pornography addiction

Porn addiction is not a sex addiction. It’s a compulsive need to engage in erotic materials in order to gain a quick release, or satisfaction. Classified as a behavioral addiction or a process addiction, porn addiction can be difficult to treat and overcome, but not impossible.

Dr. Lara Dye, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) based in Austin, Texas, helps treat those addiction to pornongraphy and help them lead a normal life. An addiction to porn can be detrimental to more than just the person with the addiction. Pornography can affect all aspects of a person’s life, from financial to career. In our last blog post, we listed a few of the signs of a pornography addiction. In this one, we’ll go over a few more signs of porn addiction. Contact Dr. Lara Dye to get started!

MORE SIGNS OF PORN ADDICTION

  • Your significant other seems to be hiding things from you. Those addicted to porn usually feel shame and guilt, but are unable to stop their behavior. Therefore, the natural instinct is to hide it from you. Furthermore, your partner may be spending increasing amounts on porn, which they want to hide from you as well. If your partner seems evasive when questioned, a porn addiction could be the reason why.
  • Your partner is antisocial. Because of the stigma porn has, if your partner has a porn addiction, your partner not only wants to hide it from you, but they want to hide it from others. Thus, your partner may be spending less time with others as well. This is especially noticeable if your partner was the type to always be doing activities before and has discontinued those.
  • Your partner had turned on you. Because your partner is now addicted to the images he sees on the screen of perfect women, he may turn on you and become critical of your appearance. If your significant other has started criticizing your weight, your hair color, and even your performance in bed, he may be addicted to porn. You simply won’t be enough to satisfy them anymore since they are now turned on by a variety that no one person can hope to perform.
  • You find signs of an affair. Porn addictions cause an addiction to the feeling and the rush that watching porn brings. Hence, your significant other could be having an affair because it is different, daring, challenging, and satisfies the rush you just can’t.

CALL DR. LARA DYE IF YOU SUSPECT A PORN ADDICTION

Although it can be difficult to get someone you know and love into counseling to treat porn addiction, you yourself can still get counseling. Dr. Lara Dye can help both of you. The first step in porn addiction treatment is recognizing you are addicted to porn. Perhaps scheduling a marriage counseling session could help begin the conversation.

If you suspect someone you love of having a porn addiction, call Dr. Lara Dye in Austin today. A telehealth session can be utilized as well to help feel more comfortable talking about this difficult subject. Help and options are available. Reach out now to begin healing.