The holiday season brings particular challenges to a porn addict. This episode highlights the pitfalls and ways to escape them.
How was your recovery in 2016? This episode reflects on the highlights of this podcast from the last year and offers potential direction for the future.
Just because you stop and disengage from porn, it doesn't mean you are going to stay away from porn. You need strategies to calm your brain and seek help.
If relapse is a hard-to-escape reality of recovery, there must be ways to prevent them. This episode offers a strategy to prevent slipping into a full-blown relapse.
Relapse never occurs suddenly. It always occurs in different stages. In this episode, we will analyse the different stages between being porn-free and completely resuming porn usage.
Relapse happens to every recovering addict. This episode explores some of the reasons why we relapse.
It is almost impossible to measure a successful recovery from porn without defining what a relapse is. This episode deals with the nuances of defining a relapse.
This episode discusses the utility of an abstinence pledge against porn, the pitfalls of a failed pledge and tips for a successful pledge.
Every porn addict gets to a point of clarity every now and then when porn does not look or feel as attractive as it used to. That feeling is short-lived. This episode talks about how to capitalize on such moments and build on lasting recovery.
We all want change in our lives. But making a positive change is not easy. This episode discusses the intricacies involved in making a change.
Sexuality is a pleasure meant to be shared with another individual. Porn offers a selfish pleasure devoid of relationship. However, popular media portrays porn as part of healthy sexuality. This episode addresses porn in the context of healthy sexuality.
Deception and cheating is in the very storyline of every porn scene. When we view porn, we buy into this alternate reality which ironically deceives us and our loved ones in the end.
Life is tough for everyone. And we all need some escape every now and then from the responsibilities of life. Porn promises to be an excellent escape but it miserably fails to deliver.
Do you remember your first peak at porn? The first peak may have been accidental but the second peak is almost never accidental. It involves a decision. That same decision making skill is necessary to quit porn.
We tend to think that recovery from porn addiction has everything to do with the mind and not as much with the rest of our bodies. On the contrary, recovery from porn addiction is impossible without physical fitness.
What if we could do something very simple that would potentially prevent us from going down the slippery slope toward porn? This episode discusses one special exercise that could snap us out of the mindless craving for porn.
Time is the most precious currency we possess in our lives. If we invest time in one activity disproportionately, it will surely affect other areas of our lives. Porn habit is very time consuming. We should reflect on what other aspect of life porn is affecting.
There are various triggers that can lead one to use porn. Boredom is rarely talked about as a major trigger. A closer look at your porn use may indicate that you need a different approach toward boredom.
The secret is out and now your loved one is confronting you about your porn habit. This episode explores how best to handle this situation and what the best alternative is to avoiding this situation in the first place.
Have you ever wondered if the word "porn addict" suits you? Is there a spectrum of behavior when it comes to porn consumption? This episodes attempts to answer these questions.
Irritability during porn adddiction could be porn induced. It could be due to shame or it could be a subconscious way we push others away so they dont get close enough to discover our secrets
It is easy to be motivated to quit porn for someone else or something else but unless there is an internal motivation to quit, the recovery does not last long.
Time is probably the most precious commodity in our lives. Porn has a way of stealing it either quantitatively or qualitatively from us.
Our brains register not only our behavior but also the location, sights, smells and the people associated with a certain activity. In porn addiction, the location can become a trigger all on its own.