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Age 21 – I am a happier person, My social skills have increased & conversations flow, Getting a lot more attention from girls, Morning wood is returning

Today marks the 64th day I have gone without PMO. It was very difficult not to give in to temptation but I made it! Many times I wanted to give in but I was reminded by the failures to get it up that I had in my past relationship from a year ago and that […]

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Pornography Consumption Effect Scale (PCES): Useful or Not?

PCES yields peculiar results measuring self-perceived effects of pornography Update: In this 2018 NCOSE presentation – Porn Research: Fact or Fiction? – Gary Wilson exposes the truth behind 5 studies propagandists cite to support their claims that porn addiction doesn’t exist or that porn use is largely beneficial. The PCES is critiqued from 36:00 to […]

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Norman Doidge on pornography and neuroplasticity: “The Brain That Changes Itself” (2007)

Comments: These pages of The Brain That Changes Itself (2007) by psychiatrist Norman Doidge are very relevant to porn addiction, and explain how Internet porn tastes escalate (a phenomenon that addiction experts call “tolerance“). If you prefer, read entire chapter: Acquring Tastes And Loves. Update 1: 2014 article by Doidge: Sex on the Brain: What […]

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Age 33 – I see beautiful women as human beings and don’t lech over them. I started a successful company, make more money. Many other benefits.

This forum was critical to my success in beating my porn addiction. I now consider myself truly rebooted. I wanted to explain how I got here because some aspects of my journey were different to what I had read on here, and other aspects were similar. Of course, everyone is different, and I’m not suggesting […]

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Why did my porn use escalate?

STUDIES: Signs of addiction and escalation to more extreme material? Over 60 studies reporting findings consistent with escalation of porn use (tolerance), habituation to porn, and even withdrawal symptoms (all signs and symptoms associated with addiction). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UPDATE: “I gave up porn when it became too disturbing” (Chicago Tribune, 2018) Through the last years of […]

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