How to Overcome Porn Addiction?

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How to Overcome Porn Addiction?

Addictions can take the most bizarre of forms. It may even come in the form of internet addiction. Yes, you heard it right, porn addiction is a thing. While you cannot help curb your social media addiction, it is impossible for many to call quits on porn watching.

Like any other addiction, the addiction of watching pornography is equally detrimental and there are myriad reasons why you should quit watching porn. For all the porn addicts, here are some effective ways to deal with your porn addiction:-

7 Ways To Quit Watching Pornography

#1. Analyze The Issue

It is important to understand the root cause of your addiction in order to deal with it. Maybe your addiction developed over time due to factors like anxiety or loneliness. It is only after understanding its source that you can deal with porn addiction.

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#2. Identify Signs Of Porn Addiction

Many times, it happens that you get addicted to something without even realizing it. However, there are certain signs through which you can identify the issue. There are various signs of porn addiction too. These may include prolonged watching, a sense of restlessness on not being able to watch pornography or anti-social behavior.

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#3. Change Your Outlook Towards Sexuality

In order to deal with the porn addiction, it is of utmost importance that you change your approach towards sexuality. Instead of looking at it as an immediate means of gratification, a porn addict should adopt a healthier outlook towards sexuality and porn.

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#4. Use Coping Mechanisms

After you have identified and addressed the issue, it is important to build a coping strategy of your own. Figure out ways which can help you divert your mind from the urge of watching pornography. You may also need the support of your friends or family in order to cope with the addiction.

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#5. Do Something Constructive

Despite all the negative consequences, you can still draw out the best out of your addiction. All you need is to direct your energy into a more constructive activity. Instead of watching porn, you can take up any healthy activity of your choice which you think can capture your interest. If nothing else, you can try writing porn plots instead of mindless binge watching. It will only keep your mental faculties in a constructive motion.

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#6. Socialize

As mentioned earlier, a common sign of porn addiction is social isolation. However, your friends and family can help you a great deal in coming out of the addiction. Not only can you get innovative solution, you will also find it easy to divert your mind from pornography.

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#7. Internet Censors

If you think that voluntary methods are not working, you may try censoring the internet. All you need to do is find out ways of blocking the porn websites so that you are simply unable to have an access to them. You may also keep a check on your internet usage and get yourself limited data in order to minimize the stretched hours of watching pornography.

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We would love to hear from you. Tell us more ways to overcome porn addiction. Kindly use the comment box to share your thoughts and opinions with us.

Opinion
Yes, Porn Addiction Has Negative Consequences

Yes, it is a serious illness. Once you immerse yourself into porn completely, you tend to withdraw yourself from the real world. You are not able to do anything without relying on porn. It damages your brain to a great extent. your professional and personal life both are affected badly. Your concentration level in other things decreases to a great level. 

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