Women Addicted To Porn: What?!

It’s not surprising when we hear about men and their addiction to porn. In fact, it’s pretty common and socially acceptable to an extent. What is shocking to us however is the sudden rise in women being addicted to porn. We were shocked when we read this article from The Guardian. One study published in the Internet Filter Review in 2006 found that 17% of women describe themselves as “addicted.”

“I remember the feeling of being sucked in, really wanting that two-minute fix, that numbness I got when I used porn,” says Caroline. “I was stressed out, and I risked being late for my interview, but I pressed play anyway and fast-forwarded it to the bit I wanted. It took two minutes.”

Whoa. But is porn addiction really something to worry about? Like we said, guys get away with it all the time. Besides, what’s wrong with a little self indulgence? Apparently it’s a little more complicated than that….

Lara Stone in Playboy

Orgasm releases a dopamine-oxytocin high that has been compared to a heroin hit, and many regular users of Internet porn report experiencing an almost trance-like effect that not only makes them feel oblivious to the world, but also gives them a sense of power that they don’t have in real life.”

I think we can all agree that orgasms are amazing and definitely intoxicating. Also I think most of us would admit we were addicted to them. Depending on porn only for those urges though is not cool.

“Women who become regular users can suffer depression and low self-esteem because it can be hard to reconcile their enjoyment of porn with their intellectual dislike of seeing women used as sex objects.”

So how do we go about fixing this? We have a few suggestions.

1. Parental Controls. Put a damper on your porn cravings by prohibiting yourself from freely watching it. Sometimes we all need a little parenting.

2. Take a spa day. You’ve been sitting in front of the computer watching porn for too long. Go! It’s SPA WEEK!

3. Make a sex tape. Feel like watching porn? Put on your own tape and go nuts.


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