I was just reading someone’s blog post about how they are trying to quit using pornography. They had just finished posting after a marathon 3 hour long session looking at porn. He had become obsessed over one particular porn actress and had consumed all her material, but could find no more.
This marathon session had come on the heals of sobriety for two weeks!
Back when I was in the depths of my own addiction to pornography, I had gone through similar cycles. I would abstain from porn for a week, then dive back in for another week. Sobriety for two weeks then it was gone in one hour!
I would go as far as to throw out all my magazines & videos. “I am finished with porn. No more. I don’t need it and I don’t want it”
Then a week or two later I would get new materials and go at it. I would think to myself – “I don’t have a girlfriend, so this is my outlet” “It’s completely normal for men to use pornography.”
I had never ever considered that I was addicted to porn. I always thought it was something I could control. I was wrong. Porn had a huge hold on me. It would call to me through every ad on TV, through every attractive women who walked by, and even in my dreams!
If you find yourself trying to stop using pornography, but keep going back to it, you are probably addicted. Check out the signs of porn addiction and see if you can identify with any of these points.
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