* Please note ~ this article is not meant to shame, judge, or criminalize individuals who enjoy a healthy relationship with “Pornography”, Erotica, Kink, BDSM, or any other type of sexual expression that enhances and enriches your life.

This article is directed towards those who are struggling with an addiction that is impeding their ability to connect intimately with loved ones.

Unfortunately, there are no definitive statistics regarding the number of men and women suffering from Porn addiction, and most information regarding porn addiction is mixed with morality judgements regarding the ethics of Porn usage in general.

But there is no denying that for a large number of men and women in North America, Porn addiction has become a growing problem, causing issues such as; erectile dysfunction in men, inability to orgasm, emotional disconnection between partners. Not to mention the really bad sex education, and proclivity for sexual violence, instilled by excessive porn consumption. (88% of scenes in porn films include scenes of sexual violence towards women.)

Most people agree that media, in all of it’s myriad forms, influences the way we think, act, and feel about ourselves, and each other. Please keep in mind that at it’s core, Pornography is simply another form of media, one which sends clear messages to the viewers regarding what “appropriate” or “enjoyable” sexual behavior looks like.

The absolute BEST testament to the subtle, subconscious effects of excessive Porn consumption that I have ever seen, can be found in the movie “Don Jon”. This movie draws a clear parallel between Porn and Media in general, and points out the impact that regular porn consumption has on men’s sexual attitudes towards women, effectively demonstrating the difference between “objectification sex” and true, sexual connection.

Addiction in any from brings with it feelings of shame, betrayal, loss and despair, which are further compounded when the source of the addiction is also sexual in nature. I have worked with many men who have suffered from the negative effects of Porn addiction, and they have seen great improvement in their condition, when reintroduced to sexual pleasure as a sacred practice.

In my recent radio interview, I speak with addiction recovery specialist, Billi Caine, about how men and women can use Tantra and Pleasure as Medicine to heal the negative effects of Porn addiction.

Click here to tune in and find out:

* What the signs and symptoms of porn addiction actually are

* Some concrete ways to overcome porn addiction

* Why “sacred sex” can help heal porn addiction

* How and where to get help.

For more information on Porn Addiction Recovery, please visit Billi Caine

To learn more about Porn addiction and how to cope, please listen to the following shows:

Is Porn Addiction Real? – Conversation with NoFap Founder, Alex Rhodes

Porn Stripped Bare – Conversation with Billi Caine