100 Benefits of Quitting Porn Addiction

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This list is from quitporn.net

1. Clear thinking;
2. Breathe better;
3. Smoother mood transitions;
4. Sharper mental dexterity;
5. More articulate;
6. Better memory;
7. Working through stress more effectively;
8. Increased energy levels;
9. Reduced depression ;
10. Deeper interactions with others;
11. Improved integrity;
12. Boosted confidence;
13. No social anxiety;
14. Better focus on task at hand;
15. Enjoying simple pleasures more deeply;
16. Increased faith in ability to control negative mental triggers ;
17. No risk of arrest or legal troubles;
18. Increased joy;
19. Renewed self-respect;
20. More free time;
21. Need to sleep less;
22. More free cash;
23. Confidence to try new things;
24. Increased humility:
25. Asking others for help;
26. Better partnership with girlfriend;
27. Better ability to learn and remember new things and new ‘songs’;
28. Can travel without paranoia of border checks;
29. No worries about of being found by somebody;
30. Not supporting organized crime;
31. True bonds with friends;
32. Better fitness level;
33. New doors opening to spiritual world
34. Confidence to take on any task
35. Ability to strike up conversation with anyone I choose without fear or insecurity;
36. No paranoia;
37. Increased motivation for self-improvement;
38. Feeling of wholeness that is not reliant on an external source ;
39. Not being enslaved by the need for porn;
40. No more feeling guilty;
41. Saving time;
42. Communicating more;
43. Renewed sense to sensations;
44. So much more energy than before ;
45. Deeper philosophical thinking;
46. Way more patience;
47. Increased brainpower and mental endurance;
48. Regain of focus to finish one job before starting the next one;
49. Waking up in the morning feeling rested;
50. The return of wit;
51. Improved ability to relate:
52. Regain of job satisfaction;
53. Stronger mental control over moods and thought processes;
54. Better crisis management;
55. Experiencing natural highs;
56. The ability to inspire other people;
57. The development of healthy habits;
58. A sharper mental game;
59. Increased muscle tone;
60. Heightened sense of humor;
61. More love towards life;
62. Better response to emotionally charged situations;
63. Renewed sense of life, waking up to greet the morning sun and air;
64. Easier to get out of bed;
65. Development of mature, competent coping mechanisms;
66. Feeling in control always;
67. A stronger sense of optimism about life;
68. Being better at controlling other aspects of life, like cooking, exercising etc.
69. Improved quality of work;
70. More present for family and friends;
71. More agility and awareness;
72. No need to worry about porn;
73. I am not constantly craving something every time I get bored or stressed;
74. Better health, less sickness;
75. Reduced anger;
76. Better communication of feelings;
77. Dramatic improvement of self-esteem;
78. Being more interesting person;
79. Clearer memories;
80. More laughs;
81. No panic attacks;
82. Feeling of more freedom;
83. Better teamwork;
84. Reduced anxiety;
85. No more eye strain or need of eye drops;
86. Reduced paper tissue consumption;
87. The joy of making things happen and being powerful;
88. Enjoying the daylight and sunlight;
89. Enjoying the observation of lives around;
90. Better emotional health;
91. Emotional energy savings;
92. Feeling intense emotions without being ruled by them;
93. Strength to keep going when the going gets tough;
94. Joy of keeping promises;
95. Enjoyment of the relaxed mental state;
96. Improved courage;
97. Reduced desk clutter;
98. Increased trust;
99. Joy of sharing;
100. Success.

Comments

That list could be sorted

That list could be sorted into the directly connected benefits and the ones that come out of the self improvement process necessary to really leave porn behind. It might be a bit of a stretch to suggest that the latter batch come from quiting porn. They are benefits, but people shouldn't expect miracles. Reduced paper tissue consumption and reduced anxiety for example don't seem to be in the same league.

I don't like the absolute verbiage of some of them such as "no social anxiety." I'm not sure that is true for anyone and some research suggests we need some social anxiety to push us along.

It's a good list to start from and gives us all some changes to look for.