No Porn: No Masturbation: 30 Days

 Stony Island (@emjay)8 years, 9 months ago

I’m signing up. I’ve been reading some articles on that YourBrainOnPorn site.

I do it like twice a week. But I do it like 3 times in a row. So I guess thats 6 times a week. Shit.
Folks, Tomorrow will be my first day! And I will use this post to update the status daily. Feel free to comment….
And feel free to sign up with me!

Gotta start tomorrow cuz it’s too late today ; ).

edit by Filip: check http://www.yourbrainonporn.com for useful information about this subject

Check out our blog post about this subject: https://www.highexistence.com/how-porn-rewires-the-brain-is-porn-bad-for-you/

February 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm
Anonymous (2,654) (@) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@shalalanovala, Thanks for that amazing bunch of crap.

“Are you seriously arguing that computer pornography is normal?”

Porn appeared in early days of human history. If Kama Sutra doesn’t ring a bell to you, you should try the act of reading.

It is something normal, not good or bad, unless in excess like everything else.

I’d rather discuss it openly, because I already said what I think is wrong. It comes from complete ignorance towards the nature of reality and people don’t feel as comfortable with themselves to learn. It’s an innocent ignorance and an illusion of purity. Because it is their privacy and the exaggeration of the human genitalia is often intruding people’s personal security, it is an insecurity. It says a lot about people’s point of view, but it also says what ideas they accept. If only a few ideas are being accepted coming only from the subjective view of their experiences and don’t take into consideration different ones, they are closed minded. That’s what closed-minded means. Thanks for calling me that, I’m really not feeling the need to explain why I don’t need to call anyone else closed-minded like you do. So sincerely, don’t practice that too often.

“Issues with pornography and masturbation are not necessarily indicative of insecurity issues.” It has everything to do with insecurity issues, because it’s a taboo and people would rather hide their lack of control for some mysterious embarrassing reason.

Thanks for the effort to type two paragraphs with insults out of your ass. I know I am speaking audaciously, but if I don’t, I’m afraid I’ll succumb to all that illusion of shame. But the grotesque remark was really nice. You receive a fantastic HE heart, a picture and a great video!

http://i.imgur.com/trfrRAP.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEmW35IF30s

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@luigiblue, I’m sorry.

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mesa (1) (@mesa) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

Goona star from today . Wish me luck !!!!

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Shalalanovala (37) (@Shalalanovala) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@beyond,

Thanks for the usual anger-ridden bunch of crap.

The strawman arguments are a nice touch though.

I’m drowning in the irony of you telling me I need to read; I wrote Computer pornography extra emphasis on computer. Not that pornography never existed until modern computers came along. And to further clarify, I meant normal as in intended by nature. It wasn’t as bad when there was just movies, books, and what have you but computer pornography has made porn unprecedentedly readily and freely accessible.

“It has everything to do with insecurity issues, because it’s a taboo and people would rather hide their lack of control for some mysterious embarrassing reason.”

…You’re saying that you don’t Understand why people want to hide their “lack of control” while arguing that it [masturbation & watching pornography] has everything to do with a lack of control & insecurity…

I’m really not feeling the need to explain why I don’t need to say anything else. So sincerely, please do us all a favor and find a way to dissolve your anger that doesn’t involve people or any living creatures. I suggest yoga and meditation, there’s a lot of articles on this site about both.

Think about it this way: smoking an additive-ridden cigarette once a month, few months, once a year might not cause cancer but that does not mean that it is good for you because your body can repair the damage it does and that you should carry on. It unnecessarily expends energy in healing your body.

Thanks for continuing to vomit diarrhea all over this thread.

I’m done with you and should’ve never even replied to you in the first place as I’m just stooping all the way down in an outhouse to match you. Good luck with your anger issues. Just imagine what you can do with the energy that you’re wasting on rage.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@shalalanovala, I can’t think of it this way, because masturbation doesn’t lead to cancer. What if someone you love is giving you handjob once a month while you’re both watching porn? Is that bad for your healing process? I agree that if you’re stressing your organism too much it’s going to worsen your health, but there’s a combination of stress factors to consider. One of them is feeling guilty to the point of feeling unable to release tension, to limit yourself to things that are actually in moderation good for you. And good thing you mention anger, because anger can really destroy your health. I see the points I’m making escape people’s sensitivity to offensive language, but they’re still there. And to be medically correct, masturbation releases tension. Obsession, guilt and insecurities don’t. I’m not angry, but when I get annoyed it’s really possible to get really pissed off and express what specifically pisses me off. You’re right about better ways to use my energy.

But holding things in give you cancer!

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Anonymous (18) (@) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

Easy , anyone who can’t quit masturbation needs to meditate

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Anonymous (18) (@) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

lol , after meditation i can now masturbate for hours …

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ImCereal. (9) (@FortuneSoul) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@mesa, Good luck bro I’m starting tomorrow though, I think about sex too much.

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LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

Welcome to blue balls : )
There is a whole metaphisical side to all this, but it is beyond the scope of this site by far lol!

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DreadedSoundsofLate (50) (@DreadedJonnyT) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

I’m on two months, feeling great!

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@dreadedjonnyt, Great job!

@vovinawol, What do you mean?

@fortunesoul, Good luck! First 10 days are most difficult, after that it gets easier!

@mesa, Good luck to you too!

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ImCereal. (9) (@FortuneSoul) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@filipek, Lol couldn’t make it a day so im trying again.

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@fortunesoul, You will not regret it.

Any success stories from fellow quitters?

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Juanig (2) (@JuanigP) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

I was busy for like 3 days so I didn’t notice I haven’t jerked off for a while. Then I just stopped doing it.

