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@dev

I am a porn addict. Many people don’t know about it. But it’s true like any other addiction like drinking alcohol or smoking. Watching porn can be addictive too. I have started watching porn from a young age 13 maybe. Now i am 24 and this behavior is out of control. In my college time i have seen it like on daily basis despite of knowing porn is becoming harm full for me. I am in my last semester of graduation. From Jan 2020 i am trying to quit it. But i am failing again and again. I live in a small city so professional help is not possible i think. My family doesn’t know about it and i am not comfortable to talk to them. But some of my friends know about it.
This porn addiction thing is badly affecting my life. I cannot concentrate on my studies. I cannot talk with women. When you see porn in a huge amount it increases your brains dopamine levels so much. So i cannot feel joy in anything. I used to watch movies/series but now i cannot feel any joy in that also. Everything is boring. I have to push myself so much to do something productive. I think i have some symptoms of depression also. My self esteem is badly affected right now.
It was my last relapse. i was feeling so terrible about myself that i eagerly want to express my feeling. But doesn’t have that much courage. But today i am expressing myself. This is all in my mind right now.

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@bubblelemon

Hey, the fact that you know what you’re doing is wrong, shows that you’re willing to change. I have the same kind of addiction and i thought i was the only one that is weird. We tend to watch porn and masturbate because we want that dopamine feeling after it. It has become an involuntary action for people like us. I think the best you can do now is block the website on your phone and delete the vpn app. One step at a time. I still struggle at times but try to limit it.

Try to surround yourself with people. Don’t sleep alone because we tend to look it up. Everytime you feel like watching it, try hard to get up of your bed and just walk around. I know this suggestion sounds stupid but so far it has worked on me. I know you can change and i believe in you.

@dev

These suggestions are not stupid, i know we do it to say our subconscious mind that you can’t do it in this situation. Thanks!!
I mostly able to handle it but the day when i relapse. I thinks that everything that i have done is wasted and that is the feeling of disappointment, anger, self doubt are too hard to handle.
Thanks for believe in me.

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Joshua @mjg

Hi,
Many things happen to our lives because we are idol, perhaps we dont gave anything to do.
But the moment we are occupied with something significant,our mind will always be tuned to that.
In my opinion,i think get something that will occupy you most of the time and ut should be helpful.
I have come to know that the mind is the foundation of wat we decide to do or not.
Think about something,you end up doing it in the way you’re thinking.
You can make it brother.
God bless you.

@stellarat

I have this problem too. I want let out, but I’m scared to tell my mom, I know she would help but I’m still too scared.

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Anonymous

It’s okay to be afraid. But if she will help you have to choose…either u continue fearing and suffer or just take that brave step and come out … It’s not going to be easy but better trying…

Introvert @lonelyguy1998

Yes im also facing this situation help me plz , msg me

Anonymous

You shouldn’t feel bad for you’re relapse.
Know that you’re doing a lot better than most of the people who are even not trying.
This addiction is a tough one, as it’s available anytime.
So keep up!

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