COMMENTS: In a cross-disciplinary survey of students (avg. age 23), 10.3% scored in the clinical range for cybersex addiction (19% of men and 4% of women). It's important to note that this survey did not limit its participants to porn users. (Two other recent studies on rates of porn addiction limited their sample to male subjects who had used porn at least once in the last 3 months (or 6 months). Both those studies reported addiction/problematic porn use rates of ~28%.)
I'm 26, Male. Porn was getting in the way of actual productivity some days, I started watching stuff that made me feel uneasy or weird later (sexual desensitization), I experienced PIED and sexual performance issues.
I'm 25, and I used porn for close to 10 years. A lot of what got me to give this a try was l had just had a discussion with a friend of mine about my teenage years. I attributed a lot of it to a strong sex drive, but realized I had lost that long ago. I just so happened to see a post on r/all that linked back to NoFap, and from there I thought about how I was spending more and more time doing something I was enjoying less and less and I realized I had a problem. So I made an honest effort to get away from it.
This study suggests that greater exposure to pornography among heterosexual German women is associated with their desire to engage in or having previously engaged in submissive sexual behaviors but not dominant behaviors. This pattern of correlations aligns with sexual script theory and content analyses of dominance and submission and gender in pornography. It does not align with the perspective that measures of pornography consumption are simply proxies for factors such as a high sex drive or an adventurous approach to sex.
WHERE I WAS. My story is typical. I watched porn for the first time when I was 10 or 11. Since then, pornography has accompanied me for 16 (yes, sixteen) years. I don't wanna go deeply into details. You all know how it is. I've been struggling for years. I had couple of decent streaks but every time addiction found a way to confuse my spirit, mind and body.
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