Pornography Addiction in Both Sexes

Starting from a very young age, it is possible for individuals of both sexes to become exposed or drawn to pornography. An innate curiosity about sex is a normal human behavior; however, early exposure or abuse can lead this curiosity to develop into an addictive spiral. We can help females and males of all ages… Read more »

How to Avoid Returning to Pornography

One of the surest ways to determine if you have an addiction is to go without the object of your addiction for an extended period of time and note your body’s response to its absence. For those who struggle with pornography addiction, though, avoiding triggers and sources can be extremely difficult in a highly digital… Read more »

Pornography Addiction Can Be Associated with Escapism Regardless of Demographics

Some forms of addiction are more prevalent in certain demographic groups. Pornography addiction however, seems to cross cultural boundaries, value systems, and cultural differences. This might be related to its widespread prevalence in our culture, ease of availability, and connection to a common biological drive. Even people who are averse to using alcohol, drugs, or… Read more »

Watch Out for Signs of a Loved One Struggling with Pornography Addiction

Pornography addiction is becoming ever-more prevalent in our society. It’s wide spread availability in print and on the internet, makes access all too easy. It can often be viewed, used, or consumed in private making it hard to immediately notice a friend or family member developing an addiction. However, there are a few common signs… Read more »

A Focus on Family and Spirituality Can Help in Recovery from Pornography Addiction

Just like substance abuse, gaming, and gambling addiction, pornography addiction can impact the individual as well as their family. Here at Desert Solace, we offer a curriculum that is spiritually based and includes individual as well as group therapy and a 12-step program. This often calls for family participation at certain points throughout the process…. Read more »

Children Can Accidentally Be Exposed to Pornography

Pornography addiction continues to grow in modern culture. Internet videos and magazines abound in many American households. The ease of availability for adults can easily lead to a pornography addiction. At the same time, children in your home can also become accidentally exposed. A magazine tucked away in a closet, a browser window left open,… Read more »

Pornography Addiction Can Lead to Sexual Dysfunction in Otherwise Healthy Relationships

Watching pornography online or looking at magazines and other sexual media on a frequent basis can cause you to develop an addiction to pornography. Like many addictions, this can gradually start to alter your brain chemistry and lead to escalation. When this occurs, a person struggling with pornography addiction may start to seek out increasingly… Read more »

Recovering from Pornography Addiction Often Requires Professional Help

An addiction to pornographic images and videos can spread out into other aspects of your life. This can harm relationships, lead to sexual dysfunction, struggles with intimacy and maintaining healthy long-term relationships. Like addictions to alcohol and drugs, the first step for an effective recovery from pornography addiction is to recognize that you have a… Read more »

Keeping an Active Lifestyle Can Help Fight Your Porn Addiction

Did you know, pornography can keep you trapped in an inactive lifestyle? Dopamine and serotonin are two out of four “happy chemicals” in our brains. These two chemicals are triggered and released from watching porn, making the addiction harder to break. However, what many people may not know is those same two chemicals are released… Read more »

Viewing Pornography Decreases Productivity

You may have noticed that when you view a pornographic video, you aren’t accomplishing anything else. The content of that video has your full attention, and you don’t feel compelled to focus on other distractions, work, or hobbies during that time. At , we advise you to be aware of the effect pornography has on… Read more »