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How can you quit a porn addiction?

How can you quit a porn addiction?

This can be: A very involved assessment. Please seek out a psychologist who specializes in treating addictive sexual behaviors. This is a very treatable problem and certainly avoiding it or putting it on the back burner won't get you to the freedom you're seeking. ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Can you tell me how I can quit masturbating and porn addiction?

Can you tell me how I can quit masturbating and porn addiction?

Find real love: All men look at images and enjoy their bodies as you do. It becomes an addiction when, and only when, you are losing time from other things you need to be doing -- job, study, learning, forming relationships. Porn is a dead-end as it presents unrealistic bodies ; scenarios. Think about the person you'll marry, get with your doctor if you need to for thought / talk rx and maybe medication. ...Read more

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Quit masturbation due to mild porn addiction. Abstinent from porn for weeks, but now having nocturnal emissions often (been years since last occurance) causing mild depression/withdrawal symptoms. Highly distracted by females in public. Any advice?

Quit masturbation due to mild porn addiction. Abstinent from porn for weeks, but now having nocturnal emissions often (been years since last occurance) causing mild depression/withdrawal symptoms. Highly distracted by females in public. Any advice?

Man up!: Listen, friend. At your age, you are not going to be able to focus on work, play, or getting to sleep if you don't relieve your pressure. There is nothing "spiritual" about setting an impossible standard. Think about the girl you will marry and being a good husband and father. All men seek out images -- find something wholesome rather than internet trash. Your real friends will agree. ...Read more

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I have had a problem with pornography and masturbation for a while and I want to quit but I can't. it's become a very bad addiction, any help?

I have had a problem with pornography and masturbation for a while and I want to quit but I can't. it's become a very bad addiction, any help?

Addiction?: All men and many women like erotic images and use them to enhance the experience of enjoying their bodies while they're alone. There is nothing wrong with this, though the perfect bodies / fantasies porn are a dead-end and can't compare with loving a real person. If this is taking a huge amount of your time / mental energy, then it's a real addiction & your physician can help Rx -- make the call. ...Read more

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How do I stop my porn addiction?

How do I stop my porn addiction?

Is This "Addiction"?: Suggested reading: article published on webmd: "is pornography addictive? "
http://men. Webmd. Com/features/is-pornography-addictive ---> excerpt: "
[t]hree main reasons...People turn to pornography: to see their fantasies acted out, to avoid intimacy in a relationship, and simply to...[arouse themselves before/during] masturbation.". ...Read more

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Could you treat a porn addiction?

Could you treat a porn addiction?

Yes: Most men get bored with this goofy stuff quickly. If you're missing out on the better things in life because of a focus on erotica, it's treatable. It'll be a combination of talking about what it means, and perhaps some medication. Mayo's reported Naltrexone stopping addiction cold, and i've heard of low doses of ssri's working. Get your freedom back by accepting treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to recover from porn addiction?

How to recover from porn addiction?

Groups: Counseling can help you. There are books on amazon for it as well. There are also sex addict groups that can help. See a professional for further recommendations. ...Read more

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What to do about addiction to porn?

What to do about addiction to porn?

Psychologists or: Psychiatrists who are interested in "process" addictions, as well as those who work in paraphilias, can be helpful to you. There is often a history of early life sexual trauma, or some other issue with inability to achieve sexual satisfaction in usual ways. Other times, it is really not an "addiction" or problematic in most ways, but is a reaction to strong religious objections by family to porn. ...Read more

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Can someone have an addiction to porn?

Can someone have an addiction to porn?

Yes: It is actually relatively common, with some preferring pornography to actual sex with another human being. This group of disorders, where there is more of a focus on a THING (porn, fetishes etc.) rather than a PERSON are called paraphilias, and are a recognized psychiatric condition. The availability of the Internet has increased the prevalence of this issue. It can and should be treated. ...Read more

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How to stop with my addiction to porn?

