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Super League Star thrilled to overcome sex and porn addiction

 

Former Super League star Andy Kirk is singing praises after overcoming sex and porn addictions he admitted used to control his life.

The father-of-four, 38, revealed he was forced to live a double life to cover up how rampant his lust was and how out of control he felt.

The former Leeds, Salford and Wakefield centre admits both addictions gripped his life from being a young teenager.

But despite feeling guilty about a lifestyle he knew was “morally wrong” Kirk said he struggled to stop sleeping around and watching hours of porn every day.

He said: “I was extremely promiscuous. I wanted to have my cake and eat it. But I would convince myself that it meant nothing.”


Former Super League star Andy Kirk turns campaigner against porn addiction

When a friend shared his beliefs in God, Kirk decided he was “so lost” that he had “nothing to lose” by seeing if religion could help him.

It was a revelation that has changed the last decade of his life and turned him into a passionate campaigner for better education for young people.

It wasn’t an easy path to take, though, with Kirk saying: “God had helped me to grasp a real understanding of how and why porn addiction had dominated me for so long.

“He started to speak to my heart about sharing my story with other people about the harmful effects of pornography and the dangers.

“But still I resisted. The very thought of sharing with other people how I was addicted to porn and sex just made me squirm with shame and embarrassment.

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“Internally, I argued with God about it for over six months. I eventually surrendered but I must admit it was terrifying.”

Kirk, who works as a sports therapist, now regularly gives talks to schools and youth groups about the dangers of watching pornography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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