Porn Addiction and its Future Consequences

By Matt Bulkley | Blog Education Series

STAR Guides Wilderness - Porn Addiction and its Future Consequences

Internet porn addiction usually takes root in the teen years and if the required steps are not taken to mitigate it, it can lead to serious issues in the future. Statistics show that the average teen gets exposed to pornography in the early years. Teenagers, male and female, between the ages of 12-17 make up the biggest portion of online pornography’s audience. If your child is dealing with pornography addiction, then you should consider the unique porn addiction therapy program offered by STAR Guides Wilderness.

This seemingly harmless ‘temptation’ can actually turn into a serious problem for teenagers and it can follow them well into their adult life. Following are some consequences that an unchecked porn addiction can have on the sexual behavior as adults:

  • Porn addicts struggle with the intimate relationship they have with their spouses or partners.
  • They can satisfy themselves with pornography, but cannot receive the same level of satisfaction with a real partner.
  • They tend to lose interest during intercourse and their partners often complain that they aren’t as engaged in the activity as they should be.
  • They usually have to imagine a pornographic scenario while they are having intercourse with their partners; they aren’t able to participate otherwise.
  • They may invite their partners to join them in viewing explicit images and ask them to reproduce the scenarios that they have just watched on the screen, no matter how extreme they are.
  • They prefer pornographic images and the fantasy of sexual acts more than the real act itself.
  • If their spouse rebuffs their requests, they tend to get more secretive and spend more time viewing pornography.
  • Their spouses and partners often feel like the ‘third wheel’ in the relationship.

All of these problems can lead porn addicts towards multiple failed relationships and a constant struggle to forge real and meaningful relationships, for the rest of their lives. This is why it is of the utmost importance that porn addiction be nipped in the bud, during the addict’s teenage years. You can contact STAR Guides Wilderness to learn more about their porn and sex addiction therapy program and how it is the most effective program for teenage porn addicts.

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Matt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of youth treatment and psychotherapy since 1995. He did his undergraduate work at BYU and earned his M.S.W. at the University of Utah. He has worked in a variety of treatment setting in his career ranging from wilderness therapy and residential treatment to outpatient treatment and state government.

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