Craig'slist and Kik/Snapchat

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by ominous1, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. kodap1980

    kodap1980 New Fapstronaut

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    Being married is my only salvation. If I weren’t married I’d almost certainly be physically active on these platforms and that scares me. I know I would be then sucked deeper into the abyss.

    The women I’ve interacted with on kik certainly aren’t weird though. They are decent people who are just likeminded.

    Im hoping this will be the way I cans steer clear and break the cycle
     
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  2. SuperFan

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    What kind of phone do you have?
     
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  3. PornFreeMe

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  4. SuperFan

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    If you have an iPhone, you can have an accountability partner set your restrictions code and turn off the App Store so you can't download apps anymore.

    You can also restrict access to specific sites through the "websites" menu in the Restrictions settings.

    If you have an Android, you're on your own ... I've done a lot of research on it and for every block you can put on an Android, there's a way to circumvent it.
     
  5. PornFreeMe

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    I'm doing better with no hunting or cruising. Need to keep it up. Next binge, I think Im gonna ditch the smart phone
     
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  6. SuperFan

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    Ditch it and get an iPhone.

    I don't say that because I'm an Apple fanboy or because I hate Android ... but Apple made it REALLY easy to lock down a phone, whereas Android was specifically created to be open-source and customizable, which leaves every filter and block open to loopholes.

    Drastic measure, for sure, but because of the functionality available to me on the iPhone, I haven't viewed porn or ads on my phone in months.
     
  7. kodap1980

    kodap1980 New Fapstronaut

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    Thanks for the advice. That’s my next step. Lock down the phone.
     
  8. thorswrath32

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    I remember the good old days when the only other thing you could do on your phone was play snake.

    Ever thought about getting one of these? :emoji_thinking:

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. PornFreeMe

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    Over the past decade, I tended to play (with) snake much too often with a newer phone :p
     
  10. i have messed about with craigs list, and have never actually posted on it though. just look at it. it has turned into an addiction. I have yet to get on the other social networks. it is hard to stop the habit of opening up craigs list.
     
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  11. I know what you mean, it is hard. I fight it every day.
     
  12. i think that is why most of the adds are 'fake' the person on the other end really does not want to meet either. it is all porn based fantasy.
     
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  13. I hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I say I am never going in craigs list again, but then I do. what a waist of time, I just got of facebook, now I should be able to do c l
     
  14. PornFreeMe

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    2 days free of this terrible affliction. No hunting. No schizo-focus hangover from all the CL hunting and cruising. I feel good, better. Combined with no mo, I just feel healthy. The beginning stages of the union of a healthy mind and a healthy body. I cant imagine what 30 days would feel like. A healthy libido is all mental, guys.

    Let's get better for ourselves and the little ladies out there waiting for us.
     
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  15. craigslist must be an extension of porn of some sort. it really is fake, even if there are real people on the other side, they are probly also addicted to porn.
     
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  16. soberhenry

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    My advice to you would be to really think about the worst case scenario. Think and prepare for the day that you get caught and all your secrets get exposed. Read the stories from other users on here that have gone through it. They refer to it as their DDay, search the forums and read about it.

    I think one of the biggest problems with porn and the internet is the desensitization and the feeling that there are no consiquences to our actions (even if we know in our heads that there are consiquences). You have to break free of that. You have to get through to yourself. Getting caught can achieve this but it is the last resort. I hope you figure out a way to change, good luck.
     
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  17. kodap1980

    kodap1980 New Fapstronaut

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    1 week down. Feeling great. Filling time with important stuff and restricting my my phone. On to week 2.
     
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  18. First off thank you for posting this .I don't feel I would have been able to abmit to this kind of extremely negative behavior.
    I too got sucked into the creigslist world and started doing sexual acts with then to escape my really life issues . I felt like shit after each and Every encounter usually with males and she males . that's when I knew I has a huge problem. Just thinking about it make me sick.I was basically living a second life away from my girl and my daughter. I too am on my 11 days. No porn no masterbation . no other encounter aside from my woman witch has been amazing ever since I left my second life I'm a different person now . but yes I struggled with this for almost 2 years luck I was always clean. Anyways I deleted ALL my private accounts and it helped a lot . also the emotion toll it took on me is unbelievable . but now that I'm 11 days in I feel so Mich better I live ib the moment my love for my family has grown and now I look to fix the things in my life that I was running from. Thank you again for this post stay strong and I hope u never go back to this life.
     
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  19. i know what you mean, but I still have that hangover. but then I think, yeah, I am gonna go to a strangers house and...
    that's why I say it has to do with porn one hundred percent.
     
  20. Traveler85

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    @ominous1 Thanks for starting this thread. It resonates with me. What is your status with accounts now?

    I have been addicted to several of these over the years. Even meeting one person when one my wife and I were dating many years ago. I stared using them more than open and getting into 4 or 8hr long sessions looking for people to chat too. I've gotten addicted to camming and sending pics. I even got paid by a gay man to cam for him on Skype. I thought that many individuals are on those freely and want casual sex and it's not a problem. Better than P at least. But obviously it is complex. Kik Snapchat even WhatsApp and others are really difficult.

    Is an iPhone actually affective? Can't you still access the internet through back channels like apps that have a browser? I am just looking at ideas for when I get serious about accountability again. Thanks for sharing this. It's been interesting reading the comments.
     

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