Do you know which religion has the most porn addicts in its organisation? Read on to discover the answer. It might not be the one you’re thinking about…

Some people think of porn addiction as a real threat that men and women of all ages suffer from.

For others, it’s just an excuse those who are sexually deprived put up to add meaning to their behavior.

No matter which group you’re part of, there are some facts that you would want to know about this addiction, and the behavior that results from it.

Here we will discuss 20 unnerving porn addiction information nuggets, and how they end up impacting the sufferer.

1. Porn addiction signs are difficult to see for the outsider

Like many other addictions, you won’t be able to find out whether someone is suffering from a porn addiction or not.

All outsiders will have very little idea of what an addict is going through.

Most porn addicts like to keep their addition secret and away from the public eye.

This may hide them from getting the public’s scorn at first, but as things start going haywire and the addiction increases, they won’t be able to call for help due to the nature of their addiction.

2. The porn addict may not admit the issue

Following on from what we mentioned above, porn addicts like to keep their addiction under the table and away from public view.

The reason behind doing so is because they don’t want to attract undue remarks from the public.

Another symptom that may arise due to the nature of the addiction is that these addicts may not admit that they have an issue to someone else.

Discussing the issue of addiction with a therapist or an adult can be helpful, but in this case it is often left unattended, due to the addict’s secrecy over the issue.

3. It is more mainstream and common than you think

Porn addiction is way more mainstream and common than you would have thought of it.

Numerous people across the internet are addicted to the menace of porn and there is no way for them to find respite or relief from the addiction.

There are no group therapies for porn addicts to meet and discuss their issue, which means that the issue is left neglected by society on the pretext that it is not very common.

On the contrary, the case is literally the opposite, as many people suffer from the addiction, but are not just coming out because of how the addiction is frowned upon by society.

4. Porn addiction is developing on a daily basis

The addiction that an individual has towards the porn industry has the tendency to develop at a very high rate.

Your addiction can increase based on literally everything.

Addicts have mentioned that even minor occurrences of sexual activity on a show makes them sexually active and crave for porn more than before.

Unless one goes on a social boycott of all social media, it is hard to say that the addiction is stagnant or is not developing.

5. Porn addiction recovery has its pitfalls

Recovering from a porn addiction is not easy as it may seem.

The whole porn addiction recovery stage is plagued with numerous pitfalls that do nothing but push one further into the grips of porn.

Addicts who have looked towards recovery have suffered from relapse, since it’s hard to control one from landing back into the puddle.

6. Porn addicts relapse more than substance addicts

Porn addicts looking to end their troubles relapse more than substance addicts.

Understanding the higher probability of relapse is easier once you comprehend how much porn addicts have to go through to cut their contact with the source of the problem.

Unlike consuming substances, porn can be viewed right at your home, without moving a limb.

You’re even faced with your demons from the past whenever you are scrolling on social media or are binge watching any show or movie.

The whole concept of coming out of the problem is hard to achieve for a porn addict, as the problem for them lies everywhere.

7. Porn is accessible to anyone with a working internet connection

Anyone who has a working internet connection can access porn on the internet.

There are literally no barriers such as subscription or membership deals.

Obviously some of the more premium websites charge a basic rate, some equally premium streaming sites allow porn streaming without paying a cent.

Moreover, addicts are lured into the fun of it because there are no barriers or any other hindrances impeding their passion.

While stoners may be wary of the financial brunt of their addiction, porn addicts literally don’t have to worry about anything.

8. The beginning of porn viewership is at age 12-14

Most people start viewing porn and develop an addiction for it once they’re moving into their teenage years.

The fact that youngsters start viewing porn so early on means that by the time they enter their 20s, they have developed a particular fondness for the videos and find retorting back from them particularly difficult to manage.

This is when the addiction is perceived to be at the highest.

9. Huge number of religious men and women are porn addicts

The overall perception regarding porn addicts is that many of them are carefree youngsters who have no responsibilities in their lives whatsoever.

But, the reality is starkly different.

A huge number of the people who watch these videos are religious and have now become fans of these videos.

The fact that many religious individuals have an addiction to the videos cements the opinion that there is only a certain extent that religion can go to, and the rest depends on your psychological endurance.

10. Twice the number of religious people are addicted to porn than non-religious people

Religious people come under the umbrella of being void of any wrong doing, but chances are that many of them have a strong addiction towards porn.

If there are 15 out of 100 non-religious people addicted to porn, chances according to this fact are that 30 out of 100 other religious people would be addicted.

Thus, the whole concept of porn addiction is not about how pious you dress to be.

