Cultural Quote #380: Josh Radnor On Why He Quit Porn

I’m not a porn addict, though I believe the addiction is real. I didn’t grow up in any kind of repressive, super religious environment. I never felt I was in moral danger or anything. I just started to notice how when I watched porn the quality of my life and mood was really affected. It depleted my energy and focus. It led me to over-sexualize women in the real world. It clouded my thinking and deadened my imagination. There are a thousand good reasons for kicking porn but those were a few of mine. . .

I never had a super dark struggle with porn, just a deeply uncomfortable, conflicted relationship to it. I never closed the window on a porn site and thought “Time well spent!” Something about it never felt right.There seemed to be this other, better person longing to get out and express himself and with porn in my life—even in a minor way—that guy didn’t stand a chance.

Josh Radnor (FTND Interview)

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