That’s an interesting point! Where did you hear this?
My counselor told me about this.
@arcticoconut Oh interesting!
This is very true. I had a random thought about a video my wife would divorce me over if I watched again, even though I havent thought about it for months. Its been echoing in my mind and its been disturbing and distracting. I've simply just been ignoring it even though doing so gives me anxiety. Much better then the shame, guilt and self disappointment from if I was to act on it. Thats a hell id never recover from, this anxiety is simply a momentary inconvenience. Ive decided to only do things that will feed my soul in beneficial ways, and got myself to grow board of born a while ago to settle the urge. Truth is, if something isnt working, try another way. That is especially true with watching porn. Its only proven to prolong the issues and by any standard, it isnt something I have ever needed in my life. Its like smoking cigs, nothing but an impulsive addiction to reach a high or state of relaxation. If you feel it killing you and damaging your quality of life, let it go and breath easy. This advice to just stop is true. Absolutly worth the steps on the road to recovery
I’m working hard on that! Because it helps when I don’t look at it but it’s become a coping mechanism for me so it’s been really hard :/
Im 25 days free, coming from a very heavy 2 year+ porn addiciton. I hooe I kick it, porn definitely made my ocd worse
I don't watch porn at all but I've suffered from intrusive sexual thoughts since I was 14 or younger