Is instagram porn?

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by Blackenglish2017, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. immortal5

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    Yep it was a test, so no more Instagram. Yep I know, I have no way to relapse after next week but until then imma be surrounded by technology since I gotta study for exams.
     
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  2. Blackenglish2017

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    The days of me masturbating into a tissue are long gone.
     
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  3. LoyalKnight

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    Yes. Every single social media is. Even snapchat. I PMO'd really often to instagram girls, insanely often.

    It is porn, and there is no way around.
     
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  4. Hardboiled24

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    Honestly, don't worry about your diet too much. What I eat is carbs like bread, some fats like butter, olive oil, avocado oil. Fruits like apples and oranges, green vegetables. I don't eat any colored vegetables really. Complete proteins from eggs and meat. Don't eat a lot of red meat. I occasionally have dairy.

    Cut out most of the junk food. When you do have junk food you'll really appreciate it haha.

    This is the stuff that'll keep your toilet trips short:
    I alternate between broccoli and spinach. There are plenty of fibre alternatives you could use. Eat around 2 mouthfuls in the morning, and one in the evening. Or eat it while it's cooked with other food.

    I'd definitely recomend learning to cook.

    I'd suggest that you do your own research on the subject. My diet isn't optimal, but it's pretty damn good.
     
  5. KrmGrn

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    For me, there's a difference between seeing a hot picture or video during normal scrolling vs. looking for sexually arousing images intentionally. The first is okay for me, the second isn't. That's just me.
     
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  6. Blackenglish2017

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    So I didn't relapse? This thing is getting more confusing by the day. I just viewed the image but did not masturbate.
     
  7. LavaMe

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    It's not a question of whether Instragam is porn but what is porn. Once you know that you can objectively judge specific images. Personally I think the definition from the Catholic Catechism is good:

    Pornography consists in removing real or simulated sexual acts from the intimacy of the partners, in order to display them deliberately to third parties.

    This means mere nudity isn't porn let alone sexy pictures. But what is porn isn't necessarily the only question for us. An important question is what thoughts or images lead us to MO. For me Instagram or the Victoria Secrets catalog of old would fan the flames of lust. This would lead me to what is definitely pornogrpahy and MO. So I have to avoid those. I have to avoid staring at girls at the beach or wearing tight fitting clothes.

    While we definitely shouldn't view pornography we need to take a broader view of what isn't good for us. Don't get too hung up on what is or isn't porn. Avoid the things that lead you down a path you know isn't good for you.
     
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  8. Amir Tak

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    Most social media is defnitley softcore porn, so do avoid it. I actually deleted mine, made my life and focus a lot better
     
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  9. lostandfound

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    its all designed to jerk off your ego. Every notification makes you release dopamine and make you feel like you are important in some non existant virtual world. Your value is determined by how many likes you get how many friends you have and how active you are. Get rid of all of it go outside and practice some hobbies and learn some skills. The time you waste looking at other peoples lives is time wasted just like PMO. You can do it for hours on end and will end up with nothing.
     
  10. I Free I

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    Social Media is Poison
     
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  11. BigBlue82

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    To reinforce what these guys have said, actively searching on instagram for these pictures is activating the same nerve pathways that porn would. You're creating dopamine with the anticipation and the goal of abstaining is to break down these pathways and build ones that respond to real women and real life. Now, encountering a picture on instagram isnt a relapse. Just like it or keep scrolling. Activrly searching or seeking is the issue. But I think trying time without social media is very healthy. Best of luck
     
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  12. Miked132

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    My take is, if you can handle social media go for it. I choose not too, that's good for me, some people can do the social media thing, that's good for them, everyone is different
     
  13. superninjared

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    Personally I think this whole social media subject has been taken to be a bit too extreme. Yes, in some instances I suppose you could consider it to be like soft-core porn but then again if you think about your life’s in general you will realize that you are constantly exposed to soft-core porn. Or references which you might consider to be triggers and there is nothing you can do about it.

