The journey out of “gay,” porn, and masturbation

2017-03-10T18:29:57+00:00March 24th, 2016|Blog, Jesus Loves Gay Men|

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  1. DN March 24, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for this video. Very helpful.

  2. MMC March 28, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Wonderful video per usual:+) I wanted to give people some hope, though, in this area. There are many resources and ministries out there that help people escape from the porn and masturbation addiction which is rampant in our culture. I escaped from it myself and have been utterly free of it for several years now. What I did was work with a Christ centered counselor in order to get to the root causes of why I did it. For me, it was b/c I was in a living hell not only personally but physically with a chronic illness that caused me immense suffering. Reading pornagraphic fanfiction and masturbation was my escape from a brutal reality. I thought it was the only means of coping. What I needed to do was realize that there was another option. That seeking Our Lord, wholeness, truth, purity and His love and grace would be my new way of coping.

    What I also didn’t know at the time was that chronic porn and masturbation actually cause damage to our brains and CNS. We become dopamine addicts by abusing our own bodies. What helped me was researching exactly what happens physically to my body when I act out, what withdrawal symptoms to expect and how to manage/cope with them. I belonged to online support groups similar to AA where I was held accountable and could talk about it. I did whatever it took to stop…and at one point said “I don’t care if the withdrawal from this kills me, I will endure whatever crazy comes in order to get free.” I had to stop reading fanfiction altogether and even had to stop watching TV and movies for a bit since any little thing set my body off.

    The physical withdrawal was intense for me but I endured the short term storm and was able to get to the other side. Our bodies reset themselves but they need to throw a hissy fit first:+) So please, please, please know there are ways to get free and healed from this. It took me about one year to do so. Education, support and a desire to do just about anything to get free were the keys to my success. I’ve been free five years:+)

    So hope is alive and well:+) You CAN get free and whole from porn and masturbation…and I’m sure like you, Joseph, people can be free of the “gay” lie too:+) God is good:+) Dr. Doug Weiss is a good resource although he isn’t Catholic.

    God bless!

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