyhow, according to early research on the impact of the COVID-19 pandem

For the Partners of Porn Addicts -- Joshua Shea Part 1 (Kingdom Cross Podcast)

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Joshua Shea, author of MSI published book, He's a Porn Addict...Now What? seemingly had it all. A loving wife, two children, and a supportive extended family. In 2010, after nearly fifteen years working of his way up the journalism ladder, he launched a lifestyle magazine in his hometown. Within a year, he was one of the founders of Central Maine’s largest film festival and had won a seat on the City Council in Auburn, Maine. Accolades, including receiving the Key to the City and being called one of the “Next 10 People Shaping Maine’s Economy” by a state newspaper followed. While the public got one picture of Joshua, behind closed doors, his longtime mental health and addiction issues were festering. A workaholic by nature, he actively ignored the red flags surrounding his long-existing pornography and alcohol problems. Finding it easier to lose himself in a bottle of tequila and adult websites, his relationships with his family, colleagues, and f

Excerpt from He's a Porn Addict...Now What? (Overbay and Shea): "Is there a difference between pornography addiction and sex addiction?"

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  How do I know if he’s actually an addict?   Tony, the mental health professional   To be clear, until recently, there wasn’t anything in either the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD) that talked about sexual addiction or pornography addiction. Recently, the WHO updated the ICD to include Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) as a mental health condition. While this designation doesn't exactly meet the standard for addiction, it is definitely the strongest statement made by a body of experts in the field of sexual mental health.   Let me share a very 30,000-foot view of what is happening to the brain when viewing pornography.  When a man watches porn, his brain releases the feel-good drug, dopamine. There is some fascinating research around what is called “The Coolidge Effect.” The idea is that a male will mate with

Author in the News: Joshua Shea Talks about Another Look at Porn Addiction with Debi Silber on Breakthrough

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  Oops! We missed it, but it is still worth a listen. For sure! Check out " Another Look at Porn Addiction " with Deb Silber and MSI Press author, Joshua Shea ( He's a Porn Addict...Now What? and Porn and the Pandemic ) on Breakthrough from the PBT Institute. Joshua is a sought-after podcast interviewee. In the next week or so, for those who have enjoyed this podcast, we will post a list of a number of Josh's other podcasts for your listening entertainmanet and erudition. Read posts about Joshua and his books HERE . Link fo review of He's a Porn Addict...Now What? and more book information HERE .                                  Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter                           Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .

Book Alert: Porn and the Pandemic (Shea)

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Released this week: https://msipress.com/book_titles/porn-and-the-pandemic-an-unseen-long-term-effect-of-covid-19/ Porn and the Pandemic: How Three Months in 2020 Changed Everything by Joshua Shea, author of https://msipress.com/book_titles/hes-a-porn-addict-now-what-an-expert-and-a-former-addict-answer-your-questions/ He's a Porn Addict...Now What? Read more posts by and about Joshua Shea and his works HERE .

Author in the News: Joshua Shea Appears on Positive Talk Radio -- Twice

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  Earlier this year, MSI Press author, Joshua Shea ( He's a Porn Addict...Now What?  and  Porn and the Pandemic ), had some very interesting things to say on Positive Talk Radio. Have a listen: Joshua Shea- Expert on Porn Addiction | Positive Talk Radio with Kevin McDonald Joshua Shea- PORN Addiction Expert | Positive Talk Radio with Kevin McDonald Read posts about Joshua and his books  HERE . Link fo review of He's a Porn Addict...Now What? and more book information  HERE .                                  Sign up for the MSI Press LLC newsletter                           Follow MSI Press on  Twitter ,  Face Book , and  Instagram .

New on Kindle: Porn and the Pandemic - How Three Months in 2020 Changed Everything (Shea)

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  Porn and the Pandemic. Get it HERE ! Porn and the Pandemic examines the early months of the exponential growth of Internet pornography during the time of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Author Joshua Shea, himself a former pornography addict, traces how segments of the population flocked to only pornography and tells the stories of those whose lives were impacted, including his own. Shea interviews former pornography addicts who succumbed to temptation during quarantine, often after years of sobriety, along with those who managed to "stay on the wagon" learning why addicts either failed or succeeded while stuck at home. Along with an analysis of online porn industry marketing techniques and measurements of their success during this unique time, Shea examines how the industry reacted to a sudden need for more content, recruiting young adults who found their jobs suddenly gone, into making stay-at-home pornography. Several "cam models" both veteran and rookie, talk

MSI Press Author in the News: Joshua Shea Interviewed on Jack's Podcast

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  Joshua Shea, author of  He's a Porn Addict...Now What?  (with Tony Overbay) and  Porn and the Pandemic  was interviewed on Jack's Podcast: "Talking Porn Addiction with the Awesome Joshua Shea." Click  HERE  to listen to Joshua's interview.  For more posts about Joshua and his books, click  HERE .

Milestone in Pandemic Series: Ten Books Released!

