Struggling Porn Addiction

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by PizzaDelivery, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. PizzaDelivery

    PizzaDelivery New Fapstronaut

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    Hello to anyone reading this. I am a 17-year old male, and I have had a pornography addiction for several years. I have no idea where to start when it comes to stopping my addiction, but i know that I am sick and tired of the way it makes me feel. The instant gratification pales in comparison to the self-hatred and sadness I've been harboring for years. I have tried various times to quit cold turkey and i have failed miserably. This time around, though, I want to do everything i can to stop for the sake of my mental health and a better future. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. drac16

    drac16 Fapstronaut

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    Hi there. Welcome to NoFap. I think that you can rebuild your self esteem and ease your suffering as you progress through the process of quitting PMO. I haven't masturbated in 55 days and I can honestly say that I feel happier than I did when I was addicted to PMO.
     
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  3. Nadamotain

    Nadamotain Fapstronaut

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    You will do well to stay focused on the solution. When thinking about Masturbating hold your breath until you can't. A trick yes but it has worked for me.
     
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  4. fercho29

    fercho29 Fapstronaut

    Hi @PizzaDelivery , welcome to NoFap
    It is a big step if you can understand what is triggering your urges, because this will allow you to be awake and kill those urges as soon as they appear.

    I recommend you to create your own "Emergency Toolbox" with readings that can be handy to read when you start feeling urges to screw up.
    I can share this post with you with my own Emergency Toolbox, it helped me a lot during the first few months, i had them in my cell and read them every time I started falling down:

    https://www.nofap.com/forum/index.p...y-first-320-days-of-reboot.62938/#post-473978

    I wrote some tips in this post that perhaps will help you too:

    http://NoFap.com/forum/index.php?threads/tips-that-helped-me-to-start-my-reboot.46617/#post-330318
    You can watch some interesting videos which are also very helpful in this post:
    http://nofap.com/forum/index.php?th...t-help-me-a-lot-during-my-reboot.39774/page-2

    I also suggest you to read "Breaking the Cycle" by George Collins, it is a must-read if you are serious about getting rid of this addiction.
    To get more focus and feel happier with life I recommend you to start doing meditation.. I have been using an App called Headspace for the last two months which is great if you have never meditated before. The first 10 sessions are free if you want to give a try. I used to feel a bit depressed or feeling without energy to start new projects in my life, and meditation has helped me a lot with this.

    Last but not least, I would strongly recommend you to take the NoFap Academy course if you can afford it. The course is great but the best value are the weekly video calls with @alexander (the creator of NoFap and NoFap Academy) and Mark Queppet, where you can chat with them in real life and listen to other guys's stories and problems too.

    I hope that all this helps you to fight this shitty addiction.
    Let's keep on fighting

    Fercho
     
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  5. PizzaDelivery

    PizzaDelivery New Fapstronaut

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    Will definitely try this, thanks!
     
  6. PizzaDelivery

    PizzaDelivery New Fapstronaut

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    Thanks a ton for the advice , honestly I expected my thread to go unnoticed. I will definitely try out your tips!
     
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