Here’s an idea. When you want to masturbate, replace it with another activity, like playing guitar. Maybe after sometime you link being horny with music. Kinda Pavlov’s experiments

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ImCereal. (9) (@FortuneSoul) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

This is harder than I thought it was going to be.

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Filip (2,818)M (@filipek) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@fortunesoul, Why do you think you cannot hold your urge? Whenever you feel you want to watch porn and masturbate, do something else. Try doing 100 push ups and see if you will still have these cravings. Watch a movie (no porn though), play a game on the computer, or just do something else.
It is tough I know, but it is not impossible!

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Anonymous (127) (@) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

What’s wrong with looking at porn and not masturbating?

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@optimystic, the problem with porn is that it has been shown to affect people’s brains in much the same way as addictive substances. That’s not even considering the moral argument against it. It’s really bad stuff.

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Anonymous (127) (@) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@theskafish, I have read into that as well. But isn’t the main argument just that it desensitizes us to sex and/or women? What if those things aren’t priorities?

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@optimystic, it’s not just that it desensitizes us to sex and/or women, it also dehumanizes sex and women (and some could argue, men as well). And also how it affects people. Sure, it might not affect EVERYONE in the same way, but chances are, if someone watches porn, eventually they will develop a compulsion to watch it. Like a smoker lights up a cigarette without even thinking about it. Or a crackhead starts blowing off important things in life and spending money they don’t have just to score more crack, and they don’t even care anymore. Not only that, but it also happens often that a person will escalate the type of porn they watch, in an attempt to achieve, well, the same high. So it might start out with simply looking at girls, to sex, to some really violent stuff in the long term.

Sex may not be a priority, that is fine. But the reason porn is bad is because of its addictive nature, and the fact that it grants hollow pleasure without a person having done any life improvement to earn it. It’s dope in another form.

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Anonymous (127) (@) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@theskafish, I appreciate your perspective on the issue because it is very logical and probably pretty accurate, too.

I must be an anomaly with my habits then. I watch all sorts of the shit while realizing what harms it may or may not be inflicting to my mind, body, and soul. It’s all just whatever to me. I’m smart enough (I think) to discern between what is appropriate and inappropriate with regards to coming on to another sexually.

Sometimes I think that pornography is really only truly harmful to those too weak to watch it in the first place. And yes, I understand that that sentence is gonna rub people the wrong way (I almost didn’t type it so cut me some slack), but when you think about it (porn), all it is is really just a desire that has manifested into a business. And while that may sound gruesome in a moralistic sense, (especially because, like you said, the stuff has elevated to abusive levels), it appears quite natural when you look at it all through the tendencies of human beings over the course of history.

So, it may be “bad,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not supposed to exist.

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TheSkaFish (962)M (@theskafish) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@optimystic, “So, it may be “bad,” but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not supposed to exist.”

mm, idk. I’m adamantly against porn, so we’ll have to agree to disagree. i don’t believe it is natural. sex is natural, as is the desire for it, absolutely – but porn is unnatural, it is a lie. and it’s addictive. of course it makes money, because lots of people want to take the easy way out. i don’t believe that all desires should be made into businesses, or that because they can be made into businesses, that they are natural and okay. look at cigarettes. we know they are addictive. we know they are chock full or carcinogens. in this case, a desire is suggestively implanted in a person’s head. then the company profits selling a harmful product which sells itself through its addictive properties. hard drugs are already businesses that satisfy a desire, albeit illegal. it doesn’t mean it is natural and a good idea for them to exist. the problem with these things is that using them has consequences that create problems which engulf more than just the user. and even if they didn’t, they utterly demolish the user. i don’t see anything noble in suggesting something to someone that you know is destructive, using every psychological trick to get them hooked, then relying on chemical desire to keep them coming back.

to say that pornography is only harmful to those too weak to watch it, doesn’t rub me the wrong way but almost sounds like addict justification. people who are hooked on things often times get very good at justifying their habits. a rock star might say, for example, “i can’t stop taking heroin, it makes me creative” when in truth, the simple fact is they are hooked on heroin. “i like to have a cigarette, it helps me relax”….actually they are just hooked on cigarettes.

people might have differing tolerances to addictive substances, but sooner or later, they get you in the end. they get you because your tolerance goes up. like i said, simple pictures of naked girls may be satisfactory for a while. then it goes to actual sex scenes, figuring, eh, it’s going on anyway, at least no one is getting pregnant or getting std’s, etc. and then from there, cruel, violent, humiliating, and unnatural sex which more closely resembles torture. all in pursuit of the high.

while porn may not make a guy violent towards women, it can cause ED in young men. that site yourbrainonporn.com has many personal testimonials of guys unable to get it up for actual girls, even actually preferring porn over a real flesh and blood girl. this is bad news. it can also corrupt your thoughts to the point where simply thinking about porn causes you to relapse.

if sex is not a priority, and it is being watched without masturbation, why watch it at all? there’s infinitely better things to do with one’s time and energy.

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ImCereal. (9) (@FortuneSoul) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@filipek, Thx for the advice bro.

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ImCereal. (9) (@FortuneSoul) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

I know doing this would make me a better person and talk to girls more freely.

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Anonymous (127) (@) 7 years, 2 months ago ago

@theskafish, What about porn is a lie?

Doesn’t it exist because it was meant to exist, universally-speaking?

I think porn is an interesting case study on human behavior. That’s why I watch it. I don’t do it for sexual reasons lol that’s weak sauce, I agree.

There are larger issues to tackle than what one does with one’s body.

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