Pornography addiction awareness at college

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by Deleted Account, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Hey guys! I haven't posted in a long time so it's nice to see you all again.

    A few weeks ago I went to a student council meeting (I'm on the council) and I wanted to address porn addiction/ the dangers of porn. I had written a bunch of notes beforehand with facts and insights. I got in and my anxiety shot through the roof. I couldn't get the words out because it was a vulnerability thing. So I went through the meeting without saying anything. Everyone just talked about minuscule stuff and it would be weird to bring up such a serious topic. So yeah I felt really disappointed with myself.

    Fast forward to a few days ago, I was studying in the library and the staff member who runs the council was photocopying some stuff. I could have talked to him then but he seemed super busy. So he left. After I was done studying I went to his office and he was in but I backed out... I was out of the building till I stopped for about a minute, I built the courage out of nowhere and walked straight back into his office. I asked if he was busy and he said no thankfully and I explained why I went to the meeting and then shared my story of being a porn addict and that I want to help others be aware that it does exist. He was 100% on board and I was so glad. He was sharing his opinions and stories of how pornography has made a negative impact on society. Also with me sharing that I could be in the student union which is a big deal because it could improve relations with universities which is what I need right now. So next term this operation will be in full swing.

    I just want to thank you guys for your support and keep fighting this addiction because it is so important not just for you but for the future of humanity. Without you guys, I wouldn't have the knowledge that could potentially save at least someone's life. If I get to save one person I will be satisfied.

    Thanks for reading :)
  2. TheFutureMe

    TheFutureMe Fapstronaut

    Good job and congratulation for mustering the courage to speak up about it to someone you didn't know that much.
    Hoping you will be able to get the word out in places where people don't have a clue that this subculture will be harmful for their future and for our societies if it keeps growing at the rate it does.

    A suggestion : Years ago I've seen a documentary about sick kids sending hepeful messages to non-sick kids living in terrible places, to create an altrusitic bond and raise awareness on both sides, under the direction of teachers and NGOs.
    May I suggest that you organize to gather messages from NoFap (with the permission of their users, maybe) to get out there and help build the foundations of your argument? One thing I've witnessed is the disbelief of many when it comes to general sexual addiction : maybe having messages from a cohort of afflicted people explaining their path and their hopes would help strengthen the message?
  3. Well done for finding the courage and speaking out. Universities are a prime place for debate about this topic and seeing as universities have been under fire lately in the press about things such as sexual harrassment, rape culture etc. I think they need people like you who can talk from a position of experience and knowledge about the bad side of porn who can get the student unions on side to look at the real facts, not just the BS spouted by sex therapists, porn production companies and mens magazines.
  4. Thanks, man :D

    That's a really good idea, thanks a lot :)
  5. Thanks :)

    Yeah absolutely, pornography doesn't help young people at all, especially when pornography tells them that every woman wants to have sex at any time which then leads to sexual assault. I hope to make at least a small difference.
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  6. It's not going to be easy, this is a video of Shelley Luben debating at Cambridge University (Contains strong language and graphic descriptions) yet despite her first hand experience and expert analysis...the house still voted that porn was a valuable public service! I mean can you believe it, there is such an ingrained attitude amongst men and women and many don't want to face the reality and would rather just believe the glamorous visage painted by porn and stay in denial. I think it's a numbers game, the more people speaking out from different backgrounds the better. There are some states for example, i think Utah is one that has declared pornography a public health crisis, so some poiliticians in certain parts of the developed western world are taking note.

  7. tomsterling

    tomsterling New Fapstronaut

    It's not going to be easy at all. There is no short answer for your question. The bad news is you probably won't be able to cure it. The good news is it doesn't have to be out of control and affect every aspect of your life. You need to know more about what you are dealing with and the underlying causes of it. I suggest you research the phenomenon of sexual addiction and see if it sheds some light on your predicament.

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