How to stop porn addiction (Tips that really work)

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

You will only quit if ..

As usual the internet is poor when it comes to getting advice.
Try to search for tips to quit porn addiction and you will end up with so many pages giving nonsense advice that can hardly work.

The first thing you need to know about porn and masturbation addiction is that if you don't have a powerful reason to quit then you will never quit. After all if you are still in the phase of finding out whether porn is bad or good for you then all the advice you read won't work.

To break any habit you must be extremely suffering because of it. The addiction to this habit must be making you feel bad to the extent that you would be willing to do anything to break it.

How to stop porn addiction (Tips that really work)

Provided that you have an eager desire to quit the following tips can help you a lot:

  • 1) Get rid of all false beliefs related to porn: The no1 reason many people fail to quit porn addiction is that they have beliefs such as 'porn helps me release sexual frustration', 'sexual frustration builds up if i didn't masturbate' or 'i watch porn because have a high sexual desire'. Not only those statements aren't correct but their opposite is actually true. See why porn addiction has nothing to do with sexual desire and Why many porn addicts are just looking for a mood fix for more information
  • 2) Learn how porn affects your brain: Once you get rid of those false beliefs you will be ready for phase 2 which is learning how porn addiction can ruin your mood and life by rewiring your brain, preventing you from enjoying life and destroying your self confidence. See how porn addiction can kill your motivation and how can porn addiction lead to social anxiety
  • 3) Join a Nofap group: One of the main reasons people fail to break free from porn addiction is having the belief that this habit can't be broken. When you join a nofap group you will read the comments and messages of people who abstained for months if not years and you will realize that doing it is 100% possible
  • 4) Develop your coping skills: So many porn addicts run to porn to feel better when they find themselves feeling worried, sad , down or unhappy. When you develop real coping skills that can help you deal with your life problems you won't need to escape to porn to feel better. See why watching porn never reduces stress
  • 5) Fix your messed up life: A messed up life can in many cases lead to porn addiction. If you have nothing to do, if you don't have many friends or if you don't have an interesting life then the only interesting thing you will be able to do is watching porn. See how a poor social life leads to porn addiction.
  • 6) Know the real reasons behind your addiction: And no it's not sexual desire. It can be compensation for rejection, wanting to feel more manly, having a messed up life, being unable to handle stress or being too scared to face life. In the ultimate guide to breaking porn and masturbation addiction i said that once you understand the real motives behind your porn addiction breaking the habit will be much easier.
  • 7) Resolve subconscious conflicts: If a part of your brain thinks that porn is good while another part thinks that porn is bad then quitting might be impossible. When you learn to resolve the internal conflicts taking place in your mind you will truly get motivated to achieve your goals. See Why your subconscious mind is refusing to obey you
  • 8) Avoid triggers not porn: You will most likely feel like watching porn when you come across certain subtle triggers. What most people do is that they try to avoid porn itself yet keep themselves surrounded with those triggers and as a result they relapse very quickly. Example? an Instagram account you are following that posts provoking pictures. Unless you get rid of the triggers completely quitting might not be possible

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