The Naked Truth

Discussion in 'Ages 30-39' started by TrueSelf, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. positivef

    positivef Active Member

    It is amazingly how even a small low quality icon can set our minds wandering. Profile pics on Goodreads are a trigger for me.

    If one of my contacts on Facebook used an ass picture I would simply block them, unless I had exceptional reasons not to. I try to stay off social media these days too.

    Congrats on 30 days.
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  2. Shady

    Shady Active Member

    @TrueSelf congrats on 30 days PMO free
    And you've listed some pretty good strategies there.
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  3. TrueSelf

    TrueSelf Active Member

    @Shady and @positivef thank you for the support guys.

    I think there's a chance that hard mode may end for me today via sex with wife. Trying to not make to big a deal about if it happens or not.
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  4. TrueSelf

    TrueSelf Active Member

    Hard mode ended on day 34. Still continuing with no P or M.

    My wife and I were both on the same page yesterday when we had the house to ourselves for a bit. It was awesome!

    I will be mindful of the potential for the dreaded "chaser effect".
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  5. TrueSelf

    TrueSelf Active Member

    Tuesday was not the best. Low productive and also very sad feeling most of the day. Experienced some urges for using porn.

    Yesterday was a bit better. I went to sleep a little earlier the night before and I think that may have helped.

    I signed my family and I up for a winter photo shoot. It's coming up in a few weeks. Everything seems to be excited about the idea so that is nice.
  6. Shady

    Shady Active Member

    Low productivity and sadness go hand in hand with relapses. So be very careful.

    Happy for you.
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  7. TrueSelf

    TrueSelf Active Member

    Thanks @Shady!

    Things seem to be going a bit better. I was able to take care of a home project that I was putting off. Basically I wasn't sure how it would go so I was afraid to start.

    At this point the momentum from being clean is helpful when "opportunities" (time at home alone) for PMO present themselves. I still am aware of these "opportunities" but there pull seems to be greatly lessened. I think this is encouraging. However I do still have to resist romanticizing my past P use and desiring to see certain visuals again.

    I still am tempted by "lesser" dopamine fixes. Like scanning for attractive women when at the store, or looking at a women's clothing magazine. Not surprisingly, I feel the best when I can resist these fixes as well.
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  8. TrueSelf

    TrueSelf Active Member

    After being over a month and a half clean I've been stuck circling the pit.

    Today I have made the choice to stay clean while home alone when "just one more watch" would have been very easy to partake it.
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