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 problem. However, unlike drugs and alcohol, pornography addiction and the stimulation in the brain is often related to other healthy sexual activities.
Simply attempting to quit viewing pornography, with a ‘cold turkey’ approach, might have some early success. Yet without professional intervention and strategies, your chances of long-term recovery can be challenging.
In a situation like this, you can turn to the mental health professionals at Desert Solace. We can help you develop a plan to reduce your consumption of pornographic imagery. This will include limiting your access to pornography, speaking with a professional therapist on a regular basis, and developing a support network.
Many people recovering from pornography addiction, also find embracing spiritual beliefs and systems of morality, help to strengthen their resolve. This can help you connect with the community, engage in healthy, rewarding experiences and redevelop a healthy sense of identity.
If you are struggling with pornography addiction and you need help restoring your healthy sex life, you can call (435)228-5110 to speak to a member of staff at Desert Solace.