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« on: March 26, 2017, 11:34:55 AM »
Did you go back to porn fetish fantasy when you were masturbating once a week between relationships? If so, I think the porn influence could be the issue for you. Train your sexuality for what you want to engage in later in your life. If you want to respond to real people, train your arousal to real people...or at least your imagination of real people...not "remembering (fetish) porn" that seldom matches real life.
Be consistent, because it gets tougher to retrain your brain as you age.
BTW, these kinds of problems are very common in today's porn users. You may find this article interesting: http://www.sash.net/unprecedented-rates-of-sexual-dysfunctions-in-young-men-may-be-related-to-internet-porn-use/
How old are you, by the way?
Finally, some people are just more sensitive to the fallout from too much ejaculation. This can be affected by stress and other factors. You may find this page interesting too: http://www.yourbrainonporn.com/men-does-frequent-ejaculation-cause-hangover
If you think this might be your issue, experiment with another approach to sex with your partner for a while: http://www.reuniting.info/karezza_porn_addicts
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:18:39 AM »
Sorry you're hurting. If you're interested in reading others' withdrawal stories: http://www.yourbrainonporn.com/what-does-withdrawal-from-porn-look-like
Try getting an accountability buddy or check out this guy's site: https://youtu.be/ZJp1E2vNMUc
, or a support group IRL for porn addiction. You'll be fine. Just don't give up.
You seem to know this, but research shows that all of these things help return your brain to healthy balance: exercise, meditation, time in nature, socializing, staying offline, and beneficial stressors like cold showers or intermittent fasting. Have you watched this vid? "Your Brain On Porn: How Internet porn affects the brain" https://youtu.be/7oFVOJf0TzY
YourBrainOnPorn website is good too.
« on: February 09, 2017, 02:49:05 PM »
Great tips. How old are you?
« on: February 09, 2017, 02:40:30 PM »
Congratulations on your improvements.
FYI, urologists who measure erectile dysfunction don't just ask if you can get an erection. Inability to sustain an erection during sex is also evidence of "erectile dysfunction." Typically it gets worse if you keep using porn, so it's great you stopped when you did. This is a really common problem today: http://www.sash.net/unprecedented-rates-of-sexual-dysfunctions-in-young-men-may-be-related-to-internet-porn-use/
Just know that when you recover, it's not "safe" to use porn again. If it caused sexual dysfunctions once, they will develop again if you go back to internet porn.
« on: January 13, 2017, 08:30:13 PM »
Recovered addicts can be amazing, wise, humble, loving mates. Well done having a heart big enough to make it through such a difficult time.
Not sure if you would find this useful: http://www.reuniting.info/lazy_way_to_stay_in_love
All the best!
« on: November 22, 2016, 01:17:23 PM »
I'm confused. Did you quit because of sexual dysfunctions, or did they only show up when you flatlined during recovery? How old are you? Any other noticeable benefits since quitting?
« on: November 21, 2016, 11:26:04 PM »
Sad story, brilliantly told. Sorry for what you and Rachel went through. How old are you?
It's sad that humanity doesn't realize how important careful management of sexual energy is in terms of our perceptions and priorities.
Hats off to you sister for being a well informed therapist, rather than a crackpot like many "sex therapists" today who are making their careers by ignoring the solid science to promote the schlock "science" that the mainstream journalists are purveying for the most part. So many young men and their partners are suffering needlessly.
Thanks for telling your story.
« on: November 21, 2016, 11:21:37 PM »
You aren't alone. Happens to most guys. It's hard to accept that it's really the porn, with the mainstream press and even some crackpot scientists lying to you. You might like this page: http://yourbrainonporn.com/what-is-it-like-to-experiment-with-porn-after-recovery
How old are you? What benefits did you see after you quit? Did you have any sexual dysfunctions when you decided to quit?
« on: November 09, 2016, 01:41:09 PM »
« on: October 31, 2016, 12:58:11 PM »
Emerald Blue, your post makes me think of this recent talk by Gail Dines to a large conference of pediatricians. [WARNING: may be triggering for some]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ma70AlG2mDY
« on: October 31, 2016, 10:44:18 AM »
The largest porn giant, Mindgeek (which owns 9 of the 15 largest free porn hubs), is the porn producer/distributor with the deepest pockets and the greatest interest in having people continue to believe porn is harmless. They are the ones pandering the free porn, knowing that kids (as well as adults) are viewing their vids...a lot. They are the ones who make money from every click, due to ad revenues.
Also, keep in mind that the sexual enhancement drug makers never before had customers under 40. In less than a decade, they now have billions of dollars worth of sales from young men...thanks to streaming porn on tube sites causing severe sexual dysfunctions.
Are we up against some Very Big and Unethical $$$$ when it comes to efforts to suppress this message in every way possible?
« on: August 20, 2016, 06:58:17 PM »
Can you find a therapist to help you at this site? http://www.new.sash.net/
It's not unusual for cravings and weird fantasies to get stronger at first, during a reboot. But giving into them makes them worse. They will settle down as you get your brain back into balance. The things that help the most are exercise, meditation, time in nature, socializing, staying offline, and beneficial stressors like cold showers.
Meanwhile, when you have cravings, try these things:
• Urinate, which can reduce the urges. (Drink a lot of water if you need to.)
• Splash cold water on your junk.
• While you release your breath slowly contract your butt/hamstrings as hard as you can so that you feel like you're lifting up and keep it like that until you can't anymore and release it slowly.
• Hold your breath for 30 seconds.
• Avoid fantasizing.
• As a single movement, practice contracting and pulling upward the entire floor of your pelvis, including the anus, perineum, and genitals. It should feel like you are trying to stop yourself from going to the bathroom. You can practice this in sets of 15 or 20 contractions, holding them as long as you can. Kills boners.
« on: July 27, 2016, 10:00:20 AM »
« on: April 19, 2016, 10:37:46 AM »
Congratulations on your recovery. It's great you found the information here helpful.
Streaming internet porn is a new phenomenon and it will take time for the medical/scientific professions to catch up.
« on: March 02, 2016, 12:26:14 PM »
Great to hear of your progress. I'm curious. Did you cut back on porn use while in relationships in the past? Maybe that's why things would eventually get better.
It's interesting that you continued to masturbate to fantasy. But you said when you did the PIED test, you *couldn't* masturbate to fantasy. Did you take a short timeout from masturbation (+ avoiding porn) at first when you started this recovery?
« on: February 12, 2016, 05:22:39 PM »
Congratulations. How old are you? How long were you aware of the problem?
« on: December 24, 2015, 12:55:15 PM »
Congratulations. That's a really inspiring post. You are a courageous man.
« on: November 19, 2015, 07:28:41 PM »
Bravo. How old are you?
« on: October 18, 2015, 08:51:46 PM »
Thanks for sharing your story and advice. How long have you been not using your fetish?
« on: August 29, 2015, 08:33:27 PM »