How to stop with my addiction to porn?

Get psychiatric help: Sexual addiction is a recognized form of "process" addiction - addiction to something other than a substance. It may be similar to gambling addiction. There is often a history of trauma, particularly at young ages - being molested or sexually involved with an older person as a child. There are psychiatrists/psychologists who specialize in the treatment of sexual problems like porn addiction. ...Read more

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How can I handle my husband's porn addiction?

How can I handle my husband's porn addiction?

Three choices: When faced with an unwanted sitation u only have 3 options. Leave it, accept it, try to change it. Your solution is as wide a choice as 2 opposites. Join in with him, or mandate he quit. Many church affliated groups can offer support & counseling. There is also an old saying that applies here: you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Www. Purelifeministries is one place. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop my addiction to porn?

Can you tell me how to stop my addiction to porn?

Get psychiatric help: Sexual addiction is a recognized form of "process" addiction - addiction to something other than a substance. It may be similar to gambling addiction. There is often a history of trauma, particularly at young ages - being molested or sexually involved with an older person as a child. There are psychiatrists/psychologists who specialize in the treatment of sexual problems like porn addiction. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to break a porn addiction?

What steps should I take to break a porn addiction?

Some ideas: 1) join a 12 step group that focuses on porn addiction and in which you make an honest exploration in the presence of others

2) learn to deal with feelings like boredom, anger, sadness, loneliness and anxiety in a healthy way

3) spend less time alone: review your current relationships? What can you do to make them more satisfying?

4) make a list of the pros and cons of using porn. ...Read more

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Need to know is watching too much porn an addiction?

It can be: If it is getting in the way of other activities, if it done to the exclusion of trying to develop relationships with actual people, if you feel guilty or bad after orgasm with porn. Most people, both men and women, use pornography sometimes, either when interactive sex isn't possible, or even to enhance sex with other people. If porn replaces human-human contact, then it is a problem. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions to stop my porn addiction?

Can you give me suggestions to stop my porn addiction?

Find real love: All men seek out and enjoy images. Simply resolving that you'll look at something that's tasteful rather than raunchy may be a huge help and break the cycle. Especially, reflect that the perfect bodies and weird fantasies of porn aren't what you really want -- and that someone special may be out there for you. A low dose of a SSRI or other prescription Rx may also break this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is watching too much porn an addiction?

Can you tell me is watching too much porn an addiction?

Pornography Addict?: That is difficult to say, without knowing how often you watch it, and for how long each time (or each day). "too much" really has to be defined first. Also, you should notice if it's causing you to isolate from others, if it's always on your mind, if it's interfering with dating/sexual relationships with others, and the like. Best to seek out professional help (counseling) to get help with it. ...Read more

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What would be a good way for me to handle my porn addiction?

What would be a good way for me to handle my porn addiction?

Recovery - saa works: Recovery from addiction to any compulsive sexual behavior, whether porn, voyeurism, massage parlors, anonymous hookups, prostitution, is possible by working the 12 steps w/ a sponsor in saa (sex addicts anonymous). Visit www. Sexaa. Org for more info. If there are no meetings in your area you can start one, attend online or telephone meetings. Recovery is possible; there is a lot of hope & help. ...Read more

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I'm acutely porn addicted. ..how can solve this porn addiction?

Cold turkey: You need to stop visiting porn sites immediately and completely. You have already made a good start by recognizing that your behavior is a problem. Try to find something else you enjoy that keeps you active, e.g., going hiking, playing an instrument, gardening, being at the beach, playing chess etc.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is a good way to break an addiction to porn?

Addictions: Most addictions are an avoidance of what is troubling you in your life, ask yourself what you may be avoiding. Confide in those close to you and put a block on porn sites and share your plan with someone close to you. Best. ...Read more

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What to do if I have porn addiction, why can't I just think about what I'm doing?

What to do if I have porn addiction, why can't I just think about what I'm doing?

