Quit Porn NOW! (Why & How)

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In this guide I’m going to show you how and why to quit porn for good. A while back I decided to quit porn watching forever. I didn’t even have a particular reason other than that I no longer enjoyed watching it and had become aware that I was literally wasting my precious time jerking off my digital images on a screen.

Quitting porn isn’t easy, because porn is everywhere. It permeates our culture and while the hardcore stuff is usually reserved for exclusive porn websites online, there are ‘triggers’ all around us every day which can instantly get us in the mood and send us down the porn rabbit hole to get our fix. It could just be a poster with a sexy lady on it, it could be a scantily clad lady walking past us on the street, or it could be a banner/ad for some erotica on a website we are visiting. Whatever it is, the temptation to watch porn is absolutely everywhere and since it’s widely available on free search engines like Pornhub (which is so big it’s even being promoted in Hollywood movies), access has never been easier.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to sound like an apostle or preacher, I’ve got absolutely nothing against porn morally – what two or more grown adults want to do is up to them, and if that is banging and broadcasting it out to millions of viewers, that’s up to them. I didn’t quit porn because I suddenly saw the light or anything like that, I quit because I started with a 30 day self-discipline challenge, and I liked being porn-free so much that I decided to stick with it.

There are lots of great reasons to quit porn. Before we explore how to actually kick the habit successfully, let’s first explore some of those reasons.

5 Good Reasons to Quit Porn Today

Porn Pollutes the Mind

A lot of porn watchers will be able to relate to this, especially if you have been watching from a young age. Porn actually conditions the mind and teaches it to think in certain ways. Many porn addicts report that, after a long time watching, they feel that something is wrong with them because they begin automatically thinking of explicit scenes when they see a beautiful woman or interact with females on a day to day basis.

It’s absolutely natural to feel attraction to a beautiful woman and feel a little buzz in your loins when you encounter one, but if the first image you have is of her bound and gagged while you pound her in the ass, you probably have become a victim of porn culture and could do with a porn detox at the very least.

You might not realize it yet, but porn does affect how you think and you won’t realize how much until you quit porn for a while. Trust me, it’s worth doing just for this reason alone – how can you know how deeply something impacts the way you operate if you don’t know what life is like without it?

Porn Controls You Like a Drug

Porn is an addictive drug, plain and simple. It actually reshapes your brain and builds powerful neural networks which can be extremely hard to rewire. I don’t want to make porn out to be this all-powerful boogie man, something akin to heroin or coke, because it isn’t, but it IS a drug and you ARE addicted to it, and the first step to quitting anything is admitting that you actually have a problem.

I don’t know about you, but as a man I don’t like the idea that anything controls me. I was born free and I will die free, and whether it’s porn, drugs, booze, gambling, or anything else, I will not be controlled by it. The fact that porn is so powerful and guys who want to quit actually can not and relapse like heroin addicts is reason enough to kick the porn habit.

This is hard when the drug is free and readily available everywhere, but it can be done and if you are prepared and determined, it will be done.

Porn Saps Your Vital Energy

I noticed a considerable uptick in my energy levels when I quit porn. You see, male sexual energy is powerful juju and wasting it by beating off and spreading your vital seed into a tissue is like taking fuel and pouring it out on the ground. You could use that fuel to get yourself across the world and achieve great things, but you’re so hooked on the easy pleasure of porn that you willingly throw this valuable energy away to get your hit.

Think of everything you could accomplish if you actually harnessed your sexual energy and used it in a positive way.  Napolean Hill dedicated an entire section to this in his world-renowned book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ and identified it as one of the keys factors that separates geniuses from average joes. The history of humanity is largely the history of the male sex drive, and the desire to procreate with a beautiful woman has caused kings to go to war to the death, moved mountains, and shaped nations.

Yet when you look at digital images on a screen of a guy you WISH you could be banging a beautiful woman you WISH you could, and you waste the vital energy that will cause you to become that kind of guy by fapping to porn, you actually kill the motivation to become the kind of guy you want to be who might have a satisfying sexual relationship in real life.

Porn takes a lot more from you than you think. It stifles creativity and causes your brain to become lazy by seeking out instant gratification in more areas of your life. It’s only when you quit watching porn and actually regain what you have lost that you will realize this.

Porn Destroys Relationships

If you’re in a long-term relationship with a woman, and you watch porn every day or even a few times a week, there’s a very good chance it’s having significant detrimental effects on your sexual relationship.

You see, the sex you see in porn flicks is choreographed and fake. There’s a huge difference between what you see carried out on camera with directors, movie lighting, and paid actresses pretending to be enjoying something that at times borderlines brutal assault, and the kind of sexual stimulation and pleasure women actually enjoy.

