The Pain of Pleasure: the Consequences of Porn Addiction

Ah, internet porn.  The allure.  The arousal.  The excitement.  The taboo — not to mention the novelty, curiosity, safety,  intrigue.  All too enticing.  For the most part, irresistible. Why would you even think of giving it up? — this secret world of yours where all your needs are magically met with no apparent effort on…

Nine Lies of Pornography

  What kinds of ideas is porn putting into our heads? If the wrong things keep getting dumped in, your mental environment can get so polluted that your life is going to have problems. One of the most vital parts of mental environment is a healthy idea of who we are sexually. If these ideas…

How Porn Makes You Stupid

  Imagine two funnels, each inverted onto the other.  Both the top and the bottom of the funnel represent the cerebral cortex of our brains.  It’s what distinguishes us from animals.  Rational processes and higher level thinking live in the cerebral cortex.  The middle part of the funnel, the constricted part, represents the limbic system…

What Makes a Porn Addict?/Dorothy Hayden, LCSW

  Some people believe that mature, well-balanced person with no “issues” can get addicted to porn because the porn itself is so intrinsically addictive.  They hypothesize that when they acquire the skills necessary to get it out of their live, BOOM.  Case closed.  They’ve had successful treatment.  That could be true for them. I’m of…

Internet Sex Screening Test

Internet Sex Screening Test Directions: Read each statement carefully. If the statement is mostly TRUE, place a check mark on the blank next to the item number. If the statement is mostly false, skip the item and place nothing next to the item number. ___ 1. I have some sexual sites bookmarked. ___ 2. I spend…

Get an Internet Filter — NOW!!

You may be warring with the temptation to view pornography all day, every day, even on weekends and holidays. It does not take a rest, no matter who you are. It is there, ready for you to grab at it, live on the internet. Without an internet filter, it could only get worse for the…