Are you concerned that you or someone you know has a problem with pornography addiction?
With the introduction of the internet more of us than ever before have been exposed to pornography. Call us now for a pornography assessment at one of our clinics.
For most of us pornography excitement quickly loses its allure, for others however it can become an increasing and unhealthy addiction.
There is help out there though and this is not something you have to suffer alone.
Below you will find some of the most common symptoms of pornography addiction as well as the risks and the treatment options available to you.
What is Pornography Addiction?
Broadly speaking pornography addiction is an overuse of pornography that encroaches on someone’s normal daily life.
The use of pornography by someone who is addicted can often be a means of banishing unpleasant feelings, a temporary escapism, this is much the same with other forms of addiction.
It is thought to be a behavioural addiction , more frequently referred to as a process addiction as opposed to a substance related addiction (alcohol or drug addiction).
Other addictions that fall under this category are gambling, computers, video games, work and fitness but that list is by no means exhaustive.
Signs, Symptoms and Risks of Pornography Addiction
Because of the personal nature of this addiction many of those suffering from it are very secretive about their behaviour so spotting signs may be difficult.
However dependency will manifest itself in a number of ways such as, an increasing and persistent craving for pornography and sex in general.
Partaking in riskier and more extreme sexual practices in order to try and alleviate the cravings, irritability when unable to quench their cravings, potentially engaging in real life and online sexual practices that may be dangerous to their physical health and even illegal.
Pornography Addiction Treatment
Having the internet at home is not an uncommon phenomenon anymore and due to this the number of cases of people suffering from pornography addiction have increased vastly.
Treatment therefore has come on leaps and bounds and this is no longer something that you need to live with.
A trained addiction counsellor is the best person to speak to in the first instance, they will be able to guide you to the best route for your specific needs.
Rest assured as long as you want recovery, which is the biggest step, you can achieve it.