How to quit porn

By Ed Latimore Last modified

This is porn actress Katsuni. She doesn't want you to quit porn. I care more about you than she does.

This is the plan I used to quit porn. Most literature on the internet gives you inner healing advice. You find God and lots of other shit not relevant to actually kicking the habit.

You don’t tell a crackhead to do some soul searching. No, you just get the crackhead off the rock as quickly as possible.

While emotional and spiritual work may help, porn’s appeal is simple. Orgasms feel good and are the result of giving into the most powerful drive on the planet; the need to procreate.

The human mind has a surprisingly difficult time distinguishing between real and imagined events. This is neither good or bad.

You can experiment on yourself to see if you experience any of the routinely touted benefits of giving up porn. If you want to jerk off to the screen until your heart’s content, go for it.

All I will say is that there are consequences for every action. If you found this article, you’ve probably discovered them and want a way out. Here is the plan I used to quit porn.

To Quit Porn, Delete your browsing history

Until this guy can quit porn, he's always gonna get embarrassed.

This is one of those popular tips for dealing with porn addiction that has real merit. Porn sites employ clever tricks to keep you coming back. One is making sure that when you type “www” in your browser, the first cache site is a porn site.

Aside from giving your friends a chance to make fun of you every time they use your computer, it cleverly puts the idea in your mind to revisit the porn sites instead of your original plan. The only way around this is to delete your browser history.

To Quit Porn, Don’t Touch Your Dick 

 Except for necessary functions. There are only 3 times a man has to touch his piece: Cleaning, urinating, and jerking off. You have to do the first two. You should be able to do the last one without porn.

Celibacy is not the goal. Men have been polishing the pole for centuries without porn. Some men need porn to jerk-off. They also watch porn without the desire to get off, which creates a desire to masturbate. It creates a pavlovian effect.  

Touching your piece outside of showering or pissing makes you want to watch porn. Stop touching your dick beyond essential functions. This will also make actual sex even better.

Get Physical. Get Away From The Computer

These guys don't need any help to quit porn

I write this under the assumption that you ingest all of your porn through a computer with an internet connect. Porn addiction is just like any other addiction in that part of what you are addicted to is the ritual.

Crackheads aren’t just addicted to high of crack-cocaine. They’re addicted to the stuffing, lighting, and the passing of the crackpipe. It’s the ritual.

With that said, getting off of crack is probably easier than getting off of porn because you don’t HAVE to ever touch a crack pipe.

However, you almost certainly have to use a computer. This creates a ritual. You sit down with the intention of working but you get the urge to jerk. At those times, what works best for me is good old-fashioned physical activity.

Go for a run, lift some weights, stretch, whatever. The point is to burn off energy, get moving and get from in front of the computer. You’ll return to the computer in a refreshed state of mind and less interested in porn. This also has the side benefit of getting you in shape and helping, a crucial component of the next step.

Meet and Fuck Some Women to Help Quit Porn

Actually, do whatever you want with them that is safe and consensual. Just get some intimate female contact in your life.

There’s a school of thought which says that watching porn makes you value interactions with women less. By this reasoning, not watching porn will inspire you to interact with more women. This is not bad advice if your goal is more successful interactions with women. However, I have two problems with it for kicking the porn habit.

One, doing better with women that happens to have getting off of a porn as a benefit. The goal is to drop porn addiction. If you get more girls out of it, great, but that’s not my concern.

Two, this is using a band-aid to treat the flu. The problem of not meeting women and addiction to porn are completely unrelated. I’ve porn addicts who can get laid. I’ve met some that can’t. Porn is not a substitute for sex. It’s aspartame in place of sugar. 

If you want to quit porn, you can do it by substituting an actual vagina in its place. This is why I think it’s important to meet women as a means to getting off of porn. Not vice versa. It makes the transition to a pornless state MUCH easier if you have something sweet instead of nothing at all.

Kicking porn addiction falls under the “simple, but not easy” category. I stress that I am intentionally avoiding the argument of whether you should or shouldn’t watch porn. If you want to quit porn, these four steps are all you need. Just remember, the first 3 days are the hardest.

After that, it gets much easier.