How to get my mind out of porn?
Topic: How to get my mind out of porn?
June 24, 2019 / By Adrianne Question:
I need some help.. No I'm not a sicko or anything. Ok so i'm 17 and I know that going through puberty your going to get horny a lot. But now its just getting annoying! I can't go on with my day without my brain asking for porn! Every single day when I'm in public and I see an attractive woman instead of thinking shes so beautiful my mind just ***** everything up and messes with me into getting me to watch porn! I know this might sound ridiculous but its not. Its an everyday problem that I have to deal with every day. And by the way whenever these "porn urges" happen I try to not go into my computer but instead I go jogging to get it out of my head. But when its time to go to bed all I can think of is naked girls! And actually end up having a wet dream! almost every night. This might be the life for perverts but I don't want porn to get the best of me and ruin my life. Please guys help me out with this and if your going to answer please answer with an actual question that will help. Thank you guys a lot and hope this problem is fixed soon! (male)
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Thadeus | 4 days ago
I use to have that same exact problem as you did. I wanted to quit watching porn and couldn't do it because of those urges that would come even when I didn't want them to. First I will start with how I got addicted. Ok Here's how I got addicted to porn. I was 12 years old. I wasn't interested in sex or any of that stuff. I was sitting on my computer just doing homework an all of a sudden a pop up popped up on my computer. It was a moving picture that involved a nude girl and a sucker. After I saw that I suddenly knew what to do so i masturbated to that picture for the first time. After I did that I felt really sick in my stomach and felt like everyone knew what I did, but after a few hours I kept wanting to see more of those pictures so I went back to look up something that had to do with sexy girls and after that I was hooked. I went from not even caring to just one pop up getting me hooked. I was addicted to porn for over 9 years. I would watch it upto 3 times a day and sometimes I just couldn't help myself I didn't want to look at those pictures, but I just kept getting that weird urge to go back and see those pictures which later turned to videos and so on. I tried to quit on my own but no matter what I did I couldn't get the urges to go away I always gave in up until about 2 years ago I got on my knees and begged God to please just take away the urges I don't want to be this way anymore, and after that until this day for almost 1 and a half years now I haven't had the urges to do anything sexual at all. I haven't watched porn or masturbated. I mean it's sounds crazy. Sometimes I even wonder if i'm crazy, but God truly did answered my prayer. Now that I am porn free I realize why people have a hard time quitting. Now everything stands out to me especially the way women dress. Pretty much on every site you visit news, weather, YouTube Facebook, or just reading a innocent article. They always have women posing in seductive positions with barely anything on in their ads. That kinda makes it hard to quit it's like putting someone who quit smoking in a room full of cigarettes. You almost have to just look away from women today. It really messes with your mind the way they dress. It's crazy because there's such a fine line between the way women dress in real life compared to the ones in the porn videos.So anyways that's how I got addicted and how I got free from the addiction. I hope you have a good day, or night whichever it is for you. :)
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If porn isn't hurting you or causing you to hurt anyone else, it isn't really a problem - so I don't think you have to worry as much as you are now. Also, part of it has to do with hormones. You're a seventeen-year-old teenage guy; of course you're going to be easily aroused and often thinking of sex (as well as having wet dreams).
However, if it still bothers you, try doing an activity that exercises your brain, not your body. Physical exercise actually increases your sex drive, so instead of jogging, try reading a book. If you feel a major urge to surf for porn and you feel that you can't help yourself, turn your computer off and go do something else. I think part of it is not only your libido, but also the fact that it's turned into a habit. Once you change your habit of constantly looking at porn, controlling yourself might be easier. There are user-controlled websites that you can search for that block you from visiting other websites for certain periods of time - perhaps you can look into using one of these?
