Day 17: It is really hard avoid triggers

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by ashisgivingup, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. ashisgivingup

    ashisgivingup New Fapstronaut

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    Hey guys I am 25 years old and I have a girlfriend but we are not having sex just kissing and hugging, I think its been 17 days, okay I felt the self confidence and more conversation to people, however today when I was working alone in the house, I become really horn when I am checking out pics from instagram. What should I do please help?

    my first challenge is 30 days: 13 to go...
     
  2. BlackKnight

    BlackKnight Fapstronaut

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    Stop looking at the picures and go to the gym or go for wlk
     
  3. seadoo54

    seadoo54 Fapstronaut

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    Yup , don't look , if working go back to work
     
  4. Les_Brown

    Les_Brown Fapstronaut

    If you don't need social media for work, feel free to block it. OpenDNS is a great software for blocking specific websites or categories in general. If you are able to "work from home," I presume that you are using a laptop. If so, you can bring your laptop to a coffee shop, or somewhere else in public with free wifi and plenty of people. That way, you will be less tempted to distract yourself with "insta-hotties."

    If you have built up energy, a mid-day bike ride, swim, brisk walk, or weighlifting session could do wonders. I always tell myself that if I want to look at stimulating pictures, I will first do 200 crunches (as strict as that which you must perform in the marines). After about 50, you will say "fuck these persons," they aren't worth this pain. If you are not having sex with your girlfriend, but would like to escalate physically, you may give each other massages. This way, you can release bodily tension without PMO.

    Just my two cents. Take it or leave it. Good luck, bro.
     
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  5. seadoo54

    seadoo54 Fapstronaut

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    Good thoughts Les
     
  6. cstguy

    cstguy Fapstronaut

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    Hey...Well I made it to July 18th which put me at 15 days No PMO and then a relapse. Yikes, I wasn't even looking for porn, my smart phone APP rejected any attempts to access it...dam..it was a you tube segment that unhinged me. I refuse to deal in shame, this is a tricky process when one deals in lust and loneliness at the same time along with the vast wasteland of images surrounding you on the internet. If one has to look on the bright side, I felt calmer and even felt that my response to arousal had improved so I have hope in that sense. This is tough and takes real focus.

    It took me a few days to admit that I have to start over. but I need to. I am trying to eliminate more "trap doors" in my way to success.
    CSTGUY
     
  7. Les_Brown

    Les_Brown Fapstronaut

    You may use OpenDNS to block YouTube. I noticed that there are triggers everywhere on the internet, even in PG movies on Netflix. So, we have to be careful with our internet exposure, especially during the early stages of our reboot when we have little self-control and are most vulnerable.
     

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