During these unprecedented times where Americans are encouraged to stay home and practice social distancing to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) many people are turning to viewing more pornography, which could lead to an increase in pornography addiction.
With more and more Americans choosing to stay home people are turning to viewing more streaming content, which includes more pornography. This might unfortunately lead to more individuals developing an addiction to pornographic content.
Leading porn websites have reported an increase in traffic in the United States which is strongly correlated with the measures being taken by governments, schools, workplaces, and individual families to limit the spread of COVID-19.
At Desert Solace, a porn, sex, and addiction treatment center we have some tips to alleviate the urge to view pornography and to help prevent the development of an addiction.
Preventing Pornography Addiction During the COVID-19 Pandemic
During this time of crisis be aware of the symptoms of porn addiction. You or a loved one might start to feel to need to view pornography while isolated. A compulsive need to view adult imagery is a sign that a person might have developed an addiction to pornography.
Make sure you speak to your children about the dangers of adult websites and the consequences of pornography addiction. Encourage your children to spend more time with the family and not on the internet. Observe your children more closely to make sure they are spending their time in a productive, healthy manner.
Follow medical advice from the CDC and WHO, but don’t be afraid to go walk the dog, jog, or another physical activity outside that conforms to social distancing guidelines.
Avoid using the internet in your free time to help prevent you from gravitating to pornography. Some good alternatives during this time might include reading a book, playing a boardgame, learning a craft, taking up a hobby, cooking, finishing a home improvement project, and more.
If you feel yourself struggling with pornography addiction during this pandemic then reach out to a professional for some extra help.
Desert Solace is an inpatient addiction treatment center in St. George, Utah. Desert Solace specializes in the treatment of pornography and sex addictions. Additionally, they offer treatment programs for gaming, gambling and substance abuse. Their inpatient facility for porn, sex, gaming, gambling and substance addictions features professional, licensed counselors, a professional chef, equine therapy and more. With ongoing outpatient support for patients and their loved ones via phone calls and online messaging, Desert Solace believes in involving the client’s family in the pornography and sex addiction recovery process.
Note: Article contributed by KHTS AM 1220 & 98.1 FM
Tips For Alleviating Pornography Addiction During Coronavirus Pandemic
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