Am I addicted to porn

Self-Assessment Test: Am I addicted to porn?

Nowadays access to pornography is easier than ever, allowing anonymous availability to unlimited pornography at all levels of explicitness. For many people, pornography is a quick and convenient route to sexual pleasure. But how do you know when your guilty pleasure becomes a serious problem affecting various areas of your life? At some point, you might be asking yourself a question “Am I addicted to porn?”.

While porn addiction is not directly defined in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, porn can be considered as a behavioral addiction. It is characterized by an ever-growing compulsion to view pornographic content or material and heavy pornography consumers show the typical signs of addiction like:

  • Not being able to stay away from it consistently
  • Problems controlling their behavior
  • A craving for rewarding experiences
  • Being unable to see the relationship issues caused by heavy use

Discussing or seeking help to treat porn addiction can feel shameful and embarrassing, however, the consequences of continuing the behavior are ultimately far worse. If left untreated, porn addiction can lead to broken or troubled personal and intimate relationships, as well as deep feelings of shame and guilt. In some cases, excessive pornography use can result in problems at work or school and financial troubles. Many porn addicts also might suffer from other addictions, such as alcohol or substance use disorders, and mental health problems, like anxiety and depression.

Are you unsure about the signs of problematic porn use? Have you asked yourself “Am I watching too much porn?” or even “Am I addicted to porn?”. This self-assessment test will help you understand the impact of your porn habits and determine if you have a possible porn addiction.

When answering the questions, use the last 6 months of your life as a frame of reference. Be honest with yourself, only then you will receive the correct results of your test.

This test is based on The Development of the Problematic Pornography Consumption Scale (PPCS).

Please note that this test is not meant to provide an official diagnosis of porn addiction. If you find that you have a question about your own pornography use or that of a loved one, either now or in the future, please discuss this with your physician, healthcare professional, or contact us at Rosglas Recovery.

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