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Yesterday, with the release of Julie Gentile's book, How to Stay Calm in Chaos , we reached release #10 of the books in our pandemic series--experts among our authors who have turned their expertise into providing advice, help, and encouragement with dealing with the fallout of various sorts of trying to cope with and manage life successfully during a pandemic. These books encompass a wide range of topics, all of them very pertinent to what is happening all around us. Which ones could help you? The  Pandemic and Hope , written by former priest and long-term, respected psychologist, Dr. Dennis Ortman. Read more HERE . Tips, Tools, and Anecdoates to Help during a Pandemic , written by San Diego social worker, Joanna Charnas. Read more HERE . God Speaks into Darkness , written by church leader, J Bennett Easterling. Read more HERE . Diary of an RVer during Quarantine, written by RV expert (judge of the RV Oopsies awards), Karry MacDonald. Read more HERE . Old and On Hold , written by

Porn Addiction: The Addiction No One Wants to Talk about (podcast by MSI Press author, Jonathan Shea)

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Have a few minutes of listening time? Here is today's recommendation: Porn Addiction, the Addiction No One Wants to Talk About Podcast with Joshua Shea (author of He's a Porn Addict...Now What?) and Ronnie Fernandez, LCSW Clich HERE to get there.

Author in the News: Joshua Shea Conducts Series of Podcasts on Porn Addiction

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Joshua Shea, coauthor of He's a Porn Addiction...Now What? recently posted a couple of podcasts on porn addiction. Click on the link to listen to them. From Betrayal to Breakthrough The Drunkalogues

Author in the News: Joshua Shea to Present a TEDx Talk This Weekend

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  Joshus Shea, author of two books on porn addiction, will be giving a TEDx talk this weekend. Want the details? Sunday December 6th 2020 Pre-Event action starts at 5pm. Main Presentation starts at 6pm. The event, like so many now, is virtual, but you will need to buy tickets. You can do that HERE . Joshua's books are available wherever good books are sold. For options, check out:      Porn and the Pandemic: How Three Months in 2020 Changed Everything                     He' s a Porn Addict...Now What? An Expert and a Former Addict Answer Your Questions For more posts on Joshua and his books, click HERE .

Authors in the News: Tony Overbay and Joshua Shea are on the Virtual Couch

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   Tony Overbay and Joshua Shea, authors of the popular He's a Porn Addict...Now What? , teamed up, for the 200th podcast of the Virtual Couch, with Joshua, as host, interviewing Tony. It is a great interview!! Check out the Virtual Couch podcast HERE ! Or listen to audio only HERE . And take a look at their great book! Details HERE . From review by Mental Health @ Hom e: The authors aren’t here to judge partner or addict; their goal is to help both find healing, and as such, I believe it makes an important contribution to the field. From review by Goodreads : With He’s a Porn Addict…Now What? An Expert and a Former Addict Answer Your Questions, you’ll get pertinent answers from both sides of the equation. Tony Overbay is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has worked with thousands of couples dealing with pornography addiction. Also host of the popular The Virtual Couch podcast, Tony tackles your questions from the expert side of things. Joshua Shea, a

MSI Press Author in the News: Joshua Shea Interviewed by Justin Brooks on "High, Nice to Meet You"

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  Joshua Shea, author of  He's a Porn Addict...Now What?  (with Tony Overbay) and  Porn and the Pandemic  was interviewed by Justin Brooks on the High, Nice to Meet You  podcast. Click  HERE  to listen to Jsohua's interview: "Porn Addiction and Vaudeville with Joshua Shea."  For more posts about Joshua and his books, click  HERE .

MSI Press Author in the News: Joshua Shea Interviewed on "Before You Kill Yourself" Podcast

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Joshua Shea, author of He's a Porn Addict...Now What?  (with Tony Overbay) and Porn and the Pandemic was interviewed by the Before You Kill Yourself podcast. Click HERE   to listen to Jsohua's interview: "Porn Addiction, Betrayal Trauma, and Embracing Your Origin Story."  For more posts about Joshua and his books, click HERE .

Happy Father's Day to Our Super Author Dads

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  CB and the late Carl Leaver, MSI Press authors Meet our author-dads who have written absolutely splendid books for fathers (and others) about all sorts of topics! (Some are no longer with us, but their works in life and in literature live on.) And, yes, of course, we continue to sell their books. Wally Amidon (deceased) The Musings of a South Carolina Yankee Read MSI blog posts about Wally . TL Brink How to Argue with an Atheist Read more posts about TL Brink  HERE . Dave Brown (co-author) One Simple Text.. KOPS-FETRHLING.INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARD LEGACY. AWARD: INSPIRATION/MOTIVATION HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL FINALIST Read MSI Press blog posts about Dave  HERE . Dr. Frederic Craigie Weekly Soul AMERICAN BOOKFEST BEST BOOK AWARD FINALIST; INSPIRATION BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD GOLD: MIND, BODY, SPIRIT READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS SILVER: MIND/BODY/SPIRIT READER VIEWS LITERARY AWARDS SILVER: RELIGION KOPS-FETHERLING INTERNATIONAL BOOKS AWARDS HONORABLE MENTIONN: INSPIRATION/MOTIVATION Read M