Porn Addiction Diagnosis

Oftentimes with addiction, individuals experience it and aren’t able to comprehend that they are engaging in addictive behaviour. However, in other cases, people are aware of this, but are not interested in stopping, or can’t do so. There are signs of porn addiction that can help experts diagnose patients:

- The amount of time spent on porn watching is not rational (example: multiple times a day)
- Depending on porn to curb anxiety, cope with emotional distress
- Experiencing guilt from excessive watching
- Heightened expectations of sexual activity and/or partners
- Inability to enjoy sexual experiences without porn

The hallmark of porn addiction is the actions in which the individual engages (mentioned above) have a negative impact on their life. They still engage in these behaviours regardless - unable to resist them.