Viewing pornography alone is not an STI risk. However, if you have sexual contact with a partner while using pornography then there may be a risk of contracting an STI.
Some people can become addicted to pornography. An addiction is the compulsive need to engage in an activity to obtain a particular feeling or sensation.
If a person realises they have an addiction they can then get help from professionals to assist with managing this. Linked below are some useful services and information sources.
Further information on addiction to pornography – Sex Addicts Anonymous
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