Pornography Addiction Insights For Men & Women
- Written by Joe Zychik
Porn enhances a masturbation addiction.
Pornography is not like any other sexual addiction. It is usually associated with a masturbation addiction; the association will be briefly explained in this article. Other sexual addictions, such as promiscuity, anonymous sex, phone sex, fetishes, and voyeurism, function independently from porn. Contrary to what you are told by the media, there are millions of sex addicts who have no interest in porn.
If the masturbation addiction is overcome CORRECTLY, the interest in porn fades away.
From a partner's point of view, pornography might seem to be the addiction. If you want to know what the real addiction is, ask your partner if he masturbates when he uses porn. There are very, very few sexually addicted people who use porn without masturbating. The sexual charge that seems to be in porn is not the porn. The sexual charge is generated through masturbation. Some men will spend a whole night looking for the "perfect" image to masturbate to. Others will masturbate continuously while looking at pornography. Here's another question which will shed light on the real addiction. Ask your partner, "After you finish masturbating, do you continue looking at porn?" Expect the answer to be "No."
If the real addiction were porn, he'd still be using it even after he finished masturbating. If you want to understand why a man gets addicted to porn, learn about the connection between addictive masturbation and pornography. There are articles on this site about masturbation addiction. You need to read them if your partner seems to have a pornography addiction.
Pornography used in conjunction with addictive masturbation gives the sexually addicted person the illusion that fantasy can be more satisfying than a real relationship. In the most extreme cases, the sexually addicted person prefers sex through pornography addiction instead of loving sex with a real person. Even in these situations, the addiction can be overcome and the relationship can be saved, if the addiction is approached correctly.
A pornography addiction cannot be overcome in the long run without dealing with the underlying masturbation addiction.
If the sexually addicted person is not in a relationship, he faces a different challenge because pornography addiction becomes his sex life. The situation is far from hopeless, though, if the pornography addiction is approached correctly.
The Most Personal Addiction goes into much greater detail about how a porn addiction is overcome.
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