Porn Addiction – Not Just a Man’s World

It has famously been written that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. The way we communicate and how we think is completely different. These gender differences also translate into our sexuality.

Typically, men are the focus of porn marketing, but women are increasingly being targeted with porn of a different variety – soft core porn. This has been made ever so apparent with the success of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. More and more women are also moving past gateway romance novels to the Internet, where 50 million shades of porn live.

Some consider soft core porn to just be a momentary escape from reality, but the practice can lead to other forms of pornography or worse, addiction. According to a report found at Life Site News, women make up 30 percent of online porn users.

However, women receive a lot more flack for the habit than men do, which causes them to avoid getting help even if they believe they might need it. Porn addiction in females commonly goes unnoticed until treatment is sought for other issues like drug or alcohol abuse. Women also have a tendency to overlook sex addiction, dismissing the desire for porn as simply a lack of intimacy in their real-life relationship.

But porn addiction can be extremely damaging. According to sex addiction expert, Robert Weiss, there are several signs to watch for that are indicative of sex addiction in women: 1) history of brief, unsatisfying relationships where sex is the only bond, 2) using sex as a means of feeling loved and valued, 3) engaging in sexual fetishes with secret partners while in a relationship with another person, 4) resorting to relationships that have a foundation in drugs and alcohol and being driven to stay because of fear of being alone.

If these behaviors sound familiar, it may be time to talk to someone about getting professional help.

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