23 March 2018
Pornography is the most prominent sexuality educator for many young people, with most young people discovering porn well before they encounter sex. By the age of 18, more than 90% of boys and 60% of girls have seen online pornography.
Even though statistically it’s common for people to have viewed pornography at some stage in their life, people find it extremely difficult to talk about with others. There are various reasons why someone would view pornography such as curiosity, boredom, loneliness, stress, tiredness, unsatisfied in relationships etc. Many times, people have tried to stop viewing on their own but find it challenging.
Counselling can be a safe and confidential space where you can explore what you want your life to look like, the impact viewing is having on your wellbeing and relationships and develop practical ways to overcome the desire for or addiction to, viewing pornography.