Porn Addiction – Side Effects of Porn

What is Porn Addiction ?

Porn Addiction is another word for Sex addiction. Porn addiction can refer to a range of behaviours that are done in excess and imapct one’s life in a negative manner. Addiction of anything can be dangerous. In the same way the addiction of porn can cause serious consequences in many aspects of life.

Pornography addiction

Addiction to porn has become very common this days. Mostly, the youth are getting distracted by these addiction.

Statistics related to pornograhy (United States)

Every Second

  • 28,858 Users watches porn on the internet.
  • $3,075.64 spent on porn.
  • 372 people type word ‘adult’ in the search engine.

Every Day

  • 37 pornographic videos created in US.
  • More than 2.5 billion porn containing emails sent or recieved.
  • 116,000 queries related to child porn.
  • 68 million searches related to porn which is 25% of total seraches on the internet.

Pornography Stats :- Source

Signs and Symptoms of Porn Addiction

  • Watching excessive porn . Defintion of ‘excessive’ can be different for different peoples. Excessive means what you consider healthy or the point at which pornography starts to have negative impact on your or someone’s life.
  • Watching porn excessively interferes in your day to day life and normal daily behaviour.
  • More time you spent watching porn, or searching more pornographic contents, to get you aroused it means that you have developed tolerance.
  • You feel distressed or being distracted from your work, when porn is stopped.
  • Sexual dysfunction i.e Impotence, premature ejaculation etc.
  • If you watch pornography on daily basis, It can increase the chance of Sexually transmitted disease (STD).
  • Watching porn daily affects your realtionship with your partner.
Porn addiction

I will recommed you that it is best to consult to a healthcare professional, If you are concerned about your behaviour towards porn. A health care professional will be best for you as it will give correct information about your behaviour and solution to it.

What Causes Porn Addiction ?

Porn addiciton is also like other addictions. You can know if a person is porn addcited or not by just following ” operant conditioning “ principle.

What is operant conditioning ?

Operant conditioning is a method of a learning in which we give rewards or punishment according to one’s behaviour.

Lots of different things can be reinforcing, and thus influence our behavior, but porn can be especially reinforcing because the reward taps into a very basic instinctual drive–sex. Therefore, it is very easy to become addicted to porn–it is accessing a fundamental (and very enjoyable) natural drive. It is also much easier to obtain than going out and finding a “mate” to fulfill this drive.

Causes of Porn Addiction

There is a lot of controversies regarding porn addicition, So the researchers have yet to decide the clear cause of porn addiciton.

A study in USA shows that the very idea of existence of porn causes lots of distress in one’s mind. Watching porn excessively can cause many problem not only mental but also physical. Some of these causes may include :

  • Mental health conditions: A person may use porn as a escape from psychological distress.
  • Problems in relationship: Pornography can be a cause for one’s sexual dissatisfaction.
  • Biological causes: Some biological factors like brain chemistry changes when a person views porn . It might lead one’s to Sexual crimes.

Overview of Porn Addiction

A porn addiction has the potential to cause following porblems.

Social Isolation

  • Neglecting Social Activities
  • living a secret life
  • Self centered
  • Choosing pornography and self pleasure over peoples

Mood Disorders

  • Irritable mood
  • Always angry and depressed
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety and fearfulness

These above problems are just starting. There is a lot of problems people face when they are addicted to porn like accessing porn in work place, objectifying people as a sex object, Sexual problems and so on. Watching porn release several chemicals in the mind which plays with your mind and and causes a lot of disturbance in your life.

Treatment of Porn addiction

According to research there is no particular treatment for this addiction. Yes it is possible because some doctors and counsellor believes that the porn addiction is not a medical condition. Some believes that no treatment is required for this addiction.

But after viewing the issues related to porn addiction , Below I am giving some tips to cope up with this addcition.

  • Therapy: This can help a person understand their relationship with porn, identify unmet sexual needs, and develop strategies for dealing with psychological distress.
  • Relationship counseling: Relationship counselling can also benefit in this addiciton because it is possible you are not getting proper fullfillment from your partner.
  • Medication: Some people uses porn as distraction from other issues. So get a proper medication for the underlying issues.
  • Lifestyle : LIfestyle plays important role in this addiction. Most people uses porn to get over with thier boredom and lonliness. So living a healthy life like doing yoga and meditation can help you to get over with this addiction.

Summary

Wacthing pornography content in excess cause a lot of physical and mental problems. This addiction mainly found in teenagers. They think that this will not effect their life. But this effects their life the most. According to a research 9/10 boys are exposed to pornographic content before 18.

We must know what is good for us and what is bad. This is not only our responsibilty but the teacher and parents should also take care of their children and teach them what is good or bad for them.

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