Back again after years.

Discussion in 'Ages 30-39' started by Movingforward33, Apr 30, 2023.

  1. Movingforward33

    Movingforward33 New Member

    I was part of this community many years ago when i had PIED. It took years of work but eventually things got better the longer I stayed away from porn and i was finally able to have sex again. I’ve had many partners since then but realized I’ve been using porn again and i feel its having a negative impact on my life again. Some days id spend over an hour browsing and i feel it’s contributing to my anxiety and depression symptoms since this has started to become a daily habit.

    I recently became sober as i was abusing alcohol, im currently 41 days alcohol free. This has led me to examine areas of my life where I feel i need to make improvements and i realized that I’ve been building up old porn habits that i had in my past.

    Im going to aim for 30 days of no PM(O-only allowed if it happens with a real woman) to start and see if it is benefiting me.
    -Luke- and Newwaynewlife like this.
  2. tig

    tig Member

    Welcome back!

    I'm in a somewhat similar situation. I stopped P for a long while which cleared up my PIED and had several other benefits. But after a few years, I decided to watch it "just one time", then that turns into two times and three times etc.

    Watching P every day reduced my quality of life by, say, 80%. Watching it only sporadically reduced my quality of life by, say, 5%. For me, I still want that 5% improvement. Better sex with women, better focus, etc.

    Now I'm 37 days off P, and I'm ready to go the rest of my life without P.
  3. Newwaynewlife

    Newwaynewlife Active Member

    Welcome back @Movingforward33! First of all, congrats for your past achievements! I hope you can get inspired from your previous successes and you can learn from your mistakes.
    How could you beat your addiction back then? What sort of self-care activities did you have (e.g., meditation, cold shower, work-out...)? Did you take any medication?

    I wish you a lot of strength!
  4. Movingforward33

    Movingforward33 New Member

    yes I hope to live the rest of my life without it too, just like alcohol. It’s done more harm than good in my life and has been a huge time waster.
  5. Movingforward33

    Movingforward33 New Member

    back then when I originally went through this, working out was a huge help. I’m going to start a new workout routine soon. And I’ll be picking up some new books to read to keep me occupied on my down time.
    Today is day 2, I found myself automatically getting urges to watch P throughout the day when I was alone and at one point picked up my phone to search before I reminded myself that I no longer want P in my life. Will keep going.

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