Porn Addiction Apps

Mar 31, 2024

Porn addiction hasn’t been classified as a mental health condition in the DSM. Still, most experts agree this compulsive habit can negatively affect one’s life. Porn addiction affects your interpersonal relationships, self-confidence, and overall mental health. Over time, it can cause anxiety and depression. 

Porn addiction is often referred to as a compulsive porn habit. It develops into an addiction when you neglect other responsibilities to watch pornography. You rely on it to achieve a desired emotion or feeling. You might even notice you can’t stop watching porn, even if you desire to. 

In this case, a porn addiction app might help. It encourages to quit porn without giving up your gadgets. 

Top Porn Addiction Apps
Fortify

Fortify encourages users to change their lifestyles. Everything is backed by scientific research. You’ll take a personalized assessment with personalized challenges and videos that track your progress. 

Other comprehensive tools include educational resources, life coaches, support groups, and teletherapy services. Fortify is available on Apple and Android phones. It’s free to download, but the premium plan costs $9.99 per month. 

Brainbuddy

Brainbuddy encourages addicts to rewire their brains so they have no desire to seek out pornographic images or videos. You’ll learn about your unique biology, history, lifestyle, and habits. 

The app has activities that teach you how to overcome your porn habit. It will also block and filter any inappropriate content. It’s available for Apple and Android. Brainbuddy costs $12.99 per month to access most of these features. 

Canopy 

Canopy is one of the first AI-generated porn addiction apps on the market. It uses Artificial Intelligence and algorithms to detect inappropriate videos and images. It’ll automatically block the problematic media from the website in question. 

It also monitors your DMs, text messages, and emails that could contain pornographic content. This app is available on Apple, Android, Mac, Windows, and Chromebook. Canopy costs $7 per month. A seven-day free trial is available. 

Covenant Eyes 

Covenant Eyes is one of the most popular porn addiction apps. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a practicing Christian to use it. It offers an added layer of protection for your online habits. 

Aside from tracking your internet activity, it also sends reports to your accountability partner. This app is available for both Apple and Android. Covenant Eyes has a monthly subscription for $17 per month. A 30-day free trial is available. 

ReWire Companion 

ReWire tracks your online activity and progress. It also provides educational resources and motivational posts to keep you on track. ReWire uses real-time monitoring and submits reports to your accountability partner if you have one. 

The mobile app can also detect potential triggers so that you can learn how to move forward. ReWire is free to download and use for Android phones only. 

Do Porn Addiction Apps Work?

As you can see, there are many porn addiction apps to choose from. Some apps do more than just block inappropriate websites. They generate a report of the user’s habits, which keeps the individual accountable. 

Porn addiction apps can be a useful tool for addicts. However, they also make it easy to sidestep and override the features of these apps. For example, users can stop the app from monitoring their online activity and turn it back on when they’re done. 

They can also produce reports that suggest they haven’t viewed online porn. This is more of an issue with the software manufacturer itself. Porn addiction apps can work, but it has to involve inner and outward work as well. 

That doesn’t mean porn addiction can’t be overcome. These apps increase the probability that the individual will never look at pornography again. The best porn addiction apps have access to an engaged community of like-minded individuals and educational resources. 

However, porn addiction apps shouldn’t be used as a quick fix for your problems. They can guide you on a journey toward sobriety.

Do You Need an App?

Quitting porn cold turkey isn’t easy, which is where porn addiction apps come in. There are benefits to a porn addiction app. When you quit porn, your brain will rewire itself on how it behaved before your compulsive pornography use. 

You might have noticed that you experience brain fog and difficulty concentrating due to increased screen time. Without the bombardment of pornography and adult entertainment, your mind is clear and sharp. 

Your decision-making skills improve, which makes it easier to say “no” to porn. Other benefits include increased confidence and self-esteem, rebooted dopamine levels, reduced social anxiety, and improved quality of life. 

Features of Porn Addiction Apps

There are a few key features you should look for in a porn addiction app. The best ones connect you to a network of people who understand your struggles.

Not only does this hold you accountable for your porn use, but it also assures you that you’re not alone. You’ll find that you have many people on your side. Porn addiction apps block easy access points to porn. 

Even though they have a workaround, they prevent you from accessing any porn website. It monitors your access across all your phones, tablets, laptops, and computers. For an additional cost or monthly fee, you can create an account that gives you access to your online activity. 

It creates an accessible report that you can share with an accountability partner. Porn addiction apps aren’t just used to block access to porn websites. They also provide help and resources for porn addiction. 

You can read educational content or take online courses on the underlying reasons for this addiction and how to quit porn for good. Most of these resources are free and motivate you to recover from your addiction. 

Resources:

Pornography: Why Internet Accountability Software Doesn't Work

25 Benefits of Quitting Porn / No Fap 

4 Key Features of Great Porn Addiction Apps

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