Porn addiction?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker

I am obsessed with sex story sites involving incest or nonconsentual sex between older males and young girls. I am repulsed as I read them but often picture myself as the abused girl. Prior to discovering these stories on the internet I often dreamt of myself as a victim of sexual abuse. Should I seek professional help?

A; There are many reasons a person might behave and think as you do. It would be overreaching the information you gave me to try to give you an explanation. Sometimes when we ask a question, we already know the answer. Since your identification with being a victim is troubling you, I do encourage you to see a counselor to talk about it. Consider it a mental health checkup. A professional therapist will be able to help you understand yourself and figure out what you might want to do about your apparent “obsession.”

I wish you well.
Dr. Marie

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 16 Oct 2009

APA Reference
Hartwell-Walker, D. (2009). Porn addiction?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 4, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2009/10/16/porn-addiction/

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