Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Former Porn Addict Now Helps Others Kick The Habit - Calls On Google To Restrict Access



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Oghosa Ovienrioba has opened up on her secret life as an online pornography addict. She revealed that she stumbled onto pornography via Google at the age of 14, and by 16,  everyday love scene movies no longer appealed to her. By then she was hungering for and seeking out more ex rated pictures and hard core porn.

On the face of it, Oghosa was a pretty and popular vlogger and Law Graduate, but behind it all, the young lady was being ravaged by the psychological consequence of pornography. From the ages of 18 to 21, she would lock herself in a dark room and watch adult movies endlessly. At her worst point, Oghosa would masturbate between five and six times a day - and watched a total of over 400 hours of adult content online.

Oghosa, who began watching online pornography in 2006, says that it was dangerously easy for her to access. She said:

'I was 14 years old when I went to find porn on the internet. It was out of curiosity and it was just a simple Google search for me to get hold of an adult movie. When I first watched it, my reaction was shock. But gradually over time, that shock becomes excitement and I would use any porn that I could get my hands on.'

Her habit started to become a worrying obsession by age 16 when she began watching adult movies as often as she could. She said:

'I was watching it so much that I started to get bored by the "normal" soft porn movies. I wasn't getting the buzz that I felt when I first saw it - in fact I was almost desensitised to that content. I went from watching soft pornography to dodgier stuff to get the kick I needed.'

She took a break at the age of 18 for six months, when she started dating, but she soon moved to college and resumed the grievous habit. She said:

'I was at a university and alone in a new city. I guess it was a trigger and I just went downhill from there. For a period of two to three years, I was watching porn on a daily basis and sometimes masturbating over six times per day. It was all I could think about.'

At age 21, she came to a point and needed to back off pornography and masturbation that has affected her psyche and relationship with others.

"I didn't see people as people anymore - they were just sex objects to me. The simplest things could set me off such as a girl unbuttoning her blouse or a boy taking his top off. Everything made me want more. I would sit in my room alone for hours, with the lights off, watching porn. I felt lonely and ashamed of myself."

After speaking to a friend of hers, she took a bold step and received Jesus. She began to make concrete moves to recovering from the addiction. She said that as part of the recovery process she had to cut down some habits.

"'I spoke to a friend about my addiction and that was a huge release for me. It was a first step. Talking about it made me realise how much of a problem it was - you're only as sick as the secrets you keep. As a Christian, you have to be quite controlled about what you let into your heart, in terms of what you see and do.'

So now, I don’t read sex scenes in books and I don’t listen to oversexualised music. There are some artists that just sing about sex and it’s best to avoid that, I also try to avoid inappropriate programmes on TV late at night."

The ex porn addict who has become an advocate against child viewing online pornography said that,

'It’s heartbreaking to know that children can still access pornography so easily like I did. There are age restrictions on drinking and smoking - the same should go for porn.'


Oghosa who has maintained her Christianity bravely shared experience on YouTube. The video amassed over 800,000. The YouTube upload was further to help her recover and to help those facing similar challenge. Oghosa said,

"When I uploaded that video in February, I had no idea how phenomenal the response would be. I received hundred of heartwarming comments from women who were going through the same thing for years. Lots of people don’t think girls can suffer a porn addiction but it’s a problem for both sexes. I hope I can help others out there - talking about your problem is the first step."

She was also moved on the comments  the video, that she said, "when I read some of the comments on that video, it brings a tear to my eye. People have told me how alone they felt with their addiction until they saw my video."

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