Watching Porn? Three *Urgent* Reasons Why You Must Stop Right Now

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So many guys are caught up in this pornography and it really just not only saps your sex drive, but also actually saps your motivation in your drive to go out and meet women in general, independent of your sex drive. Now most guys are watching porn and it’s really going to hold them back in their lives.

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The reason is, two reasons that I want to go into: Number one, is something called hedonic adaptation.

Hedonic Adaptation

Hedonic adaptation is where your brain grows accustomed to new titillating stimulation and eventually, that titillating stimulation has less and less effect, so that it doesn’t really have as much punch as it used to the first, second or third time.

For example, back in the early 1900s, if a man saw a woman’s ankles, he would get blown away. He is really turned on. To see a woman’s ankles was very titillating. Because women wore long, long dresses that covered up her legs, covered up her feet, and covered up their ankles. Woman would basically lift up her dress like this, to show on the ankle and that was amazing.

But today you see ankles and legs on television. You see women’s ankles and legs out on the streets. So it has no titillating effect on you anymore.

Instead, what men find titillating are breasts. Breasts are that titillating thing. But if you go down to a nude beach down in South Florida, for example, you see a bunch of naked breasts and at first you are like, “Wow! This is amazing!”   Your brain is getting overload stimulation. “I never saw so many breasts before!”  But after, actually, just a couple hours your brain adapts. It’s not as stimulatory and titillating.  After a few days of going to the same beach it is going to seem normal. Breasts are normal. So your brain adapts; i.e. Hedonic adaptation.

Hedonic Adaption in Watching Porn

Now bringing this into porn, for example, let’s say you discover your perfect 10 porn. You discover the perfect girl and you think, “Wow! This girl is so amazing! So awesome!  I could just jerk it to this one girl for the next year. I don’t even have to go look for other porn!”

But what happens is after a couple days of getting off to the same girl, even though she was your perfect 10, let’s say she was a tall blonde, now are you like, “I need to see some Hispanic girls, I need to see some black girls”.  So actually, after a couple of days, you get bored with the same porn star even if she was amazing. That’s hedonic adaptation.

Or let’s say you develop or collect this big ultimate porn collection- the best porn you have ever discovered and you just collect it. What happens? You never really go back and watch that collection. You never go back into the archives or anything. You are always looking for new stimulation.

Because, no matter how good the porn was, your brain adapts quickly to that titillating experience. You need something new. You need something more. So what happens is that your brain is accustomed to constantly getting new girls, new stimulation from pornography. And when you go out and meet real girls on the street, club or bar, wherever it is, the girls are not as titillating.

They’re not really sexy. They’re not what you would really want them to be and only the super fine 10s can even get you motivated or inspired. So what happens is your brain adapts to these hypersexual girls in porn and then when you see real women in real life, you are just not that motivated.  What happens is you go out, you see normal girls but you don’t feel that motivated.

You’re like, “Yeah, I should go talk to her, I should go talk to that one, I should do this, I should do that…”  But you don’t really have that drive that forces you to go do it, because your brain is not getting stimulated by regular girls. So you think, “I will just go back home and watch some porn; Get that stimulation”. So that’s one way that saps your drive.

 The Chocolate Cake Analogy

Another way that porn, really, can sap your drive is I am going to use an analogy with chocolate cake i.e. grandma’s chocolate cake. Grandma makes chocolate cake for you every week. It’s delicious chocolate cake. It’s grandma’s chocolate cake.

So every week  you put on some nice clothes, you get into your car, you drive over to grandma’s house, you say hello to grandma, you talk to grandma, she pulls out the chocolate cake, you take the fork, you put the fork into the cake, you put it up to your mouth and “Mmm….!”- Grandma’s chocolate cake is delicious.

Now your buddy says to you, “Look I have got this awesome machine. You can have all the chocolate cake you want; you can have all the desserts. In fact, you just hook up this machine, these two wires to your brain and it will give you the stimulation of eating desserts”.

