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(nsfw) When would you say someone is addicted to porn?

Asked by imrainmaker (8365points) March 24th, 2018

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Patty_Melt's avatar

If they have to ask, they are.

imrainmaker's avatar

Don’t assume anything please.

Patty_Melt's avatar

I simply answered the question.

canidmajor's avatar

I imagine that general addiction indicators would apply. If they start off missing things because of the addiction. Isolating to indulge in the addiction. Angry, vehement, denials, instead of being willing to discuss the possibility when behaviors are questionable. The amount of time spent on the addiction is way out of proportion to other activities.

I have had to deal with alcoholics and coke addicted loved ones, I can’t speak to porn addiction. Maybe enter the Q into google and see if professional sites come up that can be more comprehensive than we are.

I hope this gets resolved satisfactorily.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Nice answer @canidmajor , I would guess if it starts getting in the way of day to day life, if the person prefers it to real person contact.
If they start spending ridiculous amounts of money on it.

Highbrow14's avatar

I saw a documentary about this. It had taken over the guy’s life. He couldn’t have a normal relationship and couldn’t go more than about 15 minutes without looking for porn. He spent about 14 hours a day looking at it and couldn’t get a job because of it. Or at least, that was what he was claiming. When they keep buying hard drives to store porn but only watch them once and hiding it from your gf or bf. Telling partner how to dress. Not interested in affection. Only interested in their own pleasure. Wants to do weird things in the bedroom. Failing boner and delayed ejaculation.

elbanditoroso's avatar

The problem with the term “porn addiction” is that it is used by an excuse (or a blame) by many women.

They blame their husband/boyfriend for being addicted to porn – but the woman has tuned out of the relationship and does nothing to improve it – and then blames the husband when he looks at pictures of naked women.

You can read these sort of complaints on a zillion “women’s advice” websites.

Yes, I believe there is an addiction to porn. But I think that is way way way overused by people who don’t know what they are talking about.

imrainmaker's avatar

^Thanks for adding completely different perspective to this issue!! I don’t know how many women will agree with that.

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