Porn Addiction, With or Without Real-World Sex

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All daily inspirations can be found in the book Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery. Used here with permission of the author.

The process of discovering who you are begins with knowing who you don’t want to be.

Nearly every digital-age sex addict has looked at porn, and most of us would likely (if we were completely honest) self-identify as using it compulsively. Often, we couple our porn use with compulsive masturbation and various forms of non-intimate partner sex such as webcam sex, sexting, anonymous sex, casual sex, affairs, prostitution, exhibitionism, voyeurism, etc. That said, porn addiction can be a standalone form of compulsive sexuality. In fact, many of the people new to sex and porn addiction recovery have never been sexual in the real-world with another person. Their sex life and sexual compulsivity have, from day one, been exclusively linked to porn.

Task for Today
Stop judging the sexual behaviors that brought you into recovery against the sexual behaviors that brought others into recovery.