Instagram broke my 487 days streak

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by MikeSilva, Oct 28, 2020.

  1. MikeSilva

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    Hello fellow brothers and sisters,

    I wanted to share something with you today. This is not a fun or positive post (well for some people it may be, but not for me). Let me tell you, about 500 days ago (487 to be precise) I made the life decision that Nofap was the guiding principle of my life. In the 487 days that followed I did not watch any form of porn and did not masturbate. The relationship I had with my GF improved significantly and the sex I had with here was 100 times more amazing and awsome. In this period I graduated University, I got hired for a traineeship, finished that traineeship with very high grades and got hired for a new job. Life was amazing and awsome and I was so positive!

    However, after 487 days of Nofap and not breaking my streak I became arrogant. I started to seek out women and hot girls on Instagram more and more and more. After all, Instagram is not porn right? After a period of time I escalated in my Instagram views until I started to look at Instagram posts of pornstars. It was a slippery slope and 2 days ago I watched porn again and masturbated and my streak was broken :(

    Yesterday I started my journey again and I learned a big lesson. Just because Social Media is not officially considered as porn, it can have the same effect. I will view Instagram as porn from now on, and I will view the Instagram website as a porn site. My advice to all of you: Be cautious about the graphical content you allow to enter your brain, just because something is not officially considered as porn, it can still break your streak if you allow it to intoxicate your brain. If it can happen to someone who is going for a streak of almost 500 days, then it can happen to anyone.

    I accepted my fault, I fell of the horse, but I recovered and I will start my journey again, stronger and wiser. Good luck to you all :)
     
  2. wontwatchpornanymore

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    Hello MikeSilva,

    I am impressed. 487 days is really something. Even if you relapsed, I want to be like you man. My longest streak has been 3 months.
     
  3. MisterDoe

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    Hello @MikeSilva

    I'm also very impressed. 487 days... wow. My longest streak was 28 days.
     
  4. Fullyawake

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    You’ll get back to that streak. One day at a time.
     
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  5. ss1111

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    487 is massive my man. I myself am on 75 and this is crazy impressive. Don’t beat yourself over it, you’ve realised your mistake and I’m sure you’re going to carry on from here once more!
     
  6. Daven67

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    I feel you bro, my first streak was 43 days and I relapsed because of Instagram as well. Since I started nofap I've never visited a porn website but all my failures have been because of instagram. And you say it right, i deceived myself saying it wasn't porn and thinking there was no problem having an instagram account but practically all my triggers were coming from that source. Now I'm starting again but this time I'm being completely honest to myself and made the decision of deleting my instagram account permanently, even though i had more than 150 photos and I felt like I was losing friends. I realized that Instagram was just doing me harm, and I had to call it wat i was, a porn site, at least for me.
    Now this time, I'm confident I'll do better without being exposed to triggers all the time.
     
  7. used19

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    Be wary of anything that can be a psub. My husband went 10 years and then freaking shows on hbo broke him.
     
  8. StonePlacidity

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    Be careful of a chaser affect. And also may I ask do you get a lot of urges during the nofap period?
     
  9. MikeSilva

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    Exactly!!! I am going to be stricter now, no Facebook and no Instagram! Social media are porn substitutes for me now!
     
  10. MikeSilva

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    In the beginning the urges were huge but after day 50-60 these urges diminished significantly
     
  11. MikeSilva

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    Yesss exactly! It is a slippery slope which enters your brain and which will break you very slowly
     
  12. 487 days is a lot, thats impressive.
    What benefits has improved the more ?
     
  13. MikeSilva

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    Sex quality, energy, focus, concentration, motivation
     
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  14. Thank You For Sharing This Buddy.
    IT HELPED ME ALOT
    I Deleted my Instagram and Facebook.
    487 is Awesome Streak Bro.
    All the Best Man
     
  15. MikeSilva

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    Good for you brother!! It is so freeing, instagram is poison
     
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  16. Yes Brother. social media is hazardous poison.
    When you feel you want to watch that Erotic Girls or Models
    Come Here and Read this:
    I was going to put together a more in depth post to convince you why you shouldn’t look/peek. I might do that later, but for now, here’s something for you to think upon and experiment. Take any bottle you have. It’s not heavy right? Hold it for 5 mins. Still not heavy. Hold it for an hour and you will feel its weight, and the longer you hold, the heavier it gets.

    Likewise, looking at that girl on instagram might be harmless and nothing, you say. Or maybe that model with her clothes on, staring at her just admiring her beauty. Harmless you say. But keep doing it,and you will feel the weight of it. The pressure will build up, little by little.

    You might think you’re strong now, and reasoned within yourself, “Nah, this is just a documentary on sex.” Or “Not a big deal. Just a scene of her undressing.” Or ... well I’m sure you can fill in the blank. The more you peek and look, the weaker you get,slowly, incrementally.
    So Stay Aware

     
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  17. MikeSilva

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    Amen to that!
     
  18. MikeSilva

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    YESSSS, that is exactly what happens to me, a few months ago I started with the peaking, first Instagram peaking, and very very very slowly I escalated and after a month or 2 I was back on a hardcore porn website which broke my 487 days streak.... not making this mistake again
     
  19. DiscT365

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    Stop using social media. Easier said than done but trust me man, it works. Try Cold Turkey Blocker.
     
  20. MikeSilva

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    Yes bro I completely agree! The only social media platform I use now is LinkedIn for my professional career! Thats all, and yes it works and it feels so freeing :)
     
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