Pornography Addiction

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Webster's dictionary defines addiction as a habitual psychological and physiological dependence on a substance or practice beyond one's voluntary control. The essence of all addiction is the addicts' experience of powerlessness over a compulsive behavior, resulting in their lives becoming unmanageable. The addict is out of control and experiences tremendous shame, pain and self-loathing. The addict may wish to stop --- yet repeatedly fails to do so. In this sense, there are many things that can become addictive. One such area is that of human sex and sexuality. Such an area of concern is very broad, but a number of sex addicts say their unhealthy use of sex has been a progressive process. It may have started with an addiction to…show more content…
• Lie #7 - Little kids should have sex One of the biggest sellers in pornography is imitation "child" porn. The women are "made-up" to look like little girls by wearing pony tails, little girl shoes, holding a teddy bear. The message of the pictures and cartoons is that adults having sex with kids is normal. This sets the porn user up to see children in a sexual way. • Lie #8 - Illegal sex is fun Porn often has illegal or dangerous elements thrown in to make sex more "interesting." It suggests that you can't enjoy sex if it isn't weird, illegal or dangerous. • Lie #9 - Prostitution is glamorous Porn paints an exciting picture of prostitution. In reality, many of the women portrayed in pornographic material are runaway girls trapped in a life of slavery. Many having been sexually abused. Some of them are infected with incurable sexually transmitted diseases that are highly contagious and often die very young. Many take drugs just to cope. To be able to fight this addiction one must first admit they struggle with pornography. But it is not easy to break it on your own. You must not be afraid to seek out someone you can confide in. Coming back to the religious side, there are many people who are able to help such as a pastor, a youth group leader, etc... Someone you can completely trust, feel safe with and has experience in the area of addiction isn't going to be surprised. The human mind is one that relies on certain
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