I have a question regarding the reboot process as it is described here and on yourbrainonporn.com.
The closest analogy used for porn addiction is compulsive eating (leading to obesity), and it makes perfect sense to me. In the case of overeating, the solutions that work best are usually either:
1. Strictly regimented diets, or
2. Avoiding harmful products and eating unlimited amounts of natural, non-addictive ones.
The analogs in terms of sexuality would probably be:
1. Sex on a strict schedule, or
2. Avoiding porn and masturbation and practicing unlimited REAL sex.
The elimination of all PMO seems like the equivalent of fasting/starvation diets, which usually fail in weight loss. Is there a special element that separates food and porn addictions and accounts for the differing methodologies?
I am starting today and at the moment I'm leaning towards a 60-90 day "no P; M once a week or less; Sex twice a week or less" schedule.
It is also worth noting that while I am fighting a P addiction and some ED, I have a GF and my addiction has never stopped me from meeting women. Perhaps that's the main reason I feel unease about giving up on the O - is there really a need to give up on real sex when the goal is to improve real sex?
I'd appreciate any thoughts and comments on this!