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Is Watching Porn Spiritually Harmful?

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The spiritual harm of porn use will depend upon your personal circumstances. If you’re on the fence about stopping, are trying to heighten awareness about your habits, or are simply curious, here are 4 ways to determine if watching porn is spiritually harmful for you. 

How is your post nut clarity? With our ability to experience positive or negative post nut clarity, the type you have is telling. If your post-nut clarity after watching porn leaves a negative feeling in your gut, this can reveal your deeper feelings. 

Perhaps the porn you watch doesn’t align with your deepest spiritual self or perpetuates a trauma you once experienced. Just as not all foods nourish our bodies in the same way, not all types of orgasms nourish our soul even if they achieve their biological purpose.

Your post nut clarity can tell you whether or not you engaged with your sexuality in a positive way. If you regularly experience negative post nut clarity, you may want to read “6 Ways to Have Healthier Post Nut Clarity.”

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What’s your psychological process when you start watching porn? Does a part of yourself ‘shut down?’ Do you feel as though you have to temporarily become a different person? If you do have to ‘change’ to ‘cope,’ this means you’re protecting yourself. Dig deeper and ask what you’re protecting yourself from. Are there any triggering responses or truths you have to deny to watch it? Is there negative repressed energy that could be positively alleviated and explored through journaling, with a friend, therapist, etc.? 

Why are you watching the porn? Are you watching it for educational purposes? To relive the feeling of passionate desire? Out of boredom from a lack of hobbies? From an emptiness in your life? To replace relationships? Are you watching it because you have an ‘itch’ for violence that porn allows you to scratch? If you can identify the true reason you’re watching porn, it can help you determine whether your intentions are spiritually nourishing or harmful.

How do you feel about the people in the videos? Our subconscious attitude towards the people in porn can also have an effect on us. If, on a subconscious level, you wish nothing but the best for the people you watch (as you would anyone else), then passively interacting with the people in the porn videos won’t negatively affect you. But if you feel shame, contempt, sadness, or any negative feelings for the people on the screen, this would indicate a negative, destructive relationship. In such a case, it would be best to stay away from or take a lengthy break away from porn until one has a more positive view.

How do you feel about the future of your porn habits? Do you feel in control (as in, you have total autonomy over the frequency and video selection) or do you feel as though you can spiral out of control (ex. watching porn takes up more time that you’d like, ex. desensitization can you down rabbit holes of watching increasingly bizarre porn). 

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