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Austin_Brand

2y ago

Struggling with Porn and Masturbation Addiction

Is any else addicted to porn and masturbation? Did you overcome it? I've been trying to stop for years, but it's literally habitual now, and I despise myself for it... 😔

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River_cat

2y ago

yes, mine of connected to my PTSD though. i just our restrictions on my phone so that i can’t go on those websites
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Chrissyposi

2y ago

You are not alone. I have tried so hard to stop but I never seem to be able to. The shame and guilt and even hate that I carry from it is horrible because its not like I really want to and I personally have moral issues with it. I just cant ever really stop. But I have put restrictions on my phone so it would make it harder for me to watch. I have an iphone so you can go to settings but I’m not sure about other phones but I’m sure it’s on others too.
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LilG

2y ago

I'm not addicted to porn per se, but I am addicted to sex. I think it has to do with my PTSD, and I can't decide if that makes it worse.
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Bunny.girl

2y ago

I still struggle with this...something that might help is trying to find your triggers. Like if you're prone to watch porn in bed, put the device you watch it on in another room. I'd also recommend opening up to someone you trust if you have someone like that in your life. Hope that helps 💜
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rottxing

2y ago

Just like drugs that make you feel good, the body can find addiction in anything enjoyed. Climaxing I'd a hard one to get away from but never impossible! You're experiencing a big feeling of relief so it may be challenging to match it enough to get away as easily as you may hope. What else do you like to do that you find healthy? I wouldnt sit there and make yourself even more phycially frustrated but maybe when you feel the sensation of starting to want to you could try something else that's distracting enough for you. You are very valid!
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rottxing

2y ago

I understand your concern. I use it in similar ways. It's a rush of serotonin and dopamine to climax which we may lack. That's why when some are stressed they become in "the mood" or interested in releasing some tension. Maybe you have stress or trauma in your life that's gone unresolved. Masterbating and sex can be coping mechanisms
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Austin_Brand

2y ago

they are definitely coping mechanisms, but I want better ones 🥺

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