The Pain of the Pleasure: Loss of Recreational Time

Involvement in porn addiction gradually erodes a person’s choices and options for living a good life.  As the progression of the addiction increases, interest in things that used to make life satisfying decreases.  Probably the first thing you lose to the obsession for porn is time for recreation. Recreation is the spending of time in…

The Pain of the Pleasure: Loss of Friendships

“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. They keep the young out of mischief; they comfort and aid the old in their weakness, and they incite those in the prime of life to noble deeds.”                       –Aristotle One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one…

The Pain of Pleasure: Isolation

As a person’s involvement with porn addiction increases, he spends more and more time alone.  You may not feel  it at the time, but porn is, in fact, a very  isolating phenomenon.  As more time and energy is invested in viewing porn, less time and energy is spent with family, friends and community.  Ironically, porn feels like…

The Pain of Porn: Emotional Consequences

Emotional/Psychological Consequences of Porn While people cite potential relationship or job loss, or the development of porn-induced ED or perhaps the loss of friends and family as major consequences from porn addiction, I’m convinced that the most devastating consequences are in the realm of our inner lives. How do we impoverish our relationship to ourselves?…