By Njoki Karuoya
Some have even posted their images on the Internet without fear and shame, and without realising that this single activity could come back to haunt their lives in future.
Granted, there are hundreds of people who get off on pornography, and many are addicted to the movies and images.
They find them exciting, erotic and many end up also getting addicted to masturbation as a way of fulfilling their sexual appetites while watching the videos.
Just as there are many people addicted to porno, there are just as many people who want to get away from the addiction and lead different lifestyles.
If you are one of those who want to put a stop, truth is the journey can be difficult, just like any other addiction recovery is. The story of leading gospel musician Kirk Franklin is an example, but he beat his addiction, and so can you.
Here are a few tips that can get you started on your journey.
1. Begin by destroying all sources of pornography that you have in your possession. If the images and videos are on Internet, delete them all. You may be tempted to keep some of the images but if you are genuinely serious about beating your addiction, you should erase and/or burn them all.
2. From where do you access the pornographic sites? Do you have a computer at home? If so and you are connected to the Internet, then you need to get a friend you trust to come to your house and block all pornographic sites. Your friend should not protect the access with a strong password that you can’t think of and he should be the kind of friend who is strong enough not to be persuaded to tell you.
That way, you will not be able to access the sites. Ask your friend to also install filtered Internet for you, which is devoid of all sex sites and movies.
3. Avoid the friends who are addicted to pornography. Keep off the temptation and you will gradually decrease the desire to get onto the sites or watch pornography. They may not like it, but it is for your own good. If you want to re-establish your friendship with them, do so after you have gained the strength to say ‘no’ to pornography.