WHAT IS PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION?


 
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Porn addiction is a sexual compulsive behavior consisting of a compulsion to watch pornographic content including pornographic video’s, movies, images, magazines, or books.  Porn addiction leads to serious negative consequences in one’s relationships and well-being.  At the core of porn addiction is an unmanageability and powerlessness to quit.  A porn addict can spend many hours indulged in viewing pornographic content, while losing ability to manage ones behavior - potentially causing major consequences like: losing your job, relational turmoil, divorce, and community status. 

Is Pornography Addictive?

Research shows that in the development of a porn addiction the porn addict experiences many changes in the brain. Overtime the porn addict’s neural pathway’s become wider as they are increasingly over exposed to pornography causing the neural circuitry in the brain to automate sexual compulsive behavior. Studies have shown that the effects porn addiction has on the brain is the same affect of substance use. Overtime, as urge's and craving's increase in the porn addict's life they will often find themselves viewing more explicit porn to experience the same pleasure or high they originally experienced, leading to more consequences.  Many porn addicts report experiencing Erectile Dysfunction (See the symptoms of porn addiction below.)

 
 
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Symptoms of Porn Addiction

Consider which of the following symptoms are true for you:

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • You have an overpowering desire to watch porn

  • Finding yourself thinking and obsessing about porn and looking at porn 

  • Hiding your porn use and collection of pornography from others

  • Tried to quit watching porn and cannot - Feelings of powerlessness to quit

  • Have failed obligations and commitments due to your porn use

  • Porn use has got in the way of sleeping, eating, or working

  • Feelings of shame and guilt for watching porn

  • Your porn use has threatened your life - job status, close relationships, marriage, or partner

Is There A Cure For Pornography Addiction?

Though pornography is not a drug, it affects the brain psychologically the same as drugs and alcohol do.  Due to the severity of the affect porn has on the brain, most often porn addiction is treated professionally. The "cure" for pornography addiction involves seeking proper treatment that effectively addresses the debilitating dynamics that cause an individual to become addicted to pornography.  Freedom U's recovery program features an online comprehensive e-course, personal coaching sessions with one of our professional sexual addiction recovery coaches, and lifetime access to our daily recovery e-book. 

 
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Confidential Treatment for Porn Addiction

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Overcoming porn addiction can be very challenging sexually and socially and getting help and admitting that you are struggling can feel very embarrassing or humiliating.  at Freedom U we understand the importance of confidentiality and care around recovery. Freedom U Sexual Wellness Recovery Institute provides an comprehensive online based treatment program for individuals with complex issues surrounding pornography. 

We are an online based outpatient treatment center with a specialized recovery program, dedicated to giving the highest quality of care. Our program is offered exclusively to individuals suffering from sexual addiction. Freedom U is an online based outpatient treatment center with a specialized recovery program committed to helping individuals achieve freedom and well-being from compulsive sexual behavior by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to safe, high-quality care, and treatment. 

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