TheOvercomer said:This is what terrifies me and has even made me relapse a couple times. It's really kicked in that this addiction is something we will have to deal with forever. I thought once you recover it would at least take some serious fucking up to go back to the bad times, but just one relapse can lead to a spiral and quickly back to square one in a month. It is what it is. Best of luck bro.
I don't want to use the expression "Once an addict, always an addict" maybe because in my mind sounds like a harsh punishment but I believe that we will always be more vulnerable to coming back to porn addiction because of the pathways in our brain and maybe because I think we have that "brain" for porn in some way, I've always believed that some people are more prone to becoming porn addicts than others because I know guys who used to watch porn at the same time as I and they are not addicts, one day they started dating and they stopped. We need to quit but then be vigilant. We can't go back to "watching once in a while" or spending all day on social media because "we are not addicts anymore". I don't believe we can. Anyway, best of luck to all of you.