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A review on the porn trap

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas (2021) A review on the porn trap. IIUM-Today, 23 Aug 2021.

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This book is a co-authorship between Wendy Maltz and Larry Maltz, a wife and husband team who have vast experience in counselling and providing therapy for people who are saddled with their sexual matters. Wendy is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist, author, educator and sex therapist. While her husband Larry is a counsellor who owns the Maltz Counseling Associates. The book produced by this couple in many ways I assume as a groundbreaking work that exposes how porn addiction can destroy the lives of people who are entangled in its vicious circle. As one familiar with psychology and counselling, I find “The Porn Trap” to be a good resource book for counsellors, teachers, therapists, etc. The first part of the book brings to the awareness of the readers on the history and metamorphosis of the porn industry. Moreover, the first part also explains how porn overtakes the lives of those who intrude into its territory. The book offers insightful information on how porn works on the human mind. Being less theoretical, the authors gathered firsthand information from a series of interviews conducted with those affected by porn. A classic example of how one can be allured into porn can be seen from this interview excerpt conducted by the authors:

Item Type: Article (Bulletin)
Additional Information: 6588/91695
Uncontrolled Keywords: Review, Pornography, Trap, Psychology, Addiction, Porn Industry
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
BPL Islamic education
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2021 15:56
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2021 15:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91695

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