40 days - I really see what an effect porn had on my perceptions

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Man, looking back on what my thinking was like just 40 days ago, you really see what an effect porn (and, I'd say to a lesser extent, fapping) has on you. Some things I've noticed:

  • A more accurate view of women - of course, I know intellectually that women are just like me internally, with vast mindscapes and rich histories. But when you're regularly exposed to porn, there's some part of you that doesn't consider that. Some part that sees them as something...less. Like some gift you deserve to have because its there. Luckily though, that's rapidly fading! Now, in part, I can view them more like I would a sister.
  • A more accurate view of men - on the flip side of the above, some part of you sees other men as nothing more than competition to be jealous of, seek to sabotage, to outcompete. But now that's all but gone, that odd animal sort of paranoia. I can see them more like I would a brother.
  • A more accurate view of sex - To be honest, I used to think of sex essentially as the end-all, be-all of existence. What was my primary goal in life? Sex. Many things were just sacrifices on that altar, means to get that end. Kinda like in that episode of Metalocalypse where they're talking about how getting someone to suck their salami was pretty much their whole reason for making their music

Now, looking back, my old thoughts about it seem pretty silly. Existence isn't some road leading to sex. If the right person comes along and that happens along the way, that's wonderful. But, its a spice, not the main dish

Thanks to my newly unclouded mind, I had one of the best weekends of my entire life last week! Let's hope for a repeat!

tl;dr porn has a huge influence on an emotional level on how you view life and people around you. After 40 days of not being exposed to it you have much better views that make you much happier.

LINK - 40 days and 40 nights! (Report)

by Zeta_Metroid