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Addiction to online sexual content

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by Prometheus12, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Prometheus12

    Prometheus12 Member

    I need help in the form of advice on overcoming addiction to online sexual content (specifically the stuff you have to pay for as it is affecting me financially).
    I’ve tried everything I can think of like getting people to block my phone and WiFi from that type of content but I always find a way (I’m pretty IT savvy). I can’t help myself due to being in that mind altering “horny state of mind”.
    Sorry if this is in the wrong place to discuss this but this issue has been the thorn in my side for years now and I’m desperate.
  2. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Prometheus12 Hello and welcome. Thank you for reaching out. Perhaps it would help you to see an addiction specialist. I think when we have exhausted our own methods of trying to stop an addiction, it's time to reach out to the professionals. They can help you learn ways to refrain from doing this, and perhaps deal with any other issues that you may be contending with. Do you think this is something you would want to try?
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  3. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Welcome to the community, @Prometheus12. I'm sorry that you're struggling with this addiction, but I'm glad you found us and decided to post.

    I think @Dominica's suggestion is a good one. Seeing an addiction specialist or a therapist who specializes in they type of addiction you have would be a great first step. It's okay to not be okay, and it's more than okay to seek help. We don't have to, and often can't, fix our problems ourselves.

    You may also want to check out a book called The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About: How I Let My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroy Relationships. It contains some great insight and advice. I've also heard good things about the Sexaholics Anonymous support group. Like Alcoholics Anonymous, they are a 12-step program and have meetings you can attend.

    We are here to help and support you any way we can, so don't hesitate to come here and lean on us anytime you feel the need.