The sexual shame consumers experience and the sexual themes that arouse them may have important clues to tell them about their story and the path to healing.
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As an organization, we have never intended the phrase “Porn Kills Love” to be shaming. Helping people recognize that porn is harmful isn’t about shaming them, it’s about inviting them to truly consider how porn impacts their life.
“I fell once. Then I fell again and again… I felt even more ashamed. Here I was using other women in secret, stripping them of their dignity.”
Forgiveness is needed not only for the sake of the victims, but also if those struggling to recover. There is usually more than enough self-hate from the one struggling, nobody else needs to pile it on.
This Guest Piece Was Written By Heidi Olson, RN, BSN, CPN, SANE-P, SANE Program Coordinator at Children’s Mercy Hospital in KS and MO. 10 Minute Read. Trigger Warning….
Betrayal trauma is a real thing, and it looks different for each person. Most people feel like they’ve been cheated on and go through a mourning process. The lies and broken trust are often what hurt the most.
“I spent the last 6 years hating myself, considering myself a monster, a disgrace to society and a poor excuse for a human being.”
Shame can carry a discouraging weight that makes it impossible for some to change, forgive, or progress. Here’s how shame harms lives affected by porn.
The full study can be accessed here. The Roles of Shame and Guilt in Hypersexual Behavior Authors: Randy Gilliland, Mikle South, Bruce N. Carpenter Published: March 2011…
FTND note: This study does not discuss pornography, however, it shows that depression alone does not lead to addiction behaviors nearly as much as when depression leads to…
Dear FTND, My first exposure to pornography was when I was 7 years old. My family was on our first (and last) vacation in Las Vegas. I remember…