It is difficult for an individual who has begun to become accustomed to pornography to break the habit. Like syphilis, it slowly spreads until its inoperable gummata have permanently damaged both mind and soul. Fortunately, like syphilis, a pornography addiction can be cured if caught in the early stages. We at Adequacy.org are proud to present the following 12 step plan:
- Recognize that pornography is a liberal plot.
As Andrea Dworkin has observed, the new pornography industry is a left wing enterprise. Its dirty little secret is not sex, but commerce. As Ms. Dworkin wrote in Pornography: Men Possessing Women:
On the Left, the sexually liberated woman is the woman of pornography. Free male sexuality wants, has a right to, produces, and consumes pornography because pornography is pleasure. Leftist sensibility promotes and protects pornography because pornography is freedom. The pornography glut is bread and roses for the masses. Freedom is the mass-marketing of woman as whore. Free sexuality for the woman is in being massively consumed, denied an individual nature, denied any sexual sensibility other than that which serves the male. Capitalism is not wicked or cruel when the commodity is the whore; profit is not wicked or cruel when the alienated worker is a female piece of meat; corporate bloodsucking is not wicked or cruel when the corporations in question, organized crime syndicates, sell cunt; racism is not wicked or cruel when the black cunt or yellow cunt or red cunt or Hispanic cunt or Jewish cunt has her legs splayed for any man's pleasure; poverty is not wicked or cruel when it is the poverty of dispossessed women who have only themselves to sell; violence by the powerful against the powerless is not wicked or cruel when it is called sex; slavery is not wicked or cruel when it is sexual slavery; torture is not wicked or cruel when the tormented are women, whores, cunts. The new pornography is left-wing; and the new pornography is a vast graveyard where the Left has gone to die. The Left cannot have its whores and its politics too.
- Learn to ignore the free speech argument.
President Monson clearly warns against defending the "so-called rights of those who would contaminate with smut and destroy all that is precious and sacred." Be sure to remember that Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, once destroyed a printing press that was used to print unflattering depictions of his church. All Mormons should keep this in mind when the topic of "free speech" is being bandied about. For those of you who are not Mormon, consider the words of noted abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison who called the USian constitution "a covenant with death and an agreement with
- Pornography has costs besides social ones.
According to US News And World Report, hard core pornography is and eight billion dollar a year industry. Since most decent, god fearing USians avoid pornography like the plague, a mere handful of you must be supporting the industry. If you are tempted to purchase pornography, think about what else you could do with that $250,000.
- Do not underestimate the value of medication.
Opium and its many derivatives are excellent at suppressing both your sexual and culinary appetites. Due to the uneven quality of heroin, we at Adequacy recommend morphine instead. Not only will it reduce your need for pornography, but it will also reduce your waistline. It truly is a panacea.
- Wean yourself off slowly.
Attempts to suddenly withdraw from the use of pornography are often traumatic. You can and should take this gradually. First step down to a softer core grade of pornography, such as Playboy. The next step is to a but non-pornographic source of erotic imagery, such as a Victoria's Secret catalogue. Finally, you can move all the way down to the bra advertisements in the Mormon Church owned newspaper, The Deseret News. You have difficulty creating an enjoyable masturbatory fantasy with such low grade wank material at first, which is why it's important to work your way down to this level gradually. Remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare: slow and steady wins the race.
- Fantasize about women you know.
Fantasizing about friends, neighbors, acquaintances and co-workers can lead to an extremely satisfying wank - more so than dreaming about an anonymous porn starlet in many cases. If you need visual aids, consider taking a camera with you and taking snapshots. In order to avoid suspicion, be sure to have a good excuse for taking pictures and photograph everyone, not just the cuties. You can throw away the pictures of the unattractive ones and film is cheap. Company parties and church events are an excellent opportunity for this sort of thing.
- Learn to appreciate the eroticism of the clothed human form.
A truly extraordinarily beautiful woman can fuel a satisfactory wank session even with her clothes on. I find that pictures of Natalie Portman in any attire, even a heavy winter coat and ski mask, are very easy to masturbate to. You can find an excellent selection of Natalie Portman photographs here.
With any luck, these simple steps will help keep you pornography free for life. Additionally, you may have noticed that our 12 step program has only seven steps. This is due to the extreme quality of the advice dispensed by this site. We don't need the full 12 steps that other, lesser organizations require.