R.I.P. Pornography Historian Bill Margold

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Billi Margold – porn historian, ex-porn performer and industry veteran, former Director of The Free Speech Coalition (the trade arm of the porn industry) and member of the AVN Hall of Fame – sadly – I’ve just heard – died on the 17th January this year aged 73 whilst he was in the middle of his radio show. There was a lot that I disagreed with when it came to Bill Margold’s views to do with the porn industry, but I DEEPLY RESPECTED the man for what he did to advocate for porn performers and why I am writing this blog post today.

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Why Porn Addicts Watch Underage Porn When They Are NOT Pedophiles

People on the Internet love flinging statistics around about how many people are watching porn online which involve children. Some say its 50%. Other speculate the figure is nearer 75%. Of course I understand why this question is given so much space. The most vulnerable in our world need to be protected at all costs and I absolutely  support that on every  level. Very few people though, ever ask WHY  porn viewers are watching underage porn and just take for granted that they MUST  be “sick pedophiles”.

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The Basic Science of Porn Addiction

There are 5 main brain chemicals associated with pornography addiction and each has their own function within pornography addiction. They are Dopamine, Adrenaline, Serotonin, Prolactin and Oxytocin.

DOPAMINE

Dopamine is the main chemical pushing porn addiction; is a “neurotransmitter” (which simply means “a chemical in the body

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The Big Ego/ Low Self Esteem Connection

I know it may sound ridiculous but a big ego is really just the flip side of low self esteem. How can that be, you ask, when you see someone who has an over inflated opinion of themselves acting with such apparent confidence? How can that person possibly  have no self esteem? Well they can.

Those who are all fluffed up like peacocks with “I am the Big I Am” energy are really people crippled with low self esteem and usually feel less than the filth

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Loved Ones: Are You Dehumanizing Your Addict?

dehumanizationLoved ones… Am I right about this… that you both deeply love, and deeply hate, your addict? If so, this is normal for the loved ones of active addicts. I mean, let’s face it, having an active addict in your life can be hell on earth at times. Especially if the person is coming to your door wanting to fleece you of not only your money and resources, but also your patience and positivity. Active addicts in the grip of

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What is “Hardcore Recovery for Rock Bottom Addiction”?

Andy Dufresne tastes freedon in the Shawshank RedemptionThe only recovery that REALLY sticks for the LONG term (and I mean a recovery where the person feels comfortable inside their skin not using and not a recovery where they are “white knuckling” life through gritted teeth and gagging to be able to use but can’t) is a recovery forged in the fire of a rock bottom of some description – may that be emotional, psychological and/ or physical. This is just a FACT. A person has to be utterly sick and tired of being utterly sick and tired of the way they are living in order to get to a place where they can say to themselves “I am willing to go to ANY lengths to recover.”

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