Is it possible to quit pornography and walk away from it for good?
My answer to that question is yes, but you can’t expect it to work on the first try. Going cold turkey and never looking back is the right approach. (Read my post & follow the video on Radical Amputation approach to quitting pornography) With pornography, it is not possible to use it here and there and decrease you dosage gradually. We have simply become out of control with our usage. Pornography grabs a hold of you and controls you.
Alcoholics & drug users can attest to the same situation of how their addictions ran their lives and caused their lives to spin out of control. Going cold turkey is the only way to break free from the very thing that harms us. You can’t play with a little bit of fire and not get burned. Fire is fire and even a little bit does you harm.
You will experience symtoms of withdrawal – physical & mental. You will be extremely tempted to justify even the shortest peek at some porn. You will inevitably slip up. Everyone has relapses during their recovery process. Here is some advice:
- Don’t give up – get back up after you fall. The difference between winners and losers in this battle is that the winners got back up one more time than the loser who gave up.
- Don’t play around the edges of pornography – no swimsuit models, underwear models, erotica, provocative ads, suggestive radio shows – steer away from the edge or you will fall into the pit!
- Know what triggers your urges for pornography – We all have our weak moments, moods, and situations. Identify them, avoid & counteract them.
- Reach out during your weak moments – Call your sponsor or accountability partner. An accountability partner is there to help pull you through times of temptation.
Go cold turkey! The temptations and failures will come. Don’t let them get the best of you. Get back up, dust off and press forward. Eventually, these times of temptation and failure will come further and further apart. You will get to the point that Pornography will take its last finger off of you and let you go!! It will cease to control you!!
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