Reading about this for the first time.Did you guys knew this?
https://www.reddit.com/r/pmohackbook/comments/uq7fxt https://www.reddit.com/r/pmohackbook/comments/mscsij https://www.reddit.com/r/pmohackbook/comments/t9ngk5 https://www.reddit.com/r/pmohackbook/comments/mw080z
Seems like the leadership of the nofap community in reddit has a problem with the easypeasy method. I don't know the reason behind that, but I think that this has been an obstacle in our progress, keeping us with the mentality that quiting porn is difficult and painful, and thus contributing to our brainwash.
What do you think about it?
Anyway, I would like to share something I've read and found very funny and helpful. I'll paste it below:
Since watching porn offers you zero benefits, it's something that only hurts you, and it's extremely ridiculous to want to do something like that, I compare it to drinking bleach. Here you go:
The hard journey of not drinking bleach.
Hi! We are NoBleach and we host rebooting challenges in which participants ("Bleachstronauts") abstain from drinking bleach for a period of time. Whether your goal is casual participation in a monthly challenge as a test of self-control, or whether excessive bleach drinking has become a problem in your life and you want to quit for a longer period of time, you will find a supportive community and plenty of resources here.
“Sometimes I allow myself to drink one or another glass of bleach. I know about that the “one drop” is a lie, but I don’t think a single glass will hurt. One cannot destroy all the hours that I have spent without doing so.”
“I don't have a problem stopping drinking bleach, but sometimes I go down the street, and I see someone drinking water, you know, in a glass, and I imagine that the glass has bleach in it. Then I have a craving and, after debating with myself whether I should do it or not, I finally give in at night and drink a glass.”
“Look, my problem is that sometimes, when I'm alone in my kitchen, I start to see the glasses, sometimes I tempt myself by opening the container where I keep the bleach, sometimes I smell it and… Well, I end up right back where I started. I'm so desperate to stop this, but I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to stop.”
“Stopping drinking bleach is impossible, I mean, I always have a mouth, you know? How am I supposed to stop if I always have a throat which reminds me that I can swallow bleach?”
“Oh man, it was going so well, 19 whole days without doing it. The important thing is to learn from failure! Now I know what to avoid doing: looking at cleaning products in the supermarket. I will try to make it to a month! I'll reset my counter. Wish me luck!”
With the above, I am not trying to dismiss your feelings, much less say something like "haha me smart you dumb", but to give you perspective so that you realize how ridiculously easy it is (and always will be) to overcome this addiction. Watching porn is not like an on/off switch where you say "oh well, I'm in situation X, then I'll watch porn". Fantasies! Lies! How often do you allow yourself to drink a glass of bleach? Never? Why? Because it's a horrible thing, that's why! How are you supposed to escape your addiction if you don't realize that PMO is a horrible thing to do to yourself? Before I conclude, I offer you the "secret", if you can call it like that, to end this once and for all. Don't want because you want. Better don’t want because you don't want. With this, a feeling of joy, happiness and relief. And remember that, as incredible as it may seem, boners fade away.