Finally, I'm doing this…

CodeTheMind

Active Member
Day 141 (no po, no mo), monk mode.

17 wet dreams.

It’s clear now that leaving porn behind won’t put an end to all your problems. You still have to put in the work and create some good habits that will put you on the road to success not only in this battle against porn but in life in general.

Why am I saying this? Don’t get me wrong, getting rid of this addiction is a hell of a start to being the best version of yourself, but it’s not enough. Cuz your brain will still look for that dopamine fix from somewhere else. If your brain is convinced that you won’t watch porn anymore, it will go in another direction that’s least resistant and won’t take the hard path that will make your dreams in life come true.

Our brains can be stupid sometimes, or maybe that dopamine chase that was keeping you on your toes for so long is the one to blame for this stupid behavior.

Yesterday I went to a coffee shop to study for my upcoming final semester exams, and as soon as I grabbed my phone, I lost track of time as I was sucked into youtube and kept scrolling and watching meaningless videos and shorts for 2 hours straight without studying a damn thing which was the goal in mind. Man, I hate this so much.

I tried the digital detox challenge so many times by implementing some apps to limit my screen time, but I can always get around their defenses and break free whenever my brain feels like it. I feel that this (phone, internet, tech) addiction is way stronger than porn addiction, cuz we are on our phones probably for the whole day. And you see other people doing it as well so you say to yourself it’s okay as long as other people do it. Even though you are not doing a meaningful thing that will develop your career or your studies.

Phones are 2 sides edged swords, it really depends on the user and his willpower and getting his priorities in order. If you don’t have these two checked then you are the product in this scenario, not your phone, and the big tech giants are the ones using you through your phone and the apps that are on it.

I’m still searching for some strong digital detox apps, or phone addiction forums like the one we got here for porn addiction. If there’s a forum like this it’s even better, that way you can share your experience and learn from other people’s experiences.

If anyone has any suggestions about this phone addiction and how to battle it and get rid of it, I would really appreciate it.

I was just wondering if Einstein, DaVinci, and Newton had their phones would they still be able to produce and achieve what they achieved??

Peace.

Ezel.

I had your same problem with phone addiction. Honestly I choose to install a payed blocker that lets you choose which apps or webs you want to block. I have not craved nor missed YouTube during the last 20 or something days since I bought this application. Funny because around that time I bought it I wrote the same thing you wrote about Da Vinci in my journal haha. I also blocked streaming devices, Twitter, Instagram, and changed my internet navigator to one that doesn't spawns me with news everyday.

People say my measure is extreme but I put things on a balance and the benefits of having YouTube were nothing compared to the consequences. I was tricking myself into thinking youtube had productive content, and it does, but the truth is that I don't consume their productive educational content as much as I thought I did in comparison to all the crap. There are other ways to learn and get productive content.
 

Ezel

Respected Member
GZ on the 142 days no pmo.

I am also on a no PMO streak and my wet dream rate is somewhat similiar.

Are you apart from the wet dreams also in a flatline so no libido during the day or do you have urges and libido?

Keep killing
I still get constant urges and cravings but I just keep pushing through them. with time it becomes easier to ignore them and move on with your day.

no matter what don't give in to them. i don't think that you're going to die if you don't do what your junkie brain tells you to do. you know better.

thanks for the support guys, @Blondie @swimmer97 @CodeTheMind @Androg @cookiemonster .

keep killing it. we got this.
 

First_step_thousand_miles

Well-Known Member
Day 141 (no po, no mo), monk mode.

17 wet dreams.

It’s clear now that leaving porn behind won’t put an end to all your problems. You still have to put in the work and create some good habits that will put you on the road to success not only in this battle against porn but in life in general.

Why am I saying this? Don’t get me wrong, getting rid of this addiction is a hell of a start to being the best version of yourself, but it’s not enough. Cuz your brain will still look for that dopamine fix from somewhere else. If your brain is convinced that you won’t watch porn anymore, it will go in another direction that’s least resistant and won’t take the hard path that will make your dreams in life come true.

Our brains can be stupid sometimes, or maybe that dopamine chase that was keeping you on your toes for so long is the one to blame for this stupid behavior.

