50 Amazing Reasons to Stop Watching Porn Forever 

With time, pornography has invaded every online platform and people’s phones. One study showed that children as young as 11 years of age are exposed to pornography. This is the extent to which the porn industry has grown.

Gail Dines is a radical feminist who specializes in the study of pornography, in her latest book, ‘Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality’ she says, 

“We are now bringing up a generation of boys on cruel, violent porn and given what we know about how images affect people, this is going to have a profound influence on their sexuality, behavior, and attitudes towards women.” 

The impact of porn runs deep and it sometimes goes unnoticed. But once you choose to quit porn you notice the changes or benefits. To make a more persuasive argument to quit porn,

Here are 50 good reasons to stop watching porn: 

  1. Can become a destructive habit 
  2. You feel dissatisfied 
  3. You try to recreate porn in real life 
  4. Stop supporting an exploitative industry 
  5. It can lead to desensitization and addiction 
  6. You have a healthier body image after quitting 
  7. Prevent premature ejaculation and sexual dysfunction like P.I.E.D. 
  8. Low self-esteem 
  9. Porn degrades women 
  10. It promotes violent behavior 
  11. Porn promotes criminal acts 
  12. You have more free time 
  13. Avoid hurting your partner 
  14. Become pro sex 
  15. No feeling of guilt/shame 
  16. Perpetuating unrealistic body standards 
  17. It is a staged act, not real love 
  18. Experience real love 
  19. Promotes toxic relationships 
  20. Does not show consent 
  21. Improve your dating life 
  22. Provides false information on sex 
  23. No more living with a dirty secret 
  24. Increased productivity 
  25. Pornography affects your sexuality  
  26. Prevent social anxiety 
  27.  Increase sexual drive/libido 
  28. Dopamine detox 
  29. You feel accomplished 
  30. You are not constantly thinking about sex 
  31. You have more energy 
  32. You are less irritable 
  33. Better mental health 
  34. Increased appreciation for time and life 
  35. Improved sleep 
  36. Ability to enjoy real sex 
  37. Improve your relationships 
  38. For religious reasons 
  39. Better self-worth 
  40. Feel more connected to your partner 
  41. You might want kinkier acts in real life  
  42. Stop objectifying women 
  43. Instant gratification instead of working towards a real relationship 
  44. Save your money 
  45. Stop perpetuating racial stereotypes 
  46. Become emotionally sensitive 
  47. Prevent malware from entering your devices 
  48. Prevent others from being exposed to your porn 
  49. Excessive use of porn and masturbation can cause irritation and pain in the genitals 
  50. Find new hobbies 

1. Can become a destructive habit 

Porn can start as a fascination or even be introduced accidentally through ads on gaming sites and other platforms. You find it arousing as the porn industry has crafted these videos to be overstimulating and addicting. Over time you start watching it more frequently and use it as an escape from reality.  

Most porn users watch about 4-5 hours of porn daily. Time goes by quickly while watching porn and you forget about the things you have to do. This can be very harmful as it affects your life in terms of relationships and everyday tasks. Your work or school life can be drastically affected because of watching porn excessively.  

2. You feel dissatisfied 

Spending hours watching porn can make you feel quite unhappy; like you are lacking something. This constant indulgence can be quite draining. You are completely occupied with only one activity in life and that is watching porn. Your real life starts to feel dull in comparison. Your brain is only programmed to feel a sort of excitement towards watching porn. So, everything else you do may seem drab.  

Even with regards to your relationship, you might feel quite dissatisfied. Recent studies published in the journal Human Communication Research shows that men who watch porn may be less satisfied in their relationships. Researchers have identified several theories that link men watching porn to dissatisfaction, one of them being loneliness.  

3. You try to recreate porn in real life 

The visuals displayed in porn can be extremely damaging. After years of watching porn, people tend to start indulging in more extreme and kinkier sexual acts just to feel something. Your mind is now filled with these extreme acts and you are fixated on them. So, when you have sex with your partner you might bring these extreme acts into your bedroom.  

This can be extremely dangerous and you do not respect your partner’s boundaries. Doing this breaks your partner’s trust and eventually creates a rift in your relationship. Once, you quit watching porn. You learn what your natural instincts are in bed, you learn to listen to your partner’s needs and have more meaningful sex which only brings you closer as a couple. 

