Porn addicts usually hide their behavior, even from their closer friends. There is a good chance you have at least one porn addict in your group of friends. Do you know who?

Considering the fact that most porn addicts prefer remaining silent about what they’re experiencing, porn addiction is definitely one of the most undefined and complex experiences that any individual could go through.

Unlike addicts who are currently under the influence of porn, former addicts are more overt about their experience and have on numerous occasions confessed quite a few things regarding the addiction, as well as how it has impacted them in the past.

Here we take a look at 15 confessions made by former porn addicts, and see for ourselves the impact that this addiction can have on an individual.

1. Being a porn addict is unfairly stigmatized

Former porn addicts, who have fought off the desire for watching porn regularly, have on many occasions pointed out how much the addiction is stigmatized in society.

Porn addiction is looked down upon and anyone who is addicted to the videos is considered as a sexual predator and a disgrace.

This unfair stigmatization of the addiction makes life difficult for the addicts as they find coming out of their shell even more difficult.

The outside world looks down upon their addiction and these addicts feel that if they share their addiction and the impact of it, they will land themselves in a vulnerable position.

Thus, as an impact of society’s degrading view of them, they decide not to speak up and just live life with the solace of porn videos.

2. Porn addiction facts are exaggerated

Former porn addicts feel that facts related to the addiction are really exaggerated and are blown out of proportion.

Yes, the addiction can have a severe toll on the addict, and yes, they are surrounded by porn videos for much of their day, but the real story is quite different to what is being projected by the generalized opinions.

Porn addicts may have a hard time merging with society, but they can still do a good job.

However, there are certain addicts who tend to cross all limitations when it comes to cutting themselves off from social contact and just playing the videos during the day.

But, in general most facts related to the addiction don’t represent the reality.

3. It is the easiest addiction to fulfill

One confession that all former porn addicts have voiced is that porn addiction is one of the easiest addictions to fulfill.

Addicts have mentioned how they can easily come across material to feed their addiction all across the internet.

From social media sights to normal television, the trigger could come from anywhere.

And when they are triggered to watch the videos, they can easily access some porn websites, without any subscription or any monthly payments.

However, some addicts who want to upgrade to premium videos opt for websites with subscriptions, since they offer the best video content.

4. Porn can be more rewarding than normal relationships

Individuals who are engulfed and engrossed in watching porn videos often feel that the videos are considerably more relaxing and rewarding than a normal relationship would be.

The perception they have is fueled by the fact that they can see women of all shapes and sizes undress in front of them, without the need for commitment.

Once these addicts start considering porn videos as more rewarding and at times better than normal relationships, they are tilted towards cutting all contact from social life.

Their happiness is limited to and by porn videos, and the more porn they watch, the more contended and relaxed they feel.

5. Porn stars are mainstream idols for addicts

Since porn addicts are watching porn on a routine basis every day, they develop a certain fondness for porn stars that are starring in the videos.

These porn stars become idols for them and the addicts start following their lives and their story without realizing how much of an impact this addiction is having on their life.

All that matters to these addicts is their favorite porn star as they idolize their life and want to be just like them.

The fact that the addicts are idolizing these porn stars tilts them more towards the addiction and fuels their addiction to record levels.

6. Porn addiction treatment is not always needed

Former porn addicts have confessed that treatment is not always needed when it comes to porn.

These addicts feel that they could relate and reach out to porn in a certain way and that addiction is actually helping them out in times of stress.

For them, there is no need for a treatment as the addiction seems rudimentary and would wear out over time.

However, the fact of the matter is that porn addiction keeps increasing over time and may soon reach a stage when the addict has no way out from the addiction.

They feel like seeing porn all the time and they eventually end up dropping the remaining social life they have for ensuring that they get to watch the right amount of porn.

Thus, there is always a need for therapy in any addiction, including porn addiction.

7. Porn addiction is not as serious as it is made out to be

Former porn addicts host the perception that their addiction was not as serious as it was made out to be by the mainstream media.

Although this could be true when it comes to blowing facts out of proportion -besides that, porn addiction can be as serious as it is made out to be.

Former porn addicts may not feel so, because they have managed to get out of the conundrum; but for people who are still stuck in it, getting out of the addiction and to stop watching porn videos can be a big hassle.

This is why therapy can be a lot of help, for which an addict needs to realize the problem he/she is facing and to comprehend how speaking out about the addiction can help.

