In Hope For The Pornography Addict, I cited “Accountability” as the #1 action item to get free and stay free from a pornography habit or addiction. Isolation feeds addiction, and addiction feeds isolation, in a positive feedback loop (aka a “vicious cycle”). This is especially true of a pornography habit, where there is no supply chain, pharmacist, dealer, brokerage or human interaction. In the words of a former friend, everyone with a smartphone has a Playboy magazine under their bed, which means everyone with a smartphone can confidentially access explicit content within seconds.
Bottom line: For most people, unrestricted internet access is a recipe for failure. It follows that accountability is of the essence, not just for people with a pornography addiction, but for everyone interested in online integrity.
The best way to use porn filters is part of a comprehensive approach to ending your behavior with porn and masturbation. They aren’t a waste of time, when you know that they’re not the true solution to your problem. They are simply a deterrence—a short-term deterrence.J.K. Emezi in Are Pornography Filters A Waste Of Time? (Porn Reboot)
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I leave you with five of my favorite quotes on avoiding temptation and accountability.
An ounce of accountability is worth a pound of willpower.Walk In Integrity
The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.Sun Tzu
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.2 Timothy 2:22
Obviously, as I continued to go along and get further into freedom, a level of clarity came to my mind. It was like I was seeing with new eyes. It was really because I had that accountability in place that I was able to get to that point of wanting to keep the freedom and never wanting to go back.Brandon’s Battle Through The Firestorm of Porn
When scientists analyze people who appear to have tremendous self-control, it turns out those individuals aren’t all that different from those who are struggling. Instead, “disciplined” people are better at structuring their lives in a way that does not require heroic willpower and self-control. In other words, they spend less time in tempting situations.James Clear in Atomic Habits