About the author, Matt Fradd

Matt Fradd is the author of Delivered: True Stories of Men and Woman Who Turned from Porn to Purity. After experiencing a profound conversion at World Youth Day in Rome in 2000, Matt has worked through full-time lay ministry in Australia, Ireland, Canada, and Texas. He has served as an apologist for Catholic Answers and has traveled all over the world, speaking to tens of thousands of teens and young adults. He and his wife Cameron have four children and live in North Georgia.

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The Porn Circuit

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Science shows us why porn is highly addictive. Learn how our neurochemistry is easily hijacked by porn to create compulsive behaviors, and discover how the brain can be rewired to escape porn's allure.

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  1. Quitting porn and masturbation is easier for guys who are already in committed relationships. As someone who is hopelessly single with an unbearable sex drive, quitting masturbation, except porn, is not an option for me.

    • Quitting porn and masturbation is NOT easier for guys in committed relationships. Just read through some of the comments from women here who’ve been with their porn-addicted husbands, providing sex all they can for decades, and you’ll see that story is just not a reality.

      All of us have a sex drive. That’s normal. Even James Dobson said years ago that masturbation is just a normal part of life! Unfortunately, like any other appetite, masturbation can become an addiction. When that happens, ED is a common side effect.

    • Aaron,

      thanks for sharing your feelings on on this. I can definitely identify with your feeling of hopelessness as a single person (when I was single). I am married now and am currently being mentored by an single man in my church who has had freedom from online adultery (my word for porn) for many years now. He is a true asset to our church and uses his free time to mentor and disciple other Christians.

      It may feel impossible but you have to keep going. Keep reading helpful articles. Keep doing accountability consistently. Keep busy when tempted. It was a several year process for me and I have had many falls but many more victories by Gods power. You can do the same!

  2. Hi! I just have to let you know that after we finished watching this, a whole array of porn pics came up. I am sure you did not anticipate that!!! I hope that can be corrected, as it could be very detrimental to anyone working at becoming & staying pure. Thank you!

    • Hi Carol, yes, we quickly became aware of that, and have taken a few steps to change the tagging of the video, which has helped. Unfortunately, we are also at the mercy of whatever YouTube wants to suggest at the end, and the video title caused them to suggest some unsavory things. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.


    • having a wife dosnt stop men from porn addictions. I’m 5″3 134lbs and I think I’m very pretty. I have done everything possible with my husband over and over till exhaustion. he still bought fake female parts and looked at porn. he left me for 8 mnths I took him back and he still yet has verbally abused me for over 2 yrs and still does it behind my back. I’m never pleased in bed, but I want to do whats right in the Lords eyes. And when he leaves again I will let him go. so sex from a wife is not a cure. masturbation without poem is okay. but with porn it’s lust and adultery ( if married).

    • masturbation is okay without porn if single. but porn is wrong single or not. it will ruin your future relationships and young men will have no clue how to respect a woman without looking at her as sex toy

    • Hello, Michelle – there are a lot of views out there about masturbation. I’m not going to argue “right” or “wrong,” but I think it’s worth considering whether it’s healthy. Not just “I’m going to explode if I don’t masturbate,” (which of course isn’t true), but is it healthy to train my beliefs and behaviors that turning to masturbation when I feel [xxxxxxxxx] (fill in the blank with whatever) or is my mind, my relationships, and the world around me better if I turn to something else? Ultimately, masturbation is a “me” activity. Over time, it tends to make the idea that “I” need to be satisfied more important than looking for ways for “us” to be satisfied, especially when it comes to a future marriage. Anyway, just some thoughts. Here’s a post with more thoughts, if you were interested in reading: http://www.covenanteyes.com/2016/05/26/sharing-masturbation-struggle/

      Peace, Chris

  3. I am young man in Africa- Botswana in the southern region of Africa, my name is Lerato Muyakwabo and i am 21 years of age. I came across this site while i was still deeply struggling with porn addiction, i am a born again believer but porn had its claws in me . As for me it started as with incest my cousin (female) used me sexually and later on friends drew me to porn. But ever since i found this site of covenant eyes its been more than helpful cause i tried to talk to my parents, pastor even friends no one among them could help me, some understood me in part but not fully, but here at covenant eyes it is different the science revelations and biblical moral principles engaged really cut in deep in my conscience and self, the courage and sense of hope and belonging that i get it is really priceless.Thank you guys and i just want to encourage guys out there to really take this opportunity and use it.

    • The Lord knows your struggles. Pray for your choices to steer you toward Christ. stay away from all internet access and those who are in it too. Trust in the Lord…He has big plans for you..maybe you can start a ministry over there for young men recovering from porn addictions. Praying for you

  4. I liked the way you covered the topic with relevant examples! Thank you! Porn is one of the biggest erection enemies in this digital age. Watching porn every day is just like putting axe on one’s own foot. I know a porn-addicted friend who says that he can’t get an erection without porn. It is necessary for men to get off this bad habit as soon as possible. Those who don’t know how to get rid of it, they can get professional help from certified doctors.

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