How To Quit Porn? Here Are 5 Videos To Get You Started

There’s plenty of great information out there to help you quit porn or overcome porn-induced ED, but it can get lost in the signal-to-noise ration of the web. So here’s a list of 5 videos with great info to help you.

**Important Note: I recommend watching these videos on this page, as the suggested videos in the sidebar on YouTube can trigger a relapse.

1.  #NoWanks: Quitting Porn and masturbation has changed my life

This blunt and humorous video by Gavin McInnis on the Rebel Media YouTube channel highlights the many reasons why too much porn and masturbation can be harmful. It’s a must watch and shares some interesting perspective. McInnis is a Generation X man himself who lays out the facts in a brilliant, no-nonsense way for just about anyone to understand.

At 1:57 he talks about the problem millennials are having with porn today and why it’s becoming such a huge problem.

Possibly the greatest thing this video does is tell the truth, but with a comedic twist. It takes a lot of the serious strain that comes with recovery off, while still offering quality insight into how the brain works on porn, why porn is becoming such a massive problem for the younger generations, and finally what you can do about it in order to heal from the process of Porn and masturbation and vice versa.

“I’m not against porn. I don’t think it should be banned. I don’t want to arrest pornstars… But, YOU are beating off too much and it’s hurting your life.”

–Gavin McInnis

Of course, he doesn’t suggest the banning of porn but merely thinks that investing your time in personal relationships will not only benefit your life but enhance it in every way.

2. The basics of rebooting

Gabe Deem of Reboot Nation tackles the problem of porn in this rebooting introductory video. If you’re unfamiliar with rebooting, how to go about it, or where to start, then this will be helpful in many ways.

He jumps right in at 00:34 with the question “What is a reboot?” For those of you who simply can’t imagine WHY you’d want to give up porn and reboot your brain, Gabe explains it quite well at 1:19.

Understanding how your brain works when it’s exposed to high levels of porn helps you to come to terms with what may be happening in your body. This video is educational in nature and draws on the results of studies conducted on the topic of porn and masturbation. If you struggle to follow the science of things, Gabe puts it out in an easy-to-understand and follow method.

At 4:35 he opens up about the benefits of reducing your porn and masturbation habit by rebooting, and they are numerous. Some seemingly unrelated areas of your life are affected by porn also and in this section, it’s clear to see that the advantages are numerous.

Some of the most frequently asked rebooting questions are answered in this 13-minute long video. If you’re looking for answers, this video is a great place to start.

“(With porn) you become sexually conditioned to become aroused by a certain stimulus in a certain way. You become aroused by pixels on a screen and novelty
rather than a real person.”

-Gabe Deem

3.  The science of pornography addiction (SFW)

 

To be fair to the skeptics, an innocent-until-proven-guilty approach is perfectly acceptable when it comes to the topic of porn and masturbation. This offering by AsapScience will open your eyes and educate you on how the brain reacts to porn. So why do you need to know this kind of stuff? Well, if you’re considering, or have already taken up the challenge of quitting porn, then you need to understand the fundamentals of how the addiction is lodged into your being in the first place.

For many people, the addiction of porn is as real as a substance-abuse addiction and the addiction origin lies less in the substance and more in the way the brain reacts to the substance. In order to be successful in retraining your brain to love healthy sex, it helps to know what to look out for – your triggers — and why you should look out for them.

“The truth is, pornography has dynamically changed over time, ultimately molding our tastes and desires.”

-ASAP Science

It’s a short video that gets right to the point using interesting charts and illustrations to visually outline what a porn addiction does to the brain. As the video highlights, the effects of porn is much the same as gambling and even running. Your brain craves that feel-good release and will encourage you to continually seek out the cause of this excitement.

4.  Porn Myths: the truth behind addiction and sexual dysfunctions, by Gabe Deem

 

Right from the inception of [internet] porn, there have been popular untruths which have birthed misconceptions. We’re seeing some of those misconceptions pop up now in response to the growing concern over porn-induced ED. This is another video by Gabe Deem that aims at debunking some of those myths and putting things into a solid and healthy perspective again.

The fact is that porn-induced ED is on the rise and it’s an issue that can no longer be ignored. Of course, simply watching porn does not mean that you’ll get porn-induced ED. But it should be noted that prolonged use of porn CAN lead to a myriad of other sexual and social dysfunctions.

As Gabe debunks 10 of the greatest myths surrounding porn, the idea of quitting this habit in order to regain your sexual balance, begins to make sense on a completely natural level.

Here are the 10 myths he tackles:

  1. Our sexual taste can’t change
  2. Young guys ED is caused by something other than porn.
  3. Only people predisposed develop problems from porn use.
  4. It’s the type/genre of porn we watch that causes the problems.
  5. Porn addicts have high sex drives or hyper sexuality disorder.
  6. Porn didn’t cause ED “back in the day”, so we should be fine.
  7. Only guys develop porn-induced problems.
  8. Porn addiction and sex addiction are the same thing.
  9. Guys watch porn because of how attractive the girls are.
  10. Porn addicts are trying to avoid responsibility.

Gabe’s video offers food for thought while it tackles some pretty interesting views that have become cemented in our society today. It’s the perfect go-to video if you’ve got someone who just doesn’t get why quitting porn is relevant, or is spouting some of the misconceptions above.

Perhaps what’s most important to take away from this video is that the no porn movement has its skeptics, however, the studies and experience from hundreds of thousands of people speaks for itself.

5.  Porn Sex vs Real sex: The differences explained with food

 

Right, so here’s another slightly humorous video that tells it as it is. A well-indulged porn habit can start to change your view on natural sexual experiences – often, if not always, for the worse. Most porn films, scenes, and images are based on fantasy rather than reality and are intended to be extremely alluring. So, of course, after some time, you develop a warped image of women and sex that needs a bit of re-tuning.

Kbcreativelab brings an extremely thought provoking video filled with stats to give you a clear image of the direct contrast between porn sex and real sex. And while this video is light-hearted compared to the rest on this list, it’s not lacking in important information.

It may also not directly touch on the issue of quitting porn, but it does help you to understand the sheer impact porn has on your view of healthy and natural sexual encounters. Of course, if your view on things like women is distorted, you’ll have a pretty hard time kicking the habit. If you’ve already watched the first few videos, you’ll have a clear understanding as to why this is so.

Arming yourself with knowledge is always the first step to recovery.

Need some inspiration? Here’s 50 Reasons To Quit Porn For Good.

Stay clean, stay strong.

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    About Brian

    Brian overcame a long-standing addiction to Internet porn and fully recovered from serious porn-induced erectile dysfunction and performance anxiety. For more about Brian, see my story.

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    1. Great videos Brian. Gabe is really good at explaining and really knows his stuff. You two should do a podcast or something together

    2. I always lose my erection right before penetration. I get hard while cuddling and touching my new girlfriend. But the second im about to stick it in her im soft. This happens everytime and she thinks I dont find her attractive, no matter how much I try and reassure her that IM THE PROBLEM. I can get erections no problem alone with or without porn. I avoid sex now because im afraid ill lose my erection again. Will quitting porn and masterbation help me? If not what will? Thanks

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