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I've asked this elsewhere but this particular question might be worth a thread.

Are there theories/experiences/studies if porn can cause/worsen social anxiety if it's NOT part of an addiction process?

From personal experiences, I

From personal experiences, I know there is a strong correlation between excessive use of porn to orgasm and social anxiety. On numerous binges from the past, after giving in I wanted to be alone, was extremely irritable, was drained of energy and filled with shame and regret. Along with the mental fog and inability to handle uncertain situation, combined with a desensitization to the joys of conversation and being around people, I was extreemly nervous and awkward in the social arena. If your wondering about the pros and cons of giving up PMO even though you don't consider yourself an addict, add a decrease in SAD to your list of pros under abstinence.
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