If you’re struggling to stop using porn, or if you are affected by someone else’s porn use, then we’ve put together some resources that might help.
These are suggestions of what’s out there – not necessarily recommendations. If you’d like to share something you’ve found helpful, get in touch.
Software that monitors the content of web pages viewed, and sends it to ‘accountability partners’.
Software that monitors the content of web pages and can also block access.
Free filter at router level, meaning all mobile devices can be filtered without software changes. Doesn’t work with some routers though.
Also talk to your broadbnd, mobile provider. Some companies such as talk talk offer free filter services.
A group similar to ‘Alcoholics Anonymous’ for people who want to stop compulsive sexual behaviour using the 12 step model.
As above, generally with more women present. Online and Skype groups available.
A Christian group for any kind of addiction or compulsive behaviour. There are groups in churches around the UK.
Patrick Carnes has written a number of books on the subject of sex addiction, this one focuses on internet problems.
Christian Neuroscientist Prof Struthers unpacks in simple layman terms what porn does to the brain.
A Christian approach to staying faithful.
A book by a pastor who was sexually addicted, and who now tries to help others who are.
Dirty Girls Come Clean, by Crystal Renaud (for women)
The story of a woman who was addicted to porn.
Mainly covers its own treatment services, but also includes articles and self-tests on porn addiction and similar behaviour.
Offers support to people who abuse children as well as those affected by abuse themselves, with the aim of reducing abusive behaviour against children. Runs a phone line for people who are concerned about their sexual behaviour in relation to children – 0808 1000 900
This directory contains information on many different types of distress including addiction. There is a function to enter a postcode and be given a list of local counsellors from the website’s directory. To be included in the directory all counsellors have provided qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
Resources for the partners of people with sexual and pornography problem
A group for people affected by other people’s compulsive sexual behaviour.
Similar to Al-Anon, a group for people affected by people with compulsive sexual behaviour.