How to Overcome Porn Addiction

How to Break a Porn Addiction

Before the Internet made pornography readily accessible, porn addiction was practically non-existent. Of course, there have always been some people that collect adult videos and magazine subscriptions featuring women in sexual poses, but fifty years ago it was rare to see nudity featured in a magazine. Today, we can access hundreds of websites and watch hours of pornographic material organized into over 200 different categories.

The rise of the Internet created a huge opportunity for the porn industry and became a threat to the traditional mediums of viewing pornographic material. Many people, even if they are in a happy relationship and have children, watch porn. There is nothing wrong with turning up the heat in the bedroom by watching some erotic scenes. The problem begins when you spend more time watching porn than maintaining real human relationships.

Some facts about porn:

– 25% of Internet searches are pornography related.

– Every second approximately 372 people are typing adult terms into a search engine.

– 11-years old – the average age of first exposure to Internet porn.

– www. whitehouse.com was a porn website until 2004.

– A University of Montreal study was unable to examine the differences between men who watch porn and those who did not because they were unable to find a single man who had not watched porn.

How to Break a Porn Addiction

Why porn is actually bad for you?

Researchers say that those who have a compulsive lust for porn were more likely to have severe social problems. 47% of research subjects watched 30 minutes to three hours of porn per day. The Internet generation has become obsessed with easy sex. Because sexual content is so easily accessible, they have lost the desire for the real thing, and have become desensitized to sexual stimuli. Easy access to Internet porn has affected many men, causing a new syndrome called “Sexual Attention Deficit Disorder.”

Porn watchers get so accustomed to the high levels of visual stimulation that comes from watching Internet porn that they’re unable to focus while having sex with a woman. As a result, these men have problems maintaining erections, and may even experience delayed or premature ejaculation. Many of these men have trouble reaching climax, and have to be aided by manual or oral stimulation. Because watching porn can rewire the male brain to crave instant gratification, men who have been exposed to too much porn tend to get bored or impatient during sex with a real woman..

Are you addicted to porn?

Porn addiction has not yet been listed as an official mental disorder. But if pornography is keeping you from finding fulfillment in real human contact or is affecting your relationships with other people, you should take the issue seriously. Porn addiction may also be related to sex addiction. Just as an alcoholic needs to progressively increase the amount of alcohol they drink, a porn addict needs to consume more and more sexual content. It can only get worse.

Porn addiction recovery – 3 methods to overcome porn addiction:

Setup a security block on your computer

The first step is to ask a specialist to setup an adult content filter on your computer. When you are tempted to view porn, you will be blocked from accessing websites that contain pornography. This has become an increasingly popular solution among parents wanting to protect their children from inappropriate websites. It has also been used in many offices to keep employees focused on their work-related duties.

Join a support group

If you think that you may be addicted to porn, get involved with a support group such as Porn Addicts Anonymous, No-Porn.com, or choose from any one of the many other groups popping up all over the Internet dedicated to overcoming porn addiction. It might seem illogical to turn to the Internet for help with this problem, but many addicts have found comfort and healing through sharing their stories and experience with others suffering from the same condition. It may even help you to come to terms with the problem.

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Seek professional help

The best and most costly way, of combating any addiction is seeking the help of a personal therapist. Any qualified psychologist or psychiatrist will be able to properly diagnose the problem and be able to provide you with effective methods for reducing your dependency on pornography.

How to Break a Porn Addiction

Like all other forms of entertainment, porn is fine when viewed in moderation. For most of us, viewing pornography is an occasional pleasure, but for those who are driven to view porn compulsively, it can turn into a trap. Fortunately, through a combination of research, Internet filters, and professional therapy, it is an obstacle that can be overcome.

Want to know more? Watch: The Great Porn Experiment

About the author Thomas

Thomas Davis is 25-year old college student, passionate about computer science. After being a shy guy for most of his life, he realized that confidence is a learnable skill that anyone can possess with practice.

  • Only7inches

    Good stuff, don’t skip the TED video in the end