The Brain

Sex Addiction: Why Porn Addicts Relapse

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Sex Addiction: Why Porn Addicts Relapse

Porn addicts relapse because their addiction affects the pleasure and reward centers of the brain. The addict has to continually engage in the addictive behaviors to feel anything. Porn addicts tend to fall back into their addiction. This addiction to pornography is similar to drug or alcohol addiction. The desire to stop the activities...
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What are the differences between substance addiction and sex addiction?

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What are the differences between substance addiction and sex addiction?

All addictions share certain qualities, but present their own challenges. Addiction comes in two basic varieties; dependence on an outside chemical, and dependence on a chemical produced from within. An addiction that sustains itself using an outside substance is a “physical addiction,” while an addiction using the body’s own chemistry stems from “psychological,” sources....
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