So with this machine, you can press a button and you are getting chocolate cake stimulated to your brain. It feels like you’re really experiencing chocolate cake… but directly to the to the pleasure center of your brain! Then you hit another button and now you can get pumpkin pie. And you hit another button and 30 seconds later you can get ice cream and hit another button 30 seconds later you can feel like getting chocolate chip cookies, the most mouth savoring delicious chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever eaten.

And say, you just get desert pleasure for two weeks, non-stop.

And what’s great about this machine is that you don’t have to even expend any time or effort to get the pleasure.

You don’t even have to you put your fork down, up to your mouth and chew. You have to expend calories to do that. You don’t have to go drive to the store, expend gas or pay money for gas. You get it all instantly from this machine.

So what happens?

After two weeks of doing using the machine, Grandma calls you up and says to you, “Hey! Sunny, come on over and eat some chocolate cake with me”.

So you think to yourself, “I should spend some time with grandma. I should eat some real chocolate cake. I should go over there and do my obligation”. But you’ve got to get dressed. You’ve got to get inside the car. You’ve got to buy some gasoline. You’ve got to go over to grandma. You’ve got to say hello. It’s a big production, you think to yourself.

You don’t feel that motivated to do it. It just starts to feel like a hassle. Especially, since you had this machine and since you can get the stimulation right to your brain instantaneously… AND it even tastes BETTER than grandma’s chocolate cake. Because in this machine they had some sciences design what was the perfect tasting chocolate cake for you.

So you just don’t feel like going to see grandma. It’s not fun anymore because the simulation of the machine is more fun.

How Porn Kills Your Motivation To Take Action

So it’s the same way, same exact same thing with the girls and porn. Basically you jerk off to some porn and then you just don’t feel the motivation that you should to go out and meet REAL girls.

You feel like, “Yeah, I should go out… I should do this… I should do that… but I can just get pleasure and stimulation from watching pornography”.

And even if you DO go out, then because you have hedonic adaptation, the real girls are not really stimulating you in the same way, because you have been seeing tons of naked bodies, tons of naked girls in porn. You can’t control the fantasies exactly how you want. So when you see the girl in the club it’s just not as stimulating as it should be.

The Short-Term Trap Of Watching Porn

Now here is really the trap of porn.

In the very short-term, porn is awesome!

Let’s say an asteroid is going to hit the earth and you have 30 minutes. Are you going to be like, “Ah God, I got to meet some real girls”?

After all, you only have 30 minutes to live. You’re not going to get laid in 30 minutes.

If your outlook is 30 minutes from now, porn is great. Because you can get a lot of pleasure and a lot of stimulation from porn. You can expend zero time and effort to get that pleasure and stimulation.

The problem is that we tend to think very short-term. We want the short term payoff. So we’ll just watch porn.

The problem is on the long-term. Let us say, a 3 year timescale.

Take Two Guys- One Who Watches Porn, The Other Who Doesn’t…

Take one guy that’s watching porn and another guy that avoids porn. The guy who just skips out on porn, maybe three years from now he can have two or three girlfriends. He’s gotten laid like 20 or 30 times. He is socially sharp from going out. And because he’s been around girls, he feels that pressure on himself to go the gym, to look nice, be healthy, eat correctly, and have good habits.

Whereas the guy that just gives into the easy temptation of porn, gives into the quick stimulation of porn with no effort.

He doesn’t feel that pressure to look good.

He doesn’t feel that pressure to eat healthy or go to the gym.

He doesn’t feel that pressure to be social and be socially sharp.

He’s not going to have any girls around him.

And he’s not going to have two or three girlfriends. He is not going to be getting laid. So three years from now; even though there is a short-term payoff to watching porn which traps you into wanting to do it, over the long-term it’s a very negative habit. It’s really going to hold you back.

What About Cheat Days?  The Backsliding Problem

Now you might be asking, “Jesse, what about a cheat day? Can I have a cheat day where once a week I watch porn? I don’t do it very often, but I want to watch a little porn here and there.”

The problem with that is, you’ll watch porn once and then it can be very easy to backslide into that habit of watching it day after day, two or three days in a row, or worse.

You get the stimulation one day and then the next day you are like “I kind of want to see that other girl. I didn’t quite finish off to her”, so the second day you’re back to it.

