Narcissism Love & Sex
The Curse of Narcissism
There is a story in Greek mythology about a fellow called Narcissus who had a great number of lovers. When Narcissus did not return their love, his admirers became upset. They approached the Greek god Artemis who agreed that because of his infidelity and disregard for their feelings he would put a curse on Narcissus. This curse caused Narcissus to sit by the same pool, day in and day out, in love with his own reflection. Narcissus was no longer able to touch or be loved by anyone until eventually, out of loneliness and despair he withered away and died.
This story is very similar to the loneliness and unquenchable longing I once felt while surrounded by a family who loved me. I was very lucky my wife Kim helped me break free of this curse.
The special person whose attention you crave
is like a mirage in the desert;
Each new admirer looks like the perfect one;
but only for a short time before the illusion fades . . .
Does Pornography Feed Narcissism?
Engaging in a fantasy sex life when you are married encourages lying and deception. Because of the temptation to present an over glorified version of yourself, Web-cam and chat room sex will also encourage the development of false self. These are both signs of a narcissistic view on love & Marriage. Considering the numerous studies now proving pornography addiction is destructive to men on every level it seems obvious that engaging in pornography use is one of the signs of narcissism.
Like Narcissus, a pornography addict stares into a pool (his computer) longing for love he will never find there. If he cannot break the curse, he will eventually find himself abandoned by all the people he once loved.
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