What kind of help is there for those who struggle with a pornography compulsion, obsession, or even addiction? As it turns out, a lot.
One in a million? If you’re struggling with porn, that’s probably not how you really feel. But how would you feel if you really believed it?
Porn is seen as a normal habit or go-to for passing time, but what isn’t as widely known are negative effects that result from watching it.
Instead of just fighting off porn, do whatever you can to fill your mind, heart, and life with all the good stuff—the stuff that makes your life truly worthwhile.
If you’re suffering with compulsive porn use, it’s potentially a sign something isn’t right in the environment around you—or in your past.
Let’s turn our attention to a few ways porn can degrade and victimize men, specifically. Here are some ways that porn hurts men and exploits their insecurities.
The quickest way to stay stuck in a compulsive relationship with something you don’t really want is to focus on it all the time.
“I first saw porn in the high school locker room after practice. I was 13. Guys used to bring Bluetooth speakers and play it on their laptops. I had no idea what it would end up doing to me.”
“He makes zero attempts to initiate sex and even calls it a ‘chore,’ saying that he gets to ‘enjoy himself instead of having to focus on satisfying someone else’ because it ‘gets old.'”
According to a survey of U.S. teens, 84% of 14 to 18-year-old males and 57% of 14 to 18-year-old females have viewed porn. What are they learning?
Stepping away from porn’s powerful short-term appeal (for real) typically only happens when the motive to change becomes powerful enough.
We often hear people claim porn is a harmless hobby. But is it? Let’s talk about how porn can impact your mental, relational, and sexual health.