Porn addiction? A placebo could help

In 2016 the analytics report of just one website, Pornhub, revealed that its videos were watched 92 billion times last year, by 64 million daily visitors. It works out at 12.5 videos for every person on the planet, and if you tried watch all of them consecutively – don’t – you’d be busy for 524,641 years.


Guy Kelly, The Daily telegraph
September 2017

Online pornography is incredibly popular, as this article from The Daily Telegraph tells us.

But in a large number of cases this use of pornography tips over into an outright addiction. Porn addicts can exhibit the same symptoms as those addicted to heroin or crack cocaine, as this extract from an excellent summary article by PsychGuides tells us:

Signs and symptoms of porn addiction

  • Excessive viewing of pornography.
    • The definition of “excessive” depends on what you consider healthy, or it is the point at which pornography starts to have a negative impact on some aspect of your (or someone else’s) life.
  • Watching pornography interferes with normal daily behavior or responsibilities.
  • More time spent watching pornography, or searching for more stimulating types of pornography, is needed to get you aroused or to climax, i.e., you develop a tolerance.
  • There is a sense of emotional distress, or feeling of withdrawal, when porn use is stopped.
  • Continued use pornography despite serious consequences (e.g., loss of relationship or job, contraction of a sexually transmitted disease or “STD”).
  • Compulsive masturbating.
  • Sexual dysfunction (e.g., impotence, premature ejaculation).
  • Use of pornography negatively affects your relationships, for example:
    • It is more difficult to become aroused by your partner.
    • Romantic or sexual behavior between you and your partner changes (e.g., becomes more aggressive, dominant, or emotionally disconnected).
  • You watch porn as a way to alter your mood (e.g., obtain a “high”) or avoid other unpleasant feelings, like anxiety or depression.

Treating a porn addiction

Many effective treatments exist including CBT and psychodynamic therapy but at The Placebo clinic we have a slightly different approach. Our doctors have experience in helping patients who suffer with an addiction to pornography. We use psychological techniques, in combination with our placebo products, to help our patients reduce or eliminate their porn use.

Our GMC registered doctors are bound by the same strict rules of confidentiality as any other doctor and all of our treatments arrive in discreet unmarked packaging.

Book a consultation now and see if you can overcome your porn addiction for just £114.99.

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