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How Porn Took Control of Your Life

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How Porn Took Control of Your Life

Understanding how Porn took control of your life is somewhat reflective rather than an issue to be deliberated. So, you might want to look at the root cause for watching Porn and the effect it has in your life over the long haul rather than just finding ways to stop it, which is, in some cases is counterproductive.

What is porn addiction?

In theory, this means when you just can’t enough of Porn, even if you wanted to stop. This abnormal obsession gets to the level where it begins to affect your work, money, relationships, and other parts of your daily life.

The internet has pornography readily available that it’s almost impossible not to find Porn online. In 2019 alone, popular porn website (porn hub) recorded over 42 Billion visits, that’s approximately 115 million visits per day.

The truth is, there have been countless research on the effects of Porn on a person’s life. Interestingly, Porn affects the individual, but it affects their relationship, business r career, and finances.

Watching Porn has so many devastating consequences, and the reason is because of its addictive nature.

Why Porn is so addictive?

The simple answer to this is that pornography works like any other addiction. Let’s take a drug, for example. Porn acts more like a drug to the brain to become very powerful in some individuals.

Porn researchers Brand, Hajela, Love, Hatch, and Love (2015) carried out some studies and published several studies on the neuroscience of internet porn. Their findings were quite compelling. They found out that people who watched internet porn reveal brain region activation, which is very similar to the cravings and drug cue reactions for nicotine, cocaine, and alcohol.

Furthermore, subjects who identified as engaging in compulsive sexual behaviors exhibited more reactivity in the brain than subjects who identified as non – compulsive. Hence, watching Porn, especially when it turns out to be obsessive, activates the same underlying brain networks as drugs and alcohol.

These findings offer some revealing evidence that the compulsive and consistent use of Porn is as powerful as the use of hard drugs.

Signs you’re addicted to porn

So whether or not it’s an addiction, those that watch Porn regularly possess this intense desire or cravings to have sex. When they can’t fulfill that desire, they turn to pornography as a way out. These individuals also tend to struggle in their place of work and at home. According to experts, there’s a strong connection between dissatisfaction with relationships and heavy use of Porn.

Hence the question as to how much Porn is too much varies from person to person. However, experts agree that if porn watching gets in the way of your daily activities, then it’s a clear sign that you are overdoing things. For example, if:

  • You rarely give attention to your care.
  • You quickly have no interest in other activities.
  • You lose interest in other social encounters.
  • Watching Porn becomes a core of your life, in a way that you quit doing things you enjoy so that you can watch more Porn.
  • You have less interest in keeping relationships.
  • You let go of other responsibilities.
  • You begin to lose vibe in your job or schoolwork.
  • You watch Porn in the wrong places, such as in school or at the office.
  • You no longer have strong desires for your sex life.
  • You begin to crave it more in a weird way.
  • You have difficulty stopping it, even after several attempts.
  • You have heavily consumed porn content for over six months.

If you can relate to one or more of these scenarios, then you should know that Porn has taken over your sense of reasoning like an average person. Just as we would describe drug addicts as abnormal whenever they crave drugs, in the same way, we can define a person who is a porn addict.

Pornography is running your life slowly.

Every guy watches Porn.”

“It’s a normal thing.”

“Porn is something done in private. So it hurts no one.”

Familiar with statements like this? Well, these are the sort of statements that have driven many young people into porn addiction. Here are four significant ways Porn is ruining your life slowly:

  1. Porn Damages your brain.

The brain of one who is addicted to heroin is similar to that of a porn addict; hence, in both instances, you are changing your brain’s very structure. You have to understand that your Brian is continuously evolving in response to your dominant thought, actions, and experiences.

By repeating the same sort of action, you strengthen these neural pathways and the trails in your brain, so they fire an automatic sequence.

  1. Porn will make you go broke.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Time is money.”

You are being robbed every time you spend watching Porn. We only have 24 hours in a day, and how you spend your day matters a lot. So unless you are financially enabled, you need to put in quality to earn a living. The time you spend watching Porn has an aftereffect on your productive work hours. Rather than concentrate on your work, you would end up reminiscing on the images your brain has stored up.

  1. Porn will ruin your marriage.

According to a 2016 study from Science Magazine, it was revealed that the divorce rate doubled when people began to watch Porn. The truth is, no woman can compete with endless images and videos of online Porn, because men who watch Porn excessively have less desire for their spouse.

  1. Porn has devastating effects on your kids.

A study from Marriage and Religion Research institutes notes that the effects of a parent’s use of Porn on young children are varied and disturbing. Thus Porn eliminates the warmth of loving family life, a natural social nutrient for a young child.

Conclusion

As bad as porn addiction can be, the good news is that a remedy exists. However, you can treat a person who doesn’t want to get well. So unless you’re tired of Porn and wish to have back your life, you would see no change in your efforts. Nevertheless, if you genuinely want to take back your life, one of the first places to start is with yourself. Self-discipline is the right place. However, therapy is advised here. What use is a therapy session when you don’t have self-control?

My name is Edwin and I discovered my purpose for helping people learn how to overcome porn and understand the effects. I was introduced to porn at a young age and I was faced with the struggles of curbing these habits as it became more detrimental.After years of facing these challenges, I finally discovered ways to stop and quit porn. Today, I started this blog to share helpful and practical experiences of how to unshackle from the chains of porn.If you're an individual who is currently facing these same struggles, then you'll find proven techniques and guidance that can assist you in stopping and quitting porn. In my experience, I have learned the effects of porn to the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of my body and mind. For this reason, I now strive to show individuals the consequences and effects of engaging in porn. I also understand that stopping and quitting these habits can be daunting, pressuring, and frustrating.So, i've employed an approach that is welcoming and non-judgmental to help you thrive and be encouraged to pick up more productive habits over time.I hope you'll find helpful material in this blog and feel free to reach out with any questions or if you'd like an accountability partner.

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