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Pornography Addiction

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Pornography has been a part of human sexual fantasy since the dawn of time, as evidenced in cave excavations of early humans and in ancient civilizations. Expression of sexual fantasy and sexual curiosity is a fundamental human desire to this day. In our 21st century however, Internet Pornography has changed the landscape of porn and it’s influences on human sexual desire and sexual identity, the physicality of sex and sexual expectations, and boundaries of sexual consent, for hundreds of thousands of porn consumers around the world. Soft and hard core porn is steaming endlessly online and has contributed to an estimated 10% of users to addict, and now requiring treatment from sex addiction specialists. Get help right here! Affirmotive Sex Addiction Australia is one of Australia’s foremost sex therapists with more than two decades of experience in helping sex addicts to stop the cycle of porn addiction for good.

Pornography addiction may develop fast and without warning, and is characterised by cravings and compulsions to consume more porn, and/or enacting porn motivated sex with real life partners. This behaviour has emerged as a new form of consent conflict and infidelity, and has become a major contributor to relationship and marriage breakdown and divorce. For some addicts, compulsive pornography habits may stand in the way to form a meaningful relationship in the first place.

Sex Addiction Australia’s approach to a successful pornography and sex addiction therapy is provided by our qualified clinical sex therapist with more than 20 years of research and professional experience in the field of human sexuality and behaviour. We can help sex addicts to stop their vicious cycle of pornography addiction. We offer private and strictly confidential one-on-one sex addiction therapy for porn addicts, and sensitive professional trauma counselling for their spouses and families who suffer the impact and enormity of intimate betrayal trauma.

WHEN DOES PORNOGRAPHY BECOME AN ADDICTIVE DISORDER?

Most people in western culture normalise watching porn on occasions. They may see porn as a form of entertainment, or extension to their sexuality. Some people warn of pornography as a source of encouraging sexual aggression in real life, while others argue in favour of pornography as a source of resolving sexual aggression online, and indeed lowering the sex crime rate. The porn debate is loaded and ongoing….

***Pornography addiction disorder can be assumed when porn has become a 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 the behaviour, despite their strong desire to do so, and despite their full awareness of the negative consequences pornography does impose on their own, and their relationship life.

‘YOUR BRAIN ON PORN’ MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

If you think you could be addicted to porn, you may want to read this; Cambridge University, UK has released a recent study on ‘Pornography Addiction And The Brain’, led by Dr. Valerie Voon. The study suggests addiction to pornography is an ‘Identifiable And Diagnosable Disorder’ of the brain. Please read further information and research.

HOW TO QUIT PORN

How to Quit Porn? Sex Addiction Australia can help. Our highly trained professional counsellors and clinical sex therapists have many years of 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 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

Addiction to pornography may develop relatively fast. Watching porn might start out as 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 be addicted to compulsive sex and pornography. However, a majority of pornography consumers do not addict.

IS PORNOGRAPHY THREATENING OUR SOCIETY?

Researchers explain that the brain is capable of sexual 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, even if the viewer does not really like it. Unfortunately, even children are increasingly reported to accessing adult Internet 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 ADDICTION AFFECTS MEN AND WOMEN

Men of any age and background can be addicted to porn. Pornography is believed to be three times more addictive in men, as compared to women. Men are more prone to addict to pornography due to their predominantly visually orientated male sexual arousal system of the brain.

Women are not immune. Porn addiction is commonly seen as a male problem. However, the number of women addicted to pornography is increasing in actual facts. This increase of female pornography addiction may be a result of a variety of factors including; initially using porn for a laugh and giving pornography a socially acceptable status, the easy access to pornography, and turning up the frequency of watching porn, as well as the anonymity and permission giving environment of the Internet.

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 a constant need to upscale the frequency and intensity of pornography consumption.

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

  • Constantly returning porn cravings and compulsive sexual thoughts and fantasy.
  • Loss of motivation, 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.
  • Interrupted sleep patterns, agitation, anger, food/alcohol consumption increase, concentration difficulties, general physical malaise.
  • 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’.

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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