The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography (Paperback)
Breaking the silence, removing the shame
In this highly acclaimed recovery guide, renowned sex and relationship therapists Wendy and Larry Maltz shed new light on the compelling nature and destructive power of today’s instantly available pornography. Weaving together poignant real-life stories with innovative exercises, checklists, and expert advice, this groundbreaking resource provides a comprehensive program for understanding and healing porn addiction and other serious consequences of porn use.
The Porn Trap will help you to:
- Decide whether it’s time to quit using porn
- Learn how to stop using porn and deal with cravings
- Improve self-esteem and personal integrity
- Heal an intimate relationship harmed by porn use
- Develop a healthy sex life
WENDY MALTZ, LCSW, DST, is an internationally recognized sex and relationship therapist in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. She is a frequent lecturer and media guest, and her books include The Porn Trap, Private Thoughts, Passionate Hearts, and Intimate Kisses.
Larry Maltz is an experienced therapist and the executive director of Maltz Counseling Associates in Eugene, Oregon.
“An excellent, thoughtful, and hopeful guide providing effective help for those who struggle with our newest and most challenging mental health problem--pornography addiction.” — Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., author of Don't Call It Love and In the Shadows of the Net
“Larry and Wendy have done a masterful job of defining the problem of porn and giving the reader a marvelous plethora of treatment options. This is a must read for anyone who cares about someone hurt by porn addiction. For those struggling themselves, this book is a lifesaver!” — Dr. Ted Roberts, pastor, counselor, and author of Pure Desire
“An extremely helpful and much needed resource for a very destructive addiction. The Porn Trap includes clear and practical guidance for healing the emptiness caused by porn. I highly recommend it.” — Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want and Receiving Love
“This intelligent book brings a healing voice to an issue that too often divides and devastates partners-it goes way beyond ‘just say no,’ to offer heart-opening guidance that will help you explore new dimensions of sexual desire and intimacy.” — Gina Ogden, Ph.D., author of The Heart and Soul of Sex and The Return of Desire
“With clarity, compassion, and understanding, Wendy and Larry Maltz help readers comprehend the magnitude of the problem and porn’s highly addictive nature. Their vast knowledge of healing and regaining a healthy sexuality embedded in a true relationship, provides readers with a wise and helpful guide.” — Charlotte Sophia Kasl, Ph.D., author of Women, Sex, and Addiction and If the Buddha Dated
“Groundbreaking. This is the best book on the market to help compulsive porn users and the people who love them to confront and change this destructive pattern.” — Barry McCarthy, Ph.D., author of Men's Sexual Health and Rekindling Desire