WOMAN WATCHED OVER 400 HOURS OF ADULT CONTENT, NOW ARGUES FOR RESTRICTIONS ON ONLINE PORN

To most people, this attractive, 22 year-old law graduate with a bright future ahead of her lives the perfect life. Both pretty and intelligent Oghosa Ovienrioba, who lives in the UK, is also a popular vlogger.

But for years, she hid a dark secret. She has been addicted to pornography since she was just 14 years old in 2006. She would at first sneak in a few adult videos online on her computer. From 18 to 21 years old, she would lock herself in a dark room, watch adult movies and masturbate endlessly.

At one point, Oghosa masturbated over 5 to 6 times a day. She claims that at her current age, she would have watched over 400 hours of pornography.

“I was 14 years-old when I went to find porn on the internet. It was out of curiousity and it was just a simple Google search for me to get hold of an adult film. When I first watched it, my reaction was shock. But gradually over time, that shock becomes excitement and I would use any porn that I could get my hands on,” Oghosa said.

“I was watching it so much that I started to get bored by the “normal” soft porn movies. I wasn’t getting the buzz that I felt when I first saw it – in fact I was almost desensitised to that content. I went from watching soft pornography to dodgier stuff to get the kick I needed.”

Oghosa’s addiction stopped briefly when she had a 6 month relationship with a boy at 18 years old, but when she started university and became single again, her addiction came back with full rigor.

“For a period of two to three years, I was watching porn on a daily basis and sometimes masturbating over 6 times per day. It was all I could thik about,” She says. “I didn’t see people as people anymore – they were just sex objects to me. The simplest things could set me off such as a girl unbuttoning her blouse or a boy taking his top off. Everything made me want more. I would sit in my room alone for hours, with the lights off, watching porn. I felt lonely and ashamed of myself.”

There is a happy ending to this story however. At 21, Oghosa found Christianity and confronted her problem. She opened up to a friend about her addiction and took the first gradual steps towards overcoming her addictions.

“As a Christian, you have to be quite controlled about what you let into your heart, in terms of what you see and do.”

She says that she now no longer reads “sex scenes in books” or “oversexualised music”.

“There are some artists that just sing about sex and it’s best to avoid that, I also try to avoid inappropriate programmes on TV late at night,” Oghosa said.

Oghosa posted a YouTube video in February last year, in which which she revealed her porn addiction to the world as part of her recovery process.

“When I read some of the comments on that video, it brings a tear to my eye. People have told me how alone they felt with their addiction until they saw my video.”

Oghosa is now a spokeswoman for The Marylebone Centre of Psychological Therapies and champions more controls over internet pornography and more support for sufferers of internet sexual addiction.

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