Porn Addiction

Is your pornography use out of control? Is pornography ruining your ability to have relationships? Viewing pornography can become compulsive and develop into an addiction. People suffering from pornography addiction spend increasing amounts of time watching pornography. This can lead to numerous negative consequences such as an inability to have a sexual relationship with a real person, relationship problems, increasingly dangerous sexual behaviours, infidelity, legal charges, and adverse effects on finances and occupations. Take back control of your life and contact us today for a free 15 minute consultation.

Symptoms of Pornography Addiction;

  • Pornography use feels out of your control.
  • You are unsuccessful in your efforts to limit your use or stop.
  • You experience a cycle of excitement and stimulation before and during use, followed by intense shame, guilt, remorse or depression.
  • You go out of your way to hide your use from others, frequently delete your internet browsing history, or lie about your use.
  • You spend considerable time thinking about pornography when you are not using it, as well as taking time to plan when you will use it again.
  • The time you spend watching pornography increases to the point of taking precedent over other responsibilities, hobbies or relationships.
  • Your use of pornography has negative consequences in your life. For example, you may participate in increasingly risky behaviors that may cause you or others physical or emotional harm. Your use may negatively impact your academics, job performance, or even place you at risk to lose a job if caught.
  • Your pornography use or other sexual behaviors cause problems in intimate relationships, create emotional distance between you and others you care about, or cause people in relationships with you to feel neglected or distrustful.
  • You are unable to function sexually in intimate relationships.

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