It’s very easy to backslide into it if you have cheat days.

Cheat Days Aren’t For Champions

Another issue with cheat days is, if you want to be, for example, a great runner, you want to do marathons and you want to really excel at your hobby… then yes, you CAN have a cheat day eating all you can eat at McDonald’s every Saturday.  But it’s not going to make you the best marathon runner.

Doing that cheat day is really going to impinge on your results.

If you want to get the best results out of your hobby or out of your passion of women, you don’t want to have that cheat day of doing porn.

You want to align all of your habits to be good habits to give you the best results you can get. You don’t want to be cheating with bad habits.

You don’t want to be in the mindset that pornography is a positive reward. You want to see porn more like eating junk food or smoking, where you want to just avoid it completely. There’s really no reason to do a cheat day.

Watching Porn Will Kill Off Your Genes

Another thing to consider is that porn watching is a maladaptive trait, where your brain is tricked into thinking that porn is like fucking a real girl, when it’s not.

You’re wasting your time on the simulation fantasy. It’s not going to help you reproduce.

So basically you are going to have two groups of guys in society- first, guys that get sucked into porn because it’s tricking their brain. Their caveman brain can’t tell the difference between the fantasy and going after girls in real life.

Versus guys that, for whatever reasons their genes say, “I am going to skip the porn. I am going to go after real girls”.

Those are the guys that are going to be genetically successful.

They are going to have more sex.

They are going to have more children.

They are going to have more choice of women.

They are going to have more fit offspring to propagate their genes into future generations.

Whereas the guys that get all hung up on porn or spend a good deal of their days in front of porn are eventually going to get weeded out.

Which Side Are You On?

So, it’s really almost like a life-and-death struggle of your genes. Are you able to adapt to the post-1995 universe of the world, where porn is basically ubiquitous?

Can you still get the hot girls in that kind of situation, or is this new technology going to suck you into the abyss of not being able to procreate?

Because maybe you can’t not adapt to the new pitfalls in the new environment. And as you know, species go extinct or certain traits in the species go extinct when the environment changes and that species or groups within the species can’t adapt to the new environment.

So you want to be one of those guys that is adapting to modern society.  A guy who can still procreate, be successful genetically in evolution instead of being one of those guys that your lineage is going to be snuffed out because you wasted time watching porn with lack of motivation.

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  1. Mark

    Maybe I’ve just been in the scientific community too long… but your article seems to include no real evidence. Everything is anecdotal. You don’t even mention something as simple as a survey that asks men how often/long they have watched porn compared to how often they go out/meet women/have sex. You are clearly targeting an audience of people already feeling guilty about watching porn. People who will listen to you not because it’s true, but because it’s what they want to hear. And for all I know, it may be true, but you’re arguments rely exclusively on guilt tripping and scare tactics. Any readers of this article should, at the very least, be skeptic of the claims Jese makes.

  2. Ceara

    Citations needed because this whole thing seems like utter horse shit. My husband has been watching porn since he was 12 and he has had lots of girlfriends. I have been looking at porn since I hit puberty and I had tons of boyfriends and a girlfriend. Most of my friends look at porn and they are all married or have had lots of partners.

    The only people who are going to fall into all of this shit are people who easily become addicted to things. My grandmother is a person like that. She’s addicted to Farmville, cigarettes, and soda. If she has to go without any of those things for very long she loses her mind.

    You can’t say porn does this to everyone because it’s just not true.

  3. Anonymous

    Since watching porn becomes addictive,how does a man quit.seems like just wanting to quit isn’t enough. I have what I though was a really good relationship with my fiancé,we’ve been together 18yrs. He just admitted his long term habit to me&I am heartbroken and there is a hood chance I won’t be able to stay with him due to lack of trust. Any advice?

  4. Anonymous

    you promised one thing as a hook but didn’t deliver . . . .

