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I have a collection of streaming porn links and videos on my hard drive. I too have thought about deleting my whole collection before, but instead I just archived it all onto an external hard drive and hid it about a half an hour from my house. All that ended up happening was I eventually started browsing scenes and sites from memory.. lol. It didn't work out as I expected it to. Anyways good luck OP, as I've found out when you hit roadblocks in your journey to "improve yourself" you get frustrated and end up relapsing into your previous bad habits.
I actually did something similar like this before and I ended up relapsing. But I have a very strong feeling that this would be the final break. I strongly urge you to view ted's video the great porn experiment and delete all of your porn in your external hard drive. This might save your life.
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congrats dude. ive been porn free for 6 years and its great , i apriciate woman for who they are not what they are now.
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I actually did something similar like this before and I ended up relapsing. But I have a very strong feeling that this would be the final break. I strongly urge you to view ted's video the great porn experiment and delete all of your porn in your external hard drive. This might save your life.
You just watched 11 hours of porn and now you're going to quit? is this a joke?
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You just watched 11 hours of porn and now you're going to quit? is this a joke?
Its called desensitization. What I did was I desensitized the amygdala of the limbic system to a point wherein the pleasure that I got from watching porn turned into disgust.

I forced myself to watch 11 hours of porn and masturbated several times while watching it. I felt a tremendous amount of disgust after doing it. At the 6 hour mark my mind was already begging me to stop watching and masturbating but I forced myself. After 11 hours, the porn pleasure center in my amygdala was burnt out. Whenever I think about porn I feel pain rather than pleasure.

You will understand this if you watch ted's video on the great porn experiment.
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congrats on such a feat! i am still struggling with my 500GB. i am in limbo and in a heated personal mind battle over my collection. i hope to one day format my drive and never look back. you bring me hope that i can follow suit.

as far as facebook goes, i dropped mine last year, and the 2 week period went by for me quickly. i unfortunately turned to my porn collection to pass the time, but after leaving facebook, i have no regrets about it.

now if only i can get rid of my F-Lights and my dvds..porn is my sad addiction that i need to kick soon or i am gonna be in worse shape.


well done, major.
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My testicles were so sore but I still continued
Reminds me of my days when i was on speed,couldn't sleep.jerked off for hours,i had like blisters on my you know what.

Great that you able to get rid of it if it's the cause or part of the cause of your problems.

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You will regret this in a week! I once deleted my pronz collection in one of those moments of epiphany. Regretted it a few days later

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Great accomplishment buddy! I hope it was my poll thread that convinced you to go ahead with the plan? While I wouldn't delete all of my porn, there's no sense in having several million images and videos that you are not likely to care about in the end; I just keep what I like, and so far it's down to 2-3 GB (mostly because of some high-quality video clips I saved from filesharing sites).

I want a girlfriend. I want to approach a girl, let her know how I feel, and build a real bond between us. I am so sick and tired of the porn and masturbation routine. I need an alternative to this ****.

Here is my thread that I just made, after reading yours. Please give it a read!
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only 3 to 4 times a day? lightweight
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gud job o_o
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Hi Setolac
Nothing makes me feel more alone and on the periphery than Facebook. I really hate it. It makes me very uncomfortable to know that my information is being collected also. I feel it necessary to keep my account because it is so prevalent, and it seems the only way to try to stay in touch, or track down people I have lost contact with.

All that aside, you might want to look into an app called web suicide. From the appearance of it, installing it will automatically "kill" your online accounts for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and according to their website, in like under 20 minutes. Voila. I haven't used it yet, but if you do, please let me know how it went.
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After searching on the internet for; "I think I'm addicted to masturbating to Facebook pictures" - I found this thread... I have been depressed for the last year and have thought about starting to take medication after refusing it initially. After watching that video that the thread started posted about The Great Porn Experiment. I started to wonder...

