Deal with Porn Addiction

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Somethings are terrible! When in limit its ok! But when out of control it can spoil your life and
interfere with other issues.


Understand healthy sexuality. Healthy sexuality recognizes that sexuality is a positive and enriching form of communication in which we give, receive, and personally experience pleasure and emotions. It is an expression that can benefit us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Unhealthy sexuality includes feeling shame around sexuality, seeing sexual energy as uncontrollable, using sex as exploitation or to hurt someone, using power or force over someone in a way that was not mutually consented. 
    Identify signs of internet addiction. There are no set guidelines that mark when internet consumption becomes an addiction. However, there are some markers that indicate your use of the internet and pornography has become a problem that interferes with your life. Some common signs include:[3][4]
    • Losing track of time spent watching pornography
    • Having difficulty completing tasks at work or at home
    • Social isolation away from family and friends
    • Feeling guilty or defensive about porn usage
    • Feeling a sense of euphoria when consuming pornography
    • Continued use despite negative consequences
    • Porn consumption feels out of your control; efforts have been unsuccessful to stop
    • Use of pornography consumes your thoughts; you anticipate use when unavailable
    • Your intimacy with a partner has become strained due to use
    Decide what needs to change. Once you’ve decided if you have a problem, you’ll need to identify what exactly you’re wanting to change. Some people may want to stop porn consumption altogether, while others may want to change how and when they watch porn. You may want to stop watching a certain genre of pornography. Be clear in what you want to change in order to move forward.

    Combat underlying problems. For some people, excessive use of the internet and pornography results as a way to self-soothe. Stress, depression and anxiety may be underlying problems that fuel an internet and pornography addiction. Perhaps you struggled with drugs or alcohol in the past. Excessive internet use and pornography may be a way of numbing similar to how drugs helped you cope

    Build your coping skills. If you use porn as a way to cope with your emotions, there are more productive ways to cope. If you use pornography because you are shy interacting with individuals you are romantically interested in, consider building your social skills. Perhaps you deal with anger or frustration through internet and porn. Find ways to address these areas of your life that don’t include pornography

    Combat boredom. Since excessive porn consumption is generally a habit, one of the major causes is boredom. You simply don't have anything else you'd rather be doing, so you turn to internet and pornography for entertainment. If you combat boredom and fill your time with other activities, you can kick a porn habit.

    Deal with loneliness. Loneliness can also drive people to excessive porn use. If you find that you're isolating yourself from other people, make an effort to meet people and interact. Focus on building your relationships so that you experience healthy, satisfying relationships with those around you so you're not always alone.

    Strengthen your support network. Spend more time with your family, or determine to build or strengthen friendships. Have friends that can support you in dealing with your internet and pornography habit, and encourage you as you quit. Find the friends you trust and discuss your problem with them, and ask them for help.

    Overcome trauma. Trauma is often a source of addiction problems.[8] If you suffered a sexually-based emotional or physical trauma, you may be more likely to develop an unhealthy relationship with porn. If this is the case with you, you should consult with a mental health professional so that you can work to overcome your trauma.
    • Ask your doctor for a referral to a therapist.
    • Often, simply acknowledging your trauma and talking about it to friends, family members, and other survivors can help you come to terms with those feelings and start moving toward healthier behaviors.