Internet Pornography Addiction Essay

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Pornography on the Internet is affordable, available, and abundant. One can easily find websites for viewing this type of material. Although the reports on the actual number of these sites vary, the availability and accessibility of the sites are rarely disputed. Some critics of this form of expression or form of obscenity believe that the pornography itself can cause pornography addictions. Internet pornography does not produce addicts, but rather the propensity to be a pornography addict already exists within individuals by the time they reach adulthood and sustains itself within those individuals. Pornography addiction is a psychological problem that develops within certain individuals. It is a difficult addiction to…show more content…
The cross addiction was true in the case of my ex-husband. Initially when I found out that he had a problem, it was strictly with pornography. When I discovered that he had returned to viewing pornography, I also learned that he was having an affair and engaging in cybersex in chat rooms. These complications of the addiction make their origin instrumental in the issue of any sexual addiction. The origins of pornography addiction are an important but are sometimes neglected in the issue of pornography addiction and the Internet. The origins begin early in life which is contrary to the belief that one will be addicted by simple viewing pornographic materials. The origins of this addiction are child abuse and shame (Behavioral). Child abuse is the inception of the addictive process. Child abuse is generally associated with physical abuse. However, child abuse entails more than physical abuse. Behavioral Health World for Professionals includes on their website the following affronts in their definition of child abuse: 1. Forcing a child to kiss or hug other people. 2. Pulling or grabbing a child’s hair or ears. 3. Criticizing a child’s sexual development. 4. Attacking a child’s thinking process. 5. Screaming or shouting at a child. 6. Degrading or insulting a child. (Behavioral) The
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