Can’t stop looking at porn, even if you want to? Is the obsession getting to the point (or at the point) that it interferes with work, relationships, and other parts of daily life? You are not alone. In 2019, the top site for pornography recorded 42 billion visits -- that’s 115 million visits a day.
Sexual addiction has been given many names over the years, including: hypersexual desire, hypersexuality, and sexual compulsive disorder (to name a few). To put it simply, sexual addiction can be described as a person’s lack of control over some sexual behavior that negatively impacts his or her life and/or the lives of others.
SEX AND PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION COMPLICATIONS
Failure to get help for a sex or pornography addiction can lead to complications such as:
- Guilt, shame, and low self-esteem
- Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts
- Neglect of your partner
- Damaged relationships
- Loss of focus at work
- Job loss from watching internet porn at work
- Debt from buying things to support your habit
- Troubles with drug and/or alcohol abuse
It is important that you and your partner seek the advice of a trained professional if sexual and/or pornography addiction is/are suspected. However, here are some signs and symptoms to look for:
SIGNS OF PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION
SIGNS OF SEXUAL ADDICTION