Porn Addiction: The Facts and Myths

Enjoying pornography can be a lot of fun, especially if you’re in a relationship and need tips on how to spice things up. Today’s XXX industry is so popular, in fact, that its worth billions of dollars and continues to grow more massive every year. At this point, there are very few boundaries that haven’t been pushed to their limits, with a little something sexy available for everyone and customization options as far as the eye can see. Why, then, are some people talking about the dangers of porn addiction? Is it something you really need to worry about or is the fuss just a bunch of hype? The only way to find out is to dispel the myths and get right down to the cold, hard facts.

The Myths and Facts of Porn Addiction

Opinions are like assholes – everybody’s got one. However, getting down to the nitty-gritty of the situation requires more than just some biased insights. We’re talking science here today, folks. There will be nothing but the truth from here on out, so let’s get started. Here are the # most common myths (and their opposing facts) about pornography addiction:

MYTH: Watching porn makes you a better lover.

FACT: Enjoying too much pornography can be counterproductive. Yes, viewers can get some helpful tips, tricks and techniques from moderate amounts of XXX content watching but too much of a good thing can be bad. Experts say that men and women who expose their consciousness to excessive amounts of porn actually end up being worse in bed. The extremely unrealistic situations in many porn productions gives lovers a skewed idea of what lovemaking is about, resulting in bedroom awkwardness, a lack of true enjoyment and sometimes even crime. So, while lighthearted enjoyment of porn is perfectly acceptable, relying on it for arousal is a seriously terrible idea.

MYTH: It’s impossible to get addicted to porn.

FACT: More people are addicted to watching pornography than you realize. According to a recent study, men and women from all walks of life can become negatively affected by excessive exposure to sexually related content. Furthermore, folks who desire that type of entertainment more than two times a week are officially considered addicts. By the way, pornography includes everything from videos to magazine pictures. So, if you or someone you love seems compulsive in any way, seek help from a behavioral therapist before it’s too late. And addiction to porn can lead to some pretty serious problems in your personal and/or professional lives.

MYTH: Being addicted to XXX content won’t really affect my life in any significant way.

FACT: Compulsions to watch or look at sexual pictures and/or videos can do some serious damage to your interpersonal and/or professional relationships because, scientifically, it can change your personality and your perceptions on reality. Plus, the physical frustration and preoccupation experiences can make you less productive at work and harder to get along with at home. Addictions to porn have even been known to ruin perfectly healthy marriages and end lucrative careers. Moreover, the type of material being enjoyed can be brought into question if the cat is ever let out of the bag about your behavior.

MYTH: Only extreme pornography harms.

FACT: Hardcore porn is not your only problem because even soft-core pornography can negatively affect your brain and body. Studies show that viewers of extreme scenes reach the bottom of the barrel faster than those who view lighthearted, feigned intimacy. However, even folks who enjoy this type of content in moderation may fall victim to parts of their subconscious mind that they didn’t know existed. Individuals with addictive personalities, emotional problems or pre-existing behavioral conditions are more susceptible to this kind of snowball effect. Therefore, it’s usually recommended that certain people abstain from pornography altogether.

MYTH: Pornography is mostly for men, not women.

FACT: The idea that only men enjoy watching porn is false, and so is the notion that males are the only ones who can become addicted. The fact of the matter is that women are just as likely to become hooked on horniness as guys, begging the question why our society focuses all its attention primarily on masculine addicts.

Pornography can harm all who participate in it irresponsibly, with no regard to the viewer’s gender or sexual orientation. Denying that fact s doing a great disservice to the growing population of females who struggle to beat their addiction to XXX content.

The Bottom Line

Porn isn’t completely useless and everyone who enjoys it isn’t a creep or an addict. However, believing that this type of content is totally harmless may contribute to a future addiction if you’re not careful. Therefore, be realistic about XXX movies and magazines so you can enjoy having your cake and eating it too.