Sex was always a very mechanical and unloving act. He always treated me like one of these girls that he saw on his computer… ‘Normal’ sex could never satisfy or even arouse him.
“She was heartbroken to find that I had been doing something that betrayed her trust in me and made her feel inadequate. I was disgusted by what I had done and swore to never do it again.”
“I chose to give up porn, in part, because of the growing trend of extreme and disturbing sexual content to web visitors. Today, it’s no longer a trend. Extreme pornography is here to stay.”
“I felt inferior, old, ugly, unwanted, and crazy for being so upset. I confided in a friend. She said everyone watches porn and maybe I wasn’t giving him enough sex. I KNEW that wasn’t true.”
“We communicate so much more. We are more confident with each other. We are more relaxed during sex. It feels like there’s a spark there.”
“I struggle every day to look at my husband in the eyes. But I know one thing—I love him, I love him deeply and I won’t allow porn to destroy our life.”
“I can’t tell you all how much happier I am since I’ve stopped watching porn…I was so unhappy with my life. It’s a drug, no doubt about it. “
“I don’t have many regrets in my life, but if I’m being honest, I do have just one. I regret letting porn overtake my life and my time. I can’t begin to describe how much I want the last decade back.”
When Deanna Lynn turned 18, her friends and the pimp they introduced her to would sell her to other couples “to help [the couples] connect.” This was her introduction to the commercial sex industry.
Men aren’t the only ones with porn habits. Research shows more women are consuming porn, and it’s having negative effects on their relationships, too.
“I hated what I was doing and was guilt-ridden most of the time. I lost confidence because I was sure someone would find and expose my secret. I lived in shame and embarrassment.”
We made a docuseries that explores the different ways research has shown that porn can impact individuals, relationships, and society. Read on to learn more.