Ask any woman if she wants an 11-inch penis in her ass while her hands are tied in front of her and another guy deep-throats her, and 99% will say “WTF…No thanks”. This type of crap paints a very unrealistic picture in the minds of men about what women enjoy in the bedroom, and because of the explicit nature of the material, it also makes it harder for you as a man to be excited and stimulated by regular, everyday sex.

Most real women aren’t like porn actresses at all. I know there are a lot of freaks out there, but the point remains, porn paints extremely unrealistic images in your mind of how sex should be and makes it very hard to get aroused by the kind of sex the majority of women actually enjoy in reality.

Thus, by default, there’s a very good chance it is negatively impacting your relationship and you don’t even know it.

The Porn Industry SUCKS (No Pun Intended)

This is where I will bring up one little moral issue. The porn industry is fucking horrible, and when you investigate it and look behind the glamour and pull back the curtain, there’s a lot of really disturbing stuff going on.

One of those things is human trafficking. Can you be sure that the woman you’re watching on screen is actually free to choose to do this? What if she’s controlled by a gang or a pimp and forced into it? What if she was snatched as a kid and forced into a life of drugs and sex, and has grown up to believe that’s all she’s worth? This is heavy and I understand why a lot of guys wouldn’t want to read this and may be upset at me for bringing up this point, but it does need to be said.

I’m no moral crusader, guys. Hell, I don’t even have a religion. I’m not trying to preach – but when you actually consider this, it’s deeply disturbing. I personally don’t want to support any industry that creates more demand for people to be exploited. While I’ve got no issue at all with consensual porn, there’s very little way to tell who the actresses are, what their life story is, how they got started, and if they even have a choice.

Most men of integrity and decency will be appalled at the idea that they might be supporting human trafficking to gain sexual pleasure. It might not be the case every time, but it certainly acts as a powerful motivator to help you break porn addiction, and so it’s worth reflecting on.

How to Quit Porn / How to Break Porn Addiction

Now that we have sufficient reason and hopefully motivation to quit porn, how do we actually do it? The answer is actually relatively simple: we just stop watching it and use our damned willpower to control ourselves, but there are some other things to be aware of, and there are some tools available to help.

First, it helps to be aware of your habits and triggers. You probably tend to watch porn at the same time(s), whether that be a time on the clock, or whenever you have opportunities to do so, like when you have a free house. Becoming aware of when you’re most likely to slip into a porn-zombie mindset and automatically find yourself on a porn site will really help you control this behaviour.

Write in a journal if you must to become aware of what triggers the porn response. You’ll soon find patterns in your behaviour that you weren’t aware of before. As the old saying goes, you must ‘Know thy enemyto defeat it.

Second, you can actually come back to this list and others like it to gain the necessary motivation needed to avoid a porn relapse. When you feel weak, you need to remind yourself why you quit in the first place. Read some of the reasons above again and double down on your efforts. Remind yourself what it is you want from quitting porn, and remember what you stand to loose if you slip back into your old habits.

In any challenge I take on I develop a warrior mindset – it’s me versus what I am trying to quit to the death. I will never surrender and never be beaten, and it really helps to have this type of motivated, powerful mindset in quitting porn, too. I refuse to loose, especially to digital images on a screen.

Third, there are actually tools you can use to help yourself in your quest to eliminate porn from your life. There are tools like Picblock, which is 100% free, which can help you block the banners, images, and other digital triggers that are likely to cause you to feel the need to watch porn in the first place.

There are also tools which can block entire websites, which can be password protected. Add your favourite porn sites to this list, generate an extremely long and difficult to remember password using a free password generator tool, and block those sites for good. If you have no way to remember the password, you won’t be able to change them back except by uninstalling the software. The great thing about this is it requires quite a bit of effort, and your impulse to watch will likely have died down before you go through all of that.

Qutting Pornography Summary

Porn isn’t your friend, gentlemen. It isn’t necessarily recognized as such by society but it’s an extremely addictive drug which can wreak havoc on your family, your relationships, your self-esteem, and your ambitions and goals in life. Addiction to pornography needs to be seen for the more serious matter that it is, rather than a hamrless pastime.

If you think I’m full of it and porn is harmless, then I challenge you to try to quit for 30 days. If at the end of that period of time you notice no discernible benefits, feel free to go back to watching it again and you can send me a message telling me how I’m missing out on a whole world of pleasure.

Go ahead… try it and see. What have you got to loose? If you’re truly in control of this, then 30 days should be easy, right?

As for those who are determined to quit porn because you’ve already recognized a problem in your life linked to watching it, I applaud you, and I encourage you to keep trucking and beat this addiction.

You can do this. Quit porn and you’ll never go back. Just wait and see.

Until next time,

Desire. Decide. Persist.

G-Freedom

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the article, am off porn for a week now, i’ve decided to just quit cold turkey. This was very inspirational for me.

    • It’s worth it brother..wait ’till you notice your boners return to their 21 year old selves and you’ll have all the motivation you need!

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