8. Being addicted to fantasy can boost creativity

Former porn addicts, who have dropped the addiction for good, now feel that the fantasy aspect of porn videos can actually boost an addict’s creativity.

Porn videos have a lot of fantasy attached to them, as the storyline for the videos is always innovative and creative.

The videos often integrate the concept of porn into the storyline to create a visual treat that users can watch and enjoy.

Although the addiction can have a negative impact, optimistic former porn addicts have confessed that their creativity was definitely boosted due to the fantasy storylines that they had in these porn videos.

9. Sometimes porn addiction can escalate

Former porn addicts who have stopped watching these videos now feel that the addiction addicts usually have towards porn can escalate.

Like we have mentioned before in this article, porn addicts find solace in the videos they are watching.

They want to compensate for the perceived disappointments in their life by watching these porn videos that provide a fake sense of happiness.

Thus, when an addict secludes themselves to these videos, the situation can start escalating for them.

The porn videos will feel like the only source of happiness in their life and they wouldn’t want to drop this habit, just because of how it can make them feel happy during their day.

Moreover, addicts also do not want to share what they are experiencing, which can have an adverse impact on the addiction.

By not reaching out for help to others, these addicts are fighting a losing battle that can get severely out of hand at times.

What then happens is that the addiction escalates and these porn addicts are left under the grasp of a severe addiction towards porn, which would take some doing to drop.

10. Easier to fulfill means easier to get lost in

As per former porn addicts, the fact that feeding your porn addiction is fairly easy also means that one can easily get lost in it.

Former porn addicts have confessed that fulfilling their porn addiction is not at all a complex task.

They can literally view porn on their smart phone by logging into their favorite porn websites.

What this means is that porn addicts are on the verge of getting lost in the videos because their addiction can be so easily fulfilled.

The addiction does not require any extra effort because porn websites are easily accessible and many of them don’t even charge a single penny for the content they share with the masses.

What this leads to is a complex situation that porn addicts have to fight for; to not getting entirely lost in the addiction.

11. The addiction can affect social values

There are certain social values and norms that are present in every culture and society across the globe.

What former porn addicts feel is that the addiction can seriously impact these social values.

A porn addict will have no time for socializing with other people and would rather be lying on their bed, watching a porn video than going to a social gathering.

This leads one to a dead end where there is no one present to reach out for help.

Moreover, porn addicts also develop a certain extent of sexual frustration that could lead to serious repercussions in social gatherings.

They could be eyeing other women in the gathering and making sexual advances through non-verbal communication that they themselves wouldn’t be aware of.

12. The addiction becomes unbearable if not sated for extended periods

Porn addicts will notice their addictions becoming extremely unbearable for extended periods of time if their urge for satisfying it is not met.

Porn addicts literally have to fight against a lot of trigger points that are present in the internet sphere of today.

From holding themselves back from watching certain TV shows, to abstaining from social media, former porn addicts have confessed that they have to remain away from certain trigger points that can feed their urge for watching the videos.

However, as the period of abstinence from porn videos grows, the addicts will feel an unbearable urge to get back to the videos.

The urge is similar to the one felt by addicts of all substances and can literally drag the individual back into the grips of porn videos.

13. Individuals seek the escape during all hours

Individuals who are addicted to porn videos cannot stop themselves from feeding the addiction at all times.

They could have the urge to watch the videos at all hours of the day and would be looking for the right way to seek the escape.

Even when they have certain obligations to cater to, they would prefer watching porn rather than running after the obligations.

This could make the individuals irresponsible and may even result in them neglecting all their responsibilities and eventually facing serious repercussions at work and in all other aspects of life.

14. It can be emotionally damaging

Former porn addicts who have come from the pits of the addiction feel that it can be really emotionally damaging in the long run.

What this means is that addicts could face many emotional repercussions because of the addiction they currently have towards porn.

The emotional impact would be more pronounced and impactful in the long run, when addicts start experiencing the downsides of watching porn all day and don’t have anyone to vent out to.

This could lead to depression, anxiety and many other mental ailments that can lead one to a mid-life disaster.

15. Porn is a great divider

Former porn addicts feel that their addiction towards porn created a lot of divisions between them and other members of the society.

The divisions often led to serious repercussions with porn addicts being stranded in a tight corner.

Former addicts feel that the reason behind this division is that porn is unfairly stigmatized by the society, and although porn addicts will like to reach out to other members of the society for help and counseling, they cannot because the whole concept of watching porn is looked down upon and addicts treated as black sheep.