Porn: The Crack Cocaine of the Net

The Internet has become the fastest breeding ground for porn addiction. It is an unexpected phenomenon of the information superhighway that is baffling many people, including porn addicts.

One of the baits that lures internet users into porn addiction is the idea of safety. Whereas with traditional channels of porn distribution, such as the local video stores, there is the possibility of being seen by people one knows, this is not a problem when one consumes porn on the Internet.

The Internet also makes it very easy to access porn. This ease of access allows one to consume porn in previously unimaginable quantities. Privacy, ease of access, quantity and frequent repeated use of porn on the Internet will sooner or later turn one into a porn addict.

Although obsession with pornography is the identifying trait of porn addiction, the underlying condition that drives porn addiction is emotionally based. Porn addiction is fundamentally an intimacy disorder. Porn addiction occurs because of the porn addict's fear, progressing to inability, to share emotions with other people.

An individual affected by porn addiction presents a social self based on emotional suppression. In a sense, he has bought a social lie. That lie is that emotions are bad and are never to be revealed to others.

Very often this lie is accepted and gets made into a belief very early in a porn addict's life. Bottling up of emotions becomes a way of life. Unfortunately, because the process of suppression cannot be endured indefinitely without an emotional backlash, something eventually gives, suppressed emotions push back and the affected individual begins to seek ways of numbing them.

Enter the Internet. Safety, ease of access and huge quantities of pleasant imagery. Surely, this will take the pain away. Wrong. Internet porn is an anaesthetic for people relying on it for emotional pain relief. It temporarily allows them to keep going, without revealing their emotional pain to others.

Eventually, the coping mechanism breaks down, and the porn addict finds it necessary to increase the amount of Internet Porn to be consumed.

The vicious circle of Internet Porn Addiction begins. Porn makes it easier to cope and suppress painful emotions, new painful emotions necessitate the increased use of Internet porn. An Internet porn addict becomes entrenched in the cycle, all the while loosing remaining social skills.

Is there a way out of the vicious circle of Internet porn addiction? Yes, help is available at Reach for it today.

Benefits of Freedom From Porn Addiction

Compare your life now to how it could be when you are free of porn addiction. Even though it may seem impossible at the moment, the benefits of freedom from porn addiction that you can gain with the right form of counseling far outweigh any and all effort you'll expend on obtaining that freedom.

No more constant splitting of attention
Imagine, and end to exhaustion from compulsive and ceaseless focus on porn. No more feeling like a dog on a leash controlled by by porn addiction. No more uncertainties about your porn addiction getting worse. And no more "creative" efforts at hiding your porn addiction.

Restored self respect
The pain of your porn addiction can be transmuted into pride of having freed yourself from it. The sense of freedom referred to here carries with it a great deal of compassion toward yourself an others. It is a feeling of being human and knowing that you are worthy of enjoying what life has to offer openly.

Freedom From Anger
Porn addiction makes one extremely angry at society for not providing sufficient funds for purchasing an infinite quantity of porn. And so the carrot of final satiation always seems to be just an inch away from a porn addict's face. And this constant pursuit of final satisfaction can be maddening. It makes a porn addict very narrow minded, as nothing seems to matter as much as porn.

This frame of mind leads to poor social interactions. There is always conflict in a porn addict's life. The conflict can be ended and peace of mind restored by ending the porn addiction. You can once again be how you used to be before you got hooked by porn addiction.

Increased Earning Potential
As one former porn addict put it: "Now that I have all this free time, I might as well do something useful". And it is truly amazing to those who recover from porn addiction how much more they can do for themselves, now that porn addiction doesn't interfere with their efforts.

Being under the influence of porn addiction is like hitting the gas and break pedals of one's car at the same time. It takes huge amounts of energy to move, while wrecking the car at the same time. You are that car. Release the breaks and get where you want to go in life. Be, do and have more in life, with integrity.

Better Sex Life
It may be difficult to believe, but your sex life will improve dramatically after you free yourself from porn addiction. This is because it is impossible to truly enjoy anything as long as one's attention remains divided. Paradoxically, the satisfaction you are seeking to get from porn can be had by giving it up.

You do not have to continue suffering in the shame filled world of porn addiction. Help is available. Reach for it today.