By its very design, online pornography is meant to be highly titillating to visitors. It’s easy to understand why internet porn poses a significant risk of addiction: it induces a state of hyper-stimulation, provides constant novelty, is highly accessible, costs nothing, and can be used in the privacy of one’s home. Online porn is so stimulating, it can make existing sexual relationships seem inadequate in comparison, and the quality of porn addicts’ relationships – and lives – may suffer as a result.  According to a survey of the Redditors a group of people who are attempting to quit masturbating to online pornography, 49 percent of the self-titled “Fapstronauts” have never had sex with another person. Additionally, 59 percent say they watched porn between four and 15 hours a week before swearing it off.

The support group on Reddit, known as NoFap, voluntarily abstain from pornography.  Recognizing that porn use has become an addiction in their lives, the support group helps members regain normalcy and control.  In the infographic below, we explore the demographics, consequences, and adversity of quitting internet porn.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, take the first step towards recovery by downloading the free Addicaid app for iPhone Android and join the recovery community today.

[h/t: ProjectKnow + Reddit/nofap]

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