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Hey everybody.  Here's another great article that explores the science of sexual objectification.

The realm of sexual fantasy and objectification is profoundly connected to porn use and other artificial sexual stimulation.
If we see a complete stranger in public and start having sexual fantasies about them, are we becoming aroused by a real person?  Or, are we slipping into that fantasy world where we choose the safety of imaginary experiences with dispensable sex objects over real-life connections with whole, complex human beings?

This article encourages us to believe that we can recondition our brains to not only abstain from internet porn and other artificial sexual stimulation, but to stop compusively objectifying people altogether!  Personally, I find this very empowering!

Porn Addiction / Why Men Objectify Women
« on: August 16, 2016, 11:40:24 AM »
I recently read a great article over at The Good Men Project that explores several men's theories and reflections about why they objectify women.

I would encourage any and all of you to check it out, and perhaps some of us can continue the discussion here in the forums.

Hello Reboot Nation,

Like many of you, I have been addicted to porn in one form or another since I was a child.  (Note: I will use the word "porn" to define a broad spectrum of images throughout society where women are being depicted as sex objects)  As I grew older and began to understand the overwhelming influence of patriarchy and misogyny in my own life and in the lives around me, I knew I would ultimately have to kick my PMO habits for good.  Ideologically, I have been anti-porn for years now, but I continue to struggle with my addiction and occasionally fall into periods of relapse which generally coincide with bouts of depression and self-loathing.  I want to be an ally to all who are oppressed by this culture of exploitation, and I believe I can and must overcome my addiction.

I am now 31, and the longest I have gone without any PMO is about 6 months.  My most recent PMO relapse was on July 3rd, 2015, and my goal is to celebrate 1 year of resistance to porn on July 4th, 2016.  (my own personal independence day!)  A fellow rebooter has strongly recommended the "hard 90" (90 days without PMO, MO, or O) so I will be working toward that goal as well.

I joined Reboot Nation with the hope of finding an accountability partner to stay in touch with by phone or mail.  Though I am very happy to be a part of this online community, I don't want to be spending a lot of time on the internet and, therefore, probably won't be a very active participant in the forums.  If you are interested in becoming accountability partners, please send me a message and tell me a little about yourself.  I would love to hear from you!   :)

Yours in solidarity,

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