Can Internet Porn Really Be An Addiction?

Many people still believe that you can only become addicted to substances that cause tolerance and withdrawal.  It seems I’m always looking at internet posts and comments that claim that it’s not an addiction, it’s an “excuse for bad behavior”.  I’ve read synopses of the book “The Myth of Sex Addiction” which indicate to me that the author doesn’t know…

The Biochemistry of Porn Addiction-How Your Brain Gets Hijacked

Heavy users of porn often arrive at a certain mind/body place characterized by: Distress about escalation to more extreme porn Delayed ejaculation Copulatory impotence (can get it up for porn, not partners) Frequent masturbation, little satisfaction Worsening social anxiety or lack of confidence Growing erectile dysfunction, even with extreme porn Morphing porn tastes that don’t…

Why You Love Your Porn Addiction

Shame is the constant companion of the porn addict.  Usually, in your pre-porn days, there were certain life experiences that you experienced in your family, your teachers or your peers that put the seed of shame embedded in your psyche.  Then you enter into the world of porn addiction and “shameful” sexuality and the shame…

What Makes Internet Porn Unique?

People have long-talked about the compelling aspects of Internet porn as it’s accessibility, affordability,and anonymity.  They call it the “Triple A engine” of porn. New research has indicated that the way pornography addicts us is the elevated dopamine (the “feel good” endorphin in the brain) levels which make Internet porn compelling and potentially addictive.  The…

The “First Step” Towards Sexual Recovery

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin      “We admitted we were powerless over compulsive sex and that our lives had become unmanageable.” The first part of the first step is miraculous for those who can attain a certain attitude. Any great human…