Trans porn addiction - had an epithany today

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  1. onwards_upwards_1

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    This may turn into a long post, but for anyone struggling with porn addiction - particularly Trans-porn addiction - It might be worth your time to give it a read.

    A Brief overview of my situation
    I'm 33, and like so many of you, I developed an obsession with sex at a very young age - I grew up in the 90's, before the internet was really a thing, when kids still played outdoors, and old porn magazines could be found all over the place!

    At around 20 years old I moved out and got home-internet for the first time - highspeed porn blew my mind and I've struggled with internet porn addiction ever since. It became my medication for stress and anxiety (little did I know it was also a contributing factor for both). As I bcame desensitized to 'standard' porn I moved onto more hardcore stuff and eventually got into trans-porn. At first i viewed it as a 'kink' but after many years of being way more turned on by trans porn than 'regular' porn I began to wonder if perhaps I had just found my true sexual preference - feminine women with penises.

    While I may not be 100% straight (I don't think any sexually open person really is), I can say for certain that I'm not gay or even bi. I don't find masculinity attractive at all, have never fantasized about men, and could not imagine myself being intimate with a man. I LOVE women. I love their bodies, their femininity, the way the smell/dress/move. So why the obsession with trans-porn?

    Despite mostly mild, but sometimes severe social anxiety, I've never struggled to get girlfriends, and I've been in long term relationships most of my life, hiding this secret 'fetish'. A few years back during a rare period of being single, I came across an openly trans and very passable girl on an internet dating site. I decided to indulge my fantasy/curiosity or whatever you want to call it, and sent her a message. We chatted for a week and decided to meet up for a drink - at that point I bailed.

    I bailed because I didn't think it was fair to use her as a test-dummy while I tried to figure out if I was comfortorble enough to actually date a trans-person. The thought of introdcucing her to my family scared me, so I just continued dating biological females. The trans-porn addiction reamains to this day.

    The Epiphany
    I'm now in another longterm relationship and will soon be moving in with my girlfriend. After having a bit of a porn relapse recently I began visiting old thoughts about whether or not my true preference is for trans women, or if it's just a sexual fanatasy born of porn addiction.

    While surfing the web looking for answers from people in a similar situation, on one particular post, I saw a response written by a trans woman. She spoke about the struggles they go through in dating, trying to distinguish men who are genuinely into them from people who want the sex but would never treat them as a 'proper girlfriend'.

    This got me thinking - would ever I treat a trans woman as 'proper girlfriend'. As someone who tries my best to be open minded and accepting of everyone, my initial thought was yes, but I dove deeper into the question and got honest with myself. Would I be 100% comfortable in any social situation with a trans girlfirend, at a friend's wedding? At christmas dinner with the family? Would I be comfortable going to the super market with a trans-girlfriend if she wasn't looking too passable that day?

    The answer, was no.

    The strange thing here is that if, for example, I were just gay or Bi, I'm confident that I would be comfortable with being gay or bi and that I'd tell my family, friends and co-workers without any hang-ups - f*** what they thought - so what's different about a trans girlfriend?

    The answer, is that trans women are NOT my true preference. I'm straight. I adore women, always have, always will. When I watch trans-porn, the actors have to be super feminine, and when I hear a slightly masculine voice, or see a slightly masculine shape to the hips or jawline, it's a turn-off for me. That's why I'll never be comfortable with it - it isn't who I am - I am just a straight man who is kind of F****-up sexually as a result of porn addiction. I do love vagina's and having sex with women, but when I'm on a porn site and see a cute woman with a penis my sex drive goes into overdrive. It might be something I have to live with forever, and can't say for sure what causes it. There was a really interesting TED talk about the male obsession with trans-porn but I don't think that explains it for me.

    I think my initial thoughts on the subject were correct all those years ago - it is just a 'kink'. It's something that turns me on, but without porn I would proably never have developed the fetish. However, it's here now and I have to live with it.

    I'm considereing discussing it with my girlfriend, because I want to be 100% open with her about everything. I don't want her to one day see a webpage that I forgot to close down and be horrified, thinking I'm living a lie with her - I'm really not. I love her and have a great sex-life with her. But when those dopamine cravings kick-in I reach for the trans-porn.