What Do U Use Porn 4: Suggested reading: article published on webmd: "is pornography addictive? "
http://men. Webmd. Com/features/is-pornography-addictive ---> excerpt: "
[t]hree main reasons...People turn to pornography: to see their fantasies acted out, to avoid intimacy in a relationship, and simply to...[arouse themselves before/during] masturbation.". ...Read more

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I have kind of addiction to watch porn, when I am alone and masturabate after that?

Your diagnosis: You are likely to be addicted as you have indicated. Porn is readily accessibly and commonly indulged in. If it interferes with your life, causing problems in your personal life or in your relationships, then you might need help. If it is an indulgence which occupies an unimportant niche of your life, then it is not worrisome, . Your call on this. ...Read more

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I have been struggling with porn addiction for the last 13 years. I am trying to break this habit so I get my life into order. Any advice?

I have been struggling with porn addiction for the last 13 years. I am trying to break this habit so I get my life into order. Any advice?

Recovery - saa works: Addiction to any compulsive sexual behavior, whether porn, voyeurism, massage parlors, anonymous hookups, prostitution, is possible through working the 12 steps w/ a sponsor in saa (sex addicts anonymous). Visit www. Sexaa. Org for more information. If there are no meetings in your area you can start one, attend online or telephone meetings. Recovery is possible ; there is a lot of hope ; help. ...Read more

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Would you say it is uncommon for alcoholics to have a porn addiction?

Cross-addiction: Many people w one addiction have multiple addictions. Any substance or behavior that activates the pleasure circuits in the brain can be addictive & is it is not safe for someone in recovery from any addiction to play w other commonly addictive substances or behaviors. Kind of like a water leak, which will find its way to the water table even if it has to go miles out of its way to get there. ...Read more

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How can I get over my porn addiction?

How can I get over my porn addiction?

Seek real love: All men look at images and enjoy their bodies as you do. It becomes an addiction when, and only when, you are losing time from other things you need to be doing -- job, study, learning, forming relationships. Porn is a dead-end as it presents unrealistic bodies ; scenarios. Think about the person you'll marry, get with your doctor if you need to for thought / talk rx and maybe medication. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over porn addiction?

What can I do to get over porn addiction?

Live richly: All men enjoy images that showcase the body's beauty & tasteful love. But watching porn is a dead-end road; seeing near-perfect bodies creates dissatisfaction with yours / your partner's and does nothing to develop you as a person which you need to do. It does release Dopamine which feels good & a physician may offer a low dose of an antidepressant as you recover. Live rich, don't be a spectator. ...Read more

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How can cold turkey work with a porn addiction?

Try but you may need: You can try, but may need additional help. There are self help groups like aa for people addicted to sex or pornography. I'd suggest that you take advantage of them & psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of my addiction to porn!?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of my addiction to porn!?

Dr. Marty Klein...: ... Psychologist & sexologist, suggests we explore the way we think about porn & sex: "the concept of 'sex addiction' really rests upon the assumption that sex is dangerous. There's the sense that we frail humans are vulnerable to the devil's temptations of pornography, masturbation, 'promiscuity, ' & extramarital affairs, & that if we yield, we become 'addicted.'" more @ http://www. Martyklein. Com. ...Read more

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Should I get rid of my ipad because im trying to beat a porn addiction and I can take it to bed?

Should I get rid of my ipad because im trying to beat a porn addiction and I can take it to bed?

No: Use this marvel to get the help you deserve: an evaluation by a well trained psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I see my boyfriend have a lot of nude girls pictures that take from fb and porn movies! Is this an addiction?

It certainly can be: Sex addiction takes many forms. Preoccupation with porn is not "just what guys do, " that is a form of denial. If it hurts you and he continues to do it despite your telling him how it is affecting you, he may need help to stop. If this is the problem, there are groups for both him and for you as well. There is saa (sexaa. Org) for him, and cosa (cosa-recovery. Org) for you. ...Read more