Flowchart of a Porn Addict's Mind

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by Aussie_lad_23, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Aussie_lad_23

    Aussie_lad_23 Taking it one day at a time...

    Hi all,

    I decided I would try an exercise and map out my own addiction (in the form of a flowchart). It is certainly a different way of looking at things. The result is linked below (attached as a JPEG).

    EDIT: Current Version 1.2


    I have been thinking about my problems lately and decided I would spend some time researching the addiction a bit more. As I was reading up I noticed some diagrams, this is where the idea came to me.

    The purpose of this was to better understand my addiction, and I thought this would be a good exercise to try and explore further. I believe it could be significantly more detailed, however the website I used became more difficult to use as I added more elements so settled for this first version.

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    There is a full size/high resolution image attached below and a link for any individuals browsing without a registered account.

    If anyone finds it useful, or has any suggestions as to how it could be improved or more information added, I will strongly consider revising a new version and uploading it (for the purpose of someone else benefiting down the track).

    Can you in anyway relate to this pattern? Do you think an improved version may benefit someone else? I am interested to know your thoughts. :)

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    Link for Anon browers here. (Version 1.0)

    Link for Anon browsers here. (Version 1.1)
     

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    Last edited: Aug 31, 2020
  2. Holy crap, man. The majority of this flowchart is entirely aligned with my own experiences, especially in the first half of the process.

    Thank you for creating this. It always helps to know that my problems/experiences are not unique to me. There are many others out there like me who are struggling with the same issues in the same ways, and it's comforting to know that I'm not alone.
     
  3. Aussie_lad_23

    Aussie_lad_23 Taking it one day at a time...

    It's scary to think when we are in these cycles, the shame and guilt can make us feel like its unique and unprecidented. I certainly have felt like this too, but reality is: many people's experiences are aligned and similar!

    I really appreciate the feedback. I wont lie, I had doubts publicly posting this. But your response also provides me with reassurance! Thanks man.
     
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  4. RadRacing

    RadRacing New Member

    Wow, really well done and spot on in my opinion. You even detailed a few steps that I personally experience but hadn't thought of since they aren't quite conscious because I'm so locked in on acting out (specifically the precautionary steps). Helpful graphic for sure, and it is good to see just how many discreet steps there can be and how each one is potentially an opportunity to choose another path. Thanks for your work.
     
  5. prakash

    prakash New Member

    except the parts where trying to access others devices,email etc its perfect... i quit social media long time ago... so instead tv,prime,you tube videos are my triggers..one important trigger is thoughts or images of porn in your head...its biggest for me.... you have missed in flowchart.. please add..
     
  6. Aussie_lad_23

    Aussie_lad_23 Taking it one day at a time...

    Thanks for the input guys. I have made amendments and am leaving version 1.2 here for now.

    I am beginning work on a flowchart based on recovery, but am more than happy to make further amendments should anyone have suggestions.
     

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