deleting social media.

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Thechosenone, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Thechosenone

    Thechosenone Fapstronaut

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    I have been fairly clean for a while. I deleted most of my social media outlets and started to feel better until...Snapchat.

    I'm talking to a girl in there who is proper innocent, and things have become super sexual the last few days.ended in us sexting last night. I didn't PMO I have good control however I know I mustve released floods of dopamins and that really sucks. Shes a girl from Australia and we've even gone live and talked over Snapchat. Shes really into me.

    I'm going to make a new counter for 'any fake sexual stimulatiom' and start from 0 with that. I'll delete Snapchat soon.
     
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  2. MadHatter

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    Novelty, man. There is always something new to catch your attention and lure you in. Always.

    Good lord, I am so happy I got rid of my smartphone...
    Now I have a phone that is - miraculously - a phone! it sends texts and makes calls. I am so very happy with it.
     
  3. Thechosenone

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    I've downgraded from iPhone to basic smartphone and even still I find myself like this. I know I won't PMO. This is the time to make a decision and start a new counter, that'll hopefully eradicate novelty and psubs forever. Each streak has taught me something new!

     
  4. IGY

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    I am with you on that one @MadHatter! I went for a touchscreen phone (Nokia Lumia 530) for the first time a few months ago and I hate it. On the next 'upgrade' I shall go back to a more basic phone. It is not because it creates temptation, I just don't like it, haha! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Knight Solaire

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    Haven't used Facebook in 9 months. Don't have a cell phone. Don't use snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Nofap is the closest thing to a social media site that I use. They are all just pointless and manipulative.

    Your life is no longer yours when using social media. It becomes just like everybody else's. You have no personal choice or feeling. Social media is not something that I believe any fapstronaunt should use, at least while they are trying to reboot. It's all just oversexaulized pictures and people looking for attention.

    There is no good reason to use social media in my opinion.
     
  6. IGY

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    I disagree with you @Sun Bro. I have never seen any sexualised pictures on Facebook - literally, never. I only have 6 contacts and it is a convenient way to keep in touch with them. I prefer the real time chat option compared to e-mail.
     
  7. theDoctorSmith

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    That's true. I currently use an iPhone but I bought a Nokia dual-sim basic phone just before they stopped sales. I carry it around with me when I travel. 3 days battery and a 1.3mp camera if you ever want to click a picture. I tried downgrading permanently. To stay in touch with my friends I need WhatsApp and therefore returned to using my iPhone.

    Clicking on a physical button to dial a number or message someone is so much more satisfying.
     
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  8. Thechosenone

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    Thanks for the insights! @IGY @Sun Bro @IGY
    I will do a little spring cleaning of my friends list methinks, and wow holy moly sun brah, I deleted my twitter, Instagram , and Snapchat just now, Facebook has some use so I keep it!
    You must be one of the most free men in the western world lol.
     
  9. Thechosenone

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    Long live mechanical buttons! Yeah I'm in a similar predicament. I'd love a basic Phone with a great camera and mechanical buttons, good battery life.

    Ooh what if we made a nofap telephone? For basic needs. Haha

     
  10. Knight Solaire

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    It is very nice buddy. You can actually talk to people! I do feel free.
     
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  11. numpty

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    You say you're from Australia but where is she from?

    Personally i havr refrained from conversations that would lead to something as i know this will be a trigger for me

    Mind you if she isn't from the same country as you or you know meeting will be difficult i wouldn't get involved .

    I did alot of phone and messaging chats in my younger days but never met with them. Lots of phone sex etc.

    On the other hand day 15 for me today and an hour into work i already had different ladies checking me out!! Loving this and rather have this. Much different to the shit i had two days ago
     
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  12. theDoctorSmith

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    I'm waiting for one of the modular phones where I can swap out most of the modules for expanded battery life. That way I have a smart phone that call and sends messages with 2 or more day of battery life.
     
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  13. britaxe

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    I'm keeping social media especially Facebook as a lot of enquiries for my photography sideline business (legit) originate from there and it's good for advertising. and displaying my work.

    HOWEVER I have managed to reduce my consumption of it by around 80% and I'm damn proud of that. I no longer have it installed on my phone or tablet. Just my desktop now. Removed myself from tons of groups, pages, unfriended lots of "friends" and disabled chat as I was notorious for using it for sex chatting. Tumblr and flickr has gone too - they were there just to trawl for the perfect trigger while edging and I've also limited my main photo sharing sites to hide nude work.

    I now chat to ONE only on whatsapp and she is totally aware of my abstinence from pmo and it is respected.
     

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