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Addiction to porn and other stuff

Discussion in 'Other Substances' started by AAngelo, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. AAngelo

    AAngelo Senior Contributor

    Has anybody seen the movie Don Jon? Well, it's basically about a guy who is addicted to porn to the point that even after sex, he still watches porn. It got me thinking. I mean, porn is basically satisfying sexual needs right. If it were a dude, after having sex, one should good. And by sex, I mean he gets to relieve himself as many times as he wants. But for a man to still go for porn after sex is perplexing. I'm not sure if this is real for porn addicts. Does this mean that porn is gives a different high from sex for porn addicts? I ask this because I'm curious about porn addicts as well as other addictions. I mean, if a smoker is covered in nicotine patches, shouldn't the craving to smoke disappear?
  2. AFKATafcar

    AFKATafcar Community Champion

    Due to porn addiction, many individuals don't feel satisfied mentally during sex, and others are completely unable to ejaculate during intercourse, though they can while watching pornography. A porn addiction is very real for the individuals that suffer from this affliction, and each person is affected by such addictions in a different manner.
  3. deewanna

    deewanna Senior Contributor

    I don't know which is worse, Porn addiction or drug addiction. The damage porn does to the mental mind is more than the benefits (That is if there is any benefit at all). People who watch porn regularly come out with different poisonous ideas about females, old or young. This is really injurious to the society.
    The fact is that they keep going deeper and deeper so that the normal sex would not be enough for release. They begin to want more and then turn to abnormal means.
  4. kylerlittle

    kylerlittle Community Champion

    Pornography is destructive and very bad to your mental health. I know some people might disagree with me but I completely disagree with the concept of pornography and I think sex should only be kept as a gift for your partner and done only with a partner that you're committed to for life. It makes it more meaningful to save your head and your heart for only one for life, than actually spread it with lust and weird sexual rituals that are being shown through pornography. I really hope people wake up and realise that it's destructive to society.
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  5. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    Porn addiction is one of the most terrible forms of addiction that there is. Go to www.xxxchurch.com to understand some of the damages of porn.
  6. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    I strongly agree that addiction to porn is terrible as it can make one a rapist. The mind of a porno addict might be always looking for sex that it will do anything just to have it no matter what. Pornography can even destroy the mind of a child if he or she was able to be exposed to it.
  7. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    There is somewhat of a link between porn addiction and rapists. The link has not officially been proven yet, but there are so many cases where rapists and murderers blame their psychological warfare on porn.
  8. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    Porn addiction is something that shouldn't be taken lightly. It is especially dangerous for teenagers because they are always looking for sex.
    This is as serious as a drug addiction.
  9. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    Right. I think those cases where rapists and murderers who blamed their psychological warfare on porn were links already between rapists and porn.
  10. Carmilla

    Carmilla Active Contributor

    I feel as if there is too much hate against pornography. There's nothing wrong with erotica or porn in small doses. It's no different that having a mental fantasy, except you're using visual simulation. The problem comes when it becomes an addiction, when porn is interfering with your life, when you need it. But I don't see using it simply to "scratch the itch" as wrong.

    I feel as if porn could stop rapists, not create them - by giving them an outlet. People who rape are already mentally disturbed, no normal person would do that just because they watched porn. Rapists who use porn as an excuse - it's exactly that, an excuse. I'm sure they would have done it anyway. It's the same as the "do video-games cause violence" argument.
  11. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    This interview with Ted Bundy is absolutely mind blowing:
  12. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    The video is really interesting. I hope that this kind of warnings should be taken seriously. In order to avoid thinking that it was just normal to get hooked on watching porn.
  13. katherine25

