Of the 40 million people who regularly visit porn websites, approximately 85 to 90 percent are recreational users. The rest are compulsive users, meaning addicts.*
When you're an addict, Rob says, you begin to notice the consequences of your actions. Kirk felt like a hypocrite onstage, while Josh dealt with marital problems. These problems were born out of their excessive porn use, but both men chose to ignore them, Rob says.
How can you heal a porn addict? Rob says that like drug or alcohol addicts, people with sexual addictions need strong support systems to break the cycle. Spouses may not be the best people to turn to, however, because they often feel angry and hurt by sexual addictions. Rob recommends therapy and 12-step programs to anyone struggling with a porn addiction.