Ql Stage 1 and rewiring Porn craving wiring


#1

according to Wikipedia
Repeated consumption of porn causes the brain to literally rewire itself. It triggers the brain to pump out chemicals and form new nerve pathways , leading to profound and lasting changes in the brain. … Similarly, every time a message travels down a neuronal pathway , the pathway gets stronger.

According to QL sales page Description for stage 1
extensive repairs of physical damages, rebalancing of hormones and nutrients, restoration of optimal functioning, rewiring of existing neural patterns for higher efficiency, preparation for new, even more optimized neural connections, strengthening of existing areas and creation of new connection

Can I infer from the above excerpt that QL stage 1 will help me rewire the pathway that has been created by years of watching porn?


#2

It may, but you’d probably have to stop watching porn first, otherwise you’re just constantly reinforcing those pathways.


#3

I can only tell you by experience. Since starting Ql ST1 and having a “wake up call” I did not watch any porn. I did not have any need for it. There was not a single incident where I felt the urge to watch it…


#4

As a medical doctor in past (if “past medical doctor” is appropriate naming) porn is not bad thing unless if it replaces real sexual relationship. If I have two girls and commencing threesome once in awhile, porn brings new useful information.

Porn can infuse fresh sexual experience unless if it under SHAME, GUILT and FEAR.

Then it doesn’t matter if you watch porn or not - your sexual life already not ok.


#5

In your wikipedia quote, replace the word “porn” with “subliminals” and you get the basic principle. :slight_smile:

The pathways don’t ever go away once created (barring extensive brain damage), but when you stop using them they start to get weaker. If you imagine active pathways as being lit up in the brain, the unused ones go dark over time. With some effort you can still find them and fall back into that habit (which is why addicts never really stop being addicts), but the darker they get, the harder it becomes.

TL;DR An interesting lecture on porn...

It’s a funny thing, porn’s influence on the brain. In a great support of the poly-amorous male, it turns out the male brain doesn’t like it when the sex-partner is always the same. When having/watching sex with the same woman, it will take longer and longer for the man to become/stay aroused and to have an orgasm. As long as the female partner changes, this stays relatively the same (look up the Coolidge-effect). I keep trying to explain to my girlfriends that’s just how I’m wired, but most show me little understanding. :slight_smile:

Anyways, since the brain doesn’t really notice much difference between a real-life partner and the video on the screen, it will release dopamine every single time we watch a new video.

Furthermore, it starts to believe that all those women are yours to play with, which causes our primal hunter’s instinct to rewire itself. Constant porn becomes the new comfort zone. It leads to the desire to be isolated, to voyeurism and a constant need for new videos.

The next rewiring is to move away from the need to touch people, to date, to release and process pheromones, to interact and to experience an emotional connection.

Next, the constant flood of dopamine starts creating Delta-FosB in the brain which triggers the brain to start craving more porn. Over time, this will numb the pleasure response (not just of sex, but almost every common thing that should make us feel happy), making the brain excited by porn yet bored by many other things, and make our willpower weaker because of the changes in the frontal cortex. And the addiction is born. This by the way, is not exclusive to porn addiction, but to all addictions. Too much of a good thing is still too much, I guess.

Finally, in the case of porn addiction (scientifically known as arousal addiction), the changes in the brain cause a numbness which over time causes weaker arousal signals to be sent to the genitals, leading to the scary moment when you can’t get it up anymore. First, porn becomes less interesting, then libido starts dropping, and finally you won’t get it up. This is called addiction desensitization.

Fortunately, the very principle in my first paragraph of this post of turning off unused pathways and using new ones can reverse the effects including (in the case of hardcore addicts) anxiety, loss of focus and memory retention as well as trigger previous levels of productivity and the natural instincts to go out and meet new people.

Something of note is that the recovery time is longer for people that have watched a large variety of porn as well as for those that have started watching porn during their teen years when the brain was developing rapidly and building very long-term habits. Hence it can take up to 6 months to fully recover.

Researchers attempting to study the difference between the porn watchers and the non-porn watchers have run into some issues, as almost every male above the age of 10 is regularly watching Internet porn, so there’s a great lack of a control group.

Fortunately the brain has a remarkable capacity to change according to the needs of its owner.

Most of the SubClub subliminals contain scripting that works in an opposite way, creating neural pathways that make porn boring and personal growth and relationships interesting. So they will over time darken the pathways leading to watching porn and brighten those leading to social and physical interaction. If you support them by doing your best to stay away from porn, the rewiring goes faster.

My own experience? First, I went from basic porn to more artful porn, clips that were directed well, took place in beautiful settings and were more like lovemaking than f*cking. Nowadays, I can look at a thumbnail and think “Hmm, that looks nice” but never get around to watching it because the impulse to do so simply doesn’t trigger anymore. Same goes for “self-service” without the use of videos. On the other hand, women have become increasingly interesting to me.

