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Blurring the Line Between Fantasy & Reality: How Virtual Reality is Making Porn More Dangerous

2019-08-07T11:49:11-06:00July 10th, 2017|Pornography Addiction, Virtual Reality|

Like other aspects of the entertainment industry, porn has made the jump to VR. And like other VR experiences, VR porn is more immersive than its two-dimensional counterpart. It allows the viewer to feel like more of an active participant, making the experience feel more real.

When dealing with something like pornography that already blurs the line between fantasy and reality, amplifying that effect can be cause for concern. That was the motivation behind a new study done by Newcastle University, which looked into the effects virtual reality has on pornographic experiences. Their […]

“Parental Guidance is Advised”: The Shift Toward an R-Rated Culture

2019-05-03T15:01:12-06:00June 28th, 2017|Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

American culture has always been a battle between the wholesome and the obscene. For much of the country’s history, however, it has been easy to segregate the obscene and maintain safe spaces for ourselves and our families. Where once our prime time TV was furnished with shows like The Andy Griffith Show, and our theaters frequented by actors of class like Jimmy Stewart and Gregory Peck, our culture has, over the years, come to accept less family-friendly entertainment.

Our culture has had a steady shift towards accepting increased levels of explicit content in media, […]

Which States Have Declared Pornography a Public Health Crisis?

2019-05-03T15:01:13-06:00April 4th, 2017|Pornography Addiction|

Thanks to the ubiquitousness of the internet, pornography can easily slide its way into any household. Sex researcher Alvin Cooper, PhD, referred to this as the “triple-A engine” effect: the accessibility, affordability, and anonymity that the internet provides makes it easier than ever to discover erotic material.

Why It’s Problematic

Excessive pornography use can cause problems in many aspects of life, not the least of which is romantic relationships. In 2012, a study conducted at the University of Tennessee surveyed female college students and learned that lower sexual satisfaction, decreased relationship quality, and lower self-esteem […]

50 Shades of Grey: How Porn Addiction Can Affect Both Men & Women

2019-08-07T11:56:49-06:00February 6th, 2017|Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

Pornography addiction has often been labeled a “man’s problem,” with a lot of blame being placed on the media and entertainment industry for producing hyper-sexualized movies, magazine covers, and of course the pornography industry which creates skewed perceptions of intimacy and body image.

While men certainly do suffer from and are susceptible to pornography addictions influenced by the entertainment industry, women are not excluded from its influence. Porn addiction can harm both men and women indiscriminately, although often in different ways.

The 2016 release of 50 Shades of Grey and the upcoming release of its […]

How to Disclose a Slip Up to Your Partner During Recovery

2019-08-07T12:23:15-06:00October 12th, 2016|Marriage, Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” – Rick Warren

First you need to know what a slip is. The most successful recovering addicts are those who, in the very beginning of their recovery process, establish their bottom lines. Your bottom line is what defines sobriety for you. In other words, you must draw the line on the behaviors that you will no longer participate in, and thus, all recovering addicts do not share a common bottom line. To help stay in recovery and maintain accountability […]

Important Tools To Heal In Your Porn Addiction Recovery

2019-08-07T11:51:57-06:00June 23rd, 2016|Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

Breaking porn addiction is not an easy process. Various emotions come up and old habits are hard to let go of. No matter how hard it may seem, it is possible to overcome and heal from your addiction.

As with stopping any addiction, you’ll need to take time and establish new habits. People can get pulled deeper into their addictions due to boredom, anger, loneliness, depression,and other various emotions. The key is to find other ways to deal with your triggers, and develop new routines, or habits, to support you in your healing.

“Rock […]

6 Important Steps to Breaking Your Addiction

2019-05-21T11:34:45-06:00March 22nd, 2016|Pornography Addiction|

Have you ever wondered what causes people to struggle with addiction when others seem less affected? We can’t always know who will be more affected by those addictive substances (drugs, alcohol, porn, etc.), but what we do know is that recovery is possible. Though for many who struggle with addiction, the path of recovery is a lifelong choice each day to abstain from the substance.

Because of that, when it comes to overcoming your porn addiction, having the tools and resources around you is important to your success. If you’re ready to break […]

6 “Must Do” Ideas to Improve Your Marriage in the New Year

2019-08-07T16:39:31-06:00January 22nd, 2016|Marriage|

A New Year is here and, with the fresh start, many people have set their personal goals and resolutions for the year. We all have areas in our lives we’d like to improve, things we’d like to accomplish, and a bucket list of places to see. But what about your relationship with your spouse?

We all have hectic lives and finding time to reconnect with your spouse may not always be on your mind. This year, take some time to set goals to reconnect and improve your relationship with your spouse. Through setting goals […]

Why You Should Talk With Your Children While Dealing With Conflict In Marriage

2019-08-07T11:50:20-06:00November 10th, 2015|Marriage|

We want to keep our children safe and do everything in our power to make sure they feel safe and secure. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, things can come in a marriage that can tear a family apart and leave children feeling scared and vulnerable.

Relationships go through their ups and downs. Even the best marriages can have some bumpy roads, but when there are children involved, it is important they know this is not their fault and are loved by both parents. Help your kids better cope with the situation […]

Is Pornography Addiction Affecting Your Relationship?

2019-05-03T15:01:13-06:00October 9th, 2015|Pornography Addiction, Sexual Addiction|

Challenges can arise in a marriage and to discover a spouse’s pornography and sexual addiction can have a devastating effect on a relationship. According to Covenant Eyes, 56% of divorce cases involved one party having an obsessive interest in pornographic websites.

If you suspect your spouse is addicted to pornography, how do you ask the difficult questions? Recognize the warning signs? There is no simple answer. However, we’ve created a quiz to help ask the difficult questions when looking at the potential problem areas in a relationship.

When taking the quiz, please remember this should NOT be taken as a sign of proof that your […]