Friday, November 19, 2004

OCD & Pedophilia & Porn

This isn't my usual posting on the news of the day or my rants on the gay agenda, but it is something that has been on my mind for the last few days. Being in grad school, (almost done - only 3 classes left!) I have a lot on my mind and a lot of information gets pasted my way.

Lately I've been studying a lot about OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and I just had the thought about whether or not there is some correlation between OCD and pedophila and pornography users.

I think there's a possiblity that there is a connection. Why? Easy, because when someone uses pornography and ultimately becomes addicted, there has to be precursor thought and obsession that happens before they get the compulsion to act out their behavior.

I think it's also possible with pedophiles - somehow in their warped minds they become obsessed with children, eventually act out on them and then they are relieved.

It's an interesting thing to think about. I'm not sure if there is any research on the subject, but eventually I'll find out.

What do you think?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they are linked. Of course, I am not classically schooled in the subject, but consider myself to have a pretty good understanding of the human condition.

In fact I would dare say that if you were to show me a person seriously addicted to porn we could also find a behavior that would also be considered obsessive compulsive like hand washing or the sort.

The porn in itself becomes an obsessive compulsion too, like say someone with the need to disinfect everything, in that the person will claim that they need it.

I'm not sure about pedophilia though. I can see how it could be. I can imagine it arises out of the obsessive compulsion for porn which will, I believe for some, eventually lead to child porn as the person seeks further means to excite the lust. But I think it's also more complex than OCD.

Of course, isn't OCD usually just a symptom of a deeper problem? That's why I think if you find someone addicted to porn they'll typically have a obsessive compulsive behavior.

-Hal
The Great Separation.

November 23, 2004 at 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no connection. You have a warped grasp on OCD. It's an anxiety disorder, not a sexual deviancy/addiction.

February 4, 2007 at 2:50 AM  

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