Porn addiction is a growing menace today, with not many people knowing its repercussions and how impactful it can be to the emotional stability of an addict.

With no particular awareness regarding the issue, people fall victim to this menace without realizing the dangers they’re falling into.

What this means is that individuals keep falling to the addiction and reach a dead end where they find getting out of the addiction difficult.

Here we will take a look at 15 facts pertaining to porn addiction and what they translate into when we consider the impact the addiction can have on an individual.

1. Porn addiction is linked to sexual addiction

Porn addiction may look like a secluded problem at the start of things, but once the addiction starts increasing, addicts get to find that it is having a more severe impact on their personality and perception of things.

Addicts who get to see porn videos for much of the day would develop a certain urge for trying out all the moves their role models successfully implement in their videos.

They want to experience the feel of giving a shot to new positions and types, which eventually develops a sexual addiction in their mind.

The sexual addiction is similar to the porn addiction in many ways considering addicts can’t talk about it, can’t reach out for comfort from loved ones due to the threat of being looked down upon and cannot just back out of the addiction as stimuli present across the internet can pull them back in.

2. Addiction to pornographic material is not limited to porn videos

The action a person has towards pornographic material may not just be limited to porn videos and other content available on porn websites.

This addiction for porn would translate into their real life as well and they would want to quench the thirst by trying out newer alternatives.

This thirst for trying out modes of fulfillment would land them into strip clubs and brothels.

Thus, an addiction which started off due to content on the internet would move on to a stage where the addict would not be able to control their thirst for porn in specific and sexual activity in general.

These addicts often have a hard time settling into a relationship as well, because of the burden of what they’re addicted to.

3. Porn addiction is varied in intensity

Porn addiction can be varied in intensity as the extent of the addiction can vary from person to person.

A person who always looks for solace in porn videos after an emotionally depressing event in life would not be watching the videos on a consistent basis or on a daily routine, but since they have a perception of pleasure and reward related to porn videos, they will have a hard time dropping this addiction.

On the flip side, addicts who watch the videos daily would also be considered addicts because, although they might not have had formed an emotional connection, they’re still under the influence of the videos and cannot pass their day without watching a couple of these videos.

Regardless of their individual patterns, both the individual illustrations made above would classify as porn addiction, which is why we say that porn addiction is varied in intensity.

4. Porn addiction results in severe dependency

Addicts might not realize it at the start of the deal, but once they start watching the porn videos on a consistent basis, they would feel that they are severely dependent on the videos.

Watching the same content over and over again would obviously mean that the addict develops a dependency on the video.

This dependency would worsen down the line if the pleasure factor or the mental comfort of a person gets linked to porn and porn videos.

An addict who finds pleasure in these videos would find getting out of the menace severely difficult considering that they have now formed a dependency upon the material.

5. Porn addiction provides better escapes than drugs

Porn addiction can provide an individual a better way to escape from the difficulties and complexities of life than what can be provided by drugs.

Drugs have for ages been the preferred choice for people to get over a difficult period in life, but this perception would soon be put to challenge with this latest assumption that porn videos provide better relief than what is provided by substances.

Moreover, porn videos are easier to consume than drugs as well, since you can watch these videos at your home without having to pay a cent in most cases.

6. Porn addiction can be fulfilling

For an addict, his/her addiction to porn is not really useless.

They find a certain amount of pleasure and fulfillment in watching these videos, which the outside world may have no idea of.

Addicts who have suffered from an emotional trauma in life will vouch for how the addiction can reduce the effects of the trauma they are suffering from, and can make them feel pleasure and a certain amount of satisfaction.

Most addicts derive a lot of pleasure from these videos as they fulfill not only their desire for watching sexual content, but also attain a soft corner in life.

7. Prolonged porn addiction affects behavior

A prolonged addiction to porn videos and other content available across the internet can affect the behavior of individuals.

Addicts who have been watching these videos for a long time would find it hard to be part of social gatherings.

Not only would they want to be back at watching their prized porn collection, but they would also find conforming to society’s norms difficult.

Moreover, an addiction to porn videos can also make an individual secretive, considering the fact that they have been making a secret out of their addiction for a long time.

This attitude to life would permanently shape their behavior, since they would find leaving their newly adapted behavior traits difficult to drop.

8. Excessive addiction changes perceptions regarding lewd behavior

All of us have a perception in our minds pertaining to lewd behavior and how it is not considered the norm.

