3. REASONS BEHIND MY USE
This will cover your pathway from the triggering factors that start your desire to search for CSAM, to the motives behind your use of CSAM, the needs you aim to fulfil by using CSAM, and finally the justifications you use to allow yourself to use the harmful content.
Our actions are based on three factors
According to cognitive behavioral theory.
The three factors operate together. Through cognitive-behavioral rehabilitation, by changing thoughts, it is possible to also change behavior.
Help us to help you survey 2021
30% of CSAM users (N= 1 787) said that they would like to stop searching for and using CSAM/illegal violent material nearly every time they view it.
In the following tasks, you will consider your underlying motives for using CSAM, and the psychological and sexual needs that you are trying to fulfil through your use of CSAM. These motives and needs are different for everyone.
By recognizing these factors, and by practicing alternative responses, you can control your own behavior and step off the path to CSAM use.
You will gain a better understanding of the factors that cause you to use CSAM and learn new skills that will help you abandon harmful thoughts and behaviors and replace them with new goals.