San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011
Is pornography addiction an unrecognized disease? If 500 hits a day from readers spread across 188 countries is any indication, it is of global magnitude.
“While tons of men and women struggle with this addiction, society is mostly unaware of the dangers associated with pornography use, not recognizing that it could lead to serious mental problems,” says Alex Wolf, a former US Marine whose own bout with this disease led him to put up the blog FeedTheRightWolf. “People who bring it up are being disregarded as either religious freaks or some weirdos, yet it is a reality that many people have to live with everyday.”
Wolf created FeedTheRightWolf’s online forum last year after being deluged with emails, comments and questions from readers about a free recovery course he had posted on the blog. Mainly sharing the steps taken to overcome his addiction and the lessons learned from that journey, the free recovery course took the blog’s viewership from 100 to 500 a day. A poignant account of his daily struggles, what worked for him and what did not, FeedTheRightWolf gradually gained its worldwide audience by word of mouth. It reached its 200,000th visitor in June of 2011.
“I think what resonates the most with our readers is that I am truly trying to help. I am not out there to make quick money or sell them a product that they don’t need. Neither do I claim to have the solution to all their problems. I simply share my experience,” Wolf says. “Now everybody on the forum shares their struggles and successes and support each other along the way. It is simply amazing.”
FeedTheRightWolf’s statistics give a glimpse of the dangers of pornography addiction, which has been associated with higher incidence of erectile dysfunction among younger men. The blog’s viewership cuts across all age groups, but composed mostly of men and women in their 20s and 30s. Wolf has also encountered a large number of younger people on the blog, and has been redirecting them to online resources for minors.
“It is very troubling. Pornography addiction today repeats the history of alcoholism 60 years ago when it was disregarded as a simple personal weakness. Alcoholism is now accepted as a serious medical problem, with a lot of treatment and support available to the affected individuals. I am not sure that the time has come for our society to realize the dangers of pornography addiction, but until it does happen my goal is to continue providing the best support and information to people who are looking for help or are trying to learn more about this problem,” Wolf says.
About FeedTheRightWolf and Alex Wolf
FeedTheRightWolf is an online resource for adults dealing with porn addiction. It was started by Alex Wolf in May 2009 and can be reached at http://www.feedtherightwolf.org. Alex Wolf, a former US Marine, served on two combat deployments including the second battle of Fallujah with his Infantry battalion. He is based in San Jose, California.