Statistics show that pornography and pornographic movies are the most searched-for material online.
Millions of internet users browse pornographic sites everyday. The top 3 porn sites attract 5.81 billion monthly visitors, according to Statista.
Pornographic movies are addicting due to their violent nature and compelling images. It’s hardly surprising that many men and women are hooked on online porn.
Pornography may cause overwhelming desire, inability to enjoy genuine sexual intimacy in marriage, and extreme shame and misery.
Former pornographers say it’s tough to quit the habit. It’s possible.
TheBBCghana.Com shares the experiences of Ghanaian celebrities who saw porn and how they recovered.
Former Ghanaian Hiplife artiste, Yaw Siki admitted to watching and being an addict to pornography but was totally saved by Jesus Christ after he surrendered his life.
In an exclusive interview on Citi FM’s Traffic Avenue, the former Highlife artiste revealed that he was into promiscuity and other sexual immoral behaviours from which he wrote songs like ‘Wope Dodo’.
According to him, after he survived a fatal accident on April 15, 2013, on the Tema-Motorway, he gave his life to Jesus Christ and prayed about it.
“There were some habits and sexual immoral stuff such as pornography that I was addicted to and because I was addicted to it, I was writing songs like ‘Wope Dodo’. The more I watched pornography, the more I wrote songs like that and the more it made me practice stuff like that because I had to practice what I was preaching,” he explained.
Second on the list is Ghanaian-Lebanese actor and evangelist, Majid Michel. He publicly opened up about his addictions briefly after he became a committed born-again Christian.
In a one-on-one interview with ace media personality, Bola Ray, the actor revealed that he was into masturbation, watching pornography, alcoholism and the use of illicit drugs.
The evangelist spoke about how he was gripped with guilt anytime he engaged in these acts. Touching on how he overcame pornography and masturbation, he said that, he broke free from his addictions through fervent prayers.
In an exclusive interview with Ama.K. Abebrese, gospel artiste, MOG revealed how he fought masturbation and pornography addiction. According to him, these practices made him guilty and as such, he wanted to quit.
He said spiritual attempts and therapy to get him to quit all failed until one day when he had the urge to masturbate, he prayed a “sincere prayer” and since then, by God’s grace, he overcame masturbation.