How Much Porn Is a Lot of Porn?

by HowToFind .com about a month ago in sexual wellness

Specialists warn: addiction to porn is increasing among young people. Today the average age of access to porn material is 11: by the time they are 30 some are already addicted. But how to detect it? And most importantly, how to avoid it?

How Much Porn Is a Lot of Porn?

First of all we have to understand that porn travels through the eyes, the images cross the iris and produce a release of a chemical called dopamine, which activates mainly desire and motivation.

When drugs, alcohol or porn are used, the brain is overloaded with dopamine and as porn material is consumed, the brain becomes used to high amounts of it.

The most recent scientific studies support these hypotheses after analyzing the effects at brain level of people who consume porn repeatedly, alluding that the greater the consumption, the more their neuronal connections deteriorate.

How Much Porn Is A Lot Of Porn?

Addicted to porn: how to know it?

But how do you know if the person who uses porn is already an addict?

According to the experts these are some warning signs:

  1. I put aside other occupations to devote time to online porn.
  2. I'd rather be on the computer watching porn web pages than going out to see my friends or meet real people.
  3. I hide or lie, I'm ashamed of my own sexual behavior on the internet and I spend money hidden on chat rooms or websites.
  4. I use porn to regulate my emotions: when I am sad, alone, down, bored or to celebrate some success.
  5. A key question is: Am I able to stop? Could I stop?
  6. Every time I need to spend more time watching porn material.
  7. I feel guilty after having consumed it.
  8. I have done illegal things regarding porn and I have to constantly erase the history of my computer.

People with this kind of addiction have a hard time accepting it. In the end they get caught by their partner or their own children. But sometimes they do.

In general they are very embarrassed to admit it. So much so that attempts have been made to collect testimonies from addicts and no one agrees to be recorded, not even anonymously.

They also tend to lie to their partners, they enter into contradictions.

There are more and more because they start at a very young age and as soon as they reach 30 it is when they begin to go for a consultation.

They have hit bottom: their partner has left them, they have been surprised at work... or they have simply realized that they have a problem because they don't do practically anything else.

One of the warning signs is that you don't care about using anywhere, and you risk being seen by anyone, because addiction can be more than anything else.

Causes

But what is it that pushes, especially teenagers, to consume a porn that is now as accessible as it is affordable to any pocket, since there are well-known websites on the Internet, which are completely free.

There are many reasons that lead to this, such as, for example, getting personal esteem, security... Or simply for sexual satisfaction.

Also to achieve emotional stability, to get close to someone, to look for someone to listen to them, because all friends do it.

Curiosity, experience, boredom, because they feel alone, because they are irritable or because they need to release stress.

Porn, conquers their desires, and this cultural consumption can cause a "disconnection" between boys and girls and induce them to risky sexual practices, which can lead to pathological sexual behavior.

But if we are already talking about patients, there may be a psycho-pathological component, and they have very high levels of anxiety, so they consume porn to relax.

There are patients who have high levels of impulsivity, and it is another cause of access to porn.

Then there are the obsessive ones who, for example, are unable to get repetitive images of porn out of their heads.

Consequences

At the individual level, in both adolescents and adults, it can lead to deficits in social skills, emotional and behavioral problems.

Depression or anxiety, practices such as smoking or drinking, as well as the consumption of certain drugs, affective social isolation, low self-esteem or negative emotional states: sadness, frustration, emptiness, boredom, loneliness, tension...

Among the consequences for women, it stands out that they have distorted images of their bodies and feel the need to change their appearance, regardless of their opinion about porn.

They try to live up to the bodies and sexual behaviors of women that their partners see online and fear they have lost their ability to excite him, so they subordinate themselves to them.

As for men, they have trouble arousing themselves with "real" women and the sex life with their girlfriends or women collapses.

Sometimes they want to focus on their partners, but instead their minds are filled with porn images... Those who start with soft porn end up taking an interest in the hard one.

As the overwhelming images become more tolerable, the ones that previously excited him become less interesting, and this leads the user to look for a more extreme and shocking porn material than the one he started with. Men end up being violent.

Solutions

  1. Put some limits to exposure to the Internet when its use is not necessary.
  2. Activate an anti-porn filter on the devices that are normally used (computer, mobile phone, television), as well as destroying all the porn material that you have stored.
  3. It is also recommended to place the computer in an open and visible place of the house and/or work so that the temptation is less.
  4. Pay special attention to situations, objects, places or people that trigger the desire to consume porn: observe what activates your desire.
  5. If the person feels sad, bored, alone or anxious, they should try to identify why and not let that emotion carry them like a wave.
  6. You should focus your attention on something else or activity that will allow you to get out of this negative emotional state: meeting friends, making an entertaining phone call, reading a book, listening to music, playing sports, etc.

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