Forbidden Topics Podcast: Problem Porn Use and Therapy with Guest Orlagh Reid

The Forbidden Topics podcast hosted by ToriJoan aka TJ is Ireland’s latest sex and relationships podcast – where no topic is off limits! Her podcast covers the physical and emotional aspects of navigating sexual intimacy whilst trying to educate and encourage embracing your own needs.

TJ and her special guests discuss subjects such as intimacy, pleasure, sex after pregnancy, feminism, erectile function and pornography. My favourite episode to date is all about Narcissism and relationships with Hazel Catherine Larkin host of the WomanUp! Podcast.

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TJ tells me, ‘I started the Forbidden Topics podcast because I wanted to open the conversation up surrounding sex, dating and relationships. These are topics that are deemed taboo – many people find talking about them hard. I want listeners to know that they don’t have to feel shame or embarrassment around any of these topics and conversations. I want to help take away the stigma and for listeners to know that they have options in life. People may not necessarily agree with a specific topic or viewpoints that we discuss on the podcast but I want them to know that there is more to life than what they’re taught in school or growing up within their social circle.’

Forbidden Topics podcast with guest Orlagh Reid

Forbidden Topics Podcast

TJ kindly invited me onto her podcast to discuss any sexology topic I wanted! I jumped at the opportunity to raise awareness of the topic and problems that are related to modern online problem pornography use, a common but largely undiscussed and dismissed problem in Irish society for men – in particular younger men. We discuss the unhealthy gender generalisation that ‘all men watch porn’ and how narratives like these are damaging to young people.

In this episode, I talk to TJ about modern pornography and problem pornography consumption. We discuss the types of problems adult clients are bringing into my private practice therapy room and take a broad perspective on the topic.

It is a quietly raging problem but most are deeply uncomfortable discussing it with friends or family. I share my decade of experience as an Addiction counsellor and Sexology Psychotherapist working with men overcoming their issues and sexual recovery and how to start getting help for those with concerns.

In this episode, we talk about;

  • What is online porn in 2024
  • Compulsive and impulsive sexual behaviours 
  • Healthy use versus unhealthy problematic use
  • Sexual health, shame and self-esteem
  • Dating and when to discuss it
  • Privacy and secrecy in relationships
  • ASD and problem pornography use
  • The realities and legal process of online offending
  • Getting help and starting therapy

Listen now on your favourite podcast platform!

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Orlagh Reid

Orlagh Reid is an IACP accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist, Addiction Counsellor, Gottman Couples Therapist and Fertility Counsellor in private practice based in Co. Kildare, Ireland and worldwide online via DOXY. She specialises in addiction, recovery, well-being and clinical sexology. To find out more or to book an online consultation visit www.orlaghreid.ie

Orlagh Reid Psychotherapy MIACP Therapy Ireland

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