Pornography: Stop and Consider the Pain; then, make a decision

Do You Have a Pornography Addiction?

You May Think That You Have a Sexual Addiction but Pornography may be the culprit.

A person may have sexual or love addictions; yet, they do not have a desire to use porn.

However, can you handle knowing that you may have a porn addiction?

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You May Seriously Harm Yourself

Check out the 10 signs below and ask yourself if anyone of these behaviors are signs of you having pornography addiction.

Answer Yes or NO to each of the 10 Signs of Pornography Addiction.

One yes may indicate that you have a pornography addiction and face severe consequences.  Pay attention. You are worth it!

The Signs of Pornography Addiction 

  1. Pornography develops out-of-control actions.
  2. Porn causes you to make decisions that have severe consequences because of uncontrollable, sexually acting-out.
  3.  An individual has the inability to stop viewing porn regardless the consequences.
  4. Pornography causes a person to pursue high risk behavior–self-destructive.
  5. A person has a desire to quit but cannot seem to do so.
  6. An individual uses pornography to satisfy a sexual obsession and fantasy as a coping mechanism.
  7. A person increases the amount of time and content viewing porn because the current amount of time and material are not sufficient.
  8. An individual experiences severe mood changes days and months later, after viewing porn.
  9. A person spends inordinate amount of time and energy obtaining the next sexual high, fantasizing about being sexual, or trying to be free of pornography.
  10. An individual neglects important social, recreational, or occupational events because of how pornography set the mindset to seek out sexual gratification.  (Carnes, 1992, p.p. 11 & 12)

Review the yes’s.  Anyone of these describes addiction to pornography.  On this blog, scan over the list of articles about overcoming porn addiction. Read one to three.  Doing so will help you structure a way out of an addiction and help you walk the road to recovery.

Finding tools opens ways for you to overcome.


Proverbs 5:18 – 23



Carnes, P. (1992). Don’t call it love; recovery from sexual addiction. p.p. 11 & 12. New York; NY: Bantam Books. Retrieved from


Dale Criswell

Published by: curepornaddiction

In the year 1971 I became a store manager at age 19. I discovered I had a gift for mentoring. I gave one on one coaching, instruction and teaching with ease. And, I loved it. However, I had a problem that held me back from achieving my full potential. I was addicted to porn. When I was going through my puberty years in life, I found pornography (adult magazines) in my Dad's closet. I was hooked. I had my ups and downs throughout my life: Ups, when I was off of porn and using my gift: and, Downs, when I was using porn. Porn captured my attention, holding me back. I found the secrets to breaking free from porn. Like anyone else, I have to work at keeping my emotions positive, every day, to stay free. Limiting emotions--fear, doubt, hate, lust, sloth, pride, any emotion that kills joy. Joy is the ultimate weapon against porn. You have it; porn loses its hold on you. I dedicate this blog to those who are looking for ways to end pornography in their life. To Your Peace, Power and Plenty, Dale P.S. The picture above is not me. The photo represents all families free from pornography.

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