Whether you sniff it, smoke it, eat it, or shove it up your ass, the result is the same: addiction.
Sex and porn addiction are, in most ways, the same as any other addiction. At the very least, they are defined by the same basic criteria:
- Preoccupation to the point of obsession with the substance or behavior of choice.
- Loss of control over use of the substance or behavior, typically evidenced by failed attempts to quit or cut back
- Directly related negative consequences—relationship trouble, issues at work or in school, declining physical health, depression, anxiety, diminished self-esteem, isolation, financial woes, loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, legal trouble, etc.
Task for Today
Ask yourself if your sexual behavior meets the criteria for addiction.