An FAQ thread: YourBrainRebalanced.com
I'll keep it updated. Be sure to reply with your opinions and do suggest more Q's and A's that need adding to the list.
Q: Rebooting, is it worth it? What are the benefits of a reboot?
A: There are plenty of benefits, you couldn't even name them all, here are a few sources of benefits that people experience during and after a reboot:
Q: How long does it take to reboot?
A: We are all individuals, for some it takes less for some it takes more to rewire our brain. An average reboot is 90 days (30+/- days). It's highly recommend to set yourself a goal (for example 100 days) and then chunk it into smaller goals so it's easier to achieve (at point 0 day 100 looks like reaching the moon). An example of chunking down into pieces a 100 day reboot:
- 3 days;
- 1 week;
- 2 weeks;
- 3 weeks;
- 1 month;
- 1.5 months;
- 2 months;
- 3 months;
- 100 days.
Q: Can I go back to watching porn after reboot?
A: No. If you start watching porn again then you will lose all your progress and the reboot will be for nothing. Rebooting means completely getting rid of porn, forever and enjoying sex with real people and living a real life instead of the cybernet one.
Q: What does PMO stand for?
A: P - Porn, M - Masturbation, O - Orgasm.
Q: What does PE/ED/DE mean?
A: PE - Premature Ejaculation;
ED - Erectile dysfunction;
DE - Delayed Ejaculation.
Q: What is a flatline?
A: A period of time when you have zero libido (desire) for girls, sex or anything for that matter. But it's only a phase and it passes.
Q: What is edging?
A: Masturbation without orgasm.
Q: Is edging ok?
A: Edging is not the best way to reboot, it's a temptation but you could end up having an orgasm and then binge and just do a major set back in your reboot progress.
Q: Is it ok if I only watch porn once while rebooting?
A: If you want to successfully reboot in a shorter period of time then definitely no. It will set you back by somewhat 1/3 of your reboot and it could end up with a binge so you do it not only once and end up killing your whole rewiring progress.
Q: Is it ok to masturbate without porn?
A: Better choice than combining it with porn. Still, if you want to reboot successfully in a shorter period of time - you should stop masturbating as well.
Q: So where do I start?
A: First of all you can start by getting rid of your pornography collection. Delete all the videos, pictures, bookmarks. Get rid of any porn related magazines.
Q: OK. I got rid of every P related material I had in my room and my computer, now what?
A: 1) Register on the forum;
2) Sign in;
3) Go to journals section, located http://www.yourbrainrebalanced.com/index.php?board=2.0.
4) Read this topic before making your own journal http://www.yourbrainrebalanced.com/index.php?topic=9.0
5) Make a journal and describe your background and keep progress of your reboot while time goes by being clean from porn.
Q: I'm having a hard time staying away from porn sites, I can't resist them. What to do?
A: You can try blocking the sites by using various methods. Some use K9 security and others use DNS server blockers to block porn sites.
Q: Is K9 security and DNS server failproof? Am I completely safe from porn now?
A: No, K9 and other blockers are not failproof. They are just like speedbumps that make you realize what you're doing. It will just take some time searching to find some porn that wasn't blocked. Don't even try searching for weak spots and sites that are not blocked.
Q: My journal isn't popular, am I doing bad?
A: Everything is alright. If you want some more activity on your journal then be supportive to others aswell, read other people journals, give advice, ask questions, be friendly and you'll have yourself some activity on your journal in no time.
Q: Can I have sex?
A: Yes. You should try to avoid it for a bit of time if you're experiencing ED. In any other case - go ahead. For some it tends to be the jump start that shoots libido levels through the roof. It has positive effects on your reboot.
Q: Where can I find more information about addiction to porn?
A: A great source of information is Gary Wilson's website www.yourbrainonporn.com.
Made a F.A.Q. thread. I'll keep it updated. Be sure to reply with your opinions and do suggest more Q's and A's that need to be added to the list.
Purpose of the thread? Everything that you need to know is in one place.