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Pornography is an ADDICTION

answered 01:42 PM EST, Thu January 17, 2013
anonymous anonymous
Watching pornographic movies makes me feel more aggressive. I watch a lot of porn every day. Sometimes I even get in fights after watching a lot of porn. Is this normal?

Dr. Shirley Schaye Says...

It is important that you are realizing that you have a problem and, at least, wanting to address this problem. I don't know if you are willing to go for treatment. There is treatment for this and may involve taking some medication. It has been found that treating internet porn addiction is similar to treating OCD--- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

You could go to a mental health counselor who works with addictions, but you might feel more comfortable using the wise counsel of a good book on the subject. There is a book that will be an excellent tool to help you. You should use the book to follow the methods described there.You must faithfully practice what it says in this book. It is difficult to break any addiction, and pornography is a drug. Use the guide book and your strength to follow the methods portrayed in the book and, with persistence and perhaps a few tumbles off the wagon, you will reach your goal.

"The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography" by Wendy Maltz and Larry Maltz

I am also sending you a link with information on this, as well as, a quiz that you could take that you could self score and provide you with a reliable indication of what level of addiction you have.

I will also provide treatment protocol.

http://psychcentral.com/sexquiz.htm

http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/treatment-for-sexual-addiction/

I want to say that it is difficult to break any addiction, and pornography, as I have said, is like a drug.

The following video seriesare shown in some marriage and family classes, called "A Drug Called Pornography". It is broken down into seven short segments, if you would like to watch it. It is listed below.

1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALeRKvxrJjs

2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q7PEDlbVXo=related

3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkFF2VdXEhs=related

4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LkKx0irYPs=related

5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ccG43znpOU=related

6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWWFx_dy6QI=related

7 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcQjA2Rt0e8=related

Dr. Shirley Schaye

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