    In the mean time, I'm just going to keep fighting on to quit porn for good, and hopefully one day I'll be able to stop fetishisng trans women.

    P.S I hope this post doesn't offend any trans people reading it. I know there are people out there whose true sexual preference is for trans-women, and everyone deserves to be in a loving and respectful relationship if that's what they desire. For me, however, I have to be honest with myself and admit that if I did date a trans woman, it would be a relationship built around my sexual desires and not my emotional ones - and that isn't fair for anybody.
     
  2. SuperiorMan95

    SuperiorMan95 Fapstronaut

    Hey man, good post. Nope, there is no way that "trans" is your true biological preference as humans aren't wired to be oriented towards something so new. 99% of trans people are surgically made that way therefore how could you be innately wired to be attracted to them? There are people with all kinds of fucked up wiring. Yesterday, I was watching a Youtube video about a guy in India who is addicted to eating mud and bricks or a guy in Iran who eats nothing but rotten meat and never bathes. The brain can be wired and conditioned in all kinds of fucked up ways, it's sad but also awesome because if you can learn to harness these mechanisms, you can transform your life for the better! I went through HOCD for a long time. I thought I was bi but I also realized that these new tastes came after years of hardcore porn abuse and the desire for something new/taboo. Anxiety adds to the sexual experience so if you think there's something wrong with what you're doing then it adds fuel to the neurochemical cocktail of the experience. It's all the result of desensitization. My suggestion? Find a way to stop the porn and find ways to develop a stronger appreciation for women. Stay with your GF, you'll be way happier than with someone who's trans or whatever. Stay away from that stuff.
     
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  3. Upwards2020

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    Exactly there is no way it is your true biological preference . I hate this type of porn it's sick . It's mentally il gay males who either think there a women or they have learned that some straight guys can be tricked . Fuck that degeneracy .

    Walk away and never look back . For a straight guy this shit is mentally damaging . Walk the fuck away
     
  4. Man i understand exactly what you mean bro. I got so lost in this sick addiction i actually acted out and seen a ts escort. It was as ive said numerous times on here one of if not the worst experience of my life aside from being molested, which contributed to the hypersexualization i know for sure. That combined with the porn and substance abuse wasnt good at all. Ive always been attracted to and love females obviously and vice versa, i would get hit on by girls and get there numbers or snapchat many times before and ive always been good at talking to them. However sustaining a relationship, thats never been my strong suit and it’s largely because of this fucked up shit. The wicked porn addiction. Too much access on our damn phones man at such a young age that get you hooked. Its not natural guys at all not one bit. Im 19 turning 20 soon and i cant function as of late knowing what i did. Only thing keeping me somewhat stable is im able to see where it all started to take a dark turn and how i got here to this point. I can see it all the starting point the lead up and the destination. Its a culmination of my fucked up childhood, the decisions i was influenced to make and some just of my own decisions, and societal changes that you can argue are drifting into depravity all came to a head in this moment of my existence. I been dissecting this for a while now and theres always more to say and to learn why but ill leave it at that for now. Treat yourself and your girl right bro, enjoy it. Focus on what really matters in this life, stay righteous man all the best in your future pursuits
     
  5. onwards_upwards_1

    onwards_upwards_1 Fapstronaut

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    Thanks man. It's always good to know we aren't struggling alone! Try not to be too hard on yourself - I get that you feel ashamed for acting out but don't let that define you. Think of it this way - you tried something, you didn't like it, now you use that as motivation to become the person you want to be and get rid of these harmful habits. You learned a lesson. You learned that your porn tastes really are just part of an addiction and not a part of you true self. Let it go now man ... Yesterday is dead and tomorrow hasn't happened - the only you that exists is the you that you decide to be right now. Stay strong pal. Be kind to yourself. We'll beat this.
     
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  7. Its an interesting yet despairing observation that such a problem has been placed in society and has caused so much unnecessary inner turmoil just over the last decade, let alone the last 2. Heres to hoping things get better the upcoming years.
     

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