PS Don’t you guys miss my long-winded posts? :wink:


#6

Dear colleague, Dimitri
There is no such a thing as a past medical doctor. I don’t know in which circumstances you still practicing but I would say that we are doctors forever. Your intention while attending medical school was to have human being to be better.
So, if porn movies help to have more spicy sexual life, there are welcome!


#7

I’m gonna go off topic a little from OP’s post and direct this to anyone who has normalized daily or consistent porn use. IMO, there are absolutely no benefits to watching porn and it causes more harm than good. Even it might not cause harm to a particular individual, I still see no benefit and it is still a slippery slope to addiction. Anyone who thinks porn is okay, ask yourself how many days (or hours) you can go without it. Instead of porn you could do some much more. If you need to jerk off, how about no porn instead? Our brains aren’t evolved enough to handle the constant hyperstimulation and free access to dopamine that porn provides. I believe research shows that porn has the same affect on the brain as certain hard drugs. I don’t wake up everyday railing lines so why would I do something else that’s the equivalent. IME, long story short porn fucked me up for years, and the crazy part is I didn’t realize it until a few years ago. My addiction got bad. I know my experience doesn’t equal everyone else’s but I bet a lot of people use porn, without even realizing it, as an escape that keeps digging them further down to mediocrity like I did. Check out at YourBrainOnPorn for a better idea.

Not everyone struggles with porn use like I did, I get that. My use was probably a symptom of underlying issues, but porn reinforced those issues and made them worse. If you think porn isn’t harming you, okay cool, maybe it isn’t. But what benefits is it actively bringing to your life that can’t be achieved with more productive habits?


#8

It is ruining my life! How did you free yourself? @i_am


#9

To be clear, I am only a couple weeks porn-free but before this, my intake went from multiple times per day to once or twice a week. I felt way better but still, once or twice is reinforcing the neural pathways associated with porn and led to unwanted behavior so I want to destroy this habit completely. I am about three weeks clean. Maybe a little more.

First, I highly recommend checking out the YourBrainOnPorn website. It becomes a lot easier when your perspective shifts from “porn is making me feel bad” to “porn is physically rewiring my brain which is why I feel bad”. When you understand the “why” and have a different, high-level objective perspective of the physical changes, you can break out the cycle.

Be aware of your triggers. Boredom, depression, discomfort, some girl rejected you or you didn’t get laid friday at the bars so now you go and jerk off to feel better. For me it was all of the above plus more. If I’m on my phone too long and I get bored and the dopamine hits from mindless entertainment start to get stale, porn would be the boost I wanted. When you are aware of a trigger, go do something else instead. You need to replace bad habits with positive ones. Start grinding on your mission and purpose. Whatever you need to do to accomplish your goals. be obsessed with it and do it.

I have a couple YourBrainOnPorn articles and testimonials already up in the private/incognito mode of my phone. Whenever I would go incognito (a trigger/what I’d do when I would watch) those pages are already up and I’d read them again. Instantly makes me feels disgusted and gets rid of the urge.

Don’t be too hard on yourself and practice self-love also. It WILL be uncomfortable, but you need to embrace the discomfort and view it as your mind and body growing stronger.

@mecharc


#10

Porn and fapping ruined my 20s. I haven’t lived up to my potential and a big reason is because of my porn addiction. Just Last week I had a 65 day plus streak and I was planning to go to a erotic massage parlor but instead the day before I binged on porn. I’ve self sabotaged so much in my life especially self sabotaged with porn. We use porn for a reason there’s something we are trying to self sooth or something we are not getting in life so we turn to porn to get that something. I want to have sex with girls and date and meet women but I have deep shame that because I don’t have xyz, lack sexual experience, that I don’t deserve to meet women, date, have sex etc I feel a unworthiness, I feel I don’t deserve to get what I want. I also have a fear of success, I’m afraid of getting what I want and being found out that I’m a loser and don’t have xyz etc so I self sabotage by using porn so I don’t have to put myself out there. If not porn when I meet a potential partner i sabotage it because deep down I have these fears,guilt shame. I feel unworthy of getting what I want. There’s a reason why your using porn find out that reason and find healthy ways to sooth yourself in a healthy mature manner. For me personally I’ve stopped using sub club subs for now because I’m looking at other avenues to help with my porn addiction.


#11

Today I tried something new.

The moment I felt slight trigger, I put on Beyond Limitless. I started visualising the business empire I wanna built.

I don’t know if the principles of sexual transmutation would apply here, but it took care of the craving.

let’s see how long it helps me maintain.


#12

For sexual energy transmutation, take a look on As Above, So Below…especially So Bellow supercharger.