Do subliminals work in overcoming porn addiction?

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  1. AyushT

    AyushT Fapstronaut

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    That's the question.
     
  2. mattyjsy

    mattyjsy Fapstronaut

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    Quite the question
    Understandable why you would think that
    It all makes sense
    Time to find out
    Perhaps they do
    Or maybe they dont
    Really hard to tell
    Nobody really knows
     
  3. g2stop

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    If you believe you can quit, quitting is easier
     
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  4. Ronila

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    Subliminal suggestions work, but we are not very good at applying them. Main issue is that it is very difficult to pinpoint what the core cause of the problem is, and subliminal messages work best if they are correcting actual cause and not symptoms.
    Any change in your behavior is gradual, you do not turn in to porn addict in one day. It takes a long time. During this process, individuals character traits and behavioral issues create the environment where abusive behaviors become possible.
    Overtime abusive behavior, further damages the individual and this allows addiction to develop. Addiction never stops developing, its an evolving thing.

    When you say I want to stop and recover, you are in essence trying to reverse the process, but if underlying psychological problems are still there you will find it very difficult to stop. They in a sense become the force that push you to addiction and your desire to stop is the force pushing the other way. And so goes the back and forth - you stop for few weeks, then you relapse and on and on.

    The reason I explained this is that if you give yourself suggestions to "stop using porn" - you are not going to be very successful. Because it is possible that you use porn because on some deep psychological level you may feel that you are not worthy of anything better.
    So porn abuse is a manifestation of some deep psychological problem, and without correcting that problem, you are always ready to fall down the same hole, because without even knowing it you feel you do not deserve better.

    And so if individual applies subliminal messages to correct for the real problem, "lack of self respect" then as this issue is corrected - cause for abuse is diminished and effort to stop abusing will bare fruit.
    In most cases subliminal messages are applied in a blunt manner - "i want to stop watching porn", and that will have to be a lifelong struggle, because underlying cause always pushes back - towards abuse.

    It very similar to posture correction, when people have bent spine, first thing is to identify why the spine is in this position. Once the cause if found, "sitting for ours in bad position" effort is made to manage or prevent that.
    Only then correction of the spine is made and overtime it returns to normal position.
    If cause is not identified, then the chiropractor will be pushing the spine to its normal position and underlying cause will continue to push back - no progress will be made.

    Majority of people with abuse issues have very similar psychological problems, they think they are not worthy or loved, they think there are failures, they think noone likes them and they have to achieve things in life to prove they are worth something, if they fail at anything they see it as proof they are not worth anything and are reluctant to try again because of the emotional pain it brings. So they disconnect from society, they have very few friends, they do not trust anyone.
    This is what you have to work on with subliminals - self worth and self esteem.
     
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  5. learning

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    Yep, that is me. Very informative post too. :)
     
  6. AyushT

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    Satisfactory answer. Thanks.
     
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