Is Porn An Addiction?

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IntimateMoment wrote: Sat Apr 08, 2023 5:11 am There was a time I could not get enough resulting in great variety and exploration looking for having my needs filled. Then I found it wasn't the sex I needed, it was intimacy. Regardless how good the orgasms or who gave them to me, if the emotional and spiritual intimacy were not part of it, then it was like Chinese food. One from column A, two from B and three from C felt great but I was hungry again in an hour. Masturbating and using porn often results in just wanting more sex.
Well said! Emotional and spiritual connection is vital. A sole and soul mate provides that connection.
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Oldbear wrote: Sat Apr 08, 2023 5:54 am
IntimateMoment wrote: Sat Apr 08, 2023 5:11 am There was a time I could not get enough resulting in great variety and exploration looking for having my needs filled. Then I found it wasn't the sex I needed, it was intimacy. Regardless how good the orgasms or who gave them to me, if the emotional and spiritual intimacy were not part of it, then it was like Chinese food. One from column A, two from B and three from C felt great but I was hungry again in an hour. Masturbating and using porn often results in just wanting more sex.
Well said! Emotional and spiritual connection is vital. A sole and soul mate provides that connection.
A sole mate is that when you can where the same shoes? I think everyone that ever told me they were soul mates ended up divorced or being unhappily married ever after. "praying for the end of time"
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IntimateMoment wrote: Sat Apr 08, 2023 5:59 am
Oldbear wrote: Sat Apr 08, 2023 5:54 am
IntimateMoment wrote: Sat Apr 08, 2023 5:11 am There was a time I could not get enough resulting in great variety and exploration looking for having my needs filled. Then I found it wasn't the sex I needed, it was intimacy. Regardless how good the orgasms or who gave them to me, if the emotional and spiritual intimacy were not part of it, then it was like Chinese food. One from column A, two from B and three from C felt great but I was hungry again in an hour. Masturbating and using porn often results in just wanting more sex.
Well said! Emotional and spiritual connection is vital. A sole and soul mate provides that connection.
A sole mate is that when you can where the same shoes? I think everyone that ever told me they were soul mates ended up divorced or being unhappily married ever after. "praying for the end of time"
The soles mate! 😂
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There is little evidence that porn is an addiction, that it leads to erectile dysfunction, and/or changes the brains of those who watch it. Research also shows that when people claim to have an addiction to pornography, it is usually those with strong religious beliefs and/or those who are not heterosexual.
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Its both idolatry AND an addiction if done repeatedly. Like 2(?) or more times.
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Deleted User 3248 wrote: Wed Apr 26, 2023 7:50 pm There is little evidence that porn is an addiction, that it leads to erectile dysfunction, and/or changes the brains of those who watch it. Research also shows that when people claim to have an addiction to pornography, it is usually those with strong religious beliefs and/or those who are not heterosexual.
Too bad you have deleted your account. What a bunch of bunk. All of the evidence indicates that excessive use of porn leads to erectile dysfunction. It may be debatable about whether if changes your brain or whether it just changes the way people with excessive use interact with other people.

There is also legitimate debate about whether it is proper scientifically to describe something as an addiction when it is from an internal source. Just for clarity pornography addiction isn't an addiction to the viewing material itself as it is to the dopamine is causes you to release. But it operates just like an addiction would.

Just for the record, not everyone that uses porn is addicted nor are they necessarily at risk for addiction from it. The same could be said for alcohol. I can enjoy a nice glass of wine, a beer, or a sip of liquor and feel very contented. But I know people that can't. But I need to stay the heck away from porn.
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SeekingChange wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:32 am
Beccaloo wrote: Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:42 am Thank you for your detailed answer. In truth I'm a bit overwhelmed in how to help my boys in light of all you've written. Thankfully I'm not alone & God is always willing to help.
I don't know if this is helping your sons directly, but learning how males generally are, and teaching your daughters and their wives, is a way to "help". I read several years back several books around men. Recently I gave my dil a book that has really opened her eyes and has helped her with understanding and working with my son, it is "Through a Man's Eyes" by Shaunti Feldhahn and Craig Gross.
I thought the first part of this book gave a superb view into a man’s brain but the second part - where she encouraged women to basically dress in burlap sacks - was off base. Here is why:

When as a man I’m faced with images all day I replace them with images of my wife.

I WANT to go on dates with her where she looks alluring in a dress or clothing that flatters her figure. It’s up to men to manage their thoughts

I’m not advocating for going out dressed like a sex worker, but If a wife dresses Uber conservatively all the time as a husband I’d feel robbed. When she goes to workout in leggings and a waist length t shirt I think she looks fantastic and I think about how blessed I am.

I hope that makes sense
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