Peeked today need advice

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Betterme12, May 31, 2019.

  1. Betterme12

    Betterme12 New Fapstronaut

    Currently on my longest streak without porn and was finally able to O with my girlfriend.

    I'm not going to be able to see her for a few weeks and until then I really want to avoid a relapse. I just looked up some Instagram pages of models and didn't pursue it further but I worry that this might be the start of something far more sinister.

    Any advice to avoid this type of behaviour?
  2. jonfisher

    jonfisher Fapstronaut

    Congrats on making it so far!!

    A couple of thoughts. First, if your girlfriend is going to be away for a few weeks, maybe you will find yourself in a state of longing or missing her, or otherwise emotionally vulnerable. I encourage you to pay attention to this; make sure you take care of the ways you're feeling and fill your life with positive things that make you happy in her absence. Depending on the structure of your relationship, maybe you spend a lot of time together and now you won't. To avoid relapse, it is probably important to fill that time with positive things.

    Second, consider avoiding Instagram or other sites and experiences that are "on their way" to porn etc. Although it's not the thing itself, by visiting Instagram and looking at a bunch of models, you're probably tickling and strengthening the same brain circuits that are the culprit of your usage of pornography itself.
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