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While there might be some controversy related to the subject there are a few notable difference between sexual addiction and pornography addiction. Technically pornography addiction is a form of sexual addiction. Sexual addiction is a term that is loosely associated with acts of a sexual nature that are done obsessively and excessively. This often carries with it circumstances that extend into other aspects of the addict’s life.

An addiction to pornography can manifest itself in many different ways, depending on the individual. Since the behaviors are often carried out in private or in secret, the addict might continue to suffer in ways that could go unnoticed.

Someone struggling with pornography addiction might develop unhealthy boundaries when it comes to normal sexual behavior. In time the addict might start to withdraw and leave their partner feeling alienated, isolated, depressed, or inadequate. This is often related to escalation in porn viewing and excess, unhealthy stimulation.

There are several different treatment strategies that have proven effective in the past. Most focus on cognitive behavioral therapy or personal talk therapy. Couples therapy can also prove beneficial as an additional measure to help heal the damage caused by pornography addiction in your relationship.

If you or a loved one has been struggling with pornography addiction and you would like to investigate your treatment options, please feel free to call Desert Solace at 435-228-5011 to schedule an appointment.