However, addicts of porn videos will soon experience changes in the perceptions they currently host regarding lewd behavior.

Porn videos are based on numerous storylines that are different than what the reality or the norms are in real life.

These videos often show lewd behavior to be successful in prompting sexual intercourse in most situations, which is not the case in real life.

But, considering that porn addicts get to see their videos for most of their day, they don’t realize the repercussions of this behavior.

For them lewd behavior always leads to success and can help you ‘score’ successfully when it comes to attracting girls.

As their perception of lewd behavior starts changing they would get to experience behavioral changes as well.

Addicts would start implementing these behavioral changes in real life and would face serious repercussions.

9. Unaddressed addiction leads to social awkwardness

Due to societies demeaning perception of porn addiction, most addicts leave their addictions unaddressed.

They do not want to bring unwarranted public attention to themselves for the wrong reason and do not want to be the reason of all jokes, which is why they keep their addiction to themselves and never go public with it.

What this means is that the addict will soon start experiencing social awkwardness because of the mere fact that their addiction is left unaddressed and they haven’t had the opportunity to reach out to any other person for help or assistance with their behavior.

The social awkwardness addicts experience would include behavior such as excessively staring at women during social gatherings.

10. Constantly fulfilled addiction leads to higher sexual expectations

Addicts who keep giving in to their porn addiction would soon end up having high sexual expectations.

These sexual expectations would be based more on the fantasy they see in the porn videos than what happens in real life.

And, once their sexual expectations aren’t fulfilled, they would slide even more down the pit.

In a means to make up for their failed sexual expectations, porn addicts would start watching even more porn videos.

This could eventually signal towards a drastic increase in the hours spent watching porn videos by an addict.

11. Unfulfilled sexual expectations would lead to increased dependency

The expectations a user starts building from these porn videos would eventually lead to more dependency on the addiction to porn videos.

Individuals will start feeling the urge to try out sexual fantasies they see happening in the videos in real life.

The fact that addicts will be unable to transpire those sexual fantasies or expectations into reality would eventually mean that they feel disheartened and will turn to porn videos to compensate for their inability to do anything in real life.

They would inadvertently be fueling their addiction by expecting these fantasies to transpire in real life.

12. Addiction results in dissatisfying relationships

Porn addiction can result in a lot of dissatisfaction in the relation that the addict might have with a spouse or a special other.

The relationship might suffer because of the fact that that the addict might expect great things from the other person in the relationship.

They would look to their spouse to help them fulfill the sexual expectations that they develop after watching the videos online.

Moreover, since couples live together, there would come a time when an addict’s spouse would notice that the individual is hell-bent on watching porn videos all the time.

This would not only damage the state of the relationship, but will also create difficulties moving forward considering that there might be assumptions related to the addict having a penchant for adultery.

Porn addicts also have a secretive nature to them, which will seriously dent the trust factor that the couple have and might even lead to serious issues leading into the future.

13. Divorce and separation can occur

Porn addiction after marriage or while in a relationship with someone else is not healthy for the relation.

The addict would seek refuge in porn videos like they have been doing for most of their life, which would mean that their significant other would soon find out what’s happening.

The dissatisfaction that the addict will probably have while having sexual advances would also show, since he/she may not be getting the experience they want.

Moreover, there can also be the assumption that the addict is seeking out for adultery, since he/she is constantly watching porn videos despite having an active relationship.

The addict will find dropping the addiction very hard because it has been something they have lived with for all of their life.

14. Porn addiction can be difficult to recover from

Porn addiction can be really difficult to recover from; even more than substance addiction at times.

Recovering from porn addiction is considerably more difficult than doing so from a substance addiction because finding porn and fulfilling your addiction is really simpler and easier than looking out for substances.

The chances of relapse drastically increase considering the fact that porn is literally available on a number of websites across the internet without taking any effort on your part.

Moreover porn addicts may not have the luxury of sharing their experience openly because of society’s perception of the addiction, thus it would be a lone struggle for them.

15. Addicts ostracize themselves from society

Since they cannot talk about their addiction openly and cannot merge with the society easily, addicts end up ostracizing and separating themselves from the society they live in.

Most porn addicts believe that sharing their secret or addiction with society would land them in a vulnerable position, which might prove to be a liability for them later on.

Thus, they seek the easy way out, which is to ostracize themselves from the society and to seek further comfort in the videos they have grown so addicted to.

This separation will ultimately just lead to more dependence on porn videos, because these porn videos will now play an imperative part in their life.