What part of pornography is the mortal sin?

I am a porn addict with some psychological issues, after knowing that it is a mortal sin recently, I am wondering which part is the mortal sin since an addict must withdraw in steps, is it watching or touching oneself or having impure thoughts about the actresses, or just thinking about it.

God bless you, please keep me in your prayers.

Dear friend,

The part of porn that makes it a mortal sin consists of reducing human persons to objects to use for one’s selfish gratification. You might begin by praying for the persons who make themselves available for such debasing work. Always begin with God and prayer.

Keep praying.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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