Don't be Fooled...

In the past, pornography was thought to be a problem that only affected the male gender but it has been brought into light more recently that Pornography is not only a struggle for males but females as well.  Many females hid this secret in such shame as they didn't understand why pornography affected them where it was a "guy" problem.  Here's a few accounts of two such girls. 

Meet Kelsie.  Her addiction began out of simple curiosity.  She was only 11 years old when it started.
“I just discovered it by chance, although, at the time I had no idea what I was doing and no idea it was wrong. It became my main coping mechanism for when I was happy, sad, bored, excited, angry, or lonely. I told myself that my thoughts/fantasies weren’t dangerous, that I wasn’t hurting myself and that since I wasn’t out there having sex, it was OK. I lived with this in secrecy for 16 years before seeking help.”

Another account of a 17-year old girl whose life became tangled up in the knots of pornography.
As ashamed as I am and as I shudder even typing this, I have been addicted for as long as I can remember.  My own experience with pornography was an overflow of the greedy sexual appetite that began in the simplest way.  As a child, even the mildest of sexual scenes in movies and TV shows fueled in me an incredible curiosity. A child’s mind is so expansive, so imaginative. When the heated kissing scene lent itself back to the PG-rated plot, my little wandering mind began to imagine what happened when the makeout session faded to black. Everything is a puzzle for a child. And there I was, looking for the missing pieces of romantic boy/girl relationships. The television showed me the corner pieces, but what was the entire picture?

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