4. Stop supporting an exploitative industry 

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The porn industry is notoriously linked to posting progressively extreme content. The average consumer is exposed to violent and sexually extreme acts like child pornography, sexual acts performed on animals, violence targeted towards women, racism and other dangerous themes.  

Here are some stats related to sex trafficking and the porn industry:

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  • 4.8 million people are trapped or forced into sexual exploitation globally. 
  • More than 1 in 5 victims of sex trafficking are children. 
  • Any commercial sex act with a minor is legally defined as sex trafficking, the production and distribution of child sexual abuse material (also referred to as “child pornography”) often qualify as a form of sex trafficking. 
  • Of domestic minor trafficking victims who had been forced into porn production, the average age they began being filmed was 12.8 years old. (Stats from FTND)

The porn industry is inextricably linked to prostitution and even sex trafficking. Almost all adult entertainers work in horrible conditions where they are subjected to degrading and physically demanding acts, where they are underpaid and even pushed towards prostitution. 

Performers report that to remain employed they must perform acts without the use of condoms and these conditions expose them to constant STDs. Even if regular tests are conducted, some STDs may not be detected in the early stages.  

This is the horrific condition of the porn industry. 

5. It can lead to desensitization and addiction 

Obsessively watching porn can become destructive. Porn can turn into a behavioral addiction where one is constantly seeking a dopamine hit from watching several hours of porn. Initially, you require very little effort to receive a dopamine hit. Later, you need more clicks, more specific, and more extreme videos to feel the same out of dopamine.  

Over time, you become desensitized, the visuals stop being exciting or arousing. This addiction can take over your life and even cause you to feel more desensitized in real life. 

Related article: How Porn is Negatively Affecting the Brain & Minds of the Youth

6. You have a healthier body image after quitting 

Watching extremely fit actors perform physically demanding sexual acts can sometimes make you feel less than. The men and women performing these acts have body enhancements to make themselves look more appealing for the cameras.  

People who watch porn do not know about all the things involved in filming a video. There is a whole lot of camera tricks, lighting, and body makeup to make them look the way they do. It can be pretty harmful to compare yourself to them.  

Once you quit watching porn, you understand that each body is different and you stop criticizing yourself. You learn to embrace how your body naturally looks and you start to feel happier. 

7. Prevent premature ejaculation and sexual dysfunction like P.I.E.D. 

Sexual dysfunction has been on the rise in recent years. Researchers have conducted studies to understand the source of this. The people are being affected by sexual dysfunction are getting younger and younger. A study suggests that the prevalence of ED in young men is alarmingly high, and the results of the study indicate a significant association with Problematic Porn Consumption (PPC). 

Masturbating while watching porn can increase dopamine production which can cause faster ejaculations. Over time, this can even lead to premature ejaculation. This can be very frustrating when engaging in sex with your partner.  

The overuse of porn can lead to desensitization and later cause problems with erection.  

Related article: Top 10 Articles That Educate You On Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunction (PIED)

8. Low self-esteem 

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Watching pornography over time can push people to self-isolation and even feel despair. Constantly indulging in porn can feel degrading leading to low self-esteem.  You feel dependent on it and doubt starts to creep in. People have often felt that interacting with society can feel judgmental and hence they completely rely on pornography for any kind of stimulation. 

Women watching porn feel that they will never meet the standards of the porn stars when it comes to sex in real life and hence, they feel inadequate or not good enough for their partners. For some people, porn might feel like mindless fun but others consider it as cheating, and this uneasy feeling may be causing them to have low self-esteem. 

9. Porn degrades women 

The general theme of most porn videos is viewing women as submissive beings. Violent acts are seen degrading women like gangbangs, slave bondage, and even the insertion of several toys in the name of pleasure. Women in porn are only seen as sexual objects who are willing to take the pain of being abused.  

Certain categories exploit this to show vulgar and gruesome acts of violence to arouse sexual pleasure. The hardcore pornographic culture routinely normalizes male dominance, perpetuating the idea that women must remain submissive in the bedroom. Teens who view videos with sexually explicit content online drastically change their conception of sex. 

10. It promotes violent behavior 

1 in 3 videos depicts sexual violence or aggression. Frequently watching porn can influence consumers towards sexually violent narratives as that is what is predominantly shown and that’s especially concerning, considering that research indicates that these sexually violent narratives can bleed into consumers’ attitudes and behaviors.  

