Sexual Recovery Blog

The Myths of Pornography

Posted by Lauren Gibson on

The discussion and actions of overcoming an individual’s sexual addiction is best processed in the space of a trusting community. When someone you trust knows your struggle, you no longer struggle alone. Therefore, I encourage you to surround yourself with friends who will rally behind you in the midst of your journey of overcoming you sexual addiction. Meet or communicate with your trusted community regularly, invite them to ask how you are doing, and be honest. Secondly, take the time to reflect on people, places, times and even emotions where temptations are the most difficult to challenge and resist. By doing so, as Joshua Harris wrote in Sex Is Not the Problem (Lust Is), you are able to “create a customized plan for yourself before you get into the way of temptation, so you can be preventative”.

In August of 2016, actress and former Playboy model Pamela Anderson stated in the Wall Street Journal about the dangers pornography poses to society. Pamela Anderson stated porn as “…a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays”. Pornography can have devastating effects on both the person viewing it and those around him or her. Therefore, if you are struggling with overcoming a sexual addiction, I encourage you to reach out to a trusted friend, therapist, and/or learn about Community Presbyterian Counseling Center’s Sexual Recovery Program to help you begin your journey towards discovering hope and experiencing healing.

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