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Breaking the Porn Addiction

It's time to drop it behind...

It's time to drop it behind...
Let's set something straight, you want to drop this addiction behind, right? It's consuming your life and you want better for yourself. Trust me, I've been there before and found it hard to break out of, but it's never to late. Now, I'm not here to explain the effects porn addictions have on people; I'm here to give tips and strategies to help overcome the addiction.  So let's explore these together.  

Honesty Is Key

The first step to overcoming any addiction is admitting to yourself that you have one. Denying the addiction will only make it difficult when trying to overcome it; not only that, it might even put you deeper into the addiction. You might even have to admit to another person to release the thought from your mind. When you admit there is an issue, it will help you to put your foot down and search for a resolve. 

Want vs. Habit

You must identify the difference between 'wanting to look at porn' and 'looking at porn out of habit.' Since this is an addiction, you could be doing it out of habit; you might not even be horny. Be strong and tell yourself, "I don't want to right now." Just find something different to do to take your mind away from it. In another scenario, you might want the porn because you get a 'high' off of it. This is the worst part of the addiction because there is no satisfaction point; there will always be another video/photo which takes your interest, which entices you to go search even further.

Keep Yourself Occupied

Staying on top of your priorities is an effective way to keep your mind busy. If you have a to-do list, get to it. If you have hobbies, focus on those. Do everything possible to pull your mind away from the pornography. It may be easy when you're busy with work or at school, but on those days or nights when you're at home not doing anything, it may be challenging since it takes little to no effort to pull up a porn site. If you feel the thought of looking at pornography creeping up on you, immediately find something to occupy yourself with. 

Accessibility and Availability

With a porn addiction, chances are you have stuff saved on your computer from all the sites that you've visited. Delete all of it. The less accessibility you have to something, the less likely you are to use it. The same goes for availability. However, this is a tricky method, since some people get anxious when they don't have access to their addictions. It might even be hard to let go of the content saved on your computer. Just keep calm and remind yourself that you've made the decision to cut back on it. 

Don't Run From It

We live in an age were pornography can be found anywhere. If you happen to stumble across something pornographic while you're trying to cut back from it, don't sweat it. If you can see it and not go chasing after it, you got nothing to worry about. Heck, you might not even have an addiction in that's the case. 

Rubbing One Out

Be honest, you stimulate yourself while watching porn. Now, I only advise this as a last resort (if nothing else works), but sometimes quickly stimulating yourself to release the sexual urges might give you a satisfaction without having to look at porn. However, this can be an addiction itself, and you don't want to develop another addiction while trying to overcome one.

Conclusion

These are the strategies I have to offer. You have many options; you can pick one or use them all.  The process can be slow or it can be quick, it varies for each person. This may also take multiple attempts. Be easy on yourself and don't give up, your addiction will be gone before you know it. 

God bless, and best of luck.

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