I have a porn problem

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Pornography addiction is an addiction model of compulsive sexual activity with concurrent use of pornographic material, despite negative consequences to one's physical, mental, social, or financial well-being. Problematic Internet pornography viewing is viewing of Internet pornography that is problematic for an individual due to personal or social reasons, including excessive time spent viewing pornography instead of interacting with others. Individuals may report depression , social isolation , career loss, decreased productivity, or financial consequences as a result of their excessive Internet pornography viewing impeding their social life. Universally accepted diagnostic criteria do not exist for pornography addiction or problematic pornography viewing. Diagnostic criteria have been proposed for other behavioral addictions, and these are usually also based on established diagnoses for substance abuse and dependence.

What to know about porn addiction

How to Break a Pornography Addiction

Do you find yourself spending more and more time online or on your digital devices computer, laptop, tablet or Smartphone viewing pornography than you realize. Do you find yourself mindlessly passing time on a regular basis by staring at your Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer surfing, viewing, or downloading pornography even when there might be better or more productive things to do? And do you seem to lose track of time when looking at porn? Do you find yourself spending more time viewing or downloading pornography as opposed to socializing with real-time people or engaging in other real-time non-sexual activities? Do you sleep with your Smartphone, tablet, and laptop near your bed or under your pillow or next to your bed regularly so as to view porn more readily? Do you find yourself viewing pornography at all hours of the day and night—even when it means interrupting other things you are or should be doing, including sleep or schoolwork, or your job?

Online Pornography Test

Pornography addiction can seriously damage relationships and take precedence over important functions and responsibilities in someone's life. If you have a porn addiction, the behavior is compulsive. What separates a porn addiction from a keen interest in porn is the negative consequences of your behavior. With porn addiction, you spend an inordinate amount of time watching porn instead of interacting with others or completing important tasks. The behavior persists even if it harms your career, relationships, or state of well-being.
And if this unstoppable urge is causing legit problems in your life, you may think, in fact, you do. Some research suggests that uncontrollable porn consumption may be more of a compulsion than an actual addiction. Take our short Porn Addiction quiz to see if you may benefit from further diagnosis and treatment. According to statistics, 40 million Americans regularly visit porn sites, and then you count COVID, so who knows how many more are tuning in. While both addiction and compulsion involve a lack of control and can be uncomfortable for the person dealing with it, an addiction is generally a persistent dependency on a particular substance or behavior in order to cope with life, while a compulsion describes an intense urge to do something.