Whether you struggle with a nearly overwhelming desire to view pornography or you want to walk away before the allure grows stronger, our team at Desert Solace can help you resist the temptation of virtual and printed sex. We encourage you to begin the purging process by taking the following steps:
– Do it for you. While loved ones and friends may be the face of your desire to turn your life around, you must have a deep, heartfelt conviction that quitting pornography is in your own best interest.
– Protect yourself and your environment. Rid your home, workplace, and other personal areas of any pornographic material. Place filters on your internet. You may also need to enlist the help of someone you trust to monitor your internet activity and remove triggers.
– Re-learn appropriate boundaries. Your addiction to pornography does not mean you need to abstain from sex for the rest of your life. Creating a firm, defined plan for yourself and any potential partners will help you re-learn boundaries to know what is and isn’t acceptable during intimacy.
– Make yourself accountable. Quitting pornography can be extremely difficult when you go it alone. By making yourself accountable to a family member, friend, or counselor, you have additional support to prevent relapsing. You are welcome to contact Desert Solace to ask about our recovery program.
As you most likely know, quitting pornography is not an easy task, nor is it an “A to B” journey. You may need to repeat steps more than once before they become effective. If you slip up, forgive yourself and keep pressing forward. For additional help, contact Desert Solace at 435-228-5011 or come see us in St. George, Utah.