PORNOGAPHY ADDICTION

Pornography refers to written or visual materials (e.g., videos, magazines, novels) with explicit sexual content designed solely to arouse sexually and/or to satisfy the sexual urges of the viewer. 

 

With the Internet, pornography is easily accessible, affordable and most importantly, anonymous. Although pornography-viewing usually starts off as a recreational activity, constant exposure to images that are sexual in nature can quickly become pleasurable and highly addictive. This often leads to conflicts with spouses and may even disrupt  daily activities  such as school and work. For many, the inability to stop watching pornography usually brings about immense guilt and shame.

SIGNS OF PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION

  • Unable to stop or control the need to consume pornography

  • Strong desire to watch pornography, even when it conflicts with personal beliefs

  • Often makes time to watch pornography, especially when the opportunity to be alone arises

  • Prioritises watching pornography at the expense of important events and/or people

  • Often feels ashamed, depressed or disgusted with oneself after watching pornography

The good news is, recovery from pornography addiction is possible when addressed with proper and timely intervention. There is hope of being free from pornography addiction.