How Much Porn is Too Much?

How Much Porn is Too Much?For most people looking porn is a relatively benign activity, turned to as a quick and convenient form of sexual pleasure when a real-world partner is either not available or not desired. For some, however, porn use can become an emotionally crippling sexual compulsion. The question, of course, is how do you know if porn use has crossed the line from pleasurable distraction into addiction?

It would be nice if there was an easy and reliable mathematical formula we could rely on, such as X number of videos plus Y number of still images equals addiction, but there isn’t. As is the case with alcohol and drug addiction, the determining factor is subjective rather than objective. In other words, it’s not how much alcohol you drink, how much methamphetamine you smoke, or how much porn you look at, it’s how the booze, meth, or porn is affecting your life. (more…)

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When He Looks At Internet Porn, Is He Cheating On You?

caught-pornThe majority of men in United States tell researchers that they look at pornography. The usual figure cited is about 70% of men say they have viewed it. Among young men under 25, the percentage goes up as high as 75% – with half using it at least once a week.

The percentage of women who enjoy porn is just the opposite – 70% have never seen it, and only three percent view it once a week.

Because of male demand, porn on the Internet is big business. About four percent of the top million websites is pornography, and the most popular websites get over 30 million visitors a month. People can search for exactly what they want to see – such as Asian women with black men, bondage, and so forth. (more…)

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Porn Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Even though millions of adults, especially those in the 18-to-34 age range, view pornography on the Internet at least once a month, many may be unaware of how online porn impacts their real-world sex life. A recent post addresses numerous impacts of porn on a person’s sex life, and the impacts aren’t positive. (more…)

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Porn Addiction Can Lead to Sexual Dissatisfaction, Divorce

It’s more than just watching porn, say experts. Many partners in a
relationship are either knowingly or unknowingly putting pressures on
their spouse or partner to behave like the images depicted, or are
contributing to serious relationship struggles through their porn
viewing. Read more on cybersexualaddiction.com

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Are Porn and Video Games Ruining Young Men?

In an eye-catching new book, a Stanford professor/psychologist and a psychologist/artist have teamed up to address a serious side effect of pornography online and video gaming – the rise of a new group of young men who prefer the “numbing out” that the screen can provide instead of real-world personal relationships.

Called “The Demise of Guys: Why Boys are Struggling and What We Can Do About It,” written by Dr. Philip Zimbardo and Nikita Duncan say their research reveals that young men are getting addicted to the “buzz” they get from online porn and video games, to the point of being compared to drug addicts. (more…)

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People Becoming Desensitized to Sex in Ads … Similar to Porn?

Over a 20-year span, the use of sexual material or sexy imagery in advertisements across the gamut from beverages to financial services nearly doubled.

Why the growth in sex in advertising? A recent Psych Central explains that marketers realize that people are geared automatically to stop and pay attention to sexual content, so ads with people in sexy clothing or sexual positions get people to look. (more…)

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Study Says Smartphones Source of Significant Teen Pornography Access

New phones, new apps and new messaging tools may be leading to a new group of people – especially young teenagers – who are living with pornography addictions. Many experts believe the rise in these addictions is specifically connected to smartphones.

Many experts and researchers point to the fact that children are accessing pornography online as early as age 8; others are forming long-lasting addictions as early as age 11. Even the parents of teenagers who are tech-knowledgeable and take steps to prevent their children from accessing porn are becoming more concerned. They know pornographic information can be accessed and distributed via texting, public computers and at the homes of parents who may not be as vigilant. (more…)

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Online Sex More Desirable Than the Real Thing to Porn Addicts in Study

Over time, a sexual interaction behind the glassy screen of a computer is more desired by people with pornography addictions than the real thing.

A study led by the University of Sydney suggests as many as 20 percent of people who are addicted to porn not only choose online sexual encounters or images to real sex, but they also start to deliberately pursue online sex and even attempt to avoid sex with a partner. Reasons include the progressive and obsessive nature of pornography addiction, which researchers believe causes changes at the brain’s pleasure center levels over time. (more…)

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Porn Taking its Toll on the Personal and Professional Lives of Men

In a recent news release, the University of Sydney shared results of its most recent study on porn and how the underground world of porn is ripping families apart.

The results of the study showed that most people afflicted with porn addictions were men in serious relationships who started viewing porn at a young age. (more…)

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Groupon Deal Promotes Service that Includes Violent Pornography

A surprising and violent twist has entered the social media scene, involving women and pornography. Groupon — the popular savings and deal-offering website that features discounts on everything from theater to salons to restaurants — is now offering a promotion to purchase a deal on an experience with Kink.com, a creator of pornography associated with bondage and violence toward women. (more…)

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