Porn Addiction

Do you spend your nights surfing through pictures or videos of naked men or women? Do you prefer to have to do your sexual acts alone although you have a wife? Do you really think that you spend more time looking for old porno movies, black and white porno photos and/ or new sexual methods than what you spend looking for educational or other types of useful information? Do you find the sexual porno comic stories hotter than your wife or girl friend? If all or most of your answers to the aforementioned questions were ‘yes’ then you are ‘Porn Addict’.

Despite the bad and unacceptable state of the internet in Syria, many people or let us say the majority of internet users in Syria used to browse porn websites while they are doing their work. This is normal, everyone in the world loves to see naked nice people, the unnormal thing, however, is to adopt such a habit and depend on it to get satisfaction or to compare it with the reality. This is what we are facing in Syria, since the internet is available for everyone, and no one can control its content, so if teenagers are left to satisfy themselves through using such websites, they will become addicts, especially when they live in such a strict society like ours.

 

Timeline

Pornography addiction used to spread through viewing and archiving porn magazines and videos. However, these days, porn addiction has new and frighteningly powerful carriers: the Internet, smart phones, live chat and social media.

Porn addicts today can feed their porn hunger through viewing online still photos, downloading porn videos or through having webcam sex (paid and unpaid).

Some use the internet to simply view images while others eventually end up using the internet as a way to meet with anonymous sexual partners. Although, smart phones offer some addicts instant phone-based porn downloads along with on-demand live video streaming of sexual activities, while Facebook can leave some cruising images and profiles for hours at a time.

 

What is porn addiction?

Similar to someone with a chemical or drug addiction, porn addiction tends to replace important relationships and commitments with its “drug” of choice: pornography. Pornography addicts tend to isolate themselves when engaging in their sexual acts. They can typically spend many hours or even days lost in two-dimensional images and videos.

While nonsexual internet addiction can also be painfully isolating and causes real life consequences to the person addicted to online gambling or fantasy games; internet porn addiction also carries a moral stigma and it is very likely that important love and sex relationships will be negatively affected.

While some sex and porn addicted use compulsive masturbation as a part of their acting out, others engage only minimally in the sex act itself but, nonetheless, end up losing themselves in the endless sexual images and sites found online.

 

Signs of porn addiction can include:

• An inability to stop the behavior(s) and porn use despite previous attempts to do so.

• Anger or irritability if asked to stop.

• Hiding or attempting to keep secret all or parts of the porn use.

• Living a double or secret life related to porn.

• Continuing the behavior despite obvious consequences, such as a relationship or job loss.

• Getting lost in the process porn use (i.e., spending more time than intended, losing count of time).

 

 

Getting Better

Recovery from porn addiction requires honesty and outreach. For those addicted to porn and sexual acts, honesty begins by finding someone knowledgeable and working in sexual addiction therapy and admitting the entire problem to them without omitting the embarrassing or humiliating parts.

Getting help with porn addiction can feel shameful, embarrassing or humiliating, but those feelings have to be tolerated when the greater concern is that the pornography addictions will significantly affect the life of the sex addict or in the lives of those he/she loves.

The sex addict involved in internet porn addiction should acknowledge his/ her problem to make a change, a decision that often comes much later than their partners would like to or can tolerate.

 

Porno addiction rehab help tips

Below is a list of a few tips for dealing with porn addiction:

• Talking about the issues in detail with a trusted friend or therapist who will be as honest with you as you are honest with them.

• Making an addiction prevention plan to be carried out when tempted.

• Putting tracking devices on your smart phone and computer so others (best not a spouse) can monitor your online behavior.

• Knowing the signs of porn addiction, both general signs and those specific to you.

• Knowing the stages of porn addiction.

If you think that it is not easy or suitable to talk about such addiction during the current crisis in Syria, then you are wrong. This addiction is more dangerous than any other addiction; because it takes our society apart, it destroys our social relationships and establishes the bases for a much more self-centered lifestyle making it harder to build a good and healthy society.

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