These scenes can be quite demeaning, dehumanizing and violent, which starts to feel normal. Research shows that porn consumers are seen be more likely to objectify women and even intent to cause harm sexually. Consumers actively support violence as they indulge in watching violent porn.  

A person constantly watching porn believes that this behavior towards women is normal and hence proceeds to treat women the same. 

11. Porn promotes criminal acts 

Porn has been linked with several illegal acts. Firstly, it directly participates in producing and displaying child pornography. The porn industry is linked to prostitution and even sex trafficking. Along with these acts, the industry is directly linked to drug use.  

Trafficking is defined as exploiting, forcing, or coercing someone into sexual acts, some traffickers take photographs of victims as means of control and threaten to show these images to their families. Through coercion and threats, they push victims towards prostitution. 

12. You have more free time 

Regular users have reported that they spend about 4-5 hours watching it daily. These long hours can be put towards leisure time and relaxation. Once you cut down on porn and eventually completely stop watching porn, you have a lot of free time to think about what you want to do with this free time.  

For hours, you may be glued to your screens watching porn over and over again. This time can be put into various different activities and not just stuck on a loop. 

You can rekindle relationships, work on your career or even focus on personal development.  

13. Avoid hurting your partner 

Porn may seem harmless initially, but it can take on many different forms. Some people consider porn as cheating as you view people other than your partner in a sexual context.  

Your partner may not be comfortable with you watching porn and this is a boundary that you must respect. Later on, the partner who does not indulge in porn internalizes shame and believes that they are not enough for their lover. This can even cause a rift in your relationship and you may start to feel disconnected from your partner. 

Related article: Is Watching Porn While In A Relationship Cheating? 

14. Become pro sex 

Watching adult films influences you to masturbate. Some people use masturbation as an alternative to fulfill their sexual needs. This can be quite damaging as you become more obsessed with virtual sex than real-life sex, real connections are replaced by virtual ones.  

Adult films also promote unhealthy sexual practices like not using condoms or using violence and abuse for sexual arousal. Sex in real life is connecting with an actual person where you learn their boundaries and you learn to respect them. Quitting porn helps you become pro-sex in all senses where you fully experience the loving nature of the act. 

15. No feeling of guilt/shame 

Watching pornography is always linked with social stigma and cultural norms. This dates back to historical practices where religious beliefs mostly opposed all immoral sexual acts. This turns into shame and guilt when they indulge in watching porn. This guilt can even stem from watching porn without your partner’s knowledge. Watching pornography for multiple hours can feel degrading even shameful as you see yourself differently.   

Sexual guilt may even lead to depression and from this shame, they might feel hesitant from reaching out or seeking help. They fear judgement of others and internalize this as shame and guilt.  

Religious teachings strongly shun pornography for its sinful nature and hence this too can lead to a feeling of shame. 

16. Perpetuating unrealistic body standards 

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The porn industry follows the ‘one size fits all’ motto, where they only show petite yet voluptuous women who are extremely fit. Women’s bodies have been used as commercially to sell everything from food to perfumes. The adult film industry further perpetuates these Western body standards where they only show one type of body. People who have bodies that are different from what they see in porn may feel disheartened and upset with themselves. 

This affects even men. Men in porn are portrayed as muscular, tall, extremely fit, and aggressive. There is rarely any change to this stereotypical image of a man in adult films. 

17. It is a staged act, not real love 

Porn stars are essentially actors acting out fake scenarios. It is not a representation of real love. How is porn different from real sex? 

Everyone has an orgasm, every time. This is highly unrealistic as in real life proper stimulation and foreplay are required for a person to reach orgasm. This is especially true for females as it requires more patience and understanding of the female anatomy. There is no romance in porn! 

Most of the time, adult videos only show a few minutes of mindless chatter that immediately leads to aggressive sex. There is no real connection felt and this is because they are characters on a screen. Real love feels a lot more rewarding. 

18. Experience real love 

Porn does not show how sex in real life can be deep, multi-faceted, and rewarding.  Consumers are primarily taught that sex is largely about performance, not the emotional and psychological aspects of true sexual intimacy. The person involved is diminished to a character and even less a sexual object. 

