Porn Site Battles No Nut November With Fully-Clothed Psychologist

We’re almost midway through no nut November. As an internet native, you’ve spent the month attempting to abstain from sexual release. At this point, it’s reasonable to question your commitment to porn abstinence. You could be feeling edgy. The promised benefits of quitting porn, like increased confidence or energy, may not have materialized.

Maybe it feels like it’s about time to click over to some internet porn. Still, you hesitate, fearing the shame you’d feel from succumbing to the urge to fap. But if you land on the cam site Stripchat on Nov. 14, you could encounter something unexpected that might take a load off your mind: a fully clothed medical professional arguing that masturbation is OK.

On Nov. 14 at 4 p.m., Stripchat interrupts its usual programming to feature a Q&A session with clinical psychologist David Ley. Ley, author of the book The Myth of Sexual Addiction and a recent Daily Show guest, will lead a live cam session titled “Why Nut! Defeating Anti-Masturbation Sex Shaming” aiming to “addressing the science — and debunking the pseudoscience” of anti-masturbation campaigns like #NoNutNovember.

The session is part of a program Stripchat started in August where the cam site connects its users with therapists through the site. In a press statement, Stripchat said they undertook the program after an internal study of users showed that large numbers of cam fans struggle with shame and stigma about masturbation.

Stripchat says its first session with Ley was wildly popular, eclipsing the other adult cam shows in terms of sheer audience.

It seems unlikely that Ley would outdraw actual naked people on a cam site. Nonetheless, his pro-sexuality argument seems likely to appeal to a cam site’s audience. “The “No Nut” campaigns are just the latest version of a centuries-old moralizing about sex,” Ley said in a press release. “We don’t need to give people — especially young people — any more reason to feel shame. There’s already so much anxiety about sex and masturbation. The more we can provide accurate information and reduce shame, the better. I hope to speak with users and debunk so much of the bad science that underlies this movement.”

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