“Love addiction” isn’t listed in the DSM-5 it is indeed a very real addiction for those who have to live through it. Anyone who has suffered the pain of a “crush” or the agony of a breakup knows the symptoms. Many of the symptoms mirror those of someone with an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
When a person becomes hooked on pornography, the individual will continue wanting more and more until it is impossible to stop. With more free services, videos and content available online, streaming and on laptops or phones, it is no wonder porn turns into an escalating behavior in a short period of time. Effects of Escalation