Never done anything like this before, but gotta be willing to try something different if you want better results. Anyway this is my first official journal on either Reboot Nation or YourBrainRebalanced(been on both sites off and on for years). Well first things first, my backstory is I started PMO'ing in 2014 at 24 years old(I'm 33 now). I always watched porn as a teenager but didn't start masturbating until 24 and then I added visual stimulation(porn) to the practice and was instantly hooked. Another underlying factor why i never thought to stop was because all of my life i've never had an luck with women which caused me much depression and bitterness, so i stopped pursuing women in college(and after graduation) for the most part and became content with PMO. Anyway to be fully transparent i've always said over the years i was going quit this practice but never truly did. Sure i went 4 months without PMO in 2016, and i've gone recently 8 months without PMO from November 9, 2021 to July 9, 2021(had a no hands orgasm viewing an escort add) but never shut ARTIFICIAL SEXUAL STIMULATION completely out of my life. I either was looking at IG picture or going on escort ads to fine women to meet up with. So now i'm committing to doing everything i can finally complete a true 90 days. I've also taken measures to maximize my chances of success. My rules are...
- No Instagram - This is the only social media account i have, but off course has the most sexual triggers, and i've relapsed many times on this app, or something on this app was a precursor to me eventually relapsing off it. I've decided to finally step away from it completely. I on Day 28 today, and plan to stay off until October which will put me a few weeks shy of 90 days.
- Limit time on Youtube and be very conscious of what I view - Youtube isn't a huge trigger for me, but i an addicted mind will find a way to justify many things. I have a desire to international travel in the near future, but many of the videos talking about certain countries of interests of mine will have lots of close ups of attractive women in thongs and g-strings. It would probably be best for me to limit traveling informative videos for a minute
- Monitor movie intake - If i'm going watch Netflix or Hula, avoid movies that are very sexual in nature. I know what those movies are, my addicted mind just finds way to justify "it's just a movie, not a big deal"
- No visiting escort sites - Won't get into a moral debate on whether a man should see them or not, that's up to the individual. I like seeing them though and plan on continuing but right now those sites most be eliminated as well.