    For example, its more a less summer and there are a lot of girls walking around in bikinis and short skirts how are you going to block that out? I would argue that it’s a bigger trigger than social media itself because its real and in motion. And what if you saw a couple making out on the street and it made you think of a porn scene? Again there is nothing you can do about it. Or you see some hot girls hanging out somewhere and that arouses you? We are exposed to more of these triggers in real life than we ever would be from social media. The only exception would be those who stay at home all day and do not leave the house. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

    So in my opinion I think social media is fine its just a tool and so long as you are not abusing it by fapping off and regressing then what’s the problem? Your brain is trying to learn new patterns, form a new neural network wired away from porn. I would argue that the fact that you are seeing this content and doing nothing is proof that you are learning to not abuse yourself anymore. Just a step on the path to becoming the person you want to be.

    To deny yourself life is not healthy for the mind that’s my take on it.
     
  14. Hardboiled24

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    Social media is an ego driven activity, one that gives a false sense of achievement. For that reason alone I generally tend not to use it.
     
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  15. superninjared

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    Fair enough I’m just giving my opinion. :) At its most basic level it’s still a place to network and meet people. I have made friends on Twitter and many people get into dating relationships by meeting people on social media. It’s very much like online dating which I don’t see as a bad thing all people are trying to do is connect. Humans are social its in our nature.

    Just recently I had a girl send me cookies in the mail and all because of one tweet I sent out. All I’m saying is it’s a good way to connect with people. :) But I understand if people want to avoid it completely because it can be addictive and everyone is seeking attention. I work for a marketing company and my career is as a programmer so we have to use social media to stay current and up to date. Without it we would not be very successful.
     
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  16. Combatfearitself

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    Buy one of those fidget rollers.
     
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  17. Mr.Chips

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    You know what guys, you just made me think again about social media to decrease the use of it!
    In fact social media & this (virtual screen) we keep looking at by watching movies.. and using fb.. twitter .. snapchat or instegram, they all do play a role in pushing us back to fap, because it would show different things that some of them might make the person high or just think about fapping again.

    I was planning to try different social media and be active at such as twitter. Snapchat, and instegram (it really shares +18 stuff and my friends keep saying "this is related to what you & your friends follow lol), from just using fb.

    I won't think about that again, there are different ways to enjoy!
     
  18. Mr.Chips

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    I don't think that is a good idea it will just make u more bored
     
  19. SuperFan

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    I don't think it's very helpful to put 'pictures of women in swimsuits with big butts' in the same category as outright pornography. There's a reason why Instagram allows those pictures, but not pictures of a couple having sex.

    To many, this will sound like I'm splitting hairs ... but I think the important thing to ask isn't "is this porn?", but "is this something that I need to deal with just as aggressively as I deal with porn?" Then the focus isn't on technicalities, but on how a particular stimuli affects you, personally.
     
  20. Mixtec

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    Very interesting topic. I have recently done a 30day fast from social media. I seriously had an addiction to it. I met plenty of women on it, made some friends because of it, and networked my music through it. But it eventually became just another source for fapping material. Instagram's "explore" tab was literally my source of fap material on that app. Even after I quit watching porn I started relapsing because of the pictures I would see before going to bed. Until I deleted the apps for 30 days and then returned to them 30 days later did I realize I was addicted to it and it was a trigger for me. Not only that but once I logged back in I saw all the b.s. on there and it even caused my depression to come back at me again. I just decided to stay off again. I'd rather meet up and talk to women in real life instead of "liking" or "double tapping" a superficial broad's selfies/pics. Most of them broads on there are only seeking attention anyways...you hit em up, theyll talk to you and yall meet up...then when she gets bored of you...she'll move on to the next dude who'll give her more attention lol. All I'm saying is, homie, if youre looking for beautiful women...lets go out into the real world and talk to them, touch them, embrace/hug them, kiss them, and love women....
     
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