ARE YOU A PORN ADDICT?

Here is Dr. Kat with your sex tip for today. Today’s sex tip has to do with; Are you a porn addict? A lot of people are thinking they are porn addicts when they are not. But I will tell you how I helped them decipher whether it is an issue for them or not. The general rule is: Does your focus on porn interfere with the rest of your life? Do you miss work over it or is it causing problems with your partner? Now, I don’t mean the occasion of complaint with your partner that they don’t like porn period or they don’t want you using it. What I am looking for is a regular pattern of avoidance. Are you avoiding your partner emotionally or physically in order to get off all the time?

Also sometimes men who have issues with pornography get so caught up in the fantasy of porn that they start applying it to their partners. So that their partners are not just pretty enough or are not doing what the actors and actresses are doing on film. That can be a real bummer if you are in a relationship with somebody. Another big red flag is spending a lot of money. Now how much is a lot? That is going to vary from person to person. But if it is to the point that it’s actually ruining your budget and you are online all the time, I would take that as a red flag too. So I would say use porn for the positive uses, for a little bit of entertainment here and there, to mix it up, it can even be educational. But once it crosses that line, I would suggest getting into a therapist who can help you identify and work through it.