What role does pornography play in sex addiction?
Pornography coupled with masturbation and fantasy is often the cornerstone for sexual addiction. This is a dangerous combination and is a hard cycle for the addict to break out of and attain sobriety. A fantasy world is created, sometimes as early as adolescence, that is visited throughout developmental stages. The sex addict's emotional and sexual self comes to depend upon these fantasies to meet his or her needs on countless occasions, even before he or she ever has sex with another person.