More women becoming hooked on internet porn

More women are getting addicted to internet porn as a method of coping with anxiety.

According to the UK’s main porn counselling service, Quit Porn Addiction, one in three clients are struggling with their own porn use.

Founder and counsellor Jason Dean said that two years ago there were no women who showed up to be counselled.

While more than six out of 10 women say they view web porn, one study found that 17 percent of women describe themselves as “addicted”.

Dean told AP that getting his first female contacts about two years ago was fairly unusual but now he gets inquiries from 70 women a year. In the old days it was because their partners had the problem, now it is is because they do.

He said that there was the same pattern of exposure, addiction, and desensitisation to increasingly hardcore porn.  It reaches a point where women become more like men in their attitudes to relationships.

The only thing different between male and female porn addicts is that women feel more guilty about it.

Dean said that porn addiction is seen as a male problem – and therefore not acceptable for women. Women feel that what they are doing “is bad, dirty, wrong and they’re often unable to get beyond that.”

He said that after a while the PC becomes an erogenous zone. The more you keep trying to put porn out of your mind, the more it keeps popping back in.