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4 Things That May Happen To You When You Quit Porn


YOU BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE:

If you’ve read even a little research on pleasure and addiction, then you’ve probably come across the word dopamine. It’s the little chemical our brain releases when we feel pleasure, and it largely controls our motivations and reward pathways. With porn, this whole process gets thrown off because you’re drowning in dopamine. When you quit porn, your body screams for the same unnatural high. When you quit porn, you suddenly have a few dozen hours free every month. The self-indulgent hours are now open for something better.

The other thing is, quitting porn also increases your quality of work. You’re well-rested instead of bleary-eyed when you get to work in the morning; plus, when your dopamine levels return to normal, you get more excited about what you’re doing.

WITHDRAWAL STARTS TO HAPPEN:

The first week off porn is usually the most difficult—because your body has grown so used to it, you’ll be overwhelmed by your appetite. The influx of images and craving can be almost too much to handle.If you’ve read even a little research on pleasure and addiction, then you’ve probably come across the word dopamine. It’s the little chemical our brain releases when we feel pleasure, and it largely controls our motivations and reward pathways. With porn, this whole process gets thrown off because you’re drowning in dopamine. When you quit porn, your body screams for the same unnatural high.

 

 

RENEWED CONNECTION AND INTIMACY:

In an instant-access world, pornography allows a short-term hold on control where we can avoid rejection and the all-terrible “No.” It’s an illusion, but I understand the urge for it. A constant “Yes” is so seductive. The problem is, the world is full of messy, clumsy, uncertain intimacy with no guarantees and no promises of reciprocity. And while porn seems to offer constancy, it’s a robotic yes-man that only flatters and never challenges, and in the end says a deafening No to the very thing we’re looking for: real, authentic connection where the person you love returns the very same love.

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To settle for less than true intimacy only isolates you into fear. I understand the fear: but we cannot say No to rejection while saying Yes to acceptance at the same time. Human interaction requires the good and the bad, the heaven and the heartache, the bliss and blisters. The deepest laughter can be born in side-by-side grief, just as grief is overcome by the fiercest of loyalty and joy.

When you quit porn, it means you risk the unpredictable maze of the human experience. I’m not overstating the case here. There are plenty of developmentally stunted young adults who cannot bear to endure rejection or even a friend who’s having a bad day, because they’re so used to clicking the kind of “friend” they want to have. While it sounds safe to stay in a cave with a computer all the time, porn only makes you less human, and not more.

 

YOU LOOSE OBJECTIFICATION:

Objectification is about what you do instead of appreciating who you are. Porn turns sex into a dehumanized buffet instead of a sacred, communal gift bound by a promise. When we’re bombarded with the cheap imitation of a good thing, we lose authentic connection. It’s that visual playground of objectifying daydreams that makes you feel guilty and awkward at social gatherings all the time.

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