There are two aspects to beating porn addiction - the physical process of abstinence and the methods of doing so, and understanding the psychological background and context that has led to the addiction. They say that to really explore the latter, you need to achieve the former. This post is about the latter. Ever since reading Paula Hall's … Continue reading Trauma, Self-Esteem and a Hypothesis
So September is nearly upon us and looking back, August has been probably the toughest month I've had to deal with in relation to porn addiction. My anxiety and stress levels have been through the roof, yet I've been relapsing at the same regularity as before, so all in all I'm finding it hard to … Continue reading Status Update – more content blocking!
I have been recording in a Google Calendar my daily progress. A green 🙂 goes if I did not look at porn that day, otherwise it gets a red X. At the end of each month, I total up the number of days clean as a percentage of total days in the month, with the goal being … Continue reading Monthly report: July 2014
Today I had my second private therapy session with a sex addiction counsellor. I had decided to go down the counselling route for two reasons: 1) self-motivation wasn't working and 2) I started to appreciate that to fix my addiction, I'd have to really understand the underlying psychological reasons for it; something I would likely not … Continue reading Private therapy session #2 take-away
One common theme amongst most people who have made significant progress in their porn addiction recovery, especially from those who have beaten it, is that they have all had professional help. So acknowledging that self-help, while beneficial, was not delivering the results for me that I wanted, I contacted a professional sex/porn addiction psycho-therapist, and today … Continue reading Taking the next step – professional help
Today I finally received the text message from my mobile phone provider that I've been waiting for for ages... confirming that their server-side adult content block has been activated on my account.I had hoped that willpower alone would have been enough to beat this thing, but it hasn't been the case, as I have still … Continue reading Stage 2: Implementing the content block