The psychological benefits of breaking porn addiction


    The psychological benefits of breaking porn addiction

  • 1 Increased self-esteem

    When a person realizes that he broke a habit that he considered bad his self-esteem increases. Many porn addicts experience low self-esteem as a result of believing that they can't break a habit that they want to quit. See Video Summary: Ran Gavrieli - Why I stopped watching porn - TEDxJaffa .

  • 2 Increases happiness levels

    As the brain of a porn addict gets over dopamine addiction, all other life events start to become more rewarding and enjoyable as the brain enjoys the relatively lower dopamine levels those events produce. See how porn affects your brain.

  • 3 Better coping skills

    Many porn addicts use porn to escape from their life problems. When a person abstains from porn he is usually forced to improve his coping skills and face his problems.

  • 4 Less shame and guilt

    Porn addicts usually suffer from shame and guilt. These two feelings can be very destructive to the person's mental health. When a person abstains from porn these feelings are greatly reduced. See why many people feel bad after masturbation.

  • 5 Increased self-discipline

    When a person manages to break a habit that previously troubled him his will power and self-discipline increase. This makes quitting other habits much easier.

  • 6 Less social anxiety

    Many of the people who broke the porn addiction habit reported less social anxiety and improved social skills after a short period of abstinence. See why are some people addicted to porn.

  • 7 Feeling more in control

    When a person manages to break a habit such as porn addiction he feels more control of his life and his feelings of helplessness are greatly reduced.

  • 8 Feeling more energetic

    Many people who abstained from porn reported increased energy levels. This could be due to the absence of many bad emotions such as guilt and helplessness.

  • 9 Restoration of proper sexual taste

    After a long period of porn addiction some people start developing bizarre tastes in order to keep supplying their brain with dopamine, which is the pleasure chemical produced when a person is introduced to novelty. See how to break free from porn addiction.

  • 10 Improved focus

    Porn is usually a serious distraction. When a person abstains from it for some time his brain gets used to the new state and as a result the person's ability to focus is increased.

  • 11 Inner peace

    If a person believes porn is bad then he will usually suffer as a result of the fact that he constantly violates his values. When a person quits porn he usually experiences more inner peace.