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    Sex and pornography addiction

    Sex and Pornography addiction has been described as a behavioral addiction characterized by compulsive, excessive sexual activity, repeated use of pornographic material until it causes serious negative consequences to one’s physical, mental, social, and/or financial well-being. Porn addiction is one of the most commonly reported sex addiction problems, especially among younger individuals

    Sex and Porn addiction develops much like a drug addiction. Like in drug addiction the problems arise when urges to view porn conflict with an individual’s daily responsibilities. Instead of leaving for work on time, the addict may decide to stay at home and watch porn. Many porn addicts report that they end up in a distressing situation where their shameful sexual release is the only positive experience they get to have.

    Negative effects of sex and pornography addiction

    • It consumes your thinking. You spend increasing amounts of time using pornography.
    • You may neglect responsibilities or become less effective in your job or in academics.
    • It causes problems in your intimate relationships, such as creating emotional distance between people you love or causing those in a relationship with you to feel neglected.
    • You might spend too much money on pornography or put yourself in dangerous situations you would not normally be in due to the pornography.
    • One may become prone to immoral, antisocial and even criminal activity.

    Treatment

    Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been suggested as a possible effective treatment for sex and pornography addiction based on its success with addicts. Acceptance and commitment therapy has also been shown to be a potentially effective treatment for problematic Internet pornography viewing.

    Holistic Treatment

    Holistic treatment including lifestyle medicine, acupuncture, yoga, homeopathy, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy offers very effective lasting cure of sex and pornography addiction.