Internet pornography is something that nearly every man is familiar with…

In fact, so few men abstain from masturbating to porn that researchers struggle to perform studies on the topic due to the lack of a reliable control group.

And it’s really quite unfortunate that so many of us pick up this habit at such an early age…

If left unchecked this bad habit can kill your confidence, cripple your ability to have pleasurable sex, and even destroy your romantic relationships.

In this article I’ll cover the most common negative side effects of porn addiction, and then I’ll outline a series of techniques you can use right now to stop watching porn and escape these negative consequences.

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Porn Addiction Side Effects

Porn is so dangerous because it can easily become a part of your daily routine.  After all, it’s not uncommon for men to admit to jerking it to porn several times per day.

I mean, let’s face it – looking at naked chicks and busting a nut feels good. That’s why we do it.

However when you do anything that frequently, and you do it over the course of several years, there’s clear potential for the activity to change how you think, act, and even identify with yourself. This is what makes porn so dangerous. Below are some of the more common specific side effects that can – and usually do – develop over time if you consistently watch porn.

1. Reduced motivation to meet and date real women

When you get used to satisfying your sexual urges by flipping open your laptop and watching porn, why would you go out of your way to date real women? Porn is so much easier…

But what do you really want? To get off watching OTHER people have sex on your SCREEN… or to actually having sex yourself?

2. Erectile dysfunction

When you get used to getting turned on and ejaculating as a result of watching pixels move around on your screen, your brain will physically change. It will train itself to be aroused by watching porn instead of being with a real woman.

This ability of our brain to “rewire” itself is called neuroplasticity… and it’s very real.

Now, there are many different ways to naturally improve erectile function. But at the end of the day, if you’re dysfunction is caused by porn addiction, you’re going to have to quit in order to get back to normal.

3. Unrealistic sexual expectations

The women you see in porn are wearing absurd amounts of makeup, and most of them have undergone multiple plastic surgeries. Real women don’t look like pornstars (and that’s a good thing – google “pornstars without makeup” if you don’t believe me).

This is another reason you can develop sexual dysfunction – real women often “fail” to live up to the pornographic fantasies you’ve become so accustomed to.

Another significant way porn can alter your sexual expectations is how they depict common sexual scenarios. Women simply don’t initiate sex like they do in porn – it tends to be the man’s job. So you can stop waiting on your teacher, flight attendant, or cleaning lady to strip down and fuck you in the middle of the day…

4. Shame spiraling

Do you feel guilty about watching porn? Is it something that you hide from other people?

The truth is that many guys are ashamed that they watch porn. It’s not in line with their principles. They know it’s a bad habit, and that other people look down upon it, and so they do it in secrecy. And this eats away at their self-esteem and makes them feel insecure, unworthy, and just all-around shitty about themselves.

5. Escalating to extreme and perverted sexual tastes

One trend that’s been recorded is the tendency of men to view more and more extreme forms of porn as time goes on.

A simple man on women sex scene begins to fail to arouse them and so they move onto threesomes, gang bangs, rape scenes, and other perverted types of porn. I won’t even go into how this will fuck up your brain and turn you into an all-out pervert – it should be obvious.

6. It can lead you to putting women and sex on a pedestal

Watching porn can make sex seem more like a dream and less like a reality – especially if you aren’t regularly getting laid. And this can lead you to pedestalizing women and the act of sex. After all, if you need to watch porn to release your sexual urges, then could it be that you aren’t worthy of real-life women?

This dynamic is extremely dangerous and can make you depend on women for validation and happiness.

How To Quit Porn

In the video above I talk about how I quit porn and what strategy worked best.

Quitting porn is so important because it frees you from all of the negative side effects I mentioned above. Some will take time, and others will diminish immediately – but they will all go away if you can stick to your guns for the long haul.

If you’re currently struggling to quit porn, follow the steps below, stop watching porn, and I promise that you’ll be that much happier, more confident, and sexually potent for doing so.

1. Change your identity

Studies have shown that we often must change how we see ourselves in order to change our behaviors. For example, if you struggle to goto the gym you might buy a bunch of new gym clothes in order to start thinking of yourself as a “gym rat” – with the hopes of this identity change sparking your motivation to hit the gym.

I think a simple identity change that will help you stop watching porn is to think of it as a silly behavior that a weaker, more insecure, and less experienced version of yourself used to do. When you think about hitting up your favorite porn site, just laugh and think about how stupid and pointless it is, and how you don’t do that shit anymore. It’s never very satisfying or fulfilling anyways.

2. Jerk it without porn

There’s a test out there called the “Porn Induced Erectile Dysfunction Test”. All it involves is masturbating without watching pornography or imagining a pornographic fantasy.  If you can get hard and ejeactualte without much effort, you pass. If not, you fail – and you likely have porn-induced ED.

Beyond this being a good test, it’s also an acceptable way to release pent up sexual energy without resorting to watching porn.

3. Replace it with another habit

This is a simple technique that works for kicking any bad habit. The same way that a nicotine addict might chew a piece of gum when they want to smoke a cig, you need to find something else to do when you get the urge to watch porn. Exercising and meditating are two activities I recommend for suitable replacements – or, at first, jerking it WITHOUT porn.

4. Don’t beat yourself up when you do it

Relapse is not only probable – it’s inevitable. Rather than shaming yourself and feeling like shit, reflect on what led you to relapsing and think about how you can better handle the situation next time you get the urge. Being too hard on yourself will only cultivate more self-hate and lead to a more vicious cycle of relapse in the future.

5. Get away from your computer when you get the urge

Question: Where do you watch porn?

Answer: On a computer.

Next time you get the urge to jerk it, take a break from being on your computer and go do something else – the urge will often subside when you remove yourself from that environment.

6. Pay a friend $100 if you slip up and watch porn

A final strategy that has worked EXTREMELY well for me in the past (for quitting any bad habit) is to tell a close friend that you’ll pay them $100 if you slip up. Just ask them to check in on you once per week.

If you go this route, be committed to actually following through and paying your friend if you slip up (go with $20 or $50 if $100 is more than you can tolerate). Otherwise it will not be effective.

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