Maybe I am addicted to porn? It sort of makes sense, I have no libido what so ever except when I am on my own in front of a computer or my iPhone. I thought it was because of the depression but now seeing that porn addiction can cause depression. I have a slightly new perspective on myself. I thought masturbating once a day was normal, but then I started masturbating two times a day, not it's up to four and I can't seem to stop looking for amateur porn and girls on Facebook in my friends list. I have even started masturbating to one girl in particular who is my best friend and knows about my deperession, she is really attractive and my addiction has reached the point where I can't not masturbate unless I have a picture of her up. I was afraid it would ruin my friendship with her so I seeked help through the internet instead of my counsellor because it is too embarrassing to speak to anyone about.

I am going to delete all traces of photos and porn websites from my Facebook, I am going to try and go 90 days without masturbating as of 1pm today and see how it goes.

Thank you for making this thread. I no longer feel alone with this problem, I thought I was a freak for this, now I know others have similar problems to me. It's an inspiration.
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After searching on the internet for; "I think I'm addicted to masturbating to Facebook pictures" - I found this thread... I have been depressed for the last year and have thought about starting to take medication after refusing it initially. After watching that video that the thread started posted about The Great Porn Experiment. I started to wonder...

Maybe I am addicted to porn? It sort of makes sense, I have no libido what so ever except when I am on my own in front of a computer or my iPhone. I thought it was because of the depression but now seeing that porn addiction can cause depression. I have a slightly new perspective on myself. I thought masturbating once a day was normal, but then I started masturbating two times a day, not it's up to four and I can't seem to stop looking for amateur porn and girls on Facebook in my friends list. I have even started masturbating to one girl in particular who is my best friend and knows about my deperession, she is really attractive and my addiction has reached the point where I can't not masturbate unless I have a picture of her up. I was afraid it would ruin my friendship with her so I seeked help through the internet instead of my counsellor because it is too embarrassing to speak to anyone about.

I am going to delete all traces of photos and porn websites from my Facebook, I am going to try and go 90 days without masturbating as of 1pm today and see how it goes.

Thank you for making this thread. I no longer feel alone with this problem, I thought I was a freak for this, now I know others have similar problems to me. It's an inspiration.
whacking it to facebook photos is just immoral
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Hello everybody
I have the same problem. I've been on and off collecting porn movies or pictures from different sites. Sometimes i would grow sick of them and deleted all of my movies and photos (except the ones on dvd's) but in my moments of sorrow i would go back into collecting them. I don't even see the whole movie or the picture gallery, i just put them on my favourites and that's it. When i have hundreds of favourites like that i realise i have a problem and i reconsider my position in life.
I rarely use facebook cause it's so vast, once you signed in it takes a least an hour to go trough the latest changes in your friends profiles. I only keep it in case i need to find someone. My girlfriend (of almost six years now) has a problem with facebook. She is going trough profiles and imagines everyone's happy and starting a family with kids, and she is not and get's really depressed. She knows my problem but cannot help me at this time. I guess in a way i let in my addiction because i'm not satisfied with my actual sex life and like to escape in my fantasies. I hope i will get over it someday and i'm inspired of what i read on this forum.
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The porn thing is not a triumph in my opinion, its a waste.
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Finally I have had enough motivation and inspiration to delete my 70gb worth of porn collection. Before doing this I actually masturbated 3-4 times everyday.Sometimes I masturbated the whole day, just taking short breaks in between. My testicles were so sore but I still continued. I even resorted into masturbating to pictures of girls on facebook whom I know and this has affected how I view women.
This video inspired me alot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zif0_60b3WU . It was mentioned somewhere in the video that depression and social anxiety can be a secondary cause due to porn/masturbation addiction. I suggest people with this addiction would do it too.
Hello ! Let me congratulate you ! Really, It's nice to see, that someone could quit from this ***** addiction. I know this feeling, i've been fighting against masturbation and porn for 9 years !! (yes ! :S ). I was born in christian family, and I do believe in God, so i know, it's not good to do this.. Anyway, I don't want to mix it with belief So, i hope you won't face this problem anymore, and have time for other things to do I might finish it once ...
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Did you back-up properly? Could have at least sent me a copy ..
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