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Being Human

Feb 14, 2023

Welcome to Episode 113 of the Being Human Podcast: Surprising Sources of Pornography Problems, w/ Steve Pokorny

In this episode, Steve Pokorny - author, speaker, and founder of Freedom Coaching - joins Dr. Greg for a conversation* exploring the goodness of human sexuality, the struggle with addiction to pornography, and the surprising ways that shame can block forward momentum in breaking the cycle of addiction to unchaste behaviors. They also offer hope for how those who struggle with these behaviors can begin to find healing and freedom.
*Note: Mature content. 


Discussed in this episode:

  • Meet Steve Pokorny; 

  • What contributes to the development of an addiction to pornography?

  • The need to understand the purpose of our sexuality and importance of seeing ourselves as gift;

  • Why pornography is ultimately an empty experience that leaves us wanting;

  • Steve’s personal experience of healing from an addiction to pornography;

  • The role of coaching in helping to pinpoint the emotions surrounding unchaste behaviors so as to decrease compulsion; 

  • The effect of pornography on the brain; 

  • The role and cycle of shame and how it prevents forward momentum in healing from addiction;

  • How non-use of our genitalia can be the most fruitful use of our humanity; 

  • Our call to community and relationality in suffering. 


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