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Does porn/masturbation decrease your intelligence?

I cannot control myself to the point I start watching porn excessively and masturbating. I have noticed that my intelligence has decreased, my memory has become s**t to the point I can't remember stuff for tests. I have a lot of acne and my pp has also shrunk in size. I have an exam in 2 weeks and can hardly remember the content. I don't know what to do I feel so helpless and stupid. I literally can't stop
unless urself as an individual seek God and have others to pray and interceede for u then there is no other remedy to cure ur situation. the same has happened to someone i once knew before and it wasnt pretty what ended up to him. even if u call me dumb for saying this, u have a big problem on ur hands u cant solve urself
Reply 2
I do believe in God yes but I feel like I have sinned so much and repeated this sin so many times (willingly and knowingly as well sometimes) there is no point. I have tried and tried and tried time and time again but have always done the same thing and then feel guilty after. I feel like he is punishing me for it as the fact is that I used to be decent in my academics but now end up flopping and getting Es and Us
When did you start watching porn and when did it start getting out of hand?
(edited 2 years ago)
Reply 5
Original post by violapond
When did you start watching porn and when did it start getting out of hand?

I was first exposed when I was 11 I am currently 17
Original post by Anonymous
I was first exposed when I was 11 I am currently 17

Do you think it's the porn itself that's causing your grades to slip, or the fact you're watching porn instead of revising?
I'd say take all the necessary means needed to quit. If you're serious about change and wanting to quit, then you must make sure that you stay on track to success. It's not going to be easy, as it's an addiction like any other. Your brain has already gotten used to it and craves it as an essential daily need. You must make yourself busy with other things. Drop the bad habits and develop better ones, ones that are actually beneficial for yourself and towards your future. Find something you're interested in, such as reading, sports, helping around the house, gaming etc.

Secondly, the people around you could also influence you into it. It doesn't help if you've got buddies that regularly bring up porn and teen sex. Find a community that could help you, such as on Reddit - NoFap.

There's nothing great about jerking off discreetly and watching two people having sex. Actually deep that. You're cutting yourself off just to watch two people have sex and you're jerking off to that... Would you be ashamed if your close ones found out? I'd be traumatized.

Tips include:
- Use your phone less, for real! Even if you have to hide it from yourself, take the measures necessary.
- Stop following pages on social media that may trigger this. Such as nude pages on Instagram or whatever.
- Focus on yourself and realize that you're draining yourself every time you jerk off!
- Make yourself busy with studying, working out, socializing with friends, gaming, sports etc.
- Sorry, but actually deep it that you're becoming a loser behind a screen watching two others having sex while you jerk off of it.
- Cut friends that may lead you to it or try to ignore it as best as possible. Join communities such as NoFap on Reddit instead.
- Manage your time and don't become lazy. Don't waste your time doing nothing or things that may lead you to eventually masturbating again!
- Lastly, don't be alone. I mean it. If you're in your room, that's cool, but do not close that door, leaving you with your desires.

Honestly bud, it's gonna be hard. But remember, nothing good comes out of it and you feel like a loser at most. Plus, there are medical conditions that could lead off of masturbation. For instance, erectile dysfunction, Moreover, you're probably going to start losing your confidence and it could lead to social anxiety. At the end of the day, take the precautions necessary and work on yourself. Don't be a loser watching two people having sex while you're behind a screen like a creep - sorry.
Reply 8
Trust me when I tell you guys my memory is not what it used to be and that because I have watched porn my intelligence has decreased. These studies don't mention it as a side effect but trust me when I tell you it is one. As regard to exposing myself to other hobbies I have tried doing it but nothing seems as enjoyable. I have become desensitized to the point I only look forward to watching porn to fulfil my enjoyment/desires. I am 17 in yr12 my mock exams for my UCAS predicted grades in 2 weeks and I literally failing at the subjects I am doing and as I am typing this I feel like there is no point in trying anymore
Original post by violapond
When did you start watching porn and when did it start getting out of hand?


it doesn't sound out of hand to me
Yes, it can affect memory. It's known as brain fog. Abstaining will result in a decrease in brain fog and rewiring will begin to kick in.

Speaking from experience. Kick the habit before it consumes your life.
At the end of the day, whether or not it’s decreasing your memory isn’t the problem, the fact that you’ve lost control over something is. You have to make a conscious effort to stop, and take actions towards it; deleting porn sites, thrashing porn CDs. It won’t be easy, but just think about it, it may be masturbation today but what if it’s something else tomorrow. You can also seek help with close friends and God. He wants you to bring your troubles and addictions to Him to help. You don’t have to be perfect, that’s exactly what He’ll help you with. I hope get a hold back over your life. You’re made for so much more. Light and love ❤️
Original post by violapond
When did you start watching porn and when did it start getting out of hand?


when he started using it :biggrin:

my friend are you still there? There is a way to quit this and completely overcome this sin. but it requires you to be very serious concerning your relationship with God. The only way to really stop this urge is to give your life to Jesus and approach him in an adequate manner, not a lukewarm. You know God forgives you no matter the severity of the sin it is just a matter of you truly accepting salvation and receiving grace from God to stop. When you stop then you will start to notice that things in life will go well for you due to the blessing of God.
Excessive of it does, that is if you allow it to consume your mind to the point you aren't able to carry out the other things which are as essential to your life. You need to realise you are in control of what you do in life and giving into addictions is not a way of doing it.
Try to make a routine for each of your revisions and allot yourself a particular period of time for masturbation.
Then again while getting into revisions, try to make it rewarding such as testing yourself how much you've revised in bite size or try to reach out for the interesting topics or easiest ones.

edit : rather than thinking god is punishing you, think about the perspective of how god wants you to be not addicted and how god would help you when you help yourself ( that is by realising being a slave to addiction is harming yourself)
(edited 2 years ago)
Reply 15
Original post by Anonymous
my friend are you still there? There is a way to quit this and completely overcome this sin. but it requires you to be very serious concerning your relationship with God. The only way to really stop this urge is to give your life to Jesus and approach him in an adequate manner, not a lukewarm. You know God forgives you no matter the severity of the sin it is just a matter of you truly accepting salvation and receiving grace from God to stop. When you stop then you will start to notice that things in life will go well for you due to the blessing of God.


Stop telling him to believe something he doesn’t want to believe in, this is not the only solution.

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