Pornography Counseling for Sexual Addiction

Pornography: Hijacking Genuine Intimacy

Pornography Help and Counseling for Sex Addiction

pornography_sex_addiction_help_counselorLike a mirage in a hot desert, pornography appears to offer its patrons an ability to quench thrist for intimacy, attachment, and arousal. The problem is, that instead of really offering what it broadcasts it instead

enslaves those that participate in a deluge of distorted thoughts and suffocates individuals true Selves. Sure, one becomes sexually aroused and curious but the longing for closeness, and sexual intimacy only becomes greater and more sought after.

Initially arousal and excitement flares but slowly it attacks the humanness one has and infiltrates ones thinking and behavior to

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become more akin to rogue pleasure seekers and not husbands and wives seeking attachment, bonding, and true passion.

Pornography is derived from the Greek term ‘porne’ meaning prostitution and ‘grafe’ meaning writing. It is the depiction of the human body or sexual activity with the primary intention of sexual arousal. Before the advent of internet pornography, pornography could be found in film and print literature. Today it’s offered in print photos, video, and sexually explicit material. It is the presentation of a different reality, a pseudo-reality that pretends to offer value and connection something that all human beings seek in relationships. Instead, it tricks the human spirit and offers bondage and scars relationships as it fuels addictive behavior and individuals treating others more more like objects and things to be ‘had’ not cherished and valued.

“Sex” is the #1 searched for term on search engines around the globe. Every second, people spend $3,000 on Internet porn globally. There are an estimated 370 million Internet porn sites on the World Wide Web currently and porn industry revenues soar beyond the earnings by Google, Amazon, Microsoft, eBay, Yahoo, Apple, and Netflix combined. Curious if this is legit? See the internet pornography statistics and you may also want to review the financial post on the new domain extension for pornographers.

Recently Donald L. Hilton, Jr. MD, a professor in the department of neurosurgery at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Texas spoke about the addictive nature of pornography and it’s impact on the brain. He offers a solid article specifically related to that addictions biological pull that occurs from the exposure and use of pornography. Should you want to read his article, I have linked to it here, his article is titled, How Pornography Addicts and Changes the Brain.

Clearly pornography has been around will continue to grow more problematic as it spreads in accessibility to couples and families globally. Ex-porn stars like Shelley Lubben have exposed the porn industry and discussed the reality of what has been hidden from the public regarding the truth about pornographers and the nature of the adult entertainment industry. The film, Traffic Control, chronicles the impact that sexually explicit literature and media is having on our society.