Delusions and Delusional Disorder

 Medically Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella, MD on December 13, 2020

Delusional disorder, previously called paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness called a psychotic disorder. People who have it can’t tell what’s real from what is imagined.

Delusions are the main symptom of delusional disorder. They’re unshakable beliefs in something that isn’t true or based on reality. But that doesn’t mean they’re completely unrealistic. Delusional disorder involves delusions that aren’t bizarre, having to do with situations that could happen in real life, like being followed, poisoned, deceived,

conspired against, or loved from a distance. These delusions usually involve mistaken perceptions or experiences. But in reality, the situations are either not true at all or highly exaggerated.

A bizarre delusion, by contrast, is something that could never happen in real life, such as being cloned by aliens or having your thoughts broadcast on TV. A person who has such thoughts might be considered delusional with bizarre-type delusions.

People with delusional disorder often can continue to socialize and function normally, apart from the subject of their delusion, and generally do not behave in an obviously odd or bizarre manner. This is unlike people with other psychotic disorders, who also might have delusions as a symptom of their disorder. But in some cases, people with delusional disorder might become so preoccupied with their delusions that their lives are disrupted. Although delusions might be a symptom of more common disorders, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder itself is rather rare. Delusional disorder most often happens in middle to late life and is slightly more common in women than in men.   more

South Africa Health Minister reportedly bans doggy style during sex, says it causes teenage pregnancies and back pain for adults

While this is a little off topic for this blog, I just felt it was so absurd (and insane) that I had to share:

South Africa Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi has cautioned South African men to desist from the “doggy style” saying this lovemaking style is leading cause of teenage pregnancies, cancer, stroke and back pains for adults.

According to Aaron Motsoaledi, after six years of arduous research, he found out that one gets overworked during sex when one is standing or kneeling and overloads the veins in the legs which ultimately causes back pains and a stroke.  more

How Women Are Watching Porn Today, Because We’re Viewing It On Our Phones More Than Men

In case anyone out there had any doubts, women do watch porn. In fact, many love watching it on the regular and the number of women who admit to watching porn continue to rise each year. So in honor of International Women’s Day, Pornhub put together a list of insights on how women are watching porn. It might surprise you to know that we’re significantly watching more of it on one particular device than men are.

According to Pornhub’s 2016 Year in Review, it was found that women make up over a fourth of all visitors on the site. And, Pornhub saw significant decreases in traffic on January 21, the day of the Women’s March. Viewership even dropped over 20 percent in major cities like Washington D.C., New York, and Los Angeles. If traffic can change that much, clearly porn isn’t just a guy thing like many choose to believe.  more

Sexual Obsessions in OCD

How Sexual Obsessions Differ From Sexual Fantasies

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by compulsions (an uncontrollable impulse to perform an act, often repetitively) and obsessions(the inability to stop thinking about a certain topic or image without anxiety).

Within the realm of obsessions, a person with OC may become fixated on thoughts of violence, aggression, contamination, or even religion. Among the most troubling, however, are sexual obsessions.  more

Mental illness, Addiction and Digital Infidelity

Fifty years ago, I was six years old.  My family, like many families of the day, subscribed to Life magazine.  On the cover of the magazine for the week of September 16, 1966 was a picture of Sophia Loren.  The Hollywood starlet was portrayed wearing a black see-through lacy dress that covered all the necessary parts, and covered all the necessary standards for 1966.  But the picture left an image upon my brain that I can easily recall to this day.

Fifty years later, digital pornographic images are now easily accessible.  The Internet has made it possible for thousands of images and videos to be accessed within seconds.  The Internet has made it available for instant digital infidelity to occur.  Such images and encounters can easily be accessed on any smartphone, tablet, and computer.  more

Why, as a woman, I love watching porn

Porn is that age-old subject that seems to endlessly divide people – most notably women. Some call it misogynistic and out-dated, others can’t get enough of it.

Myself? I love a bit of porn. And not your ‘feminised’ version either, but your bog standard, easily available, Red Tube smut. It turns me on — both with a partner and on my own.

There is still a stigma attached to women watching porn, with much of the criticism aimed at the banal narratives of your average skin flick – we’re ‘supposed’ to enjoy things which are more mentally arousing.  more

The Brain’s Of Porn Addicts

Pornography: Helping or Harming Our Brains?

Over the past decade there has been much debate about the merits and risks of viewing pornography. Anti-porn advocates often argue that viewing erotic images can alter the brain and result in porn addiction. In this article we take a look at some of the recent research to better understand what the data tells us about pornography, psychology, and the brain.

Statistics on Porn Use

One does not have to go very far to obtain pornography; there are literally millions of websites at an internet user’s fingertips. Estimates of the amount of internet use devoted to pornography range from 4% to 46% (of all internet use), according to the media.  more

Women are watching more porn: reports

Ladies tuned into more pornography than ever last year with the phrase “porn for women” topping a list of the most searched fetishes online, new data revealed Tuesday.

The female-friendly term soared a panty-droppin’ 1,400 percent in 2017, compared to a 396 percent spike the year before, according to a report released by the steamy site

Lady horndogs made up 26 percent of the website’s 28.5 billion world-wide annual visitors, in part due to a rise in global viewership, according to the report.

More women are tuning in to online nudie flicks in countries such as South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Mexico, according to, a porn site that also released an end-of-the-year report.

In the U.S. , the porn term most often searched by women was “Daddy” while globally it was “Mom,” according to  more

11 Signs You May Be Addicted to Porn

Pornography addiction means being compulsively addicted to pornographic material despite the negative mental, physical and social effects. It is a behavioral addiction like compulsive internet use or cybersex addiction. Although diagnostic criteria does not exist for this disorder, it is seen as a compulsive disorder. Like pathological gambling or internet addiction, porn addicts see a decrease in the ability to stop, an increase in use over time, as well as adverse mental effects.

Internet addiction is particularly dangerous due to its accessibility and never ending supply. One survey found that of 9,265 participants, 1% of Internet users are clearly addicted to cybersex and 17% of users meet criteria for problematic sexual compulsivity.  more

Men have better sex with emotionally unstable women

Men have better sex with women who are emotionally unstable, a study has revealed.
And women prefer men who are less agreeable but pay attention to detail, according to the German survey of a thousand people.
We already know that a person’s perception of how compatible they are with their partner makes for a great sex life.
But until now, how someone’s personality influenced another’s sex life had not been widely studied.

Lead researcher Julia Velten and her colleagues interviewed each volunteer about their sex lives, personality and sexual function.  more