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Dec. 1, 2021

5 REASONS PORN ADDICTION IS REAL

5 REASONS PORN ADDICTION IS REAL

Porn addiction is becoming increasingly dominant in people of all ages. While some may shrug away this thought due to the sensitivity of the matter, porn addiction in some individuals can be dangerous. Read further to understand more about porn addiction. 

What is Porn Addiction?

You can only tell the difference between an urge or an addiction if you are aware of the thin line of the difference between the two. Addiction can greatly contribute to anxiety. 

One is a natural and normal phenomenon that is likely to be felt by anyone at any moment. The second is, however, a much extreme phenomenon that makes a person indulge in the excessive exercise of the said action where the behavior of the addicted person is noticeably alarming.

Whether you are an addict or are driven by certain urges that are slightly elevated, you can always identify a porn addict or someone with a tendency to fall prey to it by some particular behavioral patterns.

Porn addiction is a real problem with technology.

The following five signs help you decipher whether you are a porn addict or not.

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#1 You Feel A Strong Urge To Watch Porn Even If You Don't Want To

In order to know whether you truly are addicted to porn, it is to examine and analyze the intensity of urge you feel to watch porn. A fundamental indication that classifies you as an addict is the strong and inevitable urge that is insatiable even after getting the satisfaction of being able to watch porn.

It all starts with an urge that is nearly impossible to satisfy or suppress, and even upon fulfilling it, it proliferates instead of diminishing.

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#2 You Cannot Keep Yourself from Watching Porn

A key indication that depicts your addiction to porn is that even if you do not want to, you cannot keep yourself from watching porn. 

This leads you to look for excuses to be able to watch porn. You will let your every mood be a reason to catch a glimpse of a porn clip. So, whether you are happy or sad, you will take that as a "yes" to watching porn.

At such moments where a feeling of emptiness drives you, your addiction to porn will lead you to fill that emptiness by satisfying your urge to watch porn.

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#3 Sex Is No Longer Fun

As a consequence of porn addiction, you tend to lose interest in sex. It suddenly becomes a tedious task that wears you off.

You may feel sexually active. However, it might no longer feel exciting. You think you are doing something that is necessary to be done without feeling any pleasure or, say, no release of dopamine — the hormone that gives you the sense of satisfaction.

As a result, your sex life loses its charm and is no longer fun.

#4 You Are Anxious All the Time

When you are a porn addict, it becomes difficult for you to keep your nerves under control. As a result, you end up feeling anxious.

Since you are addicted to pornography, not accessing it may make you feel stressed out and driven by anxiety.

#5 You Are Willing to Take Things Far Just To Be Able To Watch Porn

A significant indication that you are addicted to watching porn and can't keep yourself from watching it is that you develop a sense of taking things far beyond the normal.

You risk everything by willing to take things far by watching porn in places where it is ethically wrong. Sites may include your office, park, and even in your college.

Common porn addiction causes.

Causes Of Porn Addiction

Nothing happens without reason. There is always a basal cause that leads to altered or heightened behavioral patterns that depict signs of addiction.

Similarly, in the case of porn addiction, there are some underlying causes that lead to porn addiction.

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Some of these causes are listed below:

  • Underlying Mental Health Conditions
  • Biological Reasons
  • Relationship Issues
  • Early Age Exposure

Ways To Cope with Addiction To Pornography

No issue exists without a solution. There are ways that can help you cope with an addiction of any sort. In order to help you get rid of porn addiction, the following methods may prove to be effective.

#1 Understanding And Acceptance

In order to resolve an issue, it is inevitably essential to understand that something is not right and measures are needed to be taken to make things right.

Once you understand that there is a problem with you, you should be able to convince yourself to accept it the way it is.

Only after understanding that an issue exists and accepting it, by all means, will you be able to help yourself get rid of it.

#2 Meditation and Physical Exercise

Porn addiction alters how the dopamine system works. Dopamine is a hormone that is responsible for making you feel pleasure and a feeling of reward.

One effective way to drive away your addiction to porn is by causing the release of dopamine by means other than watching porn. Meditation and exercise do wonders to heal people with porn addiction.

#3 Change in Lifestyle And Routine

Changing your lifestyle and making yourself busy with things that make it nearly impossible for you to access porn can contribute to helping you get rid of porn addiction.

Start waking up early in the morning and fill your routine with productive tasks and let the release of dopamine occur by means other than watching porn. This will eventually free you of your addiction to porn.

#4 Relationship Counseling

Relationship counseling can help improve your behavioral patterns to help you drive away from this sort of addiction.

#5 Psychotherapy

Opening up about a matter as sensitive as such may not be an easy task. Nonetheless, psychotherapies can help you improve your health and get rid of porn addiction.

#6 Moral Support by Closed Ones

Having the support of your loved ones can motivate you to enhance your mental health and become a better version of yourself.

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The Take Away! 

While porn addiction may seem to be a matter of shame too embarrassing to be discussed, it can lead to severe mental and physical health conditions if not dealt with in time.

Try to listen to those who need an ear to get rid of conditions as severe as porn addiction.