What motivates you to stop this addiction

The main thing that motivated me to quit was when i finally realised that, if i want to get out of poverty and be happy this addiction must go. After many year of researching benefits on Reddit and reading studies it finally clicked in my head that the reason I’m not going anywhere in life is because of this addiction. I’m also motivated by the past me when i was in 6th grade because that was when i had all the confidence you could dream of having. Than came my downfall when i got in 7th grade that is when i discovered what this addiction was. When i started it i lost all my confidence and became the that person everyone called shy and anti-social. It crazy how fast this addiction can ruin your life and change the way you view other humans beings. I would keep going but this story would probably take about a whole day for me to finish and I have more than just one motivation to quit this addiction so it take so time. If you want to know them just ask and I will tell them all.

*Another thing , I said addiction instead of the name so it won’t trigger any urges for anyone that reading this bye. :v:

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Thank you for sharing your motivation brother. Looking forward to hearing more!

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To have a normal relationship with a female… last few relationships I’ve focused just around sex always. Last relationship in beginning of year I actually legitimately liked her more than sexual and my effed up mind ruined it… I got major porn induction erectile dysfunction … she tried to help me quit and said she would wait… I kept going back to porn thou. Like an idiot and slave to PMO

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I have a similar story, but what i found out is that due to my childhood and anxiety pmo made it worse am ready to quit i want a better life

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I’ve recently kinda tracked down my own problems are “mommy issues”… I use to think that didn’t exist, I only thought “daddy issues” were a thing … but lack of mom figure around doesn’t allow you to develop a healthy relationship with females… which is why I think I’ve made all relationships sexual

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Similar story to yours. 6th grade I had a good friend group and was a little shy but still had confidence. Then 7th grade (when I became a full on addict) I started to really isolate myself from people because I felt too much anxiety. I guess my main motivation is just to have good relationships with people.

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Crazy that is exact same age for me too. Before 6th grade I was popular and confident. Had lil “girlfriends” but found porn and excessive masturbation and drugs as well… became completely different

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i will tell the rest of my motivations tomorrow be prepared some will be dumb. :frog:

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Cool. Can’t wait to hear

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Your 7th grade story is similiar to mine.
I agree with your happiness theory… plus… poverty theory.

What motivates me ?
To reclaim My glorious life before i hit puberty & started stroking away my glorious energy…
Further… Adding More Energy to unlock doors of heaven.

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Shame and guilt, it’s takes so much energy.

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I will try my best to make this short and give details for each one.
Here I go again; I will start off with the most important one which is that I want to be able to live an normal life like everyone else. I see so many people that are doing fun things but all I can do is sit home and watch YouTube or throw rocks at my mail box. I know life isn’t always fun but I have never experience anything fun after I got this addiction I lost all my emotions but I’m start to gain them back now. Glad to get that off my chest it bothered me a lot.
Now my second one isn’t that important but it triggered me a lot. I got motivated to quit when i saw the girl I like hugging another dude, the tough thing about this is that I could of been that dude if I wasn’t so shy. I had many opportunities to ask her out and some times she would put herself in situtations where I had to talk to her but I was too shy. I snapped into reality when i say her hugging this dude because I thought about the fact that while he will probably be having sex with her I will just be touching my self like an loser.

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This is the second half I didn’t know how many words I could put in a message so I ended that one.
Another major motivation was that I wanted to find something I love doing. I’m still trying to find what it could be I wanted to go to the NFL as an running back but the coach wouldn’t let be an running back so I quit. I was very good at hiking people but he said he never say me run before because I use to be an linebacker.
Now i will make this the final motivation because I have like 7 more of them.

So if you read this far you deserve an cookie so here it is :cookie: .
Now back to it ; the final motivation is that when i abstain from pmo I gain a lot more strength that I never knew I had. I always felt that I could lift heavier weights but never had the the energy until now. Also when i abstain I become intelligent again and I start coming up with ideas that could change the way we live are daily lives. The only thing that hold me back from making the inventions is my lack of knowledge and lack of :moneybag::moneybag::moneybag::moneybag: money.
Having something that gives you a reason to keep on fighting this addiction is very important because with out one giving up would be so much easier. When you have a why you will try to fight through the tough times because you know you be living a better life.

Sorry for the long story , I get carried away sometimes and forget other people have to read it.
(Keep fighting this addiction because future you will thank you for not giving up).

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Awesome story you’ve shared! Don’t let PMO hold you back from greatness! Who knows what world-changing ideas you could produce! And life is much more enjoyable and fulfilling when you’re free.

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We are so similar. I’ve also had girls go out of their way to talk to me and even on occasion ask me out. I was always too shy to say yes or to even have a simple conversation back. It’s a painful thing but we go through this for a reason. We cannot pick and choose the way our lives have gone in the past but we can control the now and a bit of the future.

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To have a pure heart and a pure spirit so that I can go out and serve the world. I lost my job some years ago, have struggled through temp jobs, and along the way I lost my career mojo, my house, and most of my savings.

I have been turning it around by going inward and investigating my true essence so that I can begin again, find an encore career, all while being in late middle-age! I’ve read tons of books to develop new ways of perceiving the world, have rekindled my religious beliefs and practices, and have asked God for direction, connections, indicators, etc.

One day He pointed me towards a book with a chapter on addictions, and I saw myself there - PMO addict! My first step was looking in the mirror, saying ‘I am a porn addict’, and once I confessed that, everything fell into place. I came upon a treasure of resources to get healing! The NoFap site, a reference to a whatsapp group of accountability partners to join, and this app. It’s all happening so fast! :pray:

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Very happy for you everything will eventually align for you.