Erica Garza is a s*x addict. She got started when she was 12 years old and discovered how much she liked (and was ashamed of) [email protected] She would reward herself with a little self-love session every time she finished a chapter of a book that she had to read for school. She learned all about s*x and the different types of s*x commonly seen in adult films while all of her friends were learning about math and English. She had become obsessed. S*x consumed her thoughts all day every day. After her parents went to bed for the night she would turn on Cinemax and watch some of her favorite soft-core movies.
When Garza got older she started dating and instead of being the woman who would chastise a man for having p*rn on his computer, she would want to watch with him. She knew all of the women’s names in the adult movies and she knew all of the sites to go to. She was [email protected] multiple times daily until she was sore and tired. It completely took over her life. She found that her tastes in p*rn were changing and growing more and more shameful by the day. She realized that she was not turned on by much anymore unless there was a sad story or pitiful background with one of the “characters”. She also found that the more people that were involved with the movies, the more she liked them. She grew very ashamed of herself but just couldn’t stop.
Garza says her relationships with men were never about the connection between the two people. She would fantasize in the middle of s*x with a partner and think about sordid things that sometimes the men wanted no part of. She never got that intimate connection with a person as she was too focused on getting off her own way. She was distant and unemotional. She started to go to SLAA (S*x and Love Addicts Anonymous). She finally broke away from the p*rn addiction and even ended up getting married. She found that without watching the videos she became more relaxed and connected with her partner and actually had meaningful s*x.