Porn Addiction in UtahAddiction to pornography has been steadily growing for years. Even celebrities now admit to surviving it. Recently, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s very own Terry Crews admitted that he suffered porn addiction and it almost ruined his marriage.

Renaissance Ranch Outpatient notes that like drug rehab, there is a place for people struggling with their porn addiction. It’s just a matter of admitting they have a problem.

Pornography Addiction

There is nothing wrong with it, watching porn is a matter of preference – there are those who enjoy it and there are others who don’t.

You might think that men are the only ones who suffer from this type of addiction. In recent years, the number of women affected by porn addiction has grown as well. Among the factors that contribute to this are the written materials found on the internet and in print. Have you heard of 50 Shades of Grey (who hasn't)? 

For those in a relationship, porn addiction may interfere in a way that raises body and self-esteem issues, which can greatly affect sexual activity.

Distortion of Reality

Porn takes many factors into consideration: fetishes, camera angles, the bodies of the actors, and most importantly, editing. Intentionally or not, porn has the effect of heightening a person’s expectations of sex. For young men who have never had sex, when they do become disillusioned, there is a possibility that this affects their arousal and performance.

Porn: A Public Health Crisis

Recently, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the resolution, declaring pornography as a public health crisis. This entails that porn may cause harm to individuals and the society psychologically and physiologically. He compared it to alcohol and drugs, and its capacity to tempt the youth.

He also signed a related bill about reporting standards for computer technicians looking for child pornography in the course of their work.

Is porn ruining your relationship with your spouse or any family member? If it is, then seek help immediately. Treatment centers assist in rebuilding an individual’s confidence, as well as their ruined relationships with their family and friends.