The Fascination With Internet Porn

Do you know my 6-year-old nephew can find porn on the internet by Googling Disney wrong?  That is how easy it is to find it on the web.  The people who produce porn are geniuses.  They make it easy to accidentally find it and hook you with curiosity.  For many hormone crazed teenagers it is a temptation too hard to pass up.

By the time you are in college you could be so hooked, you have your favorite sites loaded up on your computer ready to go.  Some people have it downloaded to their phones and can watch it anywhere they want.  But beware.  Remember that the brain is a very habitual.  Once it gets used to something, it likes to keep repeating the experience.  If you find that looking at porn sites or going into sex chat rooms relaxes you, it could make you prone to needing porn or chat rooms to relax all the time.

The one way to avoid any addiction is to not get too used to any one thing as an escape from your day.  If I went home every night and drank wine to relax.  What would happen the one night I didn’t have any wine?  I would probably freak out.  But if I went home tonight and had a glass of wine to relax, then tomorrow I went for a walk, the next night I ate a bowl of ice cream, and then the next night I called a friend to vent I wouldn’t get attached to any one thing to help myself feel better.  I’d be making my brain use different ways to get that much needed break from reality.  Then if one of those things is unattainable at the moment, I wouldn’t freak out.

I’m not saying pornography is evil, although some people would disagree.  It can be very disrespectful and very degrading to women.  Which is why a lot of women don’t like it.  I could talk for a long time about all the things wrong with pornography and why it is bad for our culture.  I want to stick to the addiction side of it for my blog.  I’m not writing this to shame anyone into stopping.  I want to make people aware of why it is addicting and how to avoid it or stop if you want to.

If you need it to relax or unwind from your day and pornography is the only thing that works, you have a problem.  You have now become dependent.  Internet pornography is like heroine.  It is very hard to just do it occasionally and not get hooked.  The first step is to find other ways to relax.  You have to find something to replace the time you spend using porn to decompress your brain.  Everyone needs down time.  Work to find more than one thing to get that accomplished.  Just like you need more than one tool in your tool box.  You need more than one way to relax and feel good.  That way you can avoid becoming too dependent on anything, not just porn.

I would love to hear what you think about this post or about my blog in general. Also, feel free to leave any suggestions or ideas for new posts in the future! Thanks!

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