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How to Stop Watching Porn? Free Yourself From Porn Addiction

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Many youngsters are addicted to porn. They want to stop watching porn but have no clue where to get help. 

Question:

I need serious help to quit watching pornographic videos. I have been watching porn since 2009, and all my attempts went in vain to stop watching porn. Though, avoiding pornographic content for a few days has been achieved for a couple times. However, my sexual desires compel me to watch the porn again.

The worst thing I have adopted is to stare the women in public with lustful eyes. It’s highly unusual habit I’ve adopted within the past few months. Moreover, I’m not able to concentrate on my studies. It appears to me that my control over my desires is getting loose. I don’t happen to have the same hold on my thought, emotions, desires and feelings anymore.

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However, I do feel that my good instincts make me stop watching porn but I haven’t been able to stop myself. I thought praying 5 times a day would put an end to such a fallible habit, but, it didn’t help out much. I quit praying and I’m the only person in the house who doesn’t pray.

This addiction is getting the best out of me and I seek some assistance regarding the matter. I realize that I have ruined most part of my life following the pornographic content available on the Internet. Please help me! Guide me regarding how to stop watching porn?

Answer – How to Stop Watching Porn? 

Dear Porn Addict,

It’s a wonderful thing that you understand and acknowledge your addiction. It gives you room to kick this habit out. It takes some courage for admitting that something isn’t right or you have a problem.

Watching porn is simply a habit.

So, you must look for the ways to let go a habit. One of the effective ways is to replace your old bad habit with a new good habit. Let’s suppose, whenever you feel like watching porn, start doing something else at the very same time. It’s the first step in stop watching porn!

Watching porn might be because of loneliness, stress, depression, and low self-esteem. Another psychological perspective tells that watching porn could be because of some trauma that a person encounter in his life – maybe but not necessarily – of a sexual nature.

Probably, porn helps you to numb yourself – to cope with the problems in your life. If that’s your case, you must realize that watching porn isn’t a solution to your issues. In fact, you’re adding another issue to the list of your existing issues.

I really appreciate that you were able to quit porn for short intervals. It’s a sign indicating that you have the willpower inside you. You only need to boost up your willpower and make your decision for a long period of time. You can make it possible by using more willpower. Talk to yourself!

Below you are going to find some tips that will help you quit porn. Read on.

  1. Indulge in a physical activity especially sports that require a lot of stamina and courage such as hiking, swimming, running, and weightlifting. By doing so, you will release endorphins in your brain that helps in releasing pain and increase feelings of pleasure. This will hopefully help you to stay away from porn. In addition to that, also engage in the physical activities like relaxation, deep breathing, meditation, yoga, etc.
  1. Spend most of your free time socializing. Try not to be alone for more than 15 minutes. There are high chances that you won’t be tempted to watch porn when you’re in the company of people. So, be a talkative and friendly person. Build good social relationships.
  1. Another way is to indulge yourself in some community services where you will be accountable to many people and they will look for you when you’re gone. This is the best way to keep you busy. A reading or sports club will be the best choice.
  1. Porn easily falls back on you if you’re free. So, try to keep yourself busy with different things. Keep your daily schedule booked solid, you will be engaged in other activities and not remind yourself of watching porn.
  1. Fasting can help you stay strong spiritually. So, try fasting every now and then so you can be strong to fight your porn addiction.
  1. Volunteer for a charity of welfare work, specifically where you can meet people who are suffering a lot in this world. Meeting such people will make you realize how much blessed and lucky you are, and how much thankless we are as humans. This will help you in stop watching porn and keep yourself in good shape.

You also mentioned that you tried to avoid watching pornographic content by praying. Yes, praying is helpful – when you do it with utter sincerity – with the fear of Almighty Allah. You’re the luckiest person to have a family that offers prayer 5 times. It means you are already living in an environment that can bring you back to the religious practices.

If you feel that there’s some good power keeping you away from immoral deeds, then you are a lucky person. You still have the positive energy left inside of you which will eventually bring you back to the path of Almighty Allah. Make sure, your soul isn’t destroyed to a point where you think it’s impossible to heal back.

If you think, you’re not able to break your porn addiction, you must visit a therapist. Because you’re not able to quit watching porn, even after trying hard for months, you probably have such problems that are beyond your imagination. In such case, a therapist practicing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) will address your problems and provide a better solution.

As you’ve mentioned that you’re a student, so it’s a long journey for you before you get married. I must tell you one more thing that whenever you get married, you must not expect your wife to give you the same sort of sex experience as of the porn stars. Intercourse between husband and wife is way different than you watch in the pornographic videos.

The sex with your wife is much more natural and it involves emotions, love, feelings and happiness. On the other hand, porn is a video shot by the professionals who do it for a living. It doesn’t involve pure feelings and emotions. Porn is just scripted and professionally performed the act by the actors known as “Porn Stars.”

Expecting those inhumane postures from your spouse during intercourse is just unfair. She doesn’t deserve to be treated like that. It can lead to an unhappy married life. So, put an end to porn addiction and don’t imply it in your real life. It’s disastrous!

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