Real love involves feelings of closeness and admiration. It takes vulnerability to open up to your partner and fully be present in the moment. 

19. Promotes toxic relationships 

Adult films glamorize toxic relationships and behaviors like cheating, incest, abuse, coercion, etc. Young children exposed to it are brainwashed to believe that this is what healthy sex looks like. They are unaware and frankly do not know any better. Even adults can subconsciously learn these behaviors and believe that it is ok to treat their partner in a certain way. It does not show the affectionate side of love.  

Healthy safe sex involves talking, cuddling, and aftercare (which is bonding after sex). These are important practices that porn does not include. 

20. Does not show consent 

This is the conversation that most people are missing when they discuss pornography.

What is Consent?

Consent occurs when both the participants involved voluntarily agree to engage in sexual activity.  

Consent is a key part of healthy sex. Consent is always required while engaging in sexual activities. It should not be implied that someone wants to have sex with you. You must make sure they feel safe and are willingly participating, furthermore, they must be excited to be a part of this special experience.  

21. Improve your dating life 

Watching pornography can give you a lot of misconceptions and this can translate into your dating life as well. This is because your sexual preferences and even how you treat a partner can be heavily influenced by the content you consume. Especially with pornography, where there are a lot of degrading acts that are seen in almost every video.  

Rid yourself of the guilt that comes along with watching adult films. This guilt can hold you back from finding a loving partner and it can even cause trust issues. It is important to understand what your partner might like and most often porn does get it right. 

22. Provides false information on sex 

Pornography over exaggerates a lot of aspects of sex. False information shown in adult videos can be quite damaging as you expect sex to work the same in real life. This is far from the truth. Squirting is one phenomenon commonly seen in pornography. Some women have experienced squirting but most have not. Squirting in porn is portrayed in an extremely exaggerated manner, while the reality is some women find it difficult to achieve that.  

From information on the average penis size to how women react, adult films are an inaccurate representation of sex. 

23. No more living with a dirty secret 

You can finally stop lying to yourself and others. Once you start consuming porn daily you end up sneaking around to watch it regularly. You are living a double life. You constantly worry about being caught and you obsess over making sure you delete your history. You feel paranoid no matter how many times you check. Deep down you feel guilty and even perverted knowing that others will look down on your secret. This further makes you act more secretive and disconnected. 

You start living a lie and convincing yourself, with all the lies you start forgetting the truth. This can cause distrust in a relationship as your partner can sense the lies and sneak around. 

24. Increased productivity 

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The compulsion to watch pornography can make you lose sight of your priorities and this can feel unproductive. Career-wise things may not be going so great and it can even affect school work. One study of adolescent boys showed that increased pornography consumption was associated with decreased academic performance six months later. 

The constant consumption of porn can produce dopamine overload, causing the desensitization of receptors. This is the reason why you need more porn to feel the effects of dopamine. As dopamine is the neurotransmitter connected to the reward system, desensitization makes you feel less productive and less motivated.  

Quitting porn can help you regain your energy levels and work towards being productive with your time. 

25. Pornography affects your sexuality  

There are varying different categories in porn, this can be categorized according to sexuality as straight porn, gay-porn, etc. While browsing through the internet people may come across these different categories, you might watch pornography that does not align with your sexuality. Straight people may watch gay porn, and gay people watch straight porn and lots of variations. Some people even develop fetishes and interests in sexual things that stray from their natural sexual orientation.  

Constantly watching porn may affect your sexuality and cause serious sexual identity issues. Changing sexual tastes can happen but pornography can be altering it unnaturally. 

26. Prevent social anxiety 

Porno users have reported social isolation and social anxiety. This is a result of constant use to a point where users avoid social interaction. It may start as avoiding social events to spare more time for the consumption of porn. The porn user may suspect that people know of their addiction or usage of porn and hence judge them. This further pushes them into social isolation. The fear of being judged or labeled as a pervert can incite fear and social anxiety. 

Furthermore, depending on porn to replace social interaction can become detrimental. People forget how to socialize like they once used to. 

27.  Increase sexual drive/libido 

One study showed that students at the end of high school reported a strong link between high levels of pornography consumption and low sexual desire. 

• The 2008 Study of Sexuality in France found that 20% of men 18-24 “no interest in sex or sexual activity”.  

