How to Know If You're Addicted to Porn

Adult materials may have their place at times, but porn can also interfere with your life. Check to see if you might be in trouble.

You will need

  • Honesty
  • Professional help

Step 1 Ascertain whether you're wasting time Determine whether you’re viewing porn as a way to waste time. This can be an early warning sign of an addiction.

Step 2 Check online history Check your browser’s history. If a majority of your favorite web sites would make Grandma blush or if you feel compelled to view these sites at inappropriate times, like when you’re at work, you may have a problem.

Step 3 Tally your collection Tally your pornography collection, including all magazines, videos, and other “resources.” Could you open your own store?

Step 4 Scrutinize bank statement Scrutinize your bank statement for porn purchases. Is it more than a car payment?

Step 5 Notice if you prefer porn over actual sex Determine whether you prefer watching porn to engaging in sex or other intimate relationships with a loved one.

Step 6 Notice if you are unable to stop viewing porn Notice whether you are unable to stop viewing porn. This is a clear sign of addiction, as is anger over a request to stop.

Step 7 Get help If it seems that your porn interest crosses the line into addiction territory, seek professional help. You’re not alone.