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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 extreme videos, images, and alternative behaviors. Many times, the scenario’s depicted are not considered sexually healthy or welcomed by a consenting sexual partner.

In an extreme case, the person struggling with pornography addiction might not feel sufficiently stimulated by real world sexual interaction. This could cause sexual dysfunctional issues, such as the inability to experience intimacy, erectile dysfunction, or the inability to maintain a healthy long-term relationship.

Some pornography addicts who recognize the source of the problem might try to simply quit viewing pornographic imagery. However, this can prove fraught with challenges, as the underlying behavior can be an established pattern in the brain.

In a situation like this, individuals struggling with pornography addiction can turn to the mental health care specialists at Desert Solace. Our therapist will work with you to understand your triggers, the underlying causes, and to develop a lifestyle changing strategy. In time, this can help break your addiction to pornography and help you return to healthy sex life.

If you are struggling with pornography addiction and you need help restoring your healthy sex life, you should call (435)228-5110 to speak to a member of staff at Desert Solace.