CONSEQUENCES OF PORN ADDICTION

consequences of porn & internet sex addiction

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disrupts relationships with
family and friends
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replaces positive things like:  education, exercise, conversation
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creates risk and loss of relationship, marriage, job, health, freedom, life
Cybersex often takes away things you may count as important in your life.  One of the first things you may notice is how cybersex occupies increasingly larger blocks of your time. It is not unusual to get on the computer with the intent of taking steps to get your life back spending an hour pursuing cybersex activities and find that two hours have passed. You may decide to stay on for one more hour only to find that the entire evening has passed, finding as a result, that you're suffering from sleep deprivation because you habitually pursue cybersex night after night.

If life is getting out of control and cybersex is now running your life, take steps to get your life back. Sex addiction need not dominate or define your life. If you would like to be considered for one of our Three-Day Intensives, you may fill out our online application.
How do you know if cybersex activities are indeed an Internet addiction and you are getting out of control?  One way would be consider the following check list; do any of the following apply to you?
  • Are you using suggestive screen names?
  • Do you have secret e-mail accounts?
  • Are you spending more time on the Internet that is impacting other activities?
  • Are you telling lies to cover up your online activities?
  • Has there been an escalation of your behavior?
  • Are you involved in risky and/or dangerous activities?
  • Have you been caught, made a promise to change, and then repeated your behavior? Are you unable to stop any of these activities?
The presence of any of these may or may not be an indication of problematic and addictive Internet or cyber sexual behavior. Sex addiction may or may not be present. A thorough evaluation and assessment should be performed by a professional to determine the appropriate next steps for you to take.

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If life is getting out of control and cybersex is now running your life, take steps to get your life back. Sex addiction need not dominate or define your life. If you would like to be considered for one of our Three-Day intensives, you may fill out our online application below.
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