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PrettyNerd
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Ok, I just want to know is it right to watch Porn? Is it right to watch this stuff behind my parent's backs???? I want to stop, but it's getting addicting...I watch almost every night and i'm only 13!!! [Confused]
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Heather
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Addiction is a really questionable term to use with media or sex, and most people who earnestly work in addiction would not use it that way. Addiction is generally used to talk about substances.

Some people, however, find that use of pornography or other sexual behavior becomes compulsive for them. Compulsion is if and when we don not want to be doing something but find that we feel we cannot stop.

Pornography is intended for adults, and legally, while the onus is on people making porn to not distribute it to minors, at the same time, minors perusing porn isn't exactly lawful.

Personally, my advice would be to talk to a parent or another trusted adult about this, especially if it feels compulsive to you. We can't say what's right or wrong when it comes to watching porn in general: the law aside, that's something that tends to be an issue of someone's personal values, and all our values differ. But it sounds like it's not feeling right for YOU, and that's what matters. Since it's not feeling that way, if you feel you can't stop and want to, you will want to fill someone you can trust in.

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PrettyNerd
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Thank you so much! This really helped [Smile]
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