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Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 11 Oct 2021 21:27 #373175

Markz wrote on 11 Oct 2021 02:42:
Why should anyone be skeptical? The idea is sound. It can remove some of the pressure. 

But the header is still misleading where you advertise and easy method to get clean, yet on the other hand it hasn’t helped you to get fully clean… So I’m confused. 

Some people ask "Does it work, though?" without bothering to check it out themselves. They're either skeptical that it will really work, or they're scared that they'll miss their friend: porn.

Don't know what a header is.

If I was misleading, I would lie and say I haven't had any lapses since I read the book first. The book is based on Allen Carr's Easyway, which I've used to "successfully" quit 2 other addictions; successfully being a term used to refer to long term non-use.

"Fully clean" is another one of those terms. What does that even mean? An arbitrary length of time after which others accept that you're never going to use again? Are you there to see the physical and mental signs of recovery that I go through in the first couple of days and weeks of abstinence? Are you there when I have a lapse and can see that my tolerance and de-sensitization have dropped considerably? Respectfully: I'm fully clean when I say so, just as I'm only addicted when I say so. If someone else thinks differently, they're entitled to their opinion; I've got opinions, too. It's the Internet, we've all got opinions here.

Every lapse of mine has lead to greater understanding of what I had previously not understood. There's no shame in a lapse of non-use. It's an opportunity to find out where you went wrong, and allows you to fix it. It's not a desirable outcome, certainly, but it doesn't mean you throw the baby out with the bath water and join a religious cult.
Check out my thread The Easy Peasy Method

Or just read the book. Based on Alan Carr's Easyway.

"All porn ever does is relieve the withdrawal symptoms that it causes, and it ceases to relieve them completely."

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 11 Oct 2021 21:33 #373178

wilnevergiveup wrote on 11 Oct 2021 05:16:
I think what Markz is trying to ask is are you you a happy and clean guy? Or are you just a happy guy (because you don't stress about being clean)?

Good question. I'm happy that I'm not using porn. I'm happy to be a non-user now and forever. I used to quit and think about how long I could keep it up, counting days and getting more fearful as the day count got higher. The higher the climb, the higher the fall.

Now when I get a thought of using porn, which still happens occasionally, I just think (it's all in the book, folks) "Great, I'm no longer a user" or "that's something that users have to deal with all the time, good thing I'm not a user", and the feeling quickly passes. I've divorced the craving from needing to use porn, and now just recognize it as an echo of what my brain and body used to think I needed to do.

My lapses have come in a pattern of (when they have happened) just making bad decisions. Fixable behavior patterns that I've since fixed. It wasn't the traditional relapse cycle of 1)emotional relapse 2)mental relapse 3)physical relapse. That doesn't happen; I don't have emotional relapses anymore. I don't have triggers anymore. I don't see porn as a stress-reliever, for instance.
Check out my thread The Easy Peasy Method

Or just read the book. Based on Alan Carr's Easyway.

"All porn ever does is relieve the withdrawal symptoms that it causes, and it ceases to relieve them completely."

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 11 Oct 2021 21:44 #373179

Trouble wrote on 11 Oct 2021 13:27:
I don't get disgusted after a porn session.
I save tabs and look at them again.
Porn is beautiful and enjoyable for me, especially the kind I like.
[Personally, I have a hunch that this whole dopamine business is a load of crock, but maybe not.]

Oh well, not every method will work for everyone.

Thank you for this, I am genuinely curious:

If you enjoy porn and find it enjoyable, what led you to seek out GYE? I'm not being facetious, I just don't understand why anyone would want to stop something if they enjoy it.

Also, if you really enjoy porn, especially the kind you like, then why don't you enjoy the kind of porn that you don't like? Every user has their "red line" of what they consider to be enjoyable and acceptable, and what they consider to be shocking, disgusting and distasteful. Is that what you were referring to?

It's healthy and normal to be skeptical about stuff like dopamine before doing your own research, and not just believing some rando like me. I recommend reading these brief overviews into how porn affects your brain's reward system (you can replace the word 'evolution' with 'Hashem's design' if that is going to stop you from reading. That's what they've done in reverse lol):

www.yourbrainonporn.com/miscellaneous-resources/start-here-evolution-has-not-prepared-your-brain-for-todays-porn/
Check out my thread The Easy Peasy Method

Or just read the book. Based on Alan Carr's Easyway.

