Porn, going but not quite gone

 

Here is a short thought from Simon, who is changing his relationship with porn.

I feel I’ve now broken my dependency on Internet porn – although I have chosen, so far, to continue to use magazines. In fact, I am learning how to use them again after an abscene of about 10 years. I used porn magazines and videos from when I was 13 years old. When Internet porn came about, I quite quickly stopped buying and using mags, and then I only used the Internet. It’s been too hard to give up using the Intenet for porn without having something else to use. I could go a few weeks but then, when I was desperate, I’d use it and that would lead to me using webcams again and spending a whole lot of money on sex.

I notice that I use Internet porn differently to magazines. In magazines you take in the whole picture. You have to really look around at the photo. I find I really look at the girl’s face and her figure in a mag – that’s not something you do with Internet porn. I have to really engage with the porn star to ‘use’ a magazine picture. I’m sure there are plenty of people who will disagree with me, but it feels more respectful using magazines.

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