Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Porn Addiction

479 views

Published on

How do you know if you're addicted to pornography? This self-survey will help you determine if you need help.

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

Porn Addiction

  1. 1. Pornography Addiction Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Circle the all the numbers and letters that apply 1) Have you tried to stop using porn and failed? Did you notice withdrawal symptoms? 2) Do you experience intense cravings when you have no access to porn for several days? 3) When you use again do you notice rapid escalation to more extreme material? 4) Have you noticed changes in your sexual tastes? a) Have you explored new types of porn in order to attain earlier levels of excitement? b) Are you viewing things that never turned you on? c) Are you using porn that does not match your sexual orientation? 5) Is pornography the most exciting thing in your life? Does life seem dull otherwise? 6) Do you feel powerless to stop yourself from using porn if you see or experience something you associate with porn use, such as: a) being alone in the house, b) seeing a TV show with your favorite fetish hinted at or portrayed, c) seeing news about a favorite porn star? 7) Do you see potential mates differently—more as body parts than as people? 8) Since using Internet porn, do you feel more tongue-tied, unsafe, awkward or anxious around other people—especially potential mates? 9) Is it harder to connect with others? a) Do you feel lonelier? b) Are you more worried about what others think about you? 10) Have you (or those who care about you) noticed you: a) procrastinate more than before using, have lower motivation (don’t care), chronic fatigue, brain-fog, or difficulty concentrating or remembering things? b) have become more anxious, restless, impulsive, stressed, irritable, unhappy, pessimistic, emotionally numb, or depressed? c) have become more secretive, or isolate more? Adapted from http://marnia.scienceblog.com/79/are-you-hooked-on-porn-ask-asam/ by Wilson & Robinson
  2. 2. Pornography Addiction Check yourself before you wreck yourself. 11) Have you noticed declines in your sexual function during sex: a) more rapid ejaculation (PE), b) c) d) e) inability to maintain an erection without self-stimulation, porn or porn fantasy (even if you can get rock-hard to porn), delayed ejaculation (or inability to orgasm), less satisfying orgasm, f) need the lights on during sex to get aroused, g) not turned on by attractive partner, h) no desire for sex? 12) Have you noticed declines in your sexual function during masturbation: a) b) c) d) e) unable to masturbate without porn or porn fantasy, need for more vigorous masturbation (“death grip,” faster strokes), weaker (or rapidly fading) erections, climaxing with a semi-erection, more frequent urination? 13) Since using Internet porn, do you feel like you’ve lost your “mojo,” or sex appeal? a) Do you doubt your attractiveness or feel more anxious about the dimensions/appearance of your genitals? 14) Does your voice feel more nervous, shallow, tight, or unnaturally high? Shallow breathing? 15) Have you masturbated to the point of abrasions or other physical damage? 16) Can you fall asleep without using porn? Do you have more trouble sleeping soundly through the night? 17) When under stress do you use more porn? 18) Do you have intrusive porn flashbacks? 19) Are you risking your job, education or relationship to watch porn, a) or spending too much money on it? b) Have you lost a relationship or job, or dropped out of school due to your porn use (or symptoms related to it)? 20) After climaxing, do you notice more intense mood swings (irritability, depression, anxiety)? Adapted from http://marnia.scienceblog.com/79/are-you-hooked-on-porn-ask-asam/ by Wilson & Robinson

×