When watching oversexualized, fast-paced videos on repeat, you tend to exhaust yourself. Things stop exciting you, even porn after a certain extent feels boring. This translated into your sexual drive. You start to require more extreme forms to feel sexual arousal. 

Related article: A comprehensive guide about libido 

28. Dopamine detox 

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What is a dopamine detox? 

It is a practice where you abstain from indulging in dopamine-producing activities. It is done to decrease desensitization due to constant exposure to dopamine.

It is very important to note that a dopamine detox is not a scientifically researched approach. Evidence of any benefits is anecdotal, and most benefits come from refraining from potentially addictive activities. However, they are not related to actually detoxing from dopamine. 

The entire concept of a “dopamine detox” is scientifically incorrect, as dopamine is necessary but the idea behind the practice is to avoid activities that provide instant gratification and hits of dopamine with less effort. Porn and masturbation are avoided during a dopamine detox. 

Related article: Addiction Therapy for sleeplessness due to porn

29. You feel accomplished 

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Quitting porn can be extremely difficult for people who have been watching it for years. But once you put your mind to it you will slowly start to see the benefits of quitting porn. You create a streak that makes you feel like you have regained self-control. 

Keep a goal of about 1 month or 3 months no fapping, this helps you to keep the streak going. Once you have created a solid streak you feel accomplished and motivated to continue this journey. 

People who have committed to no PMO (Porn, Masturbation, and Orgasm) for about 2-3 months have reported an increase in physical energy. 

30. You are not constantly thinking about sex 

Pornography is known to be quite addictive. Another reason for this is, your brain is filled with images of pornography even after you are done watching it. Your brain constantly reminds you of those scenes. This constant fixation on porn can lead you back to it.  

Due to this constant fixation, you tend to be more distracted and unaware of your surroundings causing you to make poor decisions. This can hinder your work life and personal life. 

31. You have more energy 

 You have more energy and vitality when you stop masturbating and watching porn, you’ll find that you have far more energy throughout your day. You realize that you have fewer slumps, no more brain fog, and a feeling of vitality. When you are not constantly putting in hours of effort to find porn videos, you tend to have more energy as you have not spent it on masturbation and pornography. 

32. You are less irritable 

If you can’t stop using porn, you may become easily irritable when you are unable to watch it.  You may find your patience wearing thin, especially when you view other work as obstacles to porno use.  

When your partner questions your motives you may feel angry and lash out. This could be because you view your partner as an obstacle to porn or that your partner is unable to be ever-changing like the characters in porn videos. While watching porn you may feel that everything is to your liking but real life may feel like hard work. Reality may feel very distant from the fantasy adult film users are used to.  

33. Better mental health 

Several studies have found links between depression and watching pornography. These studies may be inconclusive but it only shows that more studies are required.  

A person who may already have anxiety and depression feels worse after constantly watching pornography.  

The majority of porn users struggle with financial, relationship, and employment issues. Because dopamine is a neurotransmitter produced by nerve cells to communicate with other nerve cells and a crucial component of our brain’s optimistic behaviour section, it is overproduced. As a result, a person develops immune to its effects, necessitating increasingly more stimulation to feel the rush, drastically altering one’s drive or motivation. 

Related article: Pornography and Depression: A Unique Connection

34. Increased appreciation for time and life 

The hours going into pornography may cut out a significant amount of time from your day. Your hours melt into days and your days melt into weeks. This constant loop can impair your sense of time. The only activity you fully indulge in may in fact be porn.  

Once you have quit porn, you remove this artificial stimulus that has kept you captive for so long. Your time becomes valuable and realizes all the different things you can do in life. Once your body is completely rid of the porn you start to enjoy the small things like a brisk walk or fresh air, earlier life felt like an endless drab but now you feel rejuvenated and appreciative of life. 

35. Improved sleep 

Boredom is one of the top reasons why people use porn. Most tend to watch it at night, staring into a bright screen with flashing vulgar images will most definitely interrupt your sleep cycle. Using your phone 30 minutes before your sleep is known to interrupt that natural sleep cycle making you feel more awake.  

Others might think that having an orgasm might relax you and help you fall asleep faster. But the chaser effect influences the brain to keep watching more.  

What is the chaser effect? 

