Terry Crews on His Former Porn Addiction: It Changes the Way You Think About People

Former NFL player and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star—and muscle man in basically every mid-2000s movie—Terry Crews recently released a video confessional to Facebook opening up about his addiction to pornography. After years and years of being a porn addict, Crews hit a low point. “If day turns into night and you’re still watching,” said Crews, “you probably got a problem.” For Crews, it was indeed a problem. The debilitating addiction forced him into rehab and nearly led to the end of his marriage.

"My problem with pornography is that it changes the way you think about people. People become objects. People become body parts. And things to be used, rather than people to be loved. You start to change the way you see people. You start to use people."

His point is not unfounded in the least. A study by The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Germany found that not only does the consumption of porn correlate with a pronounced decline in percentage of young adult males who are married, but it might actually be contributing to the trend. And, according to Psychology Today, while studies are showing that porn-free relationships are stronger, with a lower rate of infidelity, the rate of people who believe porn doesn't negatively affect the watcher is alarming. Nearly 90 percent of men believed consumption of porn is acceptable—and just over 50 percent of women agree. But, as Crews experienced, the reality of porn in relationships is that it diminishes your view of people and deteriorates your ability to connect with them.

As he states in this video he calls "Dirty Little Secrets," Crews has made it his mission to help people who find themselves in the midst of a similar struggle. He encourages his followers to not suffer through porn addiction alone: "By not telling people, it becomes more powerful. But, when you tell and when you put it out there in the open ... it loses its power."

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Lily Tejada

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Lily Tejada commented…

Rebacca Crews is my hero, she's such an inspiration and a great supporter of her husband, love this couple http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/breaking-news/rebecca-crews-actor-terr...

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Lily Tejada

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Lily Tejada commented…

Rebacca Crews is my hero, she's such an inspiration and a great supporter of her husband, love this couple http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/breaking-news/rebecca-crews-actor-terr...

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