“Dirty Little Secret”

Former “porn addict” Terry Crews says women should not tolerate it

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Terry Crews, the former NFL player turned comedic actor, perhaps most famous for his role as the Old Spice guy, has begun a series of confessional videos, entitled “Dirty Little Secret,” in which he details his lifelong addiction to pornography and how he overcame it. Crews has posted three videos in the series online thus far, in which he explains that he “literally had to go to rehab” to overcome his addiction to pornography, which he says he’s now been over for “six, seven years now.”

Crews advises his female audience: “You cannot accept any pornography in your man’s life. Anything that will make you feel denigrated, make you feel less than, you cannot accept it.”

Crews says that he began exploring porn at 12, in part as a means of coping with a strict upbringing in Flint, Michigan that included “violence” and “abuse.” Crews says his use of porn was related to anxiety, loneliness, and depression, calling the medium a reflection of “a desire for intimacy,” but concluding that “the problem is pornography is an intimacy killer.”

The actor believes porn encouraged him to objectify women and fueled feelings that his wife “owed” him sex. “[Porn] changes the way you think about people,” says Crews. “…[Women] become things to be used rather than people people to be loved.”

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

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