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#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU

so after watching that video explaining the mental health breakthroughs porn addicts allegedly have when they quit watching porn, im gonna actually give it a try for a couple of weeks. i am in no way a porn addict, but i'm curious as to whether this will actually affect me.

the pit often has no-porn and no-fap contests of a sort as i'm sure you've all noticed. yall niggas have any experiences to share about how quitting porn affected you? or was it, as i suspect, just a boring few weeks?

EDIT: this is now a no-porn pact thread! everybody join up and we can discuss our boring pornless lives and complain about our lifeless penises

here are some more videos on the subject of pornographys effect on the brain, courtesy of hydra150:
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#3
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Dude, that's a really long video.

Gist?

porn
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On the come up we were listening to Grateful Dead and the music started passing through my bowel and out my arsehole as this violet stream of light. I shat music. It was beautiful.
#4
i think that's way too much thinking on porn...
It's over simplified, So what!

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#6
Quote by Johnny_Ibanez
Dude, that's a really long video.

Gist?

Watch it. It's really interesting.

I did this during the summer for about 4 weeks. I didn't notice a difference, bu I'm not a big porn watcher anyway.
#7
Quote by Johnny_Ibanez
Dude, that's a really long video.

Jizz't?


ftfy

My primary visual cortex is probably warped from the years of explicit content.
#8
Thing is... if I have access to sex then I don't watch porn...

It's only when I don't have access to sex that I watch porn so... I mean how does that work in this context? If I can't have sex does it matter that I do and when I can I don't anyway...


Maybe I'm just not addicted to it.
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#10
Already 2.5+ months in. Started because of aforementioned ED. Alternated between phases of craving/dead dick and a gradual coming on of fatigue(been crashing halfway into the day and sleeping for 2 hours the last 3 days)/nausea (all I've eaten today is a slice of toast)/soreness/irritability.
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#11
Quote by sashki
Unless it's causing you serious problems, why quit?

because it's apparently really bad for your mental health. i do have some of the porn addiction symptoms the guy describes in the video, moderate social anxiety (self diagnosed mind you, but i'm sure i have it) and i seem to have a hard time concentrating in many situations. the guy said nothing about what moderate porn users experience when quitting porn, and i'm interested in it.

mostly i'm interested in not being such a socially anxious **** and not having concentration problems, and if quitting porn helps with that i'm going to do so, or at least cut down on porn use. starting now i'm going to abstain from watching porn for a month or so and see if it affects me positively.
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#15
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The hell is that? You get erectile dysfunction or something?


Shrunken lifeless dick. The ED I mentioned was limited to trying and keep a hard on during sex. Could only keep it up with porn (dozens of tabs to continually switch through to keep my arousal up).
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#16
fascinating video.

without getting into too much personal detail, i'd like to try this. belated new year's resolution. and maybe cutting down on internet usage in general.
#DTWD
#17
Quote by Burgery
mostly i'm interested in not being such a socially anxious **** and not having concentration problems, and if quitting porn helps with that i'm going to do so, or at least cut down on porn use. starting now i'm going to abstain from watching porn for a month or so and see if it affects me positively.

I've never been officially diagnosed with anxiety or ADD, but I've shown symptoms of those since before I started jerkin' the gherkin, or had internet access at home. I think the problem lies deeper. Porn may be a contributing factor but it's certainly not the only cause.
#18
Quitting porn may help with anxiety but I would suggest cognitive therapy/guided meditation as the best course of action ( no harm in quitting porn as well ). 1 month of abstinence probably won't be good enough to see positive results, if anything you'll be in the dead dick phase.
#20
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Sometimes I find it amazing that I'm the only guy (on here at least) who doesn't watch porn. Not putting myself above anyone else or anything.

