For those who watched porn due to boredom, what can be replacement to pornography?

I slipped into porn dur to boredom. I was raised as nerd, no social interaction, no female interaction, hobby… started working as software engineer-- again nerd life. So I found porn and it was exciting… My relapses mostly occur when I am bored at work. We have remote work, so when I give myself breaks, my mind (which is feeling need of dopamine after boring coding session) suggests and encourages me to find new categories of porn.

What can I do insted? What do you do?

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Do your work or go out to nature. Walk to the streets and observe the nature. Run with the dog od you have or do some exercises

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Make a list of people you know and potential friends.
Because when you need it your minds go blank

When you’re bored choose one randomly and call them just check on them.

Soon enough your social life and connections get better, you will be satisfied

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You can find a hobby to fulfill that space. As a Tabletop Roleplaying Games person, I couldn’t recommend RPG enough. It’s a welcome environment for nerd ones, you can find people to play online if there’s no one around that plays, and once you get hooked you can spend a lot time searching and creating content about it. There’s a lot of RPG channels on YouTube, that surely can help when you are bored :slight_smile:

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Play a sport you like. A game that you like. Work out. Learn something you always wanted to. There’s literally a million things to do

My relapses mostly occurs when I am bored at work. We have remote work, so when I give myself breaks, my mind (which is feeling need of dopamine after boring coding session) suggests and encourages me to find new categories of porn.

I will tell you most effective way if you can do it. Buy a dog/cat . Pets always want attention and hence keep us busy as well as it’s fun playing with them.

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