  5. Alex

    Jesse I’m 20 going on 21 use to be popular got hurt and lost everything pretty much friends Gf and girls liking me I turned to porn for a relief and didn’t exspect to get carried away its a serious problem not sure what I should I can only do so much because of my accident I post all confidence and drive I’m afraid what should I do

  6. kevin

    The real thing is too much work ! Computer sex rocks…when I get tired of jacking off to my perfect 10, I just find another to replace her…and best of all I don’t have to worry about any STD’s and wearing a condom just don’t feel the same. Also there’s no commitment or money out of my wallet for a date, and I don’t have to put up with a woman’s P.M.S…or honey I have a headache…Need I keep giving endless.examples of why my porn is superior…this is 2015, cybersex is the new wave…to all of you who agree, let me hear you holla !

  7. Arroganzia

    What nonsense. There is nothing wrong with watching porn as long as you keep it in proportion. Obviously if you spend your whole day and night at home pulling yourself off in front of the screen you have a problem, but there is nothing unhealthy about indulging in a bit of porn now and then.

    Why give people hang ups and make them feel guilty about themselves. That is so fucking Catholic!

    Hell, my girlfriend loves porn too. We have a normal life and an extra healthy sex life.

    And what the hell are you doing having an 11yr old comment on this thread? Your site should be 18+ or 21+ only for the info it is handing out.

    Let’s spell this out – anything you spend so much time on at home (or elsewhere) that starts to make you neglect yourself, your friends and your family to a large extent is unhealthy. That includes porn, drugs, video games and especially G.O.L.F. (Gay Outdoor Lifestyle with Fellas)

  8. abdul

    nice

  9. Anonymous

    This is bullshit. The only way porn could possibly lead to the situation described is if you ONLY watch porn and do nothing else. I’ve managed to get a girl friend while watching porn so I know this is absurd. Also porn is no where near as good as real sex so it won’t kill your motivation and watching porn won’t turn into a repulsive slob with no social skills. No one watches porn constantly except for maybe people with porn addiction. Jesse is probably just saying this so he can sell his pick up lines and dating advice more easily so you have to consider the source. I’m not impressed, there is very little I feel is accurate about this article.

  10. Tristan

    What about masturbating?

  11. amit

    Jesse..i really liked your article. But is masturbating to, not porn but hot images of actress wearing
    sexy dresses(not naked) is also harmful as masturbating watching porn. Is their any chance of addiction or someting else?? Please help….i like it but sometimes worry about it, i don’t know why?

  12. Anonymous

    What if you don’t care about finding a real woman? I have had plenty of sex already. Personally I don’t feel that drive to get a serious partner and I am fine just sticking to porn from now on.

  13. Jack

    Thanks Jesse. This is a powerful piece. It’s an everday struggle out here man, but we are men and we can handle it. I go off the stuff for days and even weeks at a time; but I always come back when I don’t get immediate gratification with real women. Porn is poison. It pollutes the mind, blunts our natural predatory instincts and ultimately endangers our genetic future. We have advanced so face as a species that the threat to our lineage once presented by a sabertooth tiger or the raw elements, is contained in a computer chip. Funny, isn’t it?

  14. Female represent

    Why does everybody assume only guys watch porn, I read through all this only to realize it only applies to guys

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. Please do the he she thing

  15. Gman

    Porn is basically the vice of the peasant. Just remember people, semen carries life force energy, when you conserve this , your magnetism is flowered outwards. Also when you ejaculate your testosterone goes down.

  16. J.Rand

    Well… i can agree with the motivation part as far as you accurately describe how the ‘sap’ works.
    But what about guys for whom its the other way around? Ive not started watching porn till 18, and ive never had a gf (or hookup) before that. Neither did it happen after that with a brief exception at 24-26 and I’ll be 30 this november lol
    At some point you just say ‘f* it’, the motivation youre killing wouldnt get you anywhere either, why live with all that pent-up drive.
    Its a nice concept youre presenting there, but honestly, for some people, motivation isnt going to cut it.
    that said, I do watch porn alot less now anyhow because naturally the sex drive decreases with age for men.
    I think you describe the effect very well and i get what youre trying to do here but for some guys, just getting thier motivation up is not going to cut it… although it may not be as readily visible as it is for me (i’m handicapped and not very attractive in part because of that).