11. Pastors have admitted to being addicted to porn

Like we mentioned above, just because someone has a religious background does not mean that they don’t watch porn or are not addicted to it.

Many pastors have admitted to being huge addicts of porn, which fuels the assumption that having a religious background may not have such an impact in stopping you from the addiction.

12. Porn addiction risks increase proportionately with social circle

The risks of getting into an addiction for porn depends a lot upon the kind of social gathering you have or the social circle you maintain.

If someone is sitting in a social circle of other porn addicts who watch the videos avidly, chances are that the person will also develop the addiction over time.

The whole concept of developing an addiction for porn works in a manner similar to that of a plague or a viral wave.

You meet someone who is addicted and woos you over to the videos and then you eventually start watching the videos as well and develop an addiction.

13. Porn addiction wreaks havoc on the natural dopamine release schedule

For those of us who don’t know what dopamine is, in layman terms it can be defined as the Kim Kardashian of all brain molecules!

Dopamine is the brain molecule considered to be the root cause of all of our reward-centric and addiction related behavior.

From lust to addiction, everything that influences our cravings is linked to the presence of dopamine.

The presence of too much dopamine in the brain can propagate behavior that involves addictions and other cravings.

Porn addiction has the tendency of wreaking havoc in your dopamine release schedule by increasing the flow of the brain molecules.

The brain molecules are released based on the activity influencing the addiction and watching porn as part of a porn addiction can really wreak havoc on the release schedule.

14. Porn addicts lose touch with reality

The thing about porn addiction and those who fall prey to it is that they have become prone to the addiction slowly and gradually start losing touch with what is happening in their real life.

For porn addicts every scenario phases out like it does in their favorite porn film.

Reality is a flawed concept and they are wildly attracted to the industry and what is happening in it.

15. Porn addiction is incredibly difficult to let go

Letting go of a porn addiction is an incredibly difficult task.

The person who starts watching porn soon comes to a stage where an addiction is at the highest and they feel no remorse whatsoever in what they are doing.

For addicts, it is their daily viewership of porn that is moving them forward and each and every day feels like it is incomplete without a full fledge porn video.

Considering that the addiction is only getting bigger over time, there is literally no way out from it.

The whole addiction gets too much of a hassle for the viewer and they just want to reside in the merry world of porn.

16. The causes of porn addiction are many and diversified

It would be difficult to pinpoint one cause, which contributes towards developing a porn addiction.

The causes are diversified and cannot be classified under one sub-head.

For example, porn addiction can either be fueled by the presence of the internet at home and also by the fact that someone is particularly attracted to the concept of sexual intercourse between two individuals, on screen.

However, an overwhelming addiction only develops when a person watches mainstream media and is influenced to switch on a porn portal based on the ravaging nudity.

Thus, the causes behind porn addiction are many and cannot be defined through one example.

17. Porn addicts do not seek help

A porn addict’s life is limited to their room and the personal computer or smart device that they have with them.

Their world, on the practical side of things, starts and finishes in that room and for them there is no need to tell anyone else.

The addiction might be wreaking havoc to their brain and might even be making them hypersexualized to some extent, they would fail to realize this based on limited communication with anyone else.

Most addicts even consider porn to be a personal matter that should not be discussed anywhere else.

Thus, seeking help is out of the equation for them.

18. Addiction treatments are mostly based on religion/spirituality and not psychology

One of the major things keeping a porn addict away from seeking help is that they somehow know that they will be shown the doors towards religion and spirituality rather than the psychological solution to the addiction.

Based on the facts we have mentioned above, being religious or wearing an umbrella of piousness may increase the likelihood of an addiction to porn but does not decrease it any way.

The answer lies in psychological evaluation rather than a way out through religion.

19. Porn addiction breaks long-sustained social bonds

Porn addiction can break numerous long-sustained social bonds.

From your friends to your family, every bond that you had previously cherished will suffer because of the addiction.

Addicts start running porn scenarios in real life and soon start having a fantasy-based outlook to whatever is happening in life.

Pornographic scenarios are the only thing running in their head as they fail to realize the life that lies above the thoughts of sex.

20. It is a drug…

Porn addiction basically has the same reaction as that of a drug.

We fail to realize the impact for much of our lives and treat porn and its addiction differently, but the severity is as complex as that of a drug addiction.

Individuals suffering from the addiction may need therapy and other resources to get over the addiction.

Most importantly individuals need to realize that there is nothing wrong in seeking out help from the outside world.

Speaking out about the addiction may help like it has been helping drug addicts for a long time now.