How to stop sex chat addiction
In fact, I bet your dad remembers how curious about breasts he was when he was your age. Peggy Orenstein, best-selling author and a contributing writer to the , has written extensively about this phenomenon. When I began studying this topic it shocked me to learn that the pornography industry has grown so large that it generates revenue exceeding the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC, and that money generated by cybersex addiction totals more than the combined revenues of football, baseball, and basketball franchises (IITAP, 2011).
He and his wife have been married for 25 years, and I first met Glenn when they, both crying, came into my office in crisis.
When I was a teen it was common for boys to look at pornographic magazines, but the sexual development of many adolescents today is dramatically affected by their easy access to the Internet, where exposure to cybersex grooms them to believe that being sexually active at a young age is normal. and Mark Bell, MS reported in an issue of (2010) that teens who use pornography engage more often in oral and anal sex, have more sexual partners, and experience an increase in oral and genital STD’s.
Colleagues of mine who work extensively with teenagers confirm that it’s now common for oral sex to be seen as the new goodnight kiss and for girls to send sexual photos of themselves via cell-phones to boys as special gifts. The mainstreaming of pornography is turning it into a spectator sport, says Dr. Teens may turn to it to fulfill sexual curiosity, but unfortunately at their stage of brain development they don’t have the ability to grasp the notion that what they’re seeing is fantasy, rarely achieved in reality.
Instead, they compare what they see to themselves and become anxious because they don’t perform or look like what they’re viewing – they begin to believe that there’s something wrong with them or with their genitals – which creates the shame base that is core to addictive process.
Another danger in teen use of Internet pornography is revealed in a review of top selling pornography videos by Wosnitzer and Bridges (2007).