Pornography and Sex Addiction is not just a man’s problem

This early sexualization propelled Hope (her online name) into “sex play” with other kids and promoted an unhealthy obsession with sex, pornography and the power that women in pornography seemed to wield.

“I felt unattractive as a kid,” Hope said. “I was overweight and … the idea of being a beautiful woman that men wanted to be with so much was a really intoxicating idea to me.”

It was so intoxicating that during high school and college Hope found herself in a series of problematic relationships, only later realizing just how far she went to gain attention and affection, even if it was warped and violent.

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This is also why I can’t really be that angry at Sydney Leathers. At 21, she could make her own decisions, but the risky behavior she displayed is also indicative of a problem. One that lots of parents are trying to ignore right now, which is that their kids boys and girls alike are sending porn to each other.

Anthony W., like many people who have an addiction, knew how to pick someone who would be amenable to his addiction.