Are you addicted to porn?

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Porn addiction can sneak up on you. You may be addicted to porn without even realizing it. I was. I thought what I was doing was normal, everyone does it. Then I tried to quit. I couldn’t get past a couple of days without letting myself slip. I took a simple test like the one below and thought to myself, “Am I addicted to porn?”

This is a very common path for a lot of porn users. For one reason or another, he or she tries to stop using porn and finds that his or her brain can’t stop thinking about it. There is a compulsion to view something sexual.

The first step to quitting porn and living a happy life is realizing and admitting you are addicted to porn.

Porn Addiction Test

Below I have created a simple test to help you see if you have a problem. By no means is this scientific, but it can give you some insights into your relationship with porn.

How often do you view or watch pornography?
How often do you watch porn when you know you should be doing something else?
Do you find yourself looking at porn when it's really not an appropriate time or place? (Work, school, public places, etc.)
While masturbating, is it difficult/unejoyable to climax without porn?
Have your pornography preferences become more extreme?
Do you find yourself skipping in-person interactions, then finding yourself using porn instead?
Do you sometimes start viewing pornography when you are not aroused?
Do you look forward to being alone so you can view pornography?
Do you use porn to alleviate negative feelings? (Anxiousness, boredom, loneliness, tiredness, sleeplessness, sadness, anger, etc.)


I hope the porn addiction test above helped you understand your relationship with pornography a little better. This test should be a starting point in your investigation of porn addiction. Now, I would like to talk a little more in depth about discovering your relationship with porn.

Addiction is sneaky. Very rarely do people realize they are becoming addicted. It truly makes me happy that you are here. Whether you are addicted or not, you know that it is a possibility, and you want to find out.

In my opinion, to really determine if you are addicted to porn, only two questions matter:

  1. Is porn harming your life in some way?
  2. Can you not stop using it, despite trying?

You may have never thought about those two questions in depth. Please honestly ask yourself those two questions. Let’s go over them:

1. Is porn harming your life in some way?

You may not know the answer to this one right away. When I was deep in my addiction, I never stopped and reflected as to whether porn was harming me. But this question is far more nuanced than it may seem.

Does porn harm my life? Well, let’s break it down.

  • Have I had to lie to others do to my porn usage?
  • Do I view it when it is most likely an inappropriate time or place?
  • Has it hurt my relationship with family or significant others?
  • Do I have social anxiety, most likely from removing myself from social situations and viewing porn instead?
  • Has porn hurt my finances or job?
  • Do I procrastinate by using porn?
  • Do I stay up late, hurting my sleep, because I am watching porn?

Do you feel any of the above are true? If so, then porn is harming your life. You are not alone. For me, every single one of the above was true.

2. Can you not stop using it, despite trying?

This one is easier to determine, but if you were like me, you may have never tried to give up porn.

One day, after reading about some of the benefits of quitting of porn, I decided to give quitting a try. I made it 2 days. I tried again: 1 day. It took many of these attempts to finalize realize that I am addicted to porn.

So, have you tried giving it up? How did it go?

If it was really easy, you could give it up for a month no problem, then maybe you don’t have a problem.

If it was much harder than you thought it was going to be, or if you couldn’t fully quit porn, then you might be addicted.

If you haven’t tried stopping, please try. It is the true test.


I hope this helped you figure out whether you are addicted to porn or not.

Remember, if you want to contact me for anything at all, use the contact page. Do not hesitate to send a message to me. I am here for you.

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