What is a Porn Addict?

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-Sexual cravings and lust are instinctively natural to humans since we are biologically sensual creatures. Our sense of sight, touch, taste and hearing can easily stimulate our sexual imaginations. And as humans, we have the need to satisfy such cravings. That is why we have sexual intercourse, masturbation and even pornography. There is nothing wrong with satisfying our earthly desires. This behavior is normal. But any normal or basic behavior, when done excessively, can have harmful effects. Eating, for example, is a basic need, but when done in a gluttonous way, can destroy a man’s body. Drinking wine can be beneficial to your health and blood circulation too, but when done exceedingly without control, it can have damaging effects to your brain and body. And when a person repeatedly and compulsively does something that has negative effects, he is considered an addict. Therefore a porn addict is a person that repeatedly and excessively watches pornographic materials of any kind to satisfy his or her sexual desires.

Still, this definition of a porn addict can lead to further questions. How do you know you are watching porn excessively? How much is too much porn? Well, to be honest, it is really very difficult to quantify addiction through material or substance. For example, you can’t easily judge if your father is addicted to alcohol by counting the bottles of beer he drinks every night or you can’t easily conclude that your mother is addicted to cigarettes by counting the number of sticks she smokes in day. Instead, you quantify an addiction simply by the negative effects it has on the life of the person. If your father’s business is losing money due to bad supervision because he spends most of his time drinking in the bar and his mind is occupied with alcohol then he is an alcohol addict. If your mother is dying of lung cancer and no matter how the doctor instructed her to quit smoking she is still lighting one up every once in a while, then she is addicted to smoking. Therefore, if a person spends most of his time in the Internet to watch porn instead of doing his job, instead of spending time with his friends or family, instead of doing healthy exercises or playing sports, instead of studying his academic lessons, instead of living life to the fullest . . . then he is definitely a porn addict.

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