Here are some books we recommend that provide an overview of porn and may be helpful for people with compulsive porn behaviours. For books specifically for whānau on talking about porn to children check out: Resources for Parents.
Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
By Gail Dines
This book looks at porn and its effect as porn culture has become absorbed into pop culture, and a new wave of entrepreneurs are creating porn that is hard-core, violent and sexist.
Wired for intimacy
By William M. Struthers
In this book, neuroscientist and researcher William Struthers explains how pornography affects the male brain and what we can do about it.
Pornified: How Pornography Is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families
By Pamela Paul
This controversial book argues that as porn becomes more pervasive, it can impact our marriages and families and distort our children’s ideas of sex and sexuality.
Sexts, Texts and Selfies: How to keep your children safe in the digital space
By Susan Maclean
This book helps readers understand and connect with their child’s online world and guide them through it. It covers good online habits, setting boundaries, identifying good apps and bad apps, dealing with cyber bullying and managing children’s digital reputations.
Fortify: A step towards recovery
By Fight The New Drug
An easy to read book designed to help people facing an addiction to pornography through providing valuable tools, education and resources.
Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame
By George Benjamin Collins and Andrew Adleman
This book presents a step-by-step plan to enjoying a life of productivity and purpose following sexually compulsive behaviour.
Youth, Pornography, and the Internet
By National Research Council
This book examines approaches to protecting children and teens from internet pornography, threats from sexual predators operating on-line, and other inappropriate material on the Internet.
Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal
By Barbara Steffens & Marsha Means
Barbara Steffens’ new research describes partners not as co-dependents, but post-traumatic stress victims and Marsha Means’ personal experience provides insights, strategies and steps to recognize, deal with and help partners of sexually addicted relationships.
Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction: A comprehensive guide for people who struggle with sex addiction and those who want to help them
By Paula Hall
This book explores the latest understandings and research into why pornography, cyber sex, visiting sex workers, fetishes and multiple affairs can come to control some people’s lives to the point that they can’t stop.
By Karen Boyle
This book offers the opportunity to reconsider what it is that makes pornography a specific form of industrial practice and genre of representation.
The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography
By Wendy Maltz and Larry Maltz
Weaving together poignant real-life stories with innovative exercises, checklists and expert advice, this resource provides a comprehensive program for understanding and healing porn addiction and other serious consequences of porn use.
Big Porn Inc: Exposing the Harms of the Global Pornography Industry
By Melinda Tankard-Reist and Abigail Bray
This book explores an industry that trades in violence, crime, and degradation while discussing topics such as racism in gay male porn, the use of animals in porn, child pornography and BDSM.