  17. Anonymous

    what happens to a female who watches pornography or what are the negative effects of watching pornography on women

  18. CelticWarrior

    Spot on! Im currently watching “Life in the undergrowth” and its about insects and competing to produce offspring. The ones that don’t make it and do not get tricked die off. The stronger survive.. I guess the whole porn trick is being made by mostly males that do not won’t you to reproduce and carry out your genes. Damn!! It’s no different than the bugs bunny cartoon where the bad guy designs a hot bunny robot for bus to go after, only to find deception and the bad guy wins.

    Great work Jesse. We all need to get back in the fight for life. Just like the Spartan army at Thermopylae.

    Thank you!

  19. Danny tech

    Wow you’ve helped me a lot man, I’m 15 and I started watching porn when I was 9 and I used to think porn was the best thing ever.. But now I don’t find girls atractive as I used to find them atractive.. But after watching this video I’ll do my best to stop watching porn.. And whats your youtube chanal?

  20. jake

    This video really opened my eyes! Latley I can’t sleep unless I watch porn and when I do have sex it is not very satisfying eg I do not ejeculate!! But please help me!!!!!!! How do I stop!!! I want this to end but do not know how to go about it please help me out, would improve my life a million thanks.

  21. Anonymous

    many people better than you who watch porn regularly ******

  22. Anonymous

    this whole thing is absolute bullshit. I am a successful athlete (nationally ranked). I immensely enjoy talking to women and being with women. I have had several beautiful, wonderful girlfriends over the past years and currently yet I watch porn relatively often. I am 100% positive that my kids will be dominant due to fantastic genetic make up. I would also like to point out that there is no scientific proof behind the claim that masterbating to porn weakens your genes. The author of this article is not only incompetent but he is also uneducated. I would like to inform all those that don’t watch porn: there are many, MANY people in the world right now who are better than you at many things. So don’t be ignorant.

  23. MOHA

    Hi JESSE
    thank you so much.
    i think a good girl enough for all time in real life :) we really not need 2 or 3 girl :D
    all of your said is true GJ

  24. moore

    Yes !!!! Everything you said is true iim not motivated !!! I use porn as a reward and I’m only 14 !! Everything in this is true

  25. Bill

    Thanks for taking the time and making the effort. You have done a good deed and all of this goes into the sum total of evidencing factors that we way we make our decisions – this is something I wanted in the mix!

  26. Anonymous

    My wife is a pornstar !

  27. Anonymous

    Man this has really inspired me to stop pornography for good! I tried to quit but every two weeks I somehow convinced my self that I should wank it with a web cam girl on skype – i’ve been trying to quit for 2 years!! (i somehow told myself that ya she’s real, but in reality i don’t know her, she lives in a different country, and she’s still virtual, even though she is real person i’m communicating with)

    Is there some more motivating quotes or success stories you can post for motivation??

    Best Regards,
    JF

  28. 29 and married

    Farse, happily married enjoy my life,porn is part of development in my opinion, to all the young guys out there watch porn take notes and learn, so when you reach highschool or college you don’t stand their with your dick inyour hand. My views are that woman watch as much porn as men do to a degree, don’t objectify woman with your own sick fetishes etc… But when it comes down to your sexual prime, go in educated knowing how to enjoy sex, I was a virgin until the age of 16 which was young I actively watched porn from grade 7 onwards and believe me it gave satisfaction and goals to get errrr done properly when the time came around be a man, be yourself

  29. Anonymous

    Wow thanks so much! I know what u mean. I’ve been stuck on porn since puberty and I haven’t been with a lot of women because of it although I am a good looking guy. We’ll I’m done now. Noore porn for me. Thanks man!

  30. SoManyQuestions

    So what happens when regular sex becomes part of hedonic adaptation? Does that mean we have to move on or is there a better way to spice things up?

  31. Tim Johnson

    I’d like to offer an opposing view; porn is awesome, and not just in the short term. Can you get an STD watching porn? Nope. Cause unwanted pregnancies? Un-uh. Porn is unlimited variety and access to incredibly hot women who would never have sex with you in person. I lift weights five days a week so I can look my best when I cam-to-cam with ladies online. For the critics, let me put it to you this way: two orgasms a day not only keeps the doctor away, its total stress free living. Spend some time around folks in relationships; they’re stressed all the time! I like stress free living, and it wouldn’t be possible with porn. Porn rules!

