With smartphones and home computers, pornography is readily available, always. For some people, that means the act of masturbation has been completely co-opted by the porn industry, sometimes to their detriment. The habitual use of porn during masturbation often leads to a desire for escalating external visual stimuli. So how can you break this habit, if it has become a problem?

Mirror, mirror

It's easy to associate masturbation as a practice to the visual cues we see when consuming pornography. Part of what gets lost in this escalating experience is the fact that masturbation should be about the person doing it, not anything external. In order to recalibrate your visual sexual appetite, try masturbating in front of a mirror.

This might be difficult for some people.