What is porn addiction?

Porn addiction is a behavioural addiction that means you feel compelled to watch porn to an extent where it interferes with your life in negative ways. This can be emotionally, socially and physically – or a combination.

If you have become addicted to porn you will often find that you feel an overwhelming compulsion to view porn, and that you need to spend more and more time, with often ever increasing intensity, watching it. You might also find yourself drawn to porn in niche genres or watching porn that doesn’t align with your sexuality (like watching gay porn for example if you’re straight).

You may struggle to stop viewing porn even if you wish to stop, and find that real life or ‘vanilla’ sex isn’t as satisfying to you as porn is. You may also find that you have trouble getting and maintaining an erection without porn and find it hard or impossible to masturbate without watching porniewingish

The bottom line is - if you find that you can’t stop watching porn and that doing so is impacting your work life, relationships, sex life and social life – you have an addiction.