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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.

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 ( ) 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 »

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,