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Research study looking for participants
« on: April 23, 2019, 08:53:31 AM »
Would you like to participate in research relating to problematic pornography use/pornography addiction?

As you may be aware problematic use of pornography, often referred to as pornography addiction, is a real issue that can lead to real problems.

I am a Doctoral Research Student from the School of Applied Science at London South Bank University; I am also a senior lecturer, an accredited psychotherapist and registered mental health nurse. I am investigating the experience of problematic pornography use and aim to develop a model or theory that can help users/therapists/researchers in understanding both what leads to problematic use and why it continues.

If you feel that your pornography use is or has been problematic, that it causes you or other people around you distress, or that it interferes with your ability to live the life you want to lead (or has done in the past), then I would be very grateful if you could volunteer some of your time.

If you click the link below you will be taken to an information sheet about the research and then a consent form. You will then be asked to complete only a couple of questionnaires that should take no more than 10 minutes. The questionnaires are there only for demographic purposes, to collect information, no inferential statistics will be undertaken. You will then be asked to complete a journal of your pornography use, how many journals you want to complete is up to you. The journals are the main source of data collection, responses will be analysed qualitatively. At this point you can leave and your time is very much appreciated. However, if you feel you want to further help the research project you can follow the instructions on the screen and volunteer for a face to face interview (UK nationals only) or you can have the interview via Skype or alternative platform of your choosing.

https://lsbupsychology.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eRuKYUlB71V14EZ

The online questionnaires and journals are primarily designed for people with current or recent use of pornography. If it has been a while since you last used then I would still appreciate hearing your story. If this is the case then please email me (jamesbinnie@lsbu.ac.uk ) and we can arrange an interview. 

If you choose to participate in this research your privacy will be upheld. Please be assured that all information given is confidential in line with British Psychological Society guidelines and that the research has been approved by the ethics committee at London South Bank University. Given the sensitive nature of the research you will be assigned a participant number; I do not need any personal identifiable information, e.g. your real name, exact location or date of birth. Your IP address will not be recorded in any way.   

Thank you for your time

Best wishes
James Binnie

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Re: Research study looking for participants
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 11:56:11 AM »
Hi,

I have some questions. The study is supposed to take place over two years. However, as I'm making significant progress I was wondering if the study would be focused exclusively on the addiction itself or the recovery process as well? Also, how would it be monitored?

Kind Regards,

Alex

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Re: Research study looking for participants
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 10:14:13 AM »
Hi,

Thanks for the questions. The recruitment for the study is over 2 years, but the data collection is at one time point, i.e. no follow up.

The study is in two parts, the first collects some demographic data and then asks people to write down what occurred during their last use of pornography. The second is a semi structured interview where we aim to explore both the development and maintenance of problems.

Please email jamesbinnie@lsbu.ac.uk if you would like to know more

All the best

James

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Re: Research study looking for participants
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2019, 02:01:46 PM »
This study, like others posted here, presumes something that should not be presumed, and that is that everyone here considers themselves an addict.  After the initial disclosures, the first question was, something like, do you think you have a problem with using porn.  I don't, anymore, so I answered no.  The next screen said:  We thank you for your time spent taking this survey. Your response has been recorded.  The survey is skewed because it presumes only those actively addicted have insight to give into porn addiction, when, in fact, it is probably the opposite; those who were addicted, but have overcome it, probably have far more insight into porn addiction than a newbie porn addict, who may actually, still, believe it is "porn" they are addicted to.  It is a perfect example of people studying something they have no idea about, but are carrying in incorrect preconceptions.  You don't really need to ask newbies about their addiction, because they don't understand it. You need to talk to people who have overcome it. Gabe Deem could give you more valuable information in 10 minutes than asking newbies questions for two years. We are way beyond asking "what is porn addiction" or "why is porn addiction."  We know the answers, they are not sophisticated, not complicated, just basic neuroscience.  Save yourself some time; every question you think you want to explore has already been explored by Gary Wilson of Yourbrainonporn.  It's been done, it is already done. It's like starting a study on what causes blood clots--WE ALREADY KNOW. 

Peace.

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Re: Research study looking for participants
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 06:52:22 AM »
Hi,

It does say in the blurb:

The online questionnaires and journals are primarily designed for people with current or recent use of pornography. If it has been a while since you last used then I would still appreciate hearing your story. If this is the case then please email me (jamesbinnie@lsbu.ac.uk ) and we can arrange an interview. 

When designing the study I wanted to hear from those with problematic use, thus having to force out those whose use of pornography is not problematic. I agree with you that people who used to have problems but do not currently use pornography would very much be qualified to help with my research. So if this applies to you or anybody else please email me.

Thanks

James