am vazut Shame zilele trecute, un film care este despre dependenta de sex; am scris despre asta aici.
astazi, in rutina duminicala de a citi presa straina, mi-a atras atentia un titlu: Sex Addiction – The truth about a modern phenomenon.
daca nu aveti timp sa cititi intregul articol, iata citeva fragmente care spun multe.
No one understands what the rise in sex addiction is entirely about but internet porn, Ms Hall says, has got to be part of it. “Porn is like the gateway drug. Just as with cannabis and cocaine, many people will use the gateway drug and never become addicted; but others most definitely will. And unlike drugs or alcohol, users don’t even realise they’re dealing with something that might prove to be addictive.”
The easy availability of porn gives people in high-stress jobs a way of dealing with their pressurised lifestyle. “We’re seeing more soldiers who’ve done tours in Afghanistan and have used internet porn as a means of escape,” Ms Hall says. “And as with alcohol, using porn to soothe the pressures of life isn’t bad in itself – unless and until it becomes addictive, and is the only way you can escape from your problems.”
In researching her book, Ms Hall surveyed 350 people who described themselves as addicted to sex, 25 per cent of whom were women. “The proportion of women addicts surprised me,” she says. “And what surprised me even more was the number who are using porn: 90 per cent of the men I surveyed, and 74 per cent of the women, said they were heavy porn-users. We have this idea that women are into relationship sex while men are more visually stimulated, so this seemed to fly in the face of that.”
For sex addicts, the nature of their addiction gives them additional problems. “If I was an alcoholic or a drug addict, people would be sympathetic and would want to help,” David says. “But with sex addiction it’s completely different; people moralise it, they can’t possibly deal with it. I couldn’t possibly tell anyone I know about my addiction, so it’s a very lonely thing to deal with – and of course as for all addicts, the first step to overcoming it is admitting it’s going on.
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