Why We Should Be Taking Sex And Porn Addiction Seriously


In early 2016, Terry Crews revealed to the world at large that he had a crippling addiction; one that had necessitated a seven-week trip to rehab, and one that nearly cost him his marriage. If you’re familiar with Terry’s work in White Chicks and/or his adverts for Old Spice, you know that if the body is a temple, then Terry Crews’ body is the Angkor War Temple in Cambodia; immense and (I’m not ashamed to say it) beautifully crafted.

It’s fair to say that Terry Crews is not quite the physical embodiment of an addict. Drug and alcohol abuse have physical characteristics as well as psychological, and surely if the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star was an alcoholic or was on drugs, there would be some kind of physical indication, right? What came next, in his video series Dirty Little Secrets, came as a surprise to me, and I’m sure many other people.

It turns out, the NFL-Player-turned-actor was treated for an addiction to pornography in a private rehabilitation clinic, and he’s been looking at erotic images since he was twelve. Now 48 years old, it was an addiction that’s taken nearly three quarters of his life to resolve. It was empowering to hear a man speak about an addiction in such a candid and open manner, but the nature of his addiction stirred something deep in the pit of my stomach, and looking at the videos more than a year later, I’m surprised at the lack of traction the confession had in the wider community.

Sex (and by extension, porn) addiction isn’t taken seriously at all; in a world beset with anxiety, disillusionment and straight-up loneliness, it has the potential to send a person down a dark path, and if it can happen to Terry Crews, it can literally happen to any of us.

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