Denial of Sex Addiction Hurts Our Clients
Recently the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors (AASECT) came out with a declarative statement claiming that they; 1) “do not find sufficient empirical evidence to support the classification of sex addiction or porn addiction as a mental health disorder, and 2)does not find the sexual addiction training and treatment methods and educational pedagogies to be adequately informed by accurate human sexuality knowledge. Therefore, it is the position of AASECT that linking problems related to sexual urges thoughts or behaviors to a porn/sexual addiction process cannot be advanced by AASECT as a standard of practice for sexuality education deliver, counseling, or therapy” (AASECT, 2016).
What is fascinating about this “declaration” is how it came about: http://fightthenewdrug.org/fight-new-drugs-official-response-assects-recent-statement-porn-addiction/
The tactics appear eerily similar to the tactics used by the cigarette companies- create as much controversy as possible to keep people questioning reality. As Michael Aaron said himself, “To me, every opportunity for controversy was an opportunity….The more of a circus atmosphere the better.” http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2014/06/23/big-tobaccos-tricks-make-cigarettes-more-harmful-health-report-claims/, http://www.who.int/tobacco/media/en/TobaccoExplained.pdf