The Chaser Effect is used to describe an intense feeling to indulge in more masturbation and pornography immediately after reaching an orgasm.  

Related article: Is your porn addiction causing sleeplessness?

36. Ability to enjoy real sex 

When people have conditioned their minds to enjoy virtual sex, sex in real life may seem daunting and confusing. They are used to watching hundreds of naked men and women on-screen with no repercussions. Quitting porn can open up a whole new world of real-life experiences.  

When you stop watching pornography you get stronger erections as your body and mind are fully present to experience it with all your senses. You have an increased libido and more energy to fulfill your needs with your partner.  

A couple can feel more connected through sex as it is a shared experience.  

37. Improve your relationships 

Pornos might not just be affecting your relationship with your partner but it also affects all your other relationships, like family, friends, and even co-workers. Pornography ruins life.  The social isolation that is felt from watching porn can also include isolation from your family. You may feel guilt and shame this is because you may feel like you have disappointed your family.  When watching porn becomes a habit, consumers can start to neglect important aspects of their lives, including family and other relationships.  

Your kids might have felt let down as you were busy being occupied with indulging in porn. A similar situation can occur with your spouse. Showing up for your friends and family is the biggest duty you have towards them. Porn robs you of this opportunity.  

38. For religious reasons 

Several religions around the world view masturbation and pornography as sins.  

What are sins? 

Sin is an immoral act committed against God. In other words, sin is an act, thought or word that is immoral, selfish, harmful and jealous. The 7 deadly sins: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, anger and sloth (laziness) are examples of emotions or acts that are considered to be sins.   

Lust as a sin is an intense sexual desire that is completely motivated by one’s own pleasure. It is purely sexual attraction and it is known to be selfish. It is a hormonal desire whereas love is compassionate and caring for the other person.   

Some reasons why the Bible considers pornography a sin: 

  • Fantasizing and visualizing other women– The desire to be with other people is considered a sin.  Pornography is fantasizing about other people. This is inherently a sin according to the Bible.  
  • Sexual immorality– Sexual immorality is any sexual act that is deemed morally inappropriate by social customs.  
  • Sexual pleasure outside the realm of marriage– Sex and sexuality were thought to be institutions created by God to be expressed within marriage and any sexual activity outside marriage is considered unlawful.  

Related article: What does the Bible say’s about masturbation?

39. Better self-worth 

Some individuals view their self-worth with regards to the activities they are involved in. Watching pornography, in general, is associated with a negative connotation. This also relates to self-esteem issues due to disappointment, dissatisfaction, or a sense of insecurity that arises from watching porn. 

Low self-esteem issues often lead people to pornography as watching pornography produces a short-lived feeling of a dopamine rush. These short-term feelings remove feelings of low-self-esteem, even if it is only briefly. Soon enough the feelings return and often rush back stronger as the user feels worse about the content they have consumed. 

40. Feel more connected to your partner 

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Many studies have shown that watching porn is linked to lower relationship satisfaction. This might be because one person might use porn as a way to avoid connecting with their partner or even as a way to receive sexual satisfaction without being with another person. This creates distrust in a relationship, the sneaking around further creates a disconnect with your partner.  

Your partner may feel replaced or they may even feel inadequate. Putting aside pornography to be with your partner physically, mentally, and emotionally can bring peace into your relationship and help you feel more connected.  

While watching pornography you are releasing oxytocin, this is difficult to say but you are bonding with a screen! You slowly start losing feelings for your partner and become more invested in the characters online. So, quitting porn will only help your relationship get stronger. 

41.You might want kinkier acts in real life  

The actresses in porn are paid to exaggerate everything to make it extremely stimulating. It’s all part of the performance. But in real life that’s not the case. Pornography displays over the top acts that requires physical exertion. A porn addict might crave this in real life as well. Sex may become boring as porn users want to try extreme and even dangerous acts just to feel what they feel while watching porn. 

In pornography, women seem to agree with most forms of sex that can be painful and your partner might find it even disgusting. Communicating, compassionate and understanding partners make sex fun and not crazy new acts that can put people in danger. 

42. Stop objectification 

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Pornography promotes the idea that corrupting women is acceptable. Because men are much more likely to use pornography than women, exposure to sexual and even semi-sexual material from the internet, magazines and television are more than women are sexual objects or commodities. It is related to strong ideas. Men so exposed are more likely to describe women in sexual terms than any other personal feature.  

