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Sam Guzman is a Product Marketer at Covenant Eyes and the co-author of Transformed by Beauty. He's also an author and editor of The Catholic Gentleman whose work has appeared in several publications. He resides in Oklahoma with his wife and three kids.

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13 thoughts on “Porn and the Epidemic of Loneliness (Part 1)

    • It definitely describes what I’m going through. Widowed after 40 years of marriage, porn and alcohol are an awful companion.

  1. For me loneliness and isolation we’re just a part of what led me to use pornography to medicate. I am a truck driver and it is a lonely isolated lifestyle. One that I hate however, if dealt with in a healthy way and surrender to God, it can be overcome. I have shared a short video testimony with Covenant Eyes. There are a number of other reasons why we choose to medicate with porn.

    • Thanks for sharing, Bob I am thinking about driving myself. I have thought about it being lonely. If you are interested, I would be happy to give you a call from time to time for fellowship if you can receive phone calls on the road. I am constantly reaching out to other guys. I am probably lonely too. My room mate is gone a lot.

  2. I think loneliness has a lot to do with addiction to Pornography. It’s not a good thing at all, and I wonder why I struggle with this. Thanks for the eye opener

  3. I became an Uber driver to help with the loneliness after I work my day job when I’m out of town and away from family and friends.

  4. It’s undeniable that loneliness contributes to my porn use. At first, I just ascribed it to the lack of accountability, but it’s more than that. I’m driven to find artificial company which can offer a superficial tonic for the dull ache.

    • Yes, and the tonic becomes toxic. A corrosion which burns the mind and soul, leaving deep scars. There is nothing quite like freedom from this demon once it has tried to lure you into the depths of its depravity.

  5. I also believe that another cause for extreme lonliness is social media. It has become the norm to get your self worth on a variety of social sites, see how many have “liked” us, how many have read our posts and the list goes on.
    Then there is the comparison game that occurs. We compare our lives with others who post these wonderful and perfect looking lives, and feel we could never live up to such ” wonderful lives”.
    How many times we all have seen whole families out for dinner, and all on the smart phones. No one talking with one another, but secluded in their own private world. This is commonplace today. We’ve replaced human touch, talk, intimacy with a screen we feel we have to become attached too. God created us for community, not detachment.
    This opens wide the door I believe for addiction.

  6. Yes, sir. In the minds of the young teen age girl I experience that tragic moment of being attached to it. With no replacement activities and failure for constant change that I ought to have I still fall back and read in wattpad, listen erotic music and triggered me to watch.

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