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.

Everyday Pornography

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.

Breaking Porn Addiction Through Rewiring Your Brain: Neuroplasticity forges new brain patterns, giving hope and help no matter how deep the habit

By Paul Crawford (NZ Author)

This book provides strategies to help men and women struggling with porn addictions.

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.