Terry Crews: “Porn Addiction Messed Up My Life…Almost Ended My Marriage”

terry crews porn videoEx-NFL player turned actor Terry Crews is best known for his fit body, funny antics in television series and major movies and as a family man. But Terry recently opened up about his stint in rehab for pornography addiction in three ‘Dirty Little Secret’ videos posted on his official Facebook page.

The 47-year-old called porn addiction ‘a worldwide problem’ in the first video he posted February 11th.

“It really, really messed up my life in a lot of ways,” the Brooklyn Nine Nine star confessed.

It all started when he was at the young age of 12, but he never had to face it until his wife, Rebecca, brought it to his attention.

“My wife was literally like, ‘I don’t know you anymore. I’m out of here,'” Crews recalled.
terry crews wife“And that changed me. I had to change because I realized, yo, this thing is a major, major problem. I literally had to go to rehab for it. The thing that I found, by not telling people, it becomes more powerful, but when you tell, and when you put it out there in the open…it loses it power.”

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But the “Are We There Yet” star he didn’t seek help just because of wife, it was more reasons than. “I didn’t get help to get my wife back. I got help because I needed it. But she did decide to stay with me because she knew I was repenting, she knew I was going to get help, and she knew I was sorry.”

In men, there are five primary chemicals involved in sexual arousal and response. The one that likely plays the most significant role in pornography addiction is dopamine. Dopamine plays a major role in the brain system that is responsible for reward-driven learning. Every type of reward that has been studied increases the level of dopamine transmission in the brain, and a variety of addictive drugs, including stimulants such as cocaine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine, act directly on the dopamine system.

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Dopamine surges when a person is exposed to novel stimuli, particularly if it is sexual, or when a stimuli is more arousing than anticipated. Because erotic imagery triggers more dopamine than sex with a familiar partner, exposure to pornography leads to “arousal addiction” and teaches the brain to prefer the image and become less satisfied with real-life sexual partners.

Crews has now been married for 26 years and has four children – Isaiah, Wynfrey, Tera, and…