Lamar Odom On Porn Addiction – How And Why He Gave It Up

Former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom on porn addiction shared that he’s given up watching porn to help build a healthier lifestyle for himself and his fiance Sabrina Parr.

Odom’s fiance was noticing that his pornography addiction was getting in between their relationship. To help break his habit, she downloaded an app that blocks all porn video and pictures from his phone. Odom and Parr said they are happier and healthier in their relationship since Odom has stopped watching porn. 

“I think that’s what drugs and porn did- took me away from being present. You always want to be present in your loved ones life,” Odom said. 

12 Strokes and 2 Heart Attacks

Not only did Odom open up to the public about his porn addiction, he also opened up about his drug addiction. Odom was in a coma for 3 days and suffered from 12 strokes and 2 heart attacks after a drug overdose in 2015. 

After getting released from the hospital, Odom went to drug rehab. He has been clean from drugs and alcohol since going to rehab, but his addiction to porn persisted.

Lamar Odom said that his porn addiction was harder to get rid of than his drug addiction. “I don’t think you can die from watching porn, even though you kill relationships [with] people that you really love. It is kind of sad because society is not always right. I never thought about porn related to human sex trafficking. The two go hand in hand. Once I heard that, it kind of [made it easier] for me to stray away from it,” he said. 

He also said in an interview with Kevin Hart that he is clean, but his addictions never fully go away and every day is a battle. On the other hand, you might also want to check a similar story of overcoming porn addiction in this inspiring success story of Jordan Caron.

Porn Getting in the Way of His Basketball Career

Lamar Odom said that his porn addiction didn’t just cause issues in relationships in his life – including his famous relationship with one of the Kardashians – but also conflicts with his basketball career. 

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“For many years I struggled with watching porn. I shared in several interviews that I would get fined in the NBA for being late. I’d rather watch the last scene then stop and get to practice or get to the bus. I didn’t know It was an addiction because that’s something that’s not talked about in our community,” Odom said in this video.

Other Celebrities Opening Up About Their Porn Addictions

Celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Russell Brand, Kanye West and Chris Rock have also talked publicly about their porn addictions. 

Russell Brand was asked during an interview about his view on porn. Brand explains that he chose not to watch pornographic videos anymore and explained how it affects him emotionally and mentally. Brand also said he believes porn hurts everyone involved in the experience. Managing emotions is tough at times, you have to seek help from men’s groups to calm your uneasy mind. 

“I find it too much; you know? It’s too disturbing and unsettling and fascinating and exciting for me to look at, and it biases my opinion of what human beings are and how we should treat each other. I think porn hurts everyone involved. The people that are doing it, the people watching it, so for me personally I try not to engage with it,” Brand said during the video. Watch the video here.

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