"All porn ever does is relieve the withdrawal symptoms that it causes, and it ceases to relieve them completely."

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 11 Oct 2021 21:50 #373180

chancy wrote on 11 Oct 2021 20:11:
I understand what the point you are making. 
However, i dont understand how you get around the fact that whatever chemical watching porn or being aroused, releases, feels very good and it creates a craving. I can tell myself till tomorrow that its not real and everything but the blissful feeling is real and that what addictions do. Same way a drug addict cant just convince themselves that its not real. because  the pleasure is very real. I have very strong filters everywhere and im planning on never looking at any type of indecency anywhere. I havent seen anything bad in months. But when i come in contact with a unfiltered device or anything that i used to use for pleasure back in the day, i still get a surge of pleasure in my heart and my pulse increases for a few seconds and then i move on. But i dont now how to rewqire my brain to forget that pleasure that i used to have.

Do you get pleasure out of sticking a needle in your arm and injecting heroine into your vein? If you're not a heroine user (I assume) then you don't. Because obviously, sticking a needle in your arm isn't a pleasurable activity.
But a heroine user will get pleasure from doing so, even before the dope gets into their bloodstream! 

They're not getting actual pleasure, they're getting the idea of pleasure, namely they feel bad due to withdrawal, and when they relieve their withdrawal by taking the drug that caused it in the first place they feel a little better, and that convinces them that they're getting actual pleasure. Where's the pleasure?

Your pulse surges. I know that feeling, your breath quickens, right? That's not pleasure, that's not how I feel when I enjoy a genuine pleasure. If you're interested in learning more, check out the book.
Check out my thread The Easy Peasy Method

Or just read the book. Based on Alan Carr's Easyway.

"All porn ever does is relieve the withdrawal symptoms that it causes, and it ceases to relieve them completely."

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 11 Oct 2021 22:04 #373181

anonymous.lost.everything wrote on 11 Oct 2021 20:38:
It's very interesting that the easy peasy method requires a 108-page tome.

I know excellent, powerful tools to control my lust. This is more than most people can claim. But once I mastered these tools I hit the original problem (what they call psychic pain) and I decided that I want to develop an addiction or die, because the root cause of it all is absolutely intolerable.

I also realized that my entire life has been pivoting around my addiction. Addiction is not just an attitude and a distortion, it's an entire mind, a personality. Trying to control that person, while technically succesful, was not a good goal, and I hurt a lot of people very badly while I tinkered with it. That is why I joined SA. It's the way I would view God and the world if I could live my life all over again.

But I believe that most people are not like me. They can end the compulsion using mental tools.

Look, if you want to go to meetings that's cool. But what if quitting could be easy and even fun? What if it were just like dropping an object from your hand that you had been holding onto very tightly? Think about it.

What if all of the things that you did while in addiction weren't because you are a bad person? What if all of the things you think you need to fix about yourself are not causing the addiction, but are caused by the addiction? You really have nothing to lose by reading the book: if it's not for you, you have nothing to lose. If it works for you, you will have gained tremendously. There's even a free audiobook linked in the beginning.

As for 108 pages, it's really less than that due to some blanks. Also, if you're in SA they ask you to read the Big Book of AA (164 + 412 of stories = 576 pages), the SA white book (212 pages), along with all kinds of AA and SA literature, like Came to Believe (121 pages), 12 & 12 (192 pages), Recovery Continues, Step into Action, and so on. I've read all those books and more, we're talking multiple books and hundreds of pages. I've also spent hundreds of hours in meetings. What's 108 pages? That's nothing!
Check out my thread The Easy Peasy Method

Or just read the book. Based on Alan Carr's Easyway.

"All porn ever does is relieve the withdrawal symptoms that it causes, and it ceases to relieve them completely."

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 12 Oct 2021 01:37 #373191

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ihadstringsbutnowimfree wrote on 02 Aug 2021 17:45:
Porn creates the very symptoms it relieves, and ceases to relieve them completely.

Every porn user consumes porn purely to relieve the dopamine craving caused by it.

