Sex Addiction & How the Internet is Changing Everything

Patrick Carnes

Addiction, Service Delivery, Brain Architecture, Adolescence

October 2014

Patrick Carnes (International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals) explores how the Internet and unlimited access to pornography is changing sexual behaviours and the definition of healthy sexuality itself. Dr. Carnes begins his discussion by charting the evolution of sexuality and mental illness in media and popular culture over time. He then shares how all of the stimulation from mobile phones, tablets, and computers is changing children’s brains in ways that will make them more vulnerable to addictions and sexually compulsive behaviours as adults.

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