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How I (accidentally) ruined hentai for me

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by toteckr, Jul 11, 2023.

  1. toteckr

    toteckr New Fapstronaut

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    So...
    I have been struggling with this for a while now... But during last year I ended up taking a step in the right direction without even noticing it.

    For starters. I was a huge hentai addict, the kind that cannot let go of hentai for a myriad of reasons (The impossible fetishes, the unrealistic women etc...)

    But I kinda ruined it for myself and some of you might be interested.

    So, one day I was bored, I had some time on my hands and I decided... Hey, I'm going to translate some untranslated hentai to kill some time. I started by using a site for identifying kanji, jisho (the dictionary) and a IA that helped me with the difficult expressions.
    Now, because I really really wanted to see this work (and several others) translated I kept going. I started to pick up a lot of japanese in the way. Sure, I would PMO from time to time.. but slowly, without realizing, I ended turning hentai into a chore.

    I spent six straight months doing mostly translation work in my free time. It was extremely hard and sometimes it was infuriating, but my japanese advanced leaps and now... Hentai has simply lost of it's charm for me.

    Like, I can pick up what at some point I liked about it and even recognize it, but now I'm simply past it. I have been advancing in my nofap goals a lot. For example, back then I struggled with a couple of days. Now I can go for a week or ten days before relapsing, but now that this really big part of my addiction kind of went away, I can feel myself simply loosing interest in all pornography.

    So, if you are struggling with that, that might be a cool way to get over it.
     
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  2. morp

    morp Fapstronaut

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    Im dying over here, I can't tell if this is satire or if you are being legit, hey man whatever gets you to stop watching degeneracy
     
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  3. Curious_Explorer

    Curious_Explorer Fapstronaut

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    Strange story. I would have thought the translation work would make the stories more fulfilling. :)
     
  4. Wolf7

    Wolf7 Fapstronaut

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    Lol okay buddy. Glad you’re not watching cartoons anymore
     
  5. I wanted to translate an erotic Argentinian comic (it was made into a cartoon for kids in the 90s; go figure!), but I lost interest due to Nofap.

    Maybe I'll take it up again in the future after my desire for old hobbies returns (if they return).
     
  6. Trust me friend! Translation is a nightmare; it will literally suck the life out of you! I've done it myself, and it was one of the most frustrating experiences of my life.

    For example, trying to translate idioms into plan English was annoying, and then you have to "translate the translation." A true nightmare if there ever was one.
     
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  7. QWE 123

    QWE 123 New Fapstronaut

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    Interesting. I'm in a similar boat to you, addicted exlusively to anime illustrations, knows a fair bit of Japanese, and started spending most of my free time gathering data and running experiments to make my AI gens better.

    But over the past nine months my desire has never gotten weaker. Every time I try to go cold turkey and destroy all of my 'work,' the pendulum gets more violent and a few weeks later I rebuild where I left off from scratch, make even more 'progress,' and learn more 'skills.' During the last swing I even started learning how to draw to fix the faces on the AI gens better!

    Do you think there were any other contributing factors in your environment or lifestyle that made it easier to quit? Also, not related, but what kind of Japanese-language content do you consume nowadays? I listen to lots of podcasts now and am always looking for new stuff to try.
     
  8. Wolf7

    Wolf7 Fapstronaut

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    The hell?