Yesterday I went to a coffee shop to study for my upcoming final semester exams, and as soon as I grabbed my phone, I lost track of time as I was sucked into youtube and kept scrolling and watching meaningless videos and shorts for 2 hours straight without studying a damn thing which was the goal in mind. Man, I hate this so much.

I tried the digital detox challenge so many times by implementing some apps to limit my screen time, but I can always get around their defenses and break free whenever my brain feels like it. I feel that this (phone, internet, tech) addiction is way stronger than porn addiction, cuz we are on our phones probably for the whole day. And you see other people doing it as well so you say to yourself it’s okay as long as other people do it. Even though you are not doing a meaningful thing that will develop your career or your studies.

Phones are 2 sides edged swords, it really depends on the user and his willpower and getting his priorities in order. If you don’t have these two checked then you are the product in this scenario, not your phone, and the big tech giants are the ones using you through your phone and the apps that are on it.

I’m still searching for some strong digital detox apps, or phone addiction forums like the one we got here for porn addiction. If there’s a forum like this it’s even better, that way you can share your experience and learn from other people’s experiences.

If anyone has any suggestions about this phone addiction and how to battle it and get rid of it, I would really appreciate it.

I was just wondering if Einstein, DaVinci, and Newton had their phones would they still be able to produce and achieve what they achieved??

Peace.

Ezel.
This is a great insight man. Yeah, your brain will try to replace that dopamine with other stuff. You really need to take charge and forcibly direct it towards healthy stuff (exercise, socializing, hobbies like golf or basketball, etc)

Even nearing the 1yr mark, sometimes I'll just read some regular fiction and there will be a more sexual scene that my brain tries to absorb reading unless I consciously pull myself away. That said, it's like 80-90% easier to do so today vs. 1 year ago so we are making progress

Like anything else, the longer you abstain from porn the stronger that muscle (willpower) gets. And the more you replace it with other stuff, the less attractive porn seems as an option. Maybe one day it will have 0 pull, I don't know. I just know that the pull is like ~80% less today than it was before I started. Keep crushing it man
 

Ezel

Respected Member
Have a great day, bro!! Hope all is well!!
I'm doing great freedom. thanks for reaching out. it's just that exams are near that's why I haven't been very active on the forum.
I'm facing a lot of stress lately, I even checked an insta model profile yesterday but I backed off before it was too late.
i remember doing this a lot back in the day when the final semester exams are close to cope with the stress. but it only made it worse as you and I both know.

you keep doing what you do best champ. congrats on 20 days porn free. one day at a time and we'll all get there eventually.
onwards.
 

Ezel

Respected Member
Day 158 (no po, no mo), monk mode.

21 wet dreams.

thanks ardrog. I went to a coffee shop yesterday to study for today's exam and I was battling these crazy urges left and right to go back home and check a hot babe on social media to deal with the stress. I knew what was going on. my junkie brain didn't tell me to look at porn but just a porn sub. and we all know what is going to take place after that. The domino effect will happen and I'm going to end up back in pornland.

When I got home I chose to not go with the flow, and did my workouts instead and took a cold shower. It helped me so much.

and to my surprise, I woke up this morning with wet boxers

I remember ejaculating at 4 am cuz it woke me up. I checked what was going on and went back to sleep.

This is the longest streak I ever pulled off 5 months porn-free and counting. I hope I will continue on this path and never go back. it's going to be damn hard I know. but I feel this hard path is worth it. cuz the porn path didn't do us any good. On the contrary, it screwed us up.

5 months of no sex or masturbation or porn will make you go crazy. if it wasn't for the frequent wet dreams to release those tensions probably I won't stand a chance. But that's what a human being is all about. We abstain from what we love, and we endure what we hate.

onwards guys we got this. keep pushing.

peace.

Ezel.
 

Ezel

Respected Member
Amazing stuff.

I need more of this in my life!
Yeah man try it. It works.
@Ezel, congrats bother! It's been a pleasure watching you on this journey together. 5 months, I'm so happy for you. :cool:

This!

Best brother

Keep doing your thing.
The pleasure is all mine king Blondie. This journey wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for your continued support and wisdom. Truly you are a blessed soul. Thanks for being here.
 
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