Watching Too Much Erotica Can Make You A Porn Addict. Read More To Know Why?

Pornography is a loaded subject. Opponents argue that it can ruin marriages, lead to sexual addiction or unhealthy behaviors & encourage sexual aggression. 

On the other hand, proponents claim that erotica can enhance sex lives, provide a safe recreational outlet and perhaps even reduce the incidents of sexual assaults!

Some people say that they were/are addicted to pornography.

Can porn be an addiction?

Yes, it can be! Watching too much erotica can make you a porn addict. It affects the thinking capacity, health and even can cause depression and anxiety.

SYMPTOMS THAT YOU ARE A PORN ADDICT

  • The decrease in concentration and productivity at work.
  • Viewing progressively more intense and bizarre sexual content.
  • Anger and irritability if confronted about the extent of porn use.
  • Keeping secrets, covering up your lies and always trying to escape from the crowd.
  • Avoiding gatherings so that you can stay alone and watch erotica.
  • Experiencing craving to view porn
  • Neglecting family, social circle or work obligations to view porn.
  • Feeling aroused most of the time and thinking about sex.
  • Insomnia and not able to sleep even if you are tired.
  • Feeling anxious, stressed or irritable if not able to access porn.

HOW TO TREAT?

  • Acceptance and Self-Realization

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Firstly it is the most important thing to realize that you are suffering from addiction and to accept it. Do not feel guilty as it is a natural thing in human behavior. It is important to realize that what you are doing is wrong and is affecting your health and brain very badly.

  • Give yourself time to recover.

Yes, it is not easy to overcome any addiction be it porn or any other addiction but it is not impossible. It will take time so it is important that you give yourself sufficient time to overcome and take the help of counselors and motivational speakers.

  • Avoid staying alone and socialize as much as you can.

If you are facing addiction then try to avoid being alone for long time periods, as loneliness will provoke you to access and view porn. So try to socialize, make new friends, attend gatherings and travel as much as you can!

  • Share your problem with your family and friends

Share your problem with your family and friends. At first, they might react angrily or scold you(maybe) but at the end of the day they will be the only one to be by your side and will help you to get over it.

  • Meditation and spirituality

Meditation can help! It will not only improve your health but will also bring positivity in your life. Try to get up early in the morning and meditate. Also, go for morning prayers. Try to visit churches and temples often.

  • Keep yourself busy with these things.


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Whenever you are free and not doing anything follow your hobbies. Read books and blogs, travel, meet friends and relatives, give a chance to photography, try painting, organize parties and get together with your peeps, listen to good music, do yoga and gymming etc.

Overcoming any addiction may not be easy but it is not impossible. You just need love and affection to help yourself out. Never lose hope! If any of your friend or known is suffering through the same problem tag them or share it with them and help them out!