Porn: Dominick's 4 Years of Abstinence (Lessons Learned) - MM #9

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I took 4 years off porn, and it changed my life.

This prolonged period of abstinence was a legitimate factor in me having the courage and drive to leave a 15 year career behind to start my own business.

 After that 4 year hiatus, I’m back on it.

 I’ve learned some essential and life-changing stuff that single men, men with partners, women and parents need to hear.

In other words, everyone.  

Don’t think this applies to you?

The scroll down to do a 20-second self-assessment to see if you’re right.

If you answer YES to 2 or more of these questions, this episode will rock you.  

 Note: This is not a “porn-shaming” episode.

Rather, this is for the person who wants to understand the not-so-subtle-side-effects of today’s modern day forbidden fruit, and integrate it in his/her life in a healthier, hotter way.

Episode #9, Man Amongst Men Podcast: Dominick’s 4 Years Of Abstinence (Lessons Learned)

-Dominick

Your 20-Second Self-Assessment:

Men

Compared to 3 years ago, has your “corn” consumption increased?

Compared to 3 years ago, has the intensity of what you’re watching increased (to provide the same payoff as 3 years ago)?

During intimacy, have you found yourself fantasizing about scenarios you’ve watched (in order to stay excited)?

Are you increasingly finding “normal” lovemaking unexciting, now constantly needing novel scenarios or fantasies or “upping the ante” to remain interested?

Are there any feelings of guilt or shame around your consumption habits? And if so, have they been growing?

 

Men With Partners:

Are your consumption habits a secret or “don’t ask don’t tell” policy with your partner?

Are you afraid to broach this subject with your partner?

Do you feel guilt or shame on some level that by consuming you might be cheating on your partner?  

Over the last 3 years, have you found yourself investing less energy in seducing your partner?

 

Women

Are you threatened by the idea of your partner watching “corn?”

Do you believe your partner’s viewing habits are effecting your intimacy?

Have you given your partner an ultimatum about not watching, when you suspect his desire is to continue watching?

 

Parents

Did you know if your child is 8, he/she’s probably already seen it via someone’s smartphone or gaming system?

Is your parenting policy “just don’t watch it,” enforced by the threat of punitive measures?

Dominick Quartuccio