Female Sexualization Watching pornography by males is significantly correlated with an increased likelihood of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. Exposure to materials containing many sexual images is associated with a greater acceptance of the sexually objective attitude of women by both men and women. 

43. Instant gratification instead of working towards a real relationship 

Our brain is constantly changing depending on what we are doing and what we are paying attention to. For example, every time you impulsively eat an unhealthy snack or buy something online, the brain pathways of those behaviors are amplified and strengthened, making it easier to fall into the same pattern next time and less likely to break the cycle.  

This is worth considering as many of the activities that promote immediate satisfaction are associated with unhealthy behavior. Similarly, watching porn falls under instant gratification. There is no waiting in terms of pornography you receive immediate satisfaction which can turn into a harmful and addictive habit. 

44. Save your money 

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Porn addicts who are always in search of a novel experience even land into camgirl pages and spend thousands just to feel like the relationship is exclusive. Users are engrossed in these fantasies that feel more like a personal relationship than free porn. “People start spending more time and money than they intended, they keep chasing the same dopamine hit over and over again.”  Even if you don’t spend money on porn personally, your time spent on porn sites contributes money to the toxic industry. 

45. Stop perpetuating racial stereotypes 

A great deal of porn represents and profits from blatantly racist narratives. Most popular porn sites feature Black people as excessively aggressive and violent and on the other side, stereotypes against Asians portraying them as submissive sexual objects are seen quite often. Often, the porn industry fetishizes race, degrading people of color into sexual categories that reinforce damaging stereotypes. 

These racial stereotypes against Black people also extend towards describing the size of the genitals and using it as a plot point to further this damaging narrative.  

46. Become emotionally sensitive 

The desensitization that comes from watching porn for years on end can affect how you display and interpret emotions. Quitting porn and slowly regaining joy in the small things is a step towards emotional sensitivity. As discussed earlier, you can rebuild relationships by quitting porn. This also includes regaining emotional sensitivity. It is important to understand how porn can change neurochemistry and hence it alters all aspects even your behavior.  

To reverse such adverse effects, it is wise to quit porn. 

47. Prevent malware from entering your devices 

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You are well aware of the warning that going on porn sites can accidentally bring malware into your computers and phones. But why is that? Porno sites amass millions of viewers every day and this is the perfect breeding ground for malware.  

Due to this, users of adult clips are enticed to sign up for “dating sites” that demand confidential data or download fake apps that steal everything from them. 

Android malware is present out there and 25% of it is porn-related. This is a significant percentage that shows that scammers target large sites with millions in following. Preventing the entry of malware can not only save your data from being corrupted but also prevents your confidential data from being leaked. 

48. Prevent others from being exposed to your porn 

The constant worry of being caught with porn on your phone can be quite nerve-wracking. To prevent this from happening, you can download a porn blocker. 

 BlockerX is a great porn blocker for Android and iOS. This porn blocker can be beneficial for you and everyone else. It will help you in limiting your compulsive porn usage. It consists of strict content blocking, combined with a platform for users to connect with peers and friends, to gain support in overcoming addictive behaviors. 

Protect your phone by blocking porn, this can even be used to prevent children from being exposed to pornography.  

49. Excessive use of porn and masturbation can cause irritation and pain in the genitals 

The lethal combination of pornography and masturbation can lead to physical pain. This includes irritation, redness, and even swelling of the genitals from an infection. Watching pornography is most often accompanied by masturbation and porn addicts masturbate at least a couple of times a day. Firstly, the skin around the genitals is delicate, and constant tugging causes irritation and overdoing it even leads to redness. The skin needs time to heal but this is not provided as masturbating 4-5 times a day without a break worsens the situation. 

50. Find new hobbies 

Research shows that problematic porn consumers who are trying to quit porn often report regretting the “wasted time” they could have been spending on hobbies or other activities. The number of hours spent watching adult films can be put to good use. This can be used for relaxation, finding a new hobby like painting, or learning a new skill. Whatever it may be the time spent watching pornos can never be restored. But it is never too late to change and find things that make your life a lot happier. 

Conclusion: 

Take back control of your life, passively letting life slip away doesn’t have to be an option. So, now you have 50 good reasons to quit porn.  

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