Do you still "shake hands with Mr. President"?
#21
Whenever I stop viewing porn/stop masturbating my energy levels shoot up and I'm generally much happier after about a week of stopping.
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#22
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Sometimes I find it amazing that I'm the only guy (on here at least) who doesn't watch porn. Not putting myself above anyone else or anything.


wha... how? You never found it interesting or is it for some other reason?
#23
Quote by Godsmack_IV
Quitting porn may help with anxiety but I would suggest cognitive therapy/guided meditation as the best course of action ( no harm in quitting porn as well ). 1 month of abstinence probably won't be good enough to see positive results, if anything you'll be in the dead dick phase.

i'm actually seeing a therapist in a couple of weeks.

and dead dick phase sounds terrible. i hope i don't run into that. you say you stopped because of ED issues, any chance this wont happen to me? i don't need porn to get an erection.
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#24
Quote by Burgery
i'm actually seeing a therapist in a couple of weeks.

and dead dick phase sounds terrible. i hope i don't run into that. you say you stopped because of ED issues, any chance this wont happen to me? i don't need porn to get an erection.


Trick is to be able to get an erection without either porn or porn fantasy. I could still manage with fantasy and some extra effort. The dead dick/flatline period seems to be pretty universal although it might not be as severe, maybe just a noticeable drop in libido.
#25
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wha... how? You never found it interesting or is it for some other reason?
I just don't

I have watched it before but it's never been a sort of every-day thing.
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Do you still "shake hands with Mr. President"?
Of course, the guy's awesome.
#26
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I've never been officially diagnosed with anxiety or ADD, but I've shown symptoms of those since before I started jerkin' the gherkin, or had internet access at home. I think the problem lies deeper. Porn may be a contributing factor but it's certainly not the only cause.

i showed many symptoms of hyperactivity as a child, i was actually sent to a child psychiatrist at age 8 or 9 and he said i had "borderline adhd" and he wanted to wait to put me on medication and told us to come back in a year if symptoms persisted. that year i apparently just calmed right the **** down for some inexplicable reason, and my mom didn't take me back because i wasn't hyperactive at all anymore, in fact i was actually really calm for a kid my age. maybe i was molested and the trauma just set me right straight. who knows.

anyway, i've been jerking off and watching porn since i was a wee baby, so i donno.
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#27
I stopped jerking it for three months and I felt more energetic, motivated, and confident. I think it's because I always feel tired and lazy after jerking it.
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#28
I've never really watched either. Just not enough interest, or time for that matter.
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#29
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I've never really watched either. Just not enough interest, or time for that matter.
I guess part of the reason I don't watch is also the morality involved in it, which I have cold feet on.


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#31
Quote by ChucklesMginty
Masturbation reduces the chance of prostate cancer and if you jerk once a week you increase your levels of testosterone.


That's a one day spike after a week of abstinence. Too much masturbation leads to a decrease in density of androgen receptors (the ones that deal with testosterone).
#32
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I guess part of the reason I don't watch is also the morality involved in it, which I have cold feet on.


*shitstorm raincoat*


I'm neutral on that, but solely because I've never once given it any thought.
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#33
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Masturbation reduces the chance of prostate cancer and if you jerk once a week you increase your levels of testosterone.

It relieves stress, it has a zero chance of pregnancy, a zero chance of stds and it's fun.

Masturbation and porn are two separate things. Masturbation is good, whereas porn is probably bad because of the over-stimulation.
#34
If you're not addicted to porn then you've never found the good stuff. I feel like I need to stop... I have an awesome super horny gf too so I don't see why I need porn. I'll join ya!
#35
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Damn what if I'm not bisexual I just like watching dudes screw each other for more Dopamine?

Then you're bisexual.
#36
making the conscious decision to not watch porn is making it so tempting to watch porn.
#DTWD
#37
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Damn what if I'm not bisexual I just like watching dudes screw each other for more Dopamine?

pinga
#38
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making the conscious decision to not watch porn is making it so tempting to watch porn.


Scumbag brain is messing with you, bro.
#40
Quote by primusfan
making the conscious decision to not watch porn is making it so tempting to watch porn.

I know