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Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby dhamma_newb » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:47 pm

Hi all,

I came across this website called and realized I wanted to cut out all fantasy, porn, masturbation, and orgasm for 90 days and see what would happen in my life. I know this will be quite a challenge so hopefully posting this here will help me to succeed. Thank you.

With Metta,
Don
The watched mind brings happiness.
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:04 pm

It always surprises me that people talk about these things in front of god and everybody.

Whatever the case, good luck and I hope you get a firm grip on this issue of yours so that it arises no longer.

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby David2 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:30 pm

I watched the "Your Brain On Porn Series" on that site, and I think it was worth it.
I saw many parallels to the teachings of the Buddha. The videos offer a good explanantion how the craving circle works in the brain. The more often you indulge in stimuluses, the less satisfaction you will get in the long run because the receptors of the receiving synapsises get fewer to compensate the higher dopamine output. So the craving increases, you want more but get less satisfaction.

A good advice in the videos was to not indulge in fantasies, but to concentrate on sensations which could very well come from a Buddhist teacher.

Good luck to you DN with your efforts.

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby RMSmith » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:48 pm

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Buckwheat » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:41 pm

so that it arises no longer... hahahahahahahahaha :jumping: :toilet:

I think it is a tragedy that so many people think that the potential embarassment of a frank discussion is worth repressing discussion of a sexual nature. How very Victorian. Here in California, and I assume Western Nevada, sex is discussed pretty openly. Sometimes it gets inappropriate, but for the most part I think it removes some of the "bad boy" impulse from lust, making it a little (but just a little) easier to overcome lust.

That being said, good luck to you, RMSmith. Cutting porn from the diet is definitely a positive thing. When I cut porn from my diet, it almost seemed to make lust worse for a few weeks, but after a while it helped the visual aspect of lust fade a bit. It's still hard to walk down the street and see a beautiful woman on a warm day with short shorts and her cleavage popping out her shirt without having at least a modicum of lust, but at least I can now quickly turn my focus back to the breath instead of letting my jaw hit the sidewalk.

I believe in talking about things. If you are working with lust, one must discuss lust. Buddha said that if lust was any more powerful he may not have found enlightenment. It's tough and we all need a little help. Hopefully we can all move beyond.
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Sam Vara » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:52 pm

I thought that it said

"Free Porn for 90 Days".

There's always a catch in these offers, though, isn't there?

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby RMSmith » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:54 pm

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Ben » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:42 pm

Dear members,
Please ensure to remain on-topic. Off-topic posts inc. metadiscussion is routinely removed without warning and is subject to unwanted moderator attention.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Ben
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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby dhamma_newb » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:41 am

The watched mind brings happiness.
Dhp 36

I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
Walt Whitman

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:26 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby dhamma_newb » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:20 am

The watched mind brings happiness.
Dhp 36

I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
Walt Whitman

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Buckwheat » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:56 pm

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby Tyler » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:41 pm

Don,
Your honesty in this matter is commendable. The website in the original post is very interesting. I wish you the best on your quest. The personal benefit will be immeasurable and freeing! :)

With Metta,
Tyler

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby dhamma_newb » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:25 pm

The watched mind brings happiness.
Dhp 36

I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
Walt Whitman

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Re: Porn Free for 90 Days

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:07 pm

Totally delighted that your onanistic proclivities are being kept in check and that your showing great restraint in what you are looking at, but just to see how well restrained you are, here is a tempting photo of a fine pair of boobies:

http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/ass ... 50c7_m.jpg

Good luck, but if you fail here, keep it to yourself.


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