Effects Of Porn Addiction On Spiritual, Mental and Physical Health

An addiction to porn, means you are living a life filled with guilt and continuous hiding. A porn addict may temporarily be able of hiding their addiction from society, however, as hard as you try, you cannot hide it from your conscience. With all of the excuses, cover-ups and illogical reasoning, someone with an addiction knows deep down that they are doing something wrong. An addiction, whether it be to drugs, alcohol or porn does not allow you to have a “normal” life. At the moment of addiction, your mindset becomes altered. Someone with an addiction constantly has their focus elsewhere, somewhere that prohibits them from sharing their thoughts with those around them. When your life is filled with lies and fantasies, it cannot be fulfilling.

Addiction to porn causes a great suffering to someone’s spiritual, mental and physical health. The porn addict becomes shut off in his own world as opposed to interacting with loved ones. Addictions only offer a selfish existence, one that does not offer an opportunity for growth and one that does not require the desire for human companionship. Addictions to porn limit your self existence in reality and creates a fear. The fear of confronting mistakes and the fear of asking for help to return to a more healthy, guiltless way of life.

An addiction to porn can trick the mind into thinking that the there is no addiction and that what they are doing is harmless. In reality, a porn addiction can destroy a marriage, drastically lower your self-esteem and take away the respect you have for yourself. The truth is, an addiction to porn, is just that…an addiction. Like all addictions, you will eventually be lead to social isolation. Initially the time alone with the porn may seem like a temporary relief from disappointments in a relation or the only way you feel as though “someone” may care, however, overtime the need for ‘approval” increases and social interactions decrease. Both of which will lead to thoughts of no way out,  personal dissatisfactions, depression may arise, anxiety, and eventually the addiction will prevail.

Throughout the addiction, all insecurities will flare up, relationships will fail, finances will decline and you will be alone in the isolation of an addiction. In order to get back into a healthy mental and spiritual mind frame, it is crucial that you understand the addiction is an addiction. Porn addictions require the same dedication to treatment and recovery as any other addiction and the sooner you realize the risk to your mental and physical health, the sooner you will be on the road to recovery.

 

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