Porn addiction has received a lot of time in the press particularly as well known and well loved celebrities become identified as individuals struggling with this type of addiction. There is no longer a doubt that the viewing of pornography can become an addiction as it changes the responses in the brain to sexual images. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine any type of activity that “is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry” can be considered an addiction. In other words those that become addicted to pornography seek a brain based reward that is similar to non-addicted individuals, just without the balance in place to stop the behavior.

One reason why pornography addiction has become so prevalent is because it is so readily available. Soft core types of pornography are available on your own television and what is termed as “hard core” or highly explicit pornography is easily available through online websites. Individuals that view pornography may find that the addiction builds over time or it may start with the first exposure. How fast the addiction develops depends on the individual’s background, stage of development and their understanding of the role of sex in getting their emotional and physical needs satisfied.

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