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Are you addicted to PUBG?

Exactly one year from now, Tencent games introduced PUBG mobile to the world. It became a game that single-handedly changed the dynamics of the Indian smartphone industry

Almost everyone has heard the name of PUBG, unless you live under a rock. No matter how addictive or engaging the game is, it is becoming a matter of concern for parents, teachers and now even the government of India. But first, let’s have a look at the reasons why it became such an addictive game:

  • Availability on budget smartphones too, as a result it had a wider reach
  • It didn’t came with an instruction manual, rather player had to learn them while playing, this gave it a more realistic approach
  • It featured hard realities of real battlegrounds. Hence players had to invest time and effort to thinks winning strategies and made the game more engaging
  • Tencent kept adding more maps and game play modes and kept the players excited throughout

However, recently PUBG has gathered lot of negative news over the internet as there has been few intense cases of its addiction.

So if you to have PUBG or any other mobile game in your device, it’s time you should check whether or not you are addicted to mobile gaming. To fight addiction from online gaming, the very first step is to recognise that you have it. Look for these signs and you will know.

  • When unable to play, you feel restlessness and irritability
  • You are always mentally occupied by the thoughts of the game
  • Isolation from others
  • Fatigue and/or migraines
  • Poor personal hygiene

Once you are sure that you are addicted to it, accept the fact and let your friends and family know. Ask them to help you out. Here’s also a link on how you can minimise your screen time.

https://www.teentalkindia.com/explore/addiction/healthy-media-diet

Be persistent and patient with yourself. As other form of addictions, this one also takes time and much effort.

DO YOU KNOW

PUBG is facing ban from various government agencies and educational institutions in India.

  • Gujarat government has issued a notice to all primary schools to ban children from playing PUBG
  • VIT (Vellore Institute of Technology) has also banned PUBG
  • Recently, PM Modi has acknowledged the issue of PUBG addiction in an event called Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 and also discussed various ways how parents can deal with it.

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The truth about pornography

You might think that pornography is harmless, read on to find out how it affects your perspective towards sex and relationships

Have you ever wondered why porn is often viewed in secret? Why does every discussion about pornography conveyed in hushed whispers. Let’s try to understand the psychology of porn:

Blue films used as stimulants

Many teenagers discover porn during adolescence. It is exciting and new. Many teens use it as a stimulant to masturbate. This can become addictive. Slowly, teens make excuses to avoid social gatherings or homework to watch porn videos. It starts to take over their lives.

According to Dr Rajan Bhonsle, sexologist, these are the four stages of pornography:

1.Addiction: When a teen is addicted to watching porn videos every day and finds ways to watch porn on a regular basis.

2.Escalation: Over time, addicts require more explicit material to meet their sexual needs.

3.Desensitisation: What was first perceived as gross, shocking and disturbing, in time becomes common and acceptable.

4. Acting out sexually: There is an increasing tendency to act out behaviours viewed in pornography.

However, this can pose a serious concern in the later stages of their lives. There might be a possibility when teens would want to imitate porn stars. Sex in an intimate romantic relationship or marriage is not like a porn movie.

“Research has shown that pornography and its messages are involved in shaping attitudes and encouraging behaviour that can harm individuals and their families. In addition, pornography promotes the allure of adultery, prostitution and unreal expectations that can result in dangerous promiscuous behaviour,” according to Rajan Bhonsle.

Tips on getting rid of the addiction of watching porn videos by Teentalk India Expert Kshitija Sawant:

1.Sex Education is essential. Whenever, you get the opportunity to attend courses, programs or seminars on sex education, please do so as it will give you some realistic, insights on the concept of sex and reproduction.

2. Knowledge is Power: Once you have the required knowledge, you will come to realize that sex is appropriate in what kind of situations and inappropriate in certain other situations. It is not something that is ‘dirty’ but instead something that needs to be accepted as a way of living life.

3. Additional recreation is a must: As a teenager, it is important for you to channelize your energies by taking up a sport or a favourite past time activity like creative writing, dancing, painting to name a few.

4. Everyone time you find yourself feeling the urge to watch porn, relax, take a few deep breaths and meditate. This will help you to calm down and appreciate what nature has to offer you.

 

 

 

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