Can Women Be Addicted to Porn?

 

When most people think of porn addiction, they picture a man. Although it’s true that men are the people most likely to be addicted to porn, women can be porn addicted as well. Like most addictions, porn is not gender specific. What starts as sheer curiosity can quickly become an obsession for women and men alike, especially when accompanied by masturbation. An orgasm is the ultimate high, and isn’t limited to men only. Why wouldn’t porn be addictive for both sexes?

 

Statistics 
Women can be and are addicted to porn. In fact, about seventeen percent of people who admit they are internet porn addicted are women. This is equal to the amount of women admittedly addicted to drugs and alcohol. Seventeen percent may not seem like a large number. Remember, there are other forms of porn. The internet is not the only source of pornography. That raises the number of porn addicted women significantly.

Venues 
Internet porn is the most likely venue to attract women. Most women are somewhat more secretive about their porn addictions than men. They are not as likely to walk into a convenience store to buy a magazine as men. They are also less likely to visit porn shops or strip clubs than men. Women may frequent the gussied up porn shops or sex toy parties that have become popular of late. Unlike men, women will usually opt for doing this with a friend or their significant other. They aren’t likely to go alone.

How Do Women Become Addicted to Porn? 
Men are almost expected to view porn on occasion. Women are different, so how do they become addicted to porn? Many women are introduced to porn by their boyfriends. They purchase porn to spice up their sex life and soon find porn has become addiction. Some women may go to a website out of sheer curiosity and end up addicted as well. Sadly, many women become addicted to porn through a person of trust at an early age. They begin as victims and end as perpetrators. This is because porn addiction can accelerate into more harmful behaviors.

Porn is Easier 
We all know that achieving climax is difficult for some women. It may be that clitoral stimulation is the only way they have of accomplishing satisfaction. For these women, porn provides a non-intimidating means to an end. There is no pressure involved and they are able to meet their goal without any special moves or considerations. In a nutshell, it’s short and sweet with no hassles.

Summing It Up 
To sum it up, women can be addicted to porn just as easily as men. Although this addiction doesn’t occur as often in women, it is no less severe or devastating. Internet porn is an anonymous venue that provides privacy for both male and female porn addicts. Women addicted to porn can also feed their addictions through sex toy parties and fancy boutique style porn shops. Women can become addicted to porn in a variety of ways. Porn may be especially appealing to some women who can only achieve orgasm through clitoral stimulation.

Please Note: The author is not a licensed medical professional. This article is for general information purposes only. Consult a mental health professional for diagnoses and treatment of any addiction.

Sources:

http://reliableanswers.com/med/porn_addiction.asp

http://men.webmd.com/guide/is-pornography-addictive

http://www.allaboutlifechallenges.org/porn-addiction.htm

 

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