Friday, May 11, 2012

Mainstream Porn Addiction

I was watching the news the other night and they ran the story you see below about porn addiction.  It got me wondering or maybe I should say wondering again if I have a porn addiction.  I'm sure to some people, I do, but to the vast majority, I'd think not.  I really enjoy porn and thinking about sex, but wouldn't say I spend an inordinate amount of time on it though, at least not a lot more than others probably do.

Coincidentally, I've actually been working on a sister post recently about my own sexual history, where it all began, early recollections, etc.  What led me down this path to the place I am now.  Maybe this is something interesting to others or maybe it's boring and no one will care to read it, I don't know.

Porn, masturbation, sexuality, these are things I enjoy and explore for pleasure, I enjoy them, they do not own me.  So even though I probably spend a good part of my leisure time in this area, I don't think it's an addiction.



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7 comments:

fred said...

I'd be interested in your history. Post a link when it's ready!

Sheen V said...

I sometimes wonder the same thing about me.

Sheen V said...

I sometimes wonder the same thing about me.

badside said...

Fred, I've been working on it little by little. It's getting kind of long, so I might have to do it in segments. I'll let ya know when it goes up.

Sheen: I think you're fine. Although you are a kinky dude (in a good way), I find you to be a well grounded person too. As long as it's not hurting you in some way, I'd say your OK. Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks about such things though, so thanks for sharing.

JamieLin said...

I think for there to be an addiction, wouldn't there need to be symptoms of withdrawal when the stimulus is removed? I don't think addiction applies.

Maybe the exact same thing, but compulsion is probably the more correct term. If I get busy, work or family, I function just fine. I don't need to sneak off for some porn and pud pullin'. But it's also the first thing on my list when the business is gone.

I remember the first time in my experienc porn went mainstream. Not sure exactly why, but there was reason for the local news to discuss "adult film star" Jenna Jamison. After the bit was done, I recall being shocked, and a little turned on, that the mandatory 30 something hottie news reader commented, "Jenna is just so incredibly beautiful."

Schwing!

Pantymaven said...

Addiction is a "tough" word to accept for anyone for anything be it booze, cigarettes, drugs or porn. My "take" on it is does your "interest" interfere with work or family and if it does you have a problem. But only you can really do anything about it. I've had friends who've been to rehab centers to "clean themselves up" and it was a waste of time because, down deep inside they wouldn't admit they had a problem. It's a a toughie, for sure!

badside said...

Jamie Lin: I can definitely function without porn, but it is also something I enjoy immensely. About Jenna Jamison, it would have turned me on to hear a female news anchor say that too!

PM: I've had friends who have gone through that too and not been able to kick their "habits", even after going to jail for it. I'm thankful I was never into drugs.