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Back in 2004, a panel of experts testified before a Senate subcommittee that a product that millions of Americans consume is dangerously addictive. They were referring to pornography.

The impact of watching porn on the brain was pronouncedtoxicand resembled to cocaine. One psychologist declared, “prolonged exposure to pornography excites a preference for depictions of group sex, sadomasochistic exercises, and sexual contact with animals.

Before the internet, if you wanted to see pornography, you needed to go out and buy a magazine or rent a video. Store hours and available that was used to hide pornography placed some restricts on people’s porn habits.

Today there are an approximated nearly half a billion adult web pages online. “For the person who has trouble stopping, more is only one click away,” says sex therapist Louanne Cole Weston, Ph.D.

There’s no question that some people’s porn consumption gets them in troublein the form of maxed-out credit cards, lost rest, neglected obligations, or ignored loved ones. Maar, Weston is one who takes issue with labeling problem behavior involving porn as an addiction. “‘Compulsiveis more fitting,” sy sê.

Compulsion or Addiction
Die onderskeid tussen wat kenmerkend is van die gedrag as 'n dwang of 'n verslawing is subtiel, maar noodsaaklik.

Erick Janssen, Ph.D., 'n navorser by die Kinsey Institute, ondersoek die gebruik van die woord verslawing wanneer gepraat word oor pornografie, want hy sê dit bloot beskryf bepaalde individu se optredes as verslawing-agtige maar met betrekking tot hulle as verslaafdes kan nie help om te verbeter of in 'n posisie waar hulle kan verbeter.

Baie mense kan hulself diagnoseer as porno verslaafdes na die lees van gewilde boeke oor die onderwerp, he says. But mental health professionals have no conventional criteria to diagnose porn addiction.

Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D., a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, was one of the observers at the Senate hearing on pornography addiction. She says the same standards used to diagnose issues like obsessive gambling and substance abuse can be applied to problematic porn use.

The psychologist who treat pornography addicts say they act just like any other addicts,” sy sê.

One of the key characteristics of addiction, sy sê, is die verhoging van 'n toleransie vir die verslawende stof. In die manier waarop dwelmverslaafdes moet progressief groter dosisse kry 'n hoë, sy glo porno verslaafdes benodig om meer en meer ekstreme en onkonvensionele materiaal om dieselfde vlak van entoesiasme hulle eerste ervaar voel sien.

“Die meeste van die verslaafdes sal sê, hier is die tipe van pornografie Ek sal nooit kyk na, dit is so walglik ek nooit kyk na dit, wat dit ook al is — seks met kinders, seks met ontlasting, seks met diere,” sy sê. “Op 'n sekere punt, they will often cross over.

Janssen disputes that people who look at porn typically progress in such a way. “There is unquestionably no evidence to support that,” he says.

Why People Watch Porn
Weston believes there are three primary reasons why people turn to pornography: to see their fantasies acted out, to avoid affection in a relationship, and merely to assist masturbation.

Sometimes individuals are just going to it for something they wish they could engage in within their real life,” sy sê. “It fills in a hole or gap in their own relationship with their partner. They have a companion who doesn’t like to do oral sex, and they enjoy it themselves, and they’re in this relationship, and they want to stay in it, so they go and look at photos of oral sex.



In this respect, porn can be a helpful component of a healthy relationship, sy sê, but in some situations, it can prevent closeness.

Then there are the people who are too ashamed to explain what it is that they actually would like to engage in, so they go there secretively, never having admitted to their mate what they would like to try,” Weston says.

If they were to share their fantasy, they might discover their partner prepared to go along with it, and they may end up with exceedingly fulfilling sexual bonds. For others, egter, that would be undesirable.

Some people go there because the intimacy in the relationship is as intense as the person can stand it. If they were to uncover the sexual interest which is kind of their closely held secret, the intimacy would be just too high for their own capacity to tolerate it, so they save it for elsewhere,” Weston says.

Regardless of the role, it plays in relationships; people also watch pornography just to arouse themselves before or during masturbating.

I think of porn addiction as a tag that’s used to punish behavior that’s not approved of socially,” Violet Blue, a sex instructor and author of The Ultimate Guide to Adult Videos, sê. “A lot of it is shaming humiliating those who practice masturbation.

Mans word beskou as meer geredelik gewek deur erotiese beelde as vroue, maar baie vroue masturbeer tot pornografie, ook, sy sê.

Sy gematigdes 'n aanlyn chat raad vir vroulike entoesiaste na verwys as die Smart Girls’ porn Club. “Ek soms ontvang e-pos van lede van die groep oor verskillende tipes seksuele probleme,” sy sê, maar niemand tot dusver gekommunikeer kommer oor die stop.