    katherine25 Senior Contributor

    I'm conflicted because I agree with both sides. I do think that there is nothing wrong with watching porn in small doses or even enjoying watching it with your partner once and a while if that's what you're into however, I do agree that especially with teenagers these days sex is become dominant and there are people who will go as far as they have to, to get it whether it means raping someone or not. Its pretty scary how far an addiction will you to get what you want.
  14. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    If you are addicted to porn then you may find it impossible to attend to other issues since you may consider watching porn the whole day. It also changes the way you look at the opposite sex. It is disturbing if you may want to download porn material all day. One needs to change at early stages before completely get addicted.
  15. kylerlittle

    kylerlittle Community Champion

    Absolutely. I think it has a lot of impact on society and how they would look at women. Even women themselves tend to think they are to be like that, when it's not true and real life sex and love between two married couples is much more valuable than what Porn has to offer.
  16. Totalarmordestine

    Totalarmordestine Senior Contributor

    I personally have no issues with porn and I think watching porn is normal. but,

    I think it is possible to have an addiction to it, but I do believe that women who are dead against it will often claim their husbands/bf's have an addiction when in fact it is normal use.

    An addiction would be excessive use that made or causes them to not actually want to have sex with their partner or is unable to have sex without it.......no matter who the woman is. They would be like this no matter what partner they had. It also becomes like an obsession that hugely impacts all aspects of their lives.

    Some men who have excessive use and substitute it for their sex lives don't have an addiction they have issues in the relationship. Perhaps they aren't getting any sex at all, Perhaps they are no longer attracted to their partner(she may have gained an excessive amount of weight etc), perhaps they are having severe problems and his interest in her has waned, perhaps he is bored with the kind of sex he is getting.

    The latter scenario isn't an addiction because if the problems were solved or it was a different person he would more than likely not watch it as often and more than likely wouldn't choose it over sex.

    Most men who excessively use it and not for an addiction will not communicate the real reason for doing so. either because it sounds like a cruel thing to say or because the wife isn't open enough to hear it.or they have poor relationship communication.
  17. tarverten

    tarverten Senior Contributor

    Looking at pornography regularly should not be considered as an addiction, however if a person's desire to look at it becomes compulsive and if they can't look at then they have a negative reaction, it may suggest that pornography is starting to interfere with their everyday life. I am not suggestion that if a person has a spouse who has a particular aversion to pornography and doesn't like them looking at it, that this establishes that they have a porn addiction, but if your loved ones are concerned because of the time someone spends looking at porn and thinking about it then this may suggest a psychological dependency ,which can indicate an addiction.

    Porn addictions have become more frequent since the internet boom and is sometimes considered part of sex and love addiction.

    In response to your specific questions: most people wouldn't put a limit on the amount of times they have sex a day - but if sexual promiscuity comes from sex addiction then obviously this is different to having a highly charged libido. Additionally, once thought to be an exclusively male issue, porn, sex and love addictions are also prevalent in woman.
  18. blastguardgear

    blastguardgear Senior Contributor

    Starts to become obsessive, like addictions of all kinds, the more they get, the more they want always chasing the next best "high".
    Some even watch porn at work risking job losses etc, they just can`t help themselves.
    Serious counselling needed!
    So yes there is such a thing!
  19. thepieeatingjay

    thepieeatingjay Senior Contributor

    I would define it like any other addiction - when the desire to watch porn gets out of conscious control and overwhelms a person's life.
    Another issue is the relationship between watching porn and "real sex". You could make the argument that it is somehow unhealthy to not have sex with an available live partner and to watch porn instead (which seems to be the problem that quite a few wives have with their husbands). But I would not call that an "addiction". It is rather the lack of lust relating to one's partner that can be seen as a problem.
  20. shadowsupernature

    shadowsupernature Senior Contributor

    All addictions are about lack-of-control.
    Can't stop even if you want to.
    Do it at inappropriate times & places.
    Causes a negative effect on your life - someone else's disapproval doesn't count, you have to blow-off your responsibilities for the addiction.

    If you prefer porn over your wife, there's a problem (though it still might not be addiction).

    But yes, many, many, many people call others addicted when they are no where close to addicted.