Here’s something you probably didn’t see coming. Former NFL player turned actor Terry Crews recently released a video to his Facebook page divulging an addiction that, according to him, wreaked havoc on his mind and almost caused him to lose his wife: pornography.
Dirty Little Secret
Posted by Terry Crews on Thursday, February 11, 2016
This thing has become a problem. I think it’s a world wide problem; pornography, it really, really messed up my life in a lot of ways and you know, the thing is, it became a thing where I didn’t tell anybody… It was my secret, nobody knew. And that allowed it to grow, and it got bad. And when I say bad… some people deny it, they say, ‘hey man, you know, you can’t really be addicted to pornography, there’s no way’… This thing is a major, major problem. I literally had to go to rehab for it.
Crews talks about how pornography affected the way he looked at other human beings. He says he began to see other people as objects, which is no surprise, since the sole purpose of women in porn is to be sexually objectified.
My issue was, and is, with pornography, is that it changes the way you think about people. People become objects. People become, you know, body parts. They become things to be used, rather than people to be loved. And you start to change, the way you see people… You start to use people.
Terry goes on to offer help to anybody who’s also struggling with an addiction to pornography — which is pretty admirable in a generation where porn is becoming normalized and infused into society.
Good on Terry Crews for shedding light on the problem of porn. A lot of people, mostly men, are affected by porn but keep it quiet. By Terry Crews not only admitting it’s been a problem, but sharing it with the world, he’s illuminating an issue which has been cast in shadow, hidden by a media which seeks to push sexuality at every opportunity.
Porn negatively affects men and women. Yes pornography is addicting. It alters the way you view and interact with other people and can even interfere with relationships or self-image. Not too long ago we had a discussion with Gary Wilson, who has a lot to say on the matter. So much in fact, he wrote a book on it called “Your Brain on Porn.” Listen below.