What’s Pornography Addiction?

Let me state up front that I’m not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist or any other type of medical professional for that matter, but I am a guy who was formally addicted to pornography and I no longer use pornography. I understand how I got hooked on it, but most importantly I also understand how it is possible to quit using it.

Chances are if you’re even considering whether or not you are addicted to pornography, you’re a porn addict.

Here is the Merriam Webster definition of Addiction

“addiction,” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/addiction. Accessed 7/30/2023.

1 : a compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects and typically causing well-defined symptoms (such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea) upon withdrawal or abstinence : the state of being addicted.

2 : a strong inclination to do, use, or indulge in something repeatedly

It is my opinion that pornography addiction is covered by part of number 1 and all of number 2.

Basically if you haven’t been able to stop watching pornography even though you want to stop, especially when it is causing negativity in your life, then you are an addict.

The UnShut definition of pornography addiction is this:

The continued use of pornography despite adverse consequences.

The closet thing in similarity to Pornography Addiction is Gambling Addiction. With both of these, a person can look and act completely normal but can also be a compulsive addict at the same time.

There are resources available that can assist you is quitting porn so do your research. As I develop this site I will provide links to resources that assisted me to quit using pornography.

There are many sites that recommend going to therapy but that is not the route I took. First of all it absolutely costs too much. Second of all it would be too shameful and embarrassing from me to discuss my addiction to pornography with anybody at all let alone a complete stranger.

If you fit into the same category, hopefully this site can be of some benefit to you as you quit using pornography.