  32. Melidex

    I Read and watch all your series and were very interested. However I was one of them who watch porn video for sometimes but want to ask you few question

    Q1. Does watching porn Kill sperm cells?
    Q2. If I watch porn and then having sexual intercourse with my wife, and afterward my wife still experience a monthly period of sick moon leading to no pregnancy. Is that the effect of watching porn?
    Q3. Does saliva kill sperm cells?
    Q4. If I faced these problem that you have mention, can the effects stop if I stop watching porn?

    Please need you best and sure answers

    Thank you!!!!!!

  33. Mitch

    Great Article

  34. Tengu

    Good write up. This is in line with many other takes on why not to watch porn. Don’t know how old this video is but I’ve been trying to kill my bad habits for the last couple of years now. Drunkeness, drugs, not eating healthy (or not at all sometimes), porn, and a few other more sever habits I left behind already. Still got some more improvement to do, but I’m a determined.
    Anyway, every time I catch myself watching this bs I look up why not to watch it. It truly is a wasteful habit. To think there are so many beautiful women in my area too! IMO (hindsight being 20/20 of course) there are plenty of women in society that are just as beautiful, or sexy as the ones you see in porn. The exception being the cute girl at collage, gas station, dance studio, bar, (insert social situation here) are right there! It’s actually kinda frustrating sometimes because it becomes a “Which one do I want?” In a “perfect world” I’d have them all lol.

    Anyway. Thanks for the vid and I’m off to eat, play guitar, and maybe go shooting, or hunting today. Happy trails partner.

  35. Blake

    Wow man you have really made me rethink myself going 2 years single concentrating on myself and for making my life better, I mean I have done that now because I haven’t used to to meet girls and just concentrated on my life but watched porn to get off and now I’m overweight but I must say that nothing will ever beat a real girl every time I go out if there is a young gorgeous girl I have always tried to get a number but thank you for this entire thing I just read

  36. Anonymous

    really i have no idea porn is killing my attraction towards real life girls.. from today i will stop watching porn…and look for only hot girls in real life.. thanks for your video

  37. Anonymous

    Don’t have sex, and don’t watch porn. Duhh

  38. Daz

    So, I’m making an attempt to cut porn out of my life, and recently I’ve been cutting out the real live videos (they seem artificial to me).
    However, this is in part because I’ve replaced it with hentai videos. The animated scenes feel much more meaningful to me (it’s easier to find an actual story in this genre even if the story sucks), but I’m concerned that this may cause a similar effect that was stated in the video.

    Any comments?

  39. Anonymous

    it’s a shame , i’m such a hot looking guy and can get any chick in a club, they are smiling at me all day and i would rather jerk off to porn, this makes me want to change that.

  40. Guy who watches to much porn

    I have to say, damn. You make some great points. Even if what you say came off the top of your head it makes sense and has me really thinking about some of my mistakes. I used to try not to watch porn for religious reasons, but now I have something else to keep me from doing it. Thanks.

  41. John

    Hey Jesse,
    So if “HEDONIC ADAPTATION” from porn or chocolate cake reduces a guys drive to get laid, will banging 26 hotties similarly reduce my sex drive?
    John

    • Blake

      No because your always seeking that new challenge the challenge on how to get that next girl, or how to add a new number to your laid girls. I constantly love new challenges I’m upto 45 myself and my friend challenged himself to make it to 100 but the sale thing is in marriage and relationships that’s why people have to spice up their sex life after a while because the same old thing gets boring unless you have women jumping onto your lap every 3 seconds then you’ll still always love a challenge to get the ‘new’ girl

  42. Anonymous

    This really really really help me. Thank you. It’s only going to help my marriage.

  43. Anonymous

    How did I get to this idiotic shit, I was looking for porn.

  44. Anonymous

    This video changed my life. Porn has caused me so many issues but I could not put my finger on it until now! Thanks

  45. Anonymous

    This is…pretty funny. You clearly have no idea what you’re talking about.

  46. vineet

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