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Porn Addiction

Learn about porn addiction and treatment options.

 

Porn Addiction

Don't panic. Help is available. 

Don't panic. Help is available. 

 

What is different about porn addiction?

The behavior of an individual struggling with porn addiction primarily involves viewing pornography and is generally accompanied with masturbation.  This may be print, computer based, mobile devices (very common these days), or purchased material (DVDs, etc.). Since the explosive growth of the Internet, pornography has often been spoken of in terms of the AAA Effect. Pornography is thought of as Affordable, Accessible, and Anonymous. What was once only accessible in "seedy storefronts" with painted windows is now freely obtained in the privacy of one's home, office, or mobile device. Anonymity is assumed by many people, but Internet traffic is far from anonymous. (This is a topic for a blog post at some later date. For now, consider an article in Time Magazine that dispells the myth of anonymity.) 

There are several components of a good treatment program for porn addiction. 

One starting place is for parents to learn more about what children of today face. Porn is much, much too accessible and the culture of youth today is such that parents can no longer rely on the child's character and good judgment to avoid pornography. Check out our Help for Parents page. 

Filters are another good step in the protection of children as well as adults who have struggled with viewing porn. There's an introduction to filters and links to helpful information on our page Filters and Safe Surfing

If a problem is suspected, or discovered, multiple treatment options exist. 

Check out our Sex, Love, and Porn Addiction Resources page for much more information. 

  • Call our office for a short conversation with a therapist who can give you more information and help you explore your options. Due to our schedule, it may be necessary to schedule the phone call. Begin by calling 513-376-9757, Ext. "Zero" to schedule the free informational conversation or schedule an appointment. 
  • Individual therapy is often a first step, especially if you live in the Cincinnati area. Discover more about the options on our Treatment Options page.  

Check our website often. New information is added frequently.