Porn Addiction and the impact on men’s psyche

Porn addiction is the modern day drug which impacts children, teenagers and men of all ages. We need to see the bigger picture and consequences of porn on our culture, society and on men’s psyche.

We now live in a time where children and men have a 24 hour supply and access to porn when they want it. We need to start asking ourselves what society and culture have we created where a man wants to have sex with himself while watching two, or more, random people having sex on his screen. 

It’s much more than releasing sexual energy or getting off.  There is an inner world and landscape of underlying urges, drives, chemicals in the brain, behaviours, psychology, and mental patterns that motivate men to continue to watch porn and become addicted. 

Porn takes away more than it gives

​But, here’s the thing.

You may think porn is giving you sexual pleasure and release – it actually takes away more than it gives. Porn and Porn Addiction is more damaging than you ever thought possible.

You may even try to justify your porn viewing to yourself by saying these statements (which I have heard many times from men):

“I watch porn like everyone else”, “It’s now part of our society”  “Everyone else watches it, so what’s the problem?” “My friend watches more than me”

These lies you tell yourself are there to help you ignore the reality of your situation. They are to encourage your behaviour around porn.  You may think watching porn is normal. It’s not. It has a direct impact upon your brain, chemicals and sexual function.

​Internet porn is a multi-billion industry and is designed in a way so you to keep coming back for more and more. It is also responsible for a huge sex slave trade.

​The hard cold fact is that porn takes away more than it gives.

Porn takes away your sense of self

Porn takes away your sense of self.  It blocks you from showing up in the world as your true self. It blocks your creativity and lust for life as you waste hours upon hours watching two or more random people having sex – anything from vanilla porn to hardcore porn.

Porn disconnects you from your soul, your purpose, vision, and sense of masculinity. It creates issues in relationships, sexual function and intimacy. It blocks your connection to your body and heart.  

When men lose meaning, passion and purpose in their life they truly suffer. The world does too. 

The world doesn’t need more men who are lost, hiding from life through porn, with no sense of purpose, direction and vision. The world needs more men who have the courage to say no to porn and to show up in their true essence, in their vulnerability, their strengths, and masculinity.

My question to you today – are you willing to take the first step today and reclaim your life from porn? To reconnect to your sense of self and soul? To live with courage, purpose and vision? To give permission to be the man you are deep down in your heart and body?  If so, you must be willing to stop watching porn today. Not tomorrow, or next week. Change starts today. Be the man you want to be.

About Linda

Linda Connors is a porn addiction hypnotherapist and has helped men quit porn and say yes to life with courage, purpose and vision. You can find more about Linda’s programme here: The Porn Addiction Recovery Programme or to book your appointment today call 075 3421 3557. 
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