Rebecca says her husband's addiction to Internet pornography is destroying their marriage. Josh, Rebecca's husband, has been struggling with his obsession for four of the five years they've been married.
"I am really struggling with whether to stay with him," Rebecca wrote to Oprah in an e-mail. "'It's just porn,' I tell myself. All men watch porn...but to what extent? How often is normal? What if it starts to replace our sex life? I know I am not the only woman whose marriage is being destroyed by Internet pornography."
Experts call the Internet the "crack cocaine" of sexual addiction. According to Family Safe Media, a company that sells parental control products for computers, pornography is, and has always been, the most profitable online industry, with more than 4 million pornographic websites in existence.*
Rebecca says she first discovered pornographic websites on the family's computer two weeks after the birth of their first child. She says the discovery made her feel self-conscious about the weight she gained during pregnancy and hurt her feelings. After she confronted Josh, she hoped it would never happen again. But, over the past four years, she says Josh's addiction has progressed rapidly.