Porn addiction

I stopped watching porn for good!

At the beginning I stopped to test my will. But after a week I noticed some changes in my behavior. I was getting things done like never before. I was motivated and had more power. I was curious why. Why am I more motivated without porn in my life?

I did some research and found out that there is a thing called porn addiction. Right now it isn’t acknowledged as a disease. They can’t find enough men not watching porn to build a control group for convincing experiments. Nevertheless, here is a list of symptoms:

  • Spending more and more time watching and losing control when to stop. Losing track of time

  • Changing plans to watch porn instead

  • Needing porn before or during real sex

  • Watching porn at inappropriate time and locations

  • Difficulties to fall asleep without watching porn before

  • Thinking that life follows the same rules as porn

If you recognized some behaviors in yourself, you could suffer from porn addiction. While reading stories of affected people, men and women, I realized that porn can have great impact. Some people lost family, house, jobs and more because of their addiction. Fortunately I ‘m not one of them. But how is that possible?

Watching porn, like many drugs, activates the brains reward system. This leads to a release of dopamine. You combine the dopamine of your sexual excitement, of the new visuals and the surprise for finding new more extreme genres. That is a lot dopamine. Too much! You are training your brain to watch more and more porn. The last dopamine high isn’t enough you need more to feel the same. But at the same time the dopamine receptors are overwhelmed. They dull. You can’t feel excitement for things that used to make you happy.

This brings me back to my initial question: Why am I more motivated without porn in my life? My dopamine receptors are healing. I can feel excitement again for reached tasks.

Here are some things that helped me to stop:

  • I define movies, pictures and stories as porn if they excite me in an erotic way. If I have to ask is it porn, it is!

  • Our brain can’t do not do something. So I decided what I will do instead. Meditation.

  • Meditation helps to focus my thoughts on something different

After a week without porn you can see the benefits and the need declines. I’m not comfortable giving you advice to stop. It’s your sexuality. It is up to you. But give it a try for a week and see what happens.

Call on action:

  • Stop watching porn for a whole week!

Your man,

Gaius Wolf

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