Porn addiction

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The most common form of sexual addiction today is porn addiction and it is a surprisingly common affliction in Australia.

It’s healthy to have an interest in sex, but when that interest becomes a porn addiction, it’s time to seek help from a trained psychologist. With increased availability to online porn even through phones, many people are accessing it more frequently than ever before. When an interest in porn develops into an addiction, it begins to affect your life, your relationships and your attitudes to sex and love.

Often a porn addiction is found in conjunction with other issues such as compulsive masturbation, depression, anxiety and reduced self-esteem. A side effect of porn addiction can be an inability to connect with a sexual partner for real sex. Another negative side effect of porn addition is that it leads to inaccurate concepts of what sex involves for most people.

The addiction occurs because of the dopamine hit caused when thinking about sex. As with other forms of addiction, porn addiction often starts when a person is trying to block out painful and negative emotions and feelings of emptiness. A psychologist can help you to understand the underlying reasons for your behaviour and learn methods to regain control over your addiction.

If you think that your consumption of porn has become out of control, speak to a counsellor today.

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