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ANCIENT PORNOGRAPHY AND HUMAN SEXUAL FANTASY

Pornography has been a natural part of human sexual curiosity expression since the dawn of time. This is evidenced in cave excavation and artefacts of early humans and in ancient civilizations.

PORNOGRAPHY TODAY

Most people in western culture normalise watching porn on occasions. They may see porn as a form of entertainment, or extension to their sexuality. However, in our 21rst century, with an estimated global average of 30.000 pornographic internet searches per second and an estimated 1 in 5 mobile phone searches, pornography has taken a harmful turn on porn consumer’s mental health and sexual desire.

EXCESSIVE PORNOGRAPHY CONSUMPTION 

Excessive pornography consumption may eventually peak in harmful distortion of sexual reality by creating unrealistic sexual desire and expectation in young and older folks, thus harming individuals, couples, marriages and families alike.

WHY HABITUAL PRONOGRAPHY USE CAN BECOME PROBLEMATIC

Behavioural studies using male mammals, known as the Coolidge Effect, explains a brain behaviour of increased sexual interest in a novel partner over an existing sexual partner. Watching online pornography introduces a never ending stream of new virtual sexual partners to the fantasy of the consumer. This may explain why regular pornography consumers lose sexual interest in their long term real life sexual partners.

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION AND SEXUAL FUNCTION

Acquired complications to psychosexual health and sexual function exposes pornography consumers at risk of sexual numbing towards their real life partners. An alarming number of male pornography consumers, including young and physically healthy men, report losses of libido, partial impotence, and difficulties with obtaining or maintaining erections firm enough to achieving penetration or completing intercourse. This condition is known as Pornography Induced Erectile Dysfunction, or PIED.

INTERNET PORNOGRAPHY IS BREAKING THROUGH BOUNDARIES

Internet pornography is breaking through boundaries of hundreds of thousands of porn consumers around the world, and has unwittingly lead to an unacceptable high number of consumers addicting to porn and requiring treatment from sex addiction specialists.

HARMFUL PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION CAN DEVELOP FAST

Pornography addiction may develop fast and without warning. Porn addiction is characterised by escalations of cravings and compulsions to consume more porn and, in some cases, enacting porn motivated sex with either imagined, artificial, paid, or real life sex partners. Such behaviour has emerged as a new form of consent and infidelity conflict in couples, and as a major contributor to relationship and marriage upheaval and breakdown.

For some addicts, compulsive pornography habits may stand in the way to form a meaningful relationship in the first place.

WHEN DOES PORNOGRAPHY BECOME AN ADDICTIVE DISORDER?

Pornography addiction disorder can be assumed when porn has become the centrepiece in a person’s thought process, when acting out pornography has taken over other areas of a person’s life, and when a person is unable to stop, or permanently cut down on such behaviour despite their sincere desire to do so, and despite their full awareness of the negative consequences pornography imposes on their own, or on their loved ones life.

HOW TO QUIT PORN

How to Quit Porn? Sex Addiction Australia can help. Our highly trained professional counsellor and clinical sex therapist has more than 20 years of clinical experience in successfully treating porn addicts. Our porn addiction therapy and counselling sessions are designed to make you feel comfortable while discussing sensitive personal sexual topics. We take an individual and person tailored approach to treatment and to suit our clients circumstances. Contact Sex Addiction Australia to learn how to quit porn for good and improve your life and relationships.

PREVALENCE OF PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION

Watching porn might start out as a harmless sexual curiosity and can develop into an unforeseen harmful sexual addiction. A United States study estimates that 56% of men and 41% of women consume pornography on a monthly basis. About 8%-10% of the adult population is now estimated to having addicted to pornography and/or compulsive pornography influenced sexual behaviours. However, a majority of pornography consumers do not addict.

IS PORNOGRAPHY THREATENING OUR SOCIETY?

Researchers explain the brain is capable of plasticity  and acquiring new tastes of sexual desires. The overwhelming volume, and easy access to soft and hard core Internet pornography carries an inherit danger to ‘trick’ the brain into needing more and craving more porn. Unfortunately, even children are increasingly reported to accessing adult pornography. Premature sexualisation in under-aged teens, or even younger children, is raising alarming concerns in regards to long term outcomes to their sexual and social development.

PORNOGRAPHY DEPENDENCY

Pornography addicts have developed a dependency on quick and intense brain rewards from watching porn. Common signs of dependency include a growing tolerance and desensitization to porn and sex, and a constant need to upscale the frequency and intensity of pornography consumption in a pursuit for satisfaction and relief.

SIDE EFFECTS AND WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS OF PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION 

  • Constantly returning porn cravings and compulsive sexual thoughts and fantasy.
  • Loss of motivation, lowered self esteem, ‘dark thought’, boredom, anger, rage, restlessness, emptiness, meaninglessness, flatlining, when not consuming porn.
  • Loss of control, failure to permanently stop the behaviour despite serious attempts to do so.
  • Moderate to severe mood swings before and after acting out porn, masturbation, sex.
  • Lengthily recovery periods after acting out porn, masturbation, sex.
  • Increasing dysphoria, dissatisfaction, anxiety or depression.
  • Interrupted sleep patterns, tiredness agitation, concentration difficulties, general physical malaise.
  • Low energy, lowered productivity.
  • Developing difficulty with intimacy, desire, and affection in a relationship. Blaming or avoiding the partner.
  • Researchers warn that some men will develop pornography induced erectile dysfunction (PIED). (Research 2014 Max Plank Institute, Germany).

WHY CAN’T I STOP MYSELF

Individuals, who have addicted to pornography and sex, are believed to have undergone brain changes. On August 15 th 2011, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has publicly issued a statement that ‘addiction is a primary chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry’.

Sex Addiction Australia says ‘This statement expresses a clear change from previous concepts of classifying addictive behaviour as choice behaviour, which has contributed to stigmatisation, rather than offering much needed rehabilitation. The ASAM research study highlights addiction as a disorder of the brain requiring clinical treatment to achieve full recovery.”

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