Porn Addiction and Ways to gain Freedom. by StephenWise



Individuals who suffer from sex addiction are driven by a powerful urge for sexual stimulation and satisfaction, which may compel the person to engage in risky behavior such as visiting prostitutes or spending large sums of money and time surfing the Internet for pornography. Pornography addiction is thus closely related with sex addiction. This behavior often occurs during work or in other inappropriate situations.
Some people may continually seek sexual affairs and engage in dangerous behavior such as exposing themselves or masturbating in public. The behavior is repeated frequently, despite the risk. You can deliver yourself.


There are so many ways to deal and deliver yourself from addictions such as pornographic addictions. So many researchers have listed and emphasized on them too, but I am going to give, in this article, 6 technological ways and
Here are a few basic ways to break addiction and gain freedom, if you want it. Science has discovered our brains are wired similar to a computer (a very complex computer) which means they can be rewired.

1. Filtering

Let’s be honest, is anyone actually going to get rid of their computer or smartphone? A few brave souls might but for the rest of us, forget it. The next best thing would be to filter usage. There are plenty of great filters out there but one of the best is Covenant Eyes. This software not only filters content, it monitors each website and search term used. It then sends a detailed automated report to an accountability partner. As users venture into the gray areas, it allows for an ongoing conversation on how to adjust behavior.
Filtering is not the be all end all, there are other ways to get the “cocaine.” Aside from filtering websites, you also need to filter friendships and communication. The unfollow or block button for certain social media accounts can definitely save you. If certain people are posting images that are triggers or communicating with them causes you to yearn for the crack, remove them. Many people make the mistake of getting on the correct track to sobriety, but still hanging around the dope dealer or going to places that provide a milder hit. i.e certain movies, Instagram post, chat room, etc. Remember, filtering is not just software it’s a lifestyle.


2. Tell someone(Accountability):
The first step in finding freedom is sharing your struggle with someone. This is a powerful weapon against the shame that can keep us trapped in sin like pornography. Telling someone — whether a friend, spouse, parent, pastor, mentor or counselor — isn’t about public shaming or punishment. You don’t share so they can be disappointed in you; you share so someone knows and can help you stop using porn and also find healing from it. Remember the stats from early, you would be surprised how many people have overcome or are going through the exact same challenge you are.

3. Make viewing pornography inconvenient:
Once we tell someone, we can mistakenly believe it’s up to that person to do the work to get us out of this mess. That’s simply not true. In accountability models, we often base freedom on being caught and forget to focus on how to prevent being tripped up by sin in the first place. To experience true freedom, you need to stop relying on someone catching you and start taking steps to prevent it.

4. Figure out your triggers:
Once you’ve made indulging your struggle less convenient, you’ll have a better idea of what drives you to pornography. If it’s less of a brain-dead habit and more of a conscious decision, what are the things that trigger it for you?
Triggers are different for everyone. We sin when we are enticed and drawn away by our own lusts. Sin is, essentially, personal.
What triggers you may not trigger anyone else. For some people, triggers are emotional. For some, they’re situational. My triggers were a little bit of both. I found myself more tempted when under a lot of stress, when I watched movies on my laptop, and when I used a lotion I used in college. I learned to manage my stress, got rid of my laptop for a while, and threw away the lotion.
Not every trigger is avoidable, but when you know what triggers you, you are able to develop a plan for how to approach each one.

5. Fight for your mind:
Pornography is a unique struggle because, in a sense, you can’t be separated from it. Lock yourself in a room with no internet, books or TV and you can still struggle with pornography by simply going inside your own head. The battle for my mind was by far the hardest and longest part of my journey to freedom.

6. Reconnect to relationships:
One key step to freedom we often miss is the need to reconnect to relationships. We make the mistake of thinking this will happen only after we are completely free. We feel we have to clean up our act first before we can be in community. When we treat a struggle with pornography like some sort of modern-day leprosy, we isolate ourselves even more from the very people who can help us heal our identity. Sin of any sort is an attack on our identity — pornography fundamentally so.

Say no to shame if you really want to fight and overcome porn addiction. Shame will try to convince you that you have to hide your addiction and break free on your own, but grace has a different message. The message of God’s grace is that Christ has already won the victory over your addiction, and He’s already taken on the shame. His heart for you now is not to punish you or to “see you pay” but instead to see you healed whole and walking in His freedom.
You can try to find freedom on your own, hoping you’ll be caught, or you can step into the light today and walk toward true freedom. It won’t be easy, but it is more than worth it. I know. 

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