What is porn and sex addiction, really?

What does the reality of this problem look like for a person?

How do you know if you’re watching too much porn?

What are the consequences, and why is it so hard to stop?

Our guest today reveals how consuming porn is just like abusing any substance.

But unlike drugs and alcohol, porn is available in our modern age for free. 24/7.

There is no need to walk to the liquor store.

Or call the dealer.

All that is needed is the human body and a fantasy.

So how can a person quit when their drug of choice is available to them any time, any place?

And how can someone get help despite the shame and stigma?

Porn and Sex Addiction

Historically, society has avoided talking about sex and porn addiction. Not only is it cloaked in judgement and shame, it is so complex and misunderstood that people are baffled as to what it is and how to deal with it.

But now we are faced with the problem like never before. Our children have access to every kind of pornography, 24/7 on their smartphones, forcing us to face the stigma and open the conversation about sex and porn addiction.

Today’s guest is Beny Schonfeld. He is a porn addict in recovery and an advocate for empowering parents in the porn age. Beny believes that porn and sex addiction is the most heavily denied, misunderstood, rationalized, and minimized epidemics that humanity has ever faced, and he is bravely taking the risk to educate people with his story.

In this interview, Beny shares the innocent beginnings of his porn addiction, how it escalated over 25 years, and what made him finally get to the point where he decided to get help.

Beny Schonfeld

Beny Schonfeld was born in Venezuela in 1977. He was introduced to porn at 11 years old in the 1980’s, well before the internet boom, and that early experience marked the beginning of a 24 year addiction to pornography. As he grew through puberty and adolescence into adulthood, his dependance on pornography grew as well as each technological advancement of our age removed more and more barriers for accessing and consuming pornography. Finally, at age 35, at risk of losing everything he held dear, Beny hit his bottom found help and recovery. Beny now has become an advocate for sexual recovery, sharing his story to contribute a constructive conversation about Porn and Sex Addiction by removing the shame and stigma that are synonymous with these topics. With the current normalization and rampant consumption of Internet Pornography in our society, Beny has made it his purpose to break through our collective denial to create room for recovery, and to educate and empower parents to proactively have constructive, open conversations with their children, so they may stand a chance against perhaps the greatest threat to their hearts, souls and happiness.

Useful resources

Get the facts about Internet Pornography:

Tools to help educate and guide your children:

Upcoming talk in Miami, FL!

Now I Know Better: Unexpected Wisdom From a Recovering Porn Addict – With Beny Schonfeld

Date: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Connect with Beny

instagram.com/benyschon

fb.com/benyschon

twitter.com/benyschon

 

MENTIONED EPISODES:

Escaping Porn Addiction with Eli Nash

The Power of Letting Go in Sobriety


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