4 thoughts on “What It’s Like to Be a Porn Addict? An Interview with Noah Church (Part 1)

  • October 18, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Excellent article. It’s good to see what some young porn users are really dealing with. I think many don’t realize that their sluggish desire for real partners isn’t “who they are,” and is a consequence of their internet porn overuse. That’s a severe penalty for watching a bit of porn.

    I hope this profession can do a better job of reaching those who need to know the symptoms to watch for…despite the persuasive PR efforts of the industries (internet porn and sexual enhancement pharma) to convince users of internet porn that its use is always perfectly safe.

  • October 18, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    I want to thank Noah for sharing a bit of his heart. I know deeply about the struggle. I was hooked for over 12 years, and thought this would be my struggle for the rest of my life…or so I thought.

    As I’ve seen with my years of working with clients with Freedom Coaching, once a person experiences how to see men and women as persons, and not as a collection of body parts, this is where freedom comes alive. We are made for more than simply trying to deal with broken desires; instead, we must learn how to have them directed in a way that will satisfy.

  • October 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    I like how Noah was clear about the consequences of pornography use, not only erectile dysfunction but every aspect of life.

  • October 28, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    I too have suffered sexual dysfunction from the time I started having sex at 15 until the present day (I am 66 years old) My problem was a bit different from the article in that my first two or three sexual encounters with a new woman were fine. But after that I would begin to lose sexual desire for her and suffer from the inability to ejaculate followed by a loss of erection. This went on for 20 years until I married at age 35. I dealt with it during my single years by simply moving on to another woman when the sexual dysfunctions would start. I explained it to myself by believing I just got sexually bored very easily. When i got married the sexual dysfunction started even before the wedding and we decided to marry anyway and seek therapy thinking it was just some minor thing. After 5 years with 3 different therapists I still cannot not perform sexually with my wife. The Therapists couldn’t help. Now, the thing is other than the odd Playboy magazine I would come across that belonged to friends I never laid eyes on porn. Indeed this was 15 years before internet porn was even available. So in my case porn had nothing to do with the problem. We are still married even though the marriage was never consummated. I can masturbate alone with no problem so it is not a physical problem. Sadly I haven’t has sex now for almost 30 years. It is the great tragedy of my life.


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