Will I miss the fun? No. Isn't withdrawal painful? NO.

Try reading the book, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I wish I'd read this years ago.
easypeasymethod.org/easypeasy.pdf

Looks intriguing. Thank you for posting.

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 12 Oct 2021 15:09 #373214

ihadstringsbutnowimfree wrote on 11 Oct 2021 22:04:

anonymous.lost.everything wrote on 11 Oct 2021 20:38:
It's very interesting that the easy peasy method requires a 108-page tome.

I know excellent, powerful tools to control my lust. This is more than most people can claim. But once I mastered these tools I hit the original problem (what they call psychic pain) and I decided that I want to develop an addiction or die, because the root cause of it all is absolutely intolerable.

I also realized that my entire life has been pivoting around my addiction. Addiction is not just an attitude and a distortion, it's an entire mind, a personality. Trying to control that person, while technically succesful, was not a good goal, and I hurt a lot of people very badly while I tinkered with it. That is why I joined SA. It's the way I would view God and the world if I could live my life all over again.

But I believe that most people are not like me. They can end the compulsion using mental tools.

Look, if you want to go to meetings that's cool. But what if quitting could be easy and even fun? What if it were just like dropping an object from your hand that you had been holding onto very tightly? Think about it.

What if all of the things that you did while in addiction weren't because you are a bad person? What if all of the things you think you need to fix about yourself are not causing the addiction, but are caused by the addiction? You really have nothing to lose by reading the book: if it's not for you, you have nothing to lose. If it works for you, you will have gained tremendously. There's even a free audiobook linked in the beginning.

As for 108 pages, it's really less than that due to some blanks. Also, if you're in SA they ask you to read the Big Book of AA (164 + 412 of stories = 576 pages), the SA white book (212 pages), along with all kinds of AA and SA literature, like Came to Believe (121 pages), 12 & 12 (192 pages), Recovery Continues, Step into Action, and so on. I've read all those books and more, we're talking multiple books and hundreds of pages. I've also spent hundreds of hours in meetings. What's 108 pages? That's nothing!

I think that argument applies very much to the average skeptic, and I agree with it. But in my case I can show the necessity of a support group in cases like mine, and making the addiction go away is not a desirable goal, because the good sides of me are also the addiction, so when the addiction goes away for good I'll be nothing at all.

I do believe that there are two kinds of people who have compulsions, and your tools probably work very well for the other kind.

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 13 Oct 2021 01:19 #373226

I wish you would consider the possibility...that the personality traits that you think are causing the addiction, are actually caused by the addiction!

If you need a support group, by all means keep at it, you're doing great! You can also look into SMART recovery, you might like it.

You should know something about 12 Step groups (AA, SA, etc). They have an abysmal abstinence rate. It's so low (less than 5%) that it calls into question whether the steps do anything. (Polite way of saying that they don't do anything. Look into 1970's Dr. Valient, board member and lover of AA, who did a study on AA here) No one told me this before I started going to SA. I had so many questions and stiros m'nei u'bei about everything I heard and read about in SA and AA, but I pushed it aside, because "it works, so whatever." Get this clear in your mind regarding the steps:
They don't work!
I'm not saying don't go, because you might still get some utility out of a peer support group; additionally, you might feel less shame and guilt after meeting with other addicted persons. But know this: Bill Wilson's spiritual experience was caused by an LSD trip. He tried to make it part of the steps but it never stuck. Also, LSD became illegal, so there's that.

Bill Wilson called smoking the "hardest addiction to break".

Well, Allen Carr's Easyway has a 90% success rate at their stop smoking seminars for helping people stop smoking for at least 12 months! If Billy says it's the hardest addiction, and Easyway has a 90% success rate vs. 12 Steps 5% success rate, then Kal v'Chomer Easyway is at least 18 times better than 12 step. Easy Peasy is an adaptation of Easyway for porn addiction. You owe it to yourself to read it. You'll be no worse off than you are now. On the contrary; you stand high chances of making enormous gains!

