Pornography addiction

Please pray for me. I am 51 years old and have been addicted to pornography since I was 15 years old. I made a good confession today and need all the prayers I can receive. What is the patron saint for this problem? Thanks in advance.

Why don’t you pray a devotion to the Blessed Virgin every night as you retire, offering it up to Her to help you get over your porn addiction… Don’t go whole hog all at once and burn yourself out. Start by saying an Act of Contrition followed by a few Hail Mary’s. Then go up to praying a decade of the Rosary. Then after a few more days, do the same thing, but up yourself to two decades. After every few days continue by starting with a sincere Act of Contrition but go up to three decades of the Rosary. Continue saying an additional decade every few days until you are saying a full Rosary every night before going to sleep.
The more you say a complete Rosary, the less desire you will have to watch porn.
I don’t mean to say that this will be easy, it isn’t. But, as a real man, you should have enough self discipline and self pride to see this through, and the Blessed Mother is there to help you.
So, why not try it out? I think you will be pleasantly surprised when you find out this works!
Good luck and G*d Bless!

I prayed for help at the mass (and rosaries) and received the grace to do it. He gave me until the following Friday completely free of lust and desire for sex. Then it started coming back on that Friday but I was able to resist it. Now it’s not a problem. I don’t know how much is just me resisting it and how much is still grace, though.

Before that grace, it would have been impossible. It’s a huge addiction. Those images have greatly harmed my soul, and I suspect it will be a long time before I am healed from the damage I caused to myself.

But for me it started with contrition like the OP did. I have become a demanding servant, I suspect, but I only ask for graces that are small, personal, and will help me free myself. The OP could ensure he is free of this sin before mass, and then sincerely ask for the grace before the Eucharist. That’s two days away. It’s probably going to start becoming a problem within two days, so he will need to be strong.

St. Augustine would be a great saint for you to ask to assist you. Draw close to the sacraments…Frequent reception of the Eucharist. Also, pray to Our Lord often in the Adoration Chapel. My prayers are with you.:blessyou:

St. Ignatius as well.

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen

I thank you for coming and sharing your story. My husband is also addicted to porn and I wish with all my heart he wasn’t. I pray every night for him to have the strength and inclination to stop. I will keep you in my prayers also. I don’t know you but I am so proud of you for coming to the decision to erase this from your life. God bless.

:highprayer:

The problem with addiction is that there is a root cause and its inter linked. I would say an example would be video games now to play video games you need the PC or the television

So basically your addiction to porn is because you are either spending too much time in front of the TV or computer once you figure out that you can be spend your time doing other productive things then the addiction will go away. There is no addiction god has made that you can’t over come.

If you feel you can’t give up TV or Computer channel the sources into godly direction there are wonderful movies on youtube and biblical movies present over there watch them. Apart from that find a new hobby and something you are passionate about.

Install web blockers. For every addiction you must work with someone close to you :slight_smile:

Hope these tips help you over come your addiction

1 corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Addiction could be anything coffee,video games, TV you must find the root cause and then work your way through the problem…

St. Jude.

I also deal with this issue and I offer up my suffering from this addiction so that you may be granted some peace from it.

If it worked one time, maybe it will work again. This Sunday, I will pray for the same thing to happen to Steve.

If he was addicted as bad as me, then I don’t see how it is possible to break those chains without grace. If more people praying pleases Him more and increases his willingness to extend those graces, then it can’t possibly hurt to pray for Steve. Every Sunday I ask for graces and I think I should request graces for others more than for myself.

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

When I made my confession I was told by the priest to pray to St. Isidore patron of the internet. Made sense because most of my porn was on the internet. That worked very well till I relapsed and was a gonner once again.

I am now up to 2 full rosaries per day and sometimes i go to sleep with rosary in hand and I say it till I fall asleep. Yes, in the beginning i used to find it in very peculiar places when i woke up but now it’s usually in my hand.

Yesterday I made the big step and blocked all porn. How long will this last i don’t know but so far my hands have been “cleaned” for 3 month. Up till yesterday I was still looking at it but I found no stimulation at all for 2 weeks now. So I started to question my manhood but apparantly there is nothing wrong with me.

I have hit what’s called a “flatline.” There is nothing, no sexual arousal nothing, beautifull girl on the street and still nothing it’s weird… So looking for answers I found this website it is not a catholic website but there is many answers that you may want to read about, as well as many problems we are facing that we are not even aware of. It is an eye opener…

yourbrainonporn.com/node/79

There is much information there and shall this not be allowed I am sure the mods will remove it.

Oh and women if your husband watches porn and you think he may not love you it’s not true, he needs help to reset just like computer. Basically he bacame conditioned to the flat screen being better than the real thing. So you may want to read this too.

Good luck

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