Because a lot of attention is given to avoiding pornography or recovering from addiction, we can begin to think that either a person is or is not addicted, with nothing in between. Thinking this way can be a problem. When individuals who struggle with pornography believe they are addicted, feelings of shame and hopelessness can impede repentance. Instead of getting help, they may continue using pornography, increasing their risk of addition.
Elder Dallin H. Oaks teaches that there is a wide variety of involvement with pornography between those two extreme, and he suggests ways to respond to each of them:
There is no sin in this when we turn away and don’t pursue it.
Intentional use of pornography, no matter how casual, always invites more frequent exposure. Don’t go there.
Repeated intentional use can make its use a habit. Make a change.
Behavior becomes addictive when it forms a dependency and takes priority over almost everything else in life. Seek extra help.