AA, SA and 12 steps are no more than a sham and a religious cult. That's why Bill Wilson's house is now a religious shrine. They only exist because they had first mover advantage in the late 1930's, and have stuck around since then by grifting every well-meaning medical professional and clergy member that they could swindle, and by employing their members in expensive, government and insurance funded rehab centers that also don't work as they're just glorified AA. It's not the members' fault. They were swindled by Bill Wilson, who was partially swindled by Frank Buchman, the Hitler-loving founder of the Oxford Group, which is EXACTLY the same thing as AA, even though Wilson says he changed stuff in the Big Book. He didn't. Everything AA says is a lie, and that's because Bill Wilson was a liar, in addition to being a thief (stole the rights to the Big Book from the first 100 members (50% of whom relapsed within 6 months of the book's publication, btw))and a womanizer. What a great, spiritual guy, right?

It's not the people in AA's fault: they were lied to themselves by previous members who in turn were lied to by Billy Wilson and Dr. Bob (also a terrible guy). I don't hate them, but I do resent and pity them. That's right. A resentment. Deal with it, Roy K.!

I'll take my porn-free life and keep it moving. Trust your judgement, and don't let the steppers make you think you're a bad person. You're not bad, you're not dumb, and you don't lack willpower. You are just one of many that fell into the subtle trap of addiction. Good news! There's an easy way to pull yourself out, it's called EasyPeasy, and you should read it or listen to the audiobook!
Check out my thread The Easy Peasy Method

Or just read the book. Based on Alan Carr's Easyway.

"All porn ever does is relieve the withdrawal symptoms that it causes, and it ceases to relieve them completely."

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 13 Oct 2021 01:27 #373227

Sorry, I just had to get that stuff out there. Actually, I'm not sorry. I'm angry that I didn't know these facts about AA and SA before wasting countless hours of my time, not to mention my money, on pointless meetings and books that were clearly written by someone in the middle of experiencing a stroke.

I've decided that I'm free from porn, and have no reason to visit GYE anymore. I had only been coming back these last couple of months sporadically, just to let people know about Easy Peasy. People know now, and more will find out about it as people share their success stories. My work here is done. It's time to go and enjoy my porn free life. See ya and good luck. If you read EasyPeasy you won't need luck. I'm out.

I had strings...but now I'm free.
Check out my thread The Easy Peasy Method

Or just read the book. Based on Alan Carr's Easyway.

"All porn ever does is relieve the withdrawal symptoms that it causes, and it ceases to relieve them completely."

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 13 Oct 2021 03:15 #373232

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HEY SLOW DOWN!!!

I’ve been meaning to ask who the author of the Peasy method is, because you sort of announced the article at the same date that it was printed, so I was wondering if it’s yours?

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“There are many competing methods for overcoming addiction, each with different success rates. I’m not going to mention any of them because most of them are a waste of time and I want to keep this as short as possible.”

No professional would write like that!
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Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 13 Oct 2021 03:20 #373233

Okay later on if you decide that you want to be friends with some sex addicts I hope you'll come back.

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 13 Oct 2021 11:49 #373238

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Maybe I missed something but that link you posted www.michaelmurphypsychologies.com/vaillantaacultorcure.pdf is saying quite the opposite. I am really confused.
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Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 13 Oct 2021 14:25 #373244

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anonymous.lost.everything wrote on 13 Oct 2021 03:20:
Okay later on if you decide that you want to be friends with some sex addicts I hope you'll come back.

I haven't been following the conversation at all (because "easy peasy" methods don't speak to me; truthfully, now, "shverer kishuy" methods don't speak to me as well), but if you'd like to befriend a sex addict, I'm available.
I'm all about that (substantial) bass, no trouble ....

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 14 Oct 2021 15:58 #373296

Im not trying to become part of whatever argument is going on here (it's OK to have different opinions btw, that's one of the magical things about being human) but I just wanted to thank the creator of this thread for recommending Easypeasy. I spent most of this week reading it, and it really changed everything for me. It taught me so much about my addiction that just made so much sense! Thanks to you, I'm finally free from the terrible trap and the little monster in my head. For everyone reading this, please at least give it a read. It could mean everything to you the way it did for me. It feels so good to say: Baruch Hashem it's over, Baruch Hashem I'm free!!!

Re: The EasyPeasy Method for quitting PMO 09 Nov 2021 22:18 #374141

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Can you purchase the book (the one specifically for porn) in paperback or is it only in a pdf format?
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