Olympic star Nick Willis’ struggle with porn addiction – Herald on Sunday 6 March 2016
In an exclusive interview with the Herald on Sunday, the champion 32-year-old middle distance runner has opened up on his obsession with pornography and his shame in dealing with it. His obsession began when “as a young, lonely teenager trying to figure out his place in the world.exposed to porn as a teenager.
Comments: The Society for Promotion of Community Standards applauds Nick Willis for his courage in exposing the harms of pornography. Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ, a registered charity, in a media release issued today says it takes ‘a real man’’ to have the honesty to front up to the harm porn does. He points out that pornography leads to addictions, broken marriages, increased sexual violence, child sexual abuse, sex trafficking and prostitution. “Nick’s honesty and bravery will be the catalyst for a national conversation of the harm of pornography and will hopefully be an incentive for other men who struggle to seek help” says McCoskrie.
Olympic silver medallist Nick Willis told the Herald on Sunday that the strength of his wife helped him beat an addiction threatening their relationship and his ability to be a father. SPCS applauds Nick’s wife of eight years, Sierra Willis, for helping him break free from his addiction..
The Harmful impact of Porn:
Family First NZ Media Release. 6 March 2016