How NOT to Quit Porn: 11 Warning Signs You’re Doing it Wrong

If you search for information on how to quit porn, you’ll find all kinds of tips and strategies out there.

A lot of these seem like they could be the key to quitting porn successfully, and some may even help in the short term . . . but many of these tips and strategies don’t work for more than a few weeks or months.

If you want to quit porn and recover from porn addiction quickly, it’s critical that you avoid wasting your time and pinning your hopes on things that don’t work.

You also need to know whether or not you’re on the right track as soon as possible (so you can correct course fast if what you’re doing isn’t effective).

Give Yourself and Your Approaches to Quitting Porn a Checkup Right Now

To help you stop wasting time and see if you’re on track, I’ve put together a list of 11 warning signs that the approaches you’re using to quit porn aren’t working.

If you can relate to any of these warning signs, this might explain why your past attempts to quit porn haven’t worked.

It’s also likely that you’re going to keep relapsing over and over until you do something differently.

I fell into all of these traps myself, and I know they’re all dead ends that don’t lead to long term success with quitting porn.

So here they are – some key warning signs that the approaches and mindsets you’re using to quit porn are ineffective:

  1. You believe the real reason you keep watching porn is because it’s so easy to access it on your phone or computer . . . or that there are so many triggers every day (Instagram, Facebook, TV, sexy women in public etc).
     
  2. You feel like you always need to fight to avoid porn and your urges, and every day is a struggle . . . rather than your porn recovery journey being a fun, exciting and rewarding challenge that you navigate as smoothly as possible.
     
  3. Your main (or only) strategy is to use willpower to resist porn temptations and urges – and you feel like that’s all you “should” need to succeed. (And maybe you’re convinced that cold showers are the key to all of this that will finally solve your porn addiction for good).
      
  4. You’re only using a few surface strategies (like a website blocker or giving up money when you relapse) instead of taking a comprehensive, systematic approach that destroys your addiction at its core.
     
  5. You believe you “should” be able to solve this problem without taking much action . . . it was so easy to get addicted to porn, so you don’t like the idea that you need to learn some techniques and put in some effort to quit and recover.
     
  6. You’re focusing on porn all the time – avoiding porn, resisting porn urges, thinking of porn memories – all while you’re in the porn recovery process. It feels like your whole life revolves around either porn itself or getting rid of your porn addiction.

  7. You beat yourself up whenever you relapse to porn. You blast and criticise yourself like a nasty school teacher and make yourself feel even more awful and lower than you already did.
     
  8. You’re hoping you can cut back your porn use by just exposing yourself to small amounts regularly (spoiler alert: if you have porn addiction, things eventually escalate and end badly).

  9. You’ve been trying to quit porn for months or years and you’re still relapsing regularly (this sounds a bit “duh”, but it’s probably the clearest sign of all that what you’re doing isn’t working and you need to do things differently).
     
  10. You’ve buried your head in the sand and you’re hoping your porn problems will go away by themselves (maybe you can’t stand the idea of trying to quit and failing yet another time . . . or you’re kidding yourself that now isn’t a good time to do something about your porn addiction).
     
  11. You keep trying to quit porn and figure out the specific things you need to do all by yourself without getting any help or support from someone who knows what they’re talking about and can show you the best way forward.

If you’ve been struggling to quit porn, I’m guessing you can identify with many – if not all – of the above points (and if you’re wondering what’s wrong with doing any of these things, you definitely need to keep reading).

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

I’ve seen these patterns literally hundreds of times now – that was me and most of the people I’ve ever started working with too.

So it’s natural to think and act like this. But it’s sure not effective.

What to Do Instead

There are far better ways to quit porn – ways that actually work for the long term – and I’m happy to share with you what they are.

After figuring out how to overcome my own porn addiction, and then spending over 6 years helping others to do the same, I’ve developed a super effective, step by step system for quitting porn for good.

This system is called “The Manning Method”.

The Manning Method avoids all of the mistakes and dead ends that lead to porn relapses and frustration . . . and instead cuts straight to exactly what works.

Using this method, you can destroy your porn addiction from the inside out, so you never feel any porn urges or go through painful relapses again.

The Manning Method is practical, logically structured and easy to follow. Once people start using it, they instantly see and feel that they are finally on the right path.

This method is so effective at helping people to quit porn for good that I guarantee the results (if you’re not happy, you don’t pay me a cent).

To discover and use The Manning Method yourself so you can quit porn in record time, contact me now to arrange coaching and I’ll guide you through it personally.

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