I cut out soda but can’t cut out porn

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Capt_Zero, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Capt_Zero

    Capt_Zero Fapstronaut

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    So as the thread states, I’ve actually managed to cut down on soda to the point where if I drink it it makes me thirsty for water and it’s not as good as I used to remember it too be. Crazy right? I’ve been drinking water, the occasional sport drink and bubbly water (yes I know but it’s actually a very good alternative for me) but I can’t seem to cut back on my porn habits.

    I keep telling myself that I will stop but I never follow through with it. As one fellow brother told me, you will only stop if you’re willing to stop. That simple rule seems so easy but for me apparently. . . But I must try. And that’s it for my rant. Thanks for reading.
     
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  2. Megatherium

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    Hey bro, that's still pretty awesome. Soda is pushed upon us by all the media around us from an early age. It is impressive to cut it out of your life. The issue with porn is it's so much easier to fall into it. You have to keep yourself away from it. I have a problem with being addicted to my phone (youtube, Snapchat, Instagram, etc), so it is already easier to relapse since I am always on my phone. I also notice I don't even have to try when I am being active and doing cool things I want to do. When I was surfing every day I never had a problem with wanting to PMO. Imagine how much harder it would be to quit drinking soda if you still had it in the house. Imagine if you knew you shouldn't go get a soda, but you would go and stare at it in the store. Imagine if you would open a soda just to smell it. That's what we are all doing with porn. We look at it (or porn-adjacent stuff) and then say we just want to look and won't do anything while we look at it. Or we'll edge to it as if the problem is the actual orgasm and not the weird and contrived methods of self-satisfaction that we have developed. We're all weak at the start. I only came on nofap rn because I was having urges to watch porn and I know that I have to cut it out of my life. We have to cut everything out and build up some mental strength and discipline to fight this perversion of our natural processes. Soda is chemically designed to be addicting. Porn and porn sites are purposely designed to be addicting. The specifics vary, but it's the same business model. I know you can do it, bro. One day you'll look back at this time as the beginning of a whole new you.
     
  3. BrighterFuture

    BrighterFuture Fapstronaut

    You can cut out porn it just takes time, effort and most importantly, long term commitment.
     
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  4. AuwL0ng

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    As with anything in life I suppose.
     
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