Television show is seeking a partnered porn addict + partner to interview

Discussion in 'NoFap Technical Support and Feedback' started by Alexander, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. After NoFap's recent New York Times story where I opened up about my addiction to Internet pornography, a national television show would like to further shed light on the topic.

    We're seeking a person currently addicted to internet porn (trying to quit) who is currently in a relationship or marriage and willing to talk about it with their partner. On the show, you and your partner will receive professional guidance from a celebrity figure, and leave with some more motivation, accountability, and expert advice to help you reach your goals.

    If you are interested, please email Matthew Plummer at [email protected] with the following information:
    • Your name
    • Your physical location (where you live)
    • Your age
    • How long you have been using porn
    • How long you have been trying to quit porn, and your current progress in doing so
    • How long you have been in a relationship
    • How porn has impacted your life
    • How porn has impacted your relationship
    • Optional photograph of you and your partner
    • Your phone number for us to get in touch
    All information will be held in confidence and only be used for casting purposes, then deleted afterwards.
     
  2. This takes a lot of bravery, but we're hoping at least one couple from our community will be willing to do this.
     
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  3. ILoathePwife

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    Wow. I hope somebody is brave enough to step forward. Although this part sounds kinda crazy.

    It's not Dr. Drew is it?
     
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  4. ILoathePwife

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    Also, I think it's awesome that someone is taking the angle of how it affects relationships.

    I'll let the ladies of the SO group know. @oreogirl or @lfromcr know of anyone interested?
     
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  5. I am not going to post it here, but Matthew will tell those who are interested. You should consider going onto the show! It is a bold thing to do, but we need more people willing to talk about this issue, in order to make it better known. One of the biggest problems is that society isn't comfortable talking about it.
     
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  6. Cmon, you got this!!! Anyone else for the fuporn couple? You have my support if you choose to participate. That's all. :D
     
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  7. I'm afraid I don't qualify. I kicked the porn monkey off my back over a year ago, otherwise I'd consider doing this. My SO is still in a place of utter wasteland over all this, we could use help.

    Though "guidance from a celebrity figure" sounds...sketchy.
     
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  8. You'll get guidance from me along with the host of the show, who happens to be a celebrity. They'll probably have other experts come too. Hey, still send in your info, we're desperate here haha.
     
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  9. Sojourner7777

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    @fupornwife and @fuckyouporn are an inspirational couple who fit the bill
     
  10. oreogirl

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    I would do it all day long, but my husband would never, he barely goes on nofap. All joking aside, it is a deeply personal and difficult topic, I hope you find someone, the more press the better, gotta get the word out that a PMO free life is really worth a try. Also my husband is 120 into first reboot, does that even fit the bill?
    And @sumofallbeers sorry to hear your separation continues, keeping you two in my thoughts!
     
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  12. Ame

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    I would but I'm not officially in a committed relationship yet. In addition and unfortunately, my job makes revealing this information less than wise.
     
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  13. ILoathePwife

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    I absolutely completely and totally agree with that! The secrecy and shame is such a painful part of PMO addiction, for the addict and the spouse.

    I wish I was that brave but I'm just not.
     
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  14. ILoathePwife

    ILoathePwife Fapstronaut

    Thank you for the kind words! Like I told Alexander, I wish I was that brave. I also feel pretty imperfect a lot of the time!
     
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  15. Ame

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    I think part of opening a dialogue about porn addiction is to show that no one is perfect. I mean the community here helps its members out and no one here is perfect. So imperfection is good!
     
  16. JesusGreen

    JesusGreen Fapstronaut

    Although I'm single and so for obvious reasons can't take part in this, I'm really excited about this happening and whoever steps forward is both very brave and doing something incredibly important for this community.

    I think there is often only so much someone can take away from hearing one person's negative experiences with porn or masturbation, and while the interviews with one person shed a light on the fact that such addictions exist - they perhaps don't drive the message home about how these things can really mess with our ability to form normal meaningful relationships. Seeing this issue discussed from the point of view of a couple who are facing this together I think will be really great for a lot of people, and perhaps motivate others to try NoFap or to open up to their partners about their addictions.

    Hopefully whatever show this airs on will have the episodes saved online in some capacity so I can watch them at a later date. This sounds awesome :)
     
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  17. Hi everyone!

    First I want to thank everyone for your interest, even if you aren't able to volunteer yourself.

    Second, I want to thank everybody who responded to this thread and sent me an email. It takes a lot of courage to volunteer for something like this. There is a lot of shame surrounding this topic, and it takes a lot of bravery to open up about. So I just wanted to tell you that Alexander and I can't thank you enough for volunteering to share your story. With your help we can dismantle the walls of shame that surround this topic, and let other people in similar situations know that they are not alone.

    Alexander and I will be in contact, again thank so much for your willingness to tell your story!
     
  18. One other point, this doesn't mean that we're not still looking. Until I edit the email address out of the original post, we're still accepting stories for consideration. They might bring multiple people onto the show!
     
  19. We are still recruiting interested couples for the show!

    If you are interested, please email me at [email protected] with the following information:
    • Your name
    • Your physical location (where you live)
    • Your age
    • How long you have been using porn
    • How long you have been trying to quit porn, and your current progress in doing so
    • How long you have been in a relationship
    • How porn has impacted your life
    • How porn has impacted your relationship
    • Optional photograph of you and your partner
    • Your phone number for us to get in touch
     
  20. Lyco

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    Is this just open to the USA or UK as well? If it's open to the UK. I will ask my wife and see if she is ok with it.
     

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