How To Overcome Sex Addiction

If you knew the real figures, you would be astonishedhedat how many of the men and women in your life secretly have a pornography addiction. Some of the fresh surveys indicate that as many as 70% of men and 25% of women struggle with this topic. And unfortunately, they have to keep it a secret.

This means understanding what it will in reality require to overcome the crisis. The roadblocks you’ll come across, the physical and psychological implications of trying to leave what you’ve gotten so used to, the long-term consequences of getting hooked on porn – all of these you will must realize so as to strengthen your resolve. The prime error you can make is to choose on quitting but lack the comprehension as to why you should do it. This will simply drag you back further than ever before and will set you on a downward cycle of attempts and failures until you finally choose to just stop trying wholly. Understand your circumstance from the inside out and observe how enormous of a change it can make in your tries.

Ask people at the local supermarket, or in your church, and you would think this was no more than a conundrum in some other city. But ask the people who see the truth- the local divorce attorneys- and you will dig up a far different answer. Recent surveys imply that as many as 60 percent of divorces cite pornography addiction as a chief wisdom for the divorce.

Sex addiction is appealing because it is fantasy based. For the sexually addicted person who has not overcome his addiction, fantasy seems safer and more rewarding than reality. The safety of fantasy and the sexual pleasure it offers are the intoxicants of sex addiction. A quick fix like "Just do it" doesn't correct the underlying fantasy issues of sex addiction.

Now I think I was wrong. An important distinction was missed. Drugs like heroin and cocaine enter the system through intravenous needles or are snorted up the nose. However, the brain responds from information received from the EYE quicker than from any other source. Visual information is processed in the limbic system (part that seeks pleasure, avoids pain) in microseconds. Visual information is processed faster than from any of our other senses. Even the ingestion of heroin or cocaine is much slower in comparison. The brain responds to visual sexual images in microseconds which begins changes in brain chemistry that establish addiction instantly.