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Unfortunately some guys feel the need for the "fake life" allowed on the internet. They know that nothing is going to come of these sites, and many use them for entertainment purposes, just to talk to others.They feel the freedom to change and make up a new life and no one can challenge them about it. Also, these sites may be another form of porn for them, but with more interaction as the other person talks back to them... its up to you what to decide, of course, as this can lead to hurt feelings all around, but to some its no different than an interactive computer game. If it bothers you that much, which it seems it does, why not fill your nights more? Head out for a movie! Or have another couple over for an in-home night of fun. Chat, play games, and have a great dinner. Yes, play board games, many people underestimate how stimulating and pleasing these games can be when you are with friends, plus the money issue isn't a problem! Trade off with a couple for who "hosts" and you'll find these great fun, maybe even enough to distract him from the web sites. If nothing else, talk to him about it. Don't be up in his face, just talk. With your marriage this long so far, you know how to sit down and talk about painful feelings from both sides. And this is important to both of your healths, and it will affect your marriage. Try to hear his side of this, because that's what you want, HIS side, not some stranger on the web's side! Good luck!
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I enjoy pornography more than I should.
Personally, I don't feel it's a bad thing. It's natural, and as long as you're not humping someones leg it's harmless. You're not going to ruin your life by pleasuring yourself. In time it will fade. But there are ways you can better control your hormones. You could go to your doctor, and a embarrassing as it is, it IS help. If I were you, I'd start switching to photographs. Go to something other than videos, and from there you can start masturbating without the help of pornography and perhaps have a lighter weight on your mind. As far as getting excited in public by all them sexy ladies, that's something you're going to have to train yourself to stop doing.
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I would take a break from the porn atleast for now and go solo with just your mind. I for one can go a day or two without it no problem. I dont think you have an addiction. You just dont want to go to far with it you know. Anyways hope I helped, good luck to you.
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Originally Answered: Help me with porn addiction?
There are two primary aspects in the battle to overcome an addiction to internet porn: spiritual and practical. Spiritually, addiction to pornography is a sin that God desires you to overcome and therefore will enable you to do so. The first step is to make sure you have genuinely placed your trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior. If you are unsure, please visit our page on salvation and forgiveness. Without salvation through Jesus Christ, there is no possibility of a true and lasting victory over pornography: “Apart from me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5).
If you are a believer in Christ and are struggling with an addiction to internet porn, there is hope and help for you! The power of the Holy Spirit is available to you (Ephesians 3:16). The cleansing of God’s forgiveness is available to you (1 John 1:9). The renewing capacity of God’s Word is at your disposal (Romans 12:1-2). Commit your mind and eyes to the Lord (1 John 2:16). Ask God to strengthen you and help you to overcome pornography (Philippians 4:13). Ask God to protect you from further exposure to porn (1 Corinthians 10:13), and to fill your mind with things that are pleasing to Him (Philippians 4:8). These are all requests that God will honor and answer.
Practically speaking, there are numerous tools to combat an addiction to internet pornography. There is a great program available at www.PureOnline.com. There are several quality internet filtering programs that will completely block your computer from accessing pornography, such as www.BSafeOnline.com. Another fantastic tool is available at www.X3Watch.com. X3watch is accountability software. It tracks your internet browsing and sends a report of any objectionable websites you have visited to an accountability partner of your choosing. Your temptation to view internet porn would be greatly reduced if you knew your youth pastor, parent, friend, pastor, or spouse would receive a detailed report about it. There are also quite a few good books on overcoming porn addiction: Every Man's Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Purity One Victory at a Time by Stephen Arterburn, Pure Freedom: Breaking the Addiction to Pornography by Mike Cleveland, and The Game Plan by Joe Dallas.
Do not despair! An addiction to internet porn is not an “unforgivable sin.” God can and will forgive you. An addiction to internet porn is not an “unconquerable sin.” God can and will enable you to overcome it. Commit your mind and eyes to the Lord. Commit yourself to filling your mind with God’s Word (Psalm 119:11). Seek His help daily in prayer; ask Him to fill your mind with His truth and block unwanted thoughts and desires. Take the practical steps listed above to keep yourself accountable and block access to internet porn. “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).
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