A new name for porn, a new way to perceive it

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by Deleted Account, May 25, 2019.

  1. Hello,

    Please suggest a word or phrase to use in place of the word p*rn or p*rnography.

    For an addict or compulsive, it is semantically confusing because it means you are thinking simultaneously of the light and dark side when speaking 'that' word, when actually we intend only one aspect.

    Preferably the new word or phrase would have no semantic connotations that could be confusing, describe the images for their general content, purpose, and, allude to or directly imply the dark side.

    The problem with words that are semantically ambiguous or unbiquitous, etc is that the associative meanings maintain their neural connections of addiction, simply because the 'file' name still exist.

    I would like the new term to become popularised on this platform to help change.
     
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  2. properWood

    properWood Fapstronaut

    Allow me to disagree. One cannot wish that the world changes for him. And if he/she reads in the press the word then...

    I believe it would be more suitable that the addict tries to desensitise himself or herself from the connotations the word provides. I hope this will occupy the mind for a while with research on how to get desensitised and allows the addict to not focus on his or her addiction :p
     
  3. Okay cool but the word doesn't provide the connotation it's becomes an associative meaning through the way it is used.

    Desensitising is a responsibility but one can only desensitise ones self not others. The N bomb for instance
     
  4. So I'll reitterate the purpose of my original point.

    Fapstronauts are effectively saying "I want to give up something I enjoy and gives me intense pleasure", everytime they say no more porn.

    Porn is bad and of course they mean the negative aspects but it's not all negative is it. If it was people wouldn't get into it in the first place.

    most people who use it are casual users and don't become true-addicts,and they when speak of it also say porn but they don't mean the same thing.
     
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  5. Force Majeure

    Force Majeure Fapstronaut

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    I usually just write the first letter in porn, masturbation and orgasm. That's an easy hack.
     
  6. Thank you but not really. P is just a symbol for the word porn but I'm pleased to recieve your feedback
     
  7. Force Majeure

    Force Majeure Fapstronaut

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    Other than that I have to agree with properWood . You need to get used to the words because you don't have control over all occasions. Sooner or later these words will pop up and then it's better to be prepared.
     
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  8. I get you, beacause other people will continue to use it so you will you.
     
  9. IGY

    IGY Fapstronaut

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    Talking of new names, there's one ^ :rolleyes:
     
  10. IGY

    IGY Fapstronaut

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    Really? I do not believe that porn can be positive. Especially not to addicts and ex-addicts.
     
  11. Okay, I finally have an example of my own and would very much like and appreciate your effort and contribution.. But please don't bother commenting that you disagree or it can't be done because I just did, thanks

    Masturbate > stressturbate or frustrabation

    ...You get the idea..
     
  12. What exactly are you trying to accomplish here? The words are what they are. I'm not arguing it can't be done, but it wouldn't change the connotation of the word at all. Take 'stressturbate' for example, to me that implies a negative connotation. Is that the goal? I'm not sure I understand where you're going with this.
     
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  13. Hros

    Hros Fapstronaut

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    How are either of these better than the original word? They actually sound worse, not to mention that they still include half the original world. Wouldn't that still trigger a reminder?
     
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  14. In a nutshell: a new name for porn (or any common word describing any part of the addiction) a new way to percieve it.

    Yes a negative connotation is the goal. For all the times I've compulsively masturbated to relieve stress, stresstabation is a fitting noun. Masturbation by contrast in my opinion is a good thing and to my mind I don't want to use the same word two describe to different experiences.

    I have just realised nofap has there own example : death grip. It's very effective an appropriately named. Eerybody knows what it means the point is it is possible and helpful to create such terms.
     
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  15. They are intended to sound worse. Half the word is probably the maximum acceptable but I think most preferable is an entirely new word that doesn't share any of the sylables but that can be a tall order.

    Again I refer you to the term death grip which is excellent term. When I use the term death grip I am implying all the negative consequence of masturbation that relate to not being able to take pleasure from a real vagina for the reason my penis stimulation has conditioned to the very specific contours of my hand. To call it masturbation would be an injustice and a sleight upon all the positive aspects of masturbation.
     
  16. I realise now that I was wrong to phrase the Original comment the way I did. I'm actually seeking suggestions that will help me only, however I erroneously suggested we should all do the same. That's not the case, in submitting any creative replies you are simply fulfilling my request for nofap help in the way it would bemost helpful to me. Thank you
     
  17. Reborn16

    Reborn16 Fapstronaut

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    I remember when I wanted to quit smoking, and coming across the term 'cancer stick' instead of cigarette, really helped associate a negative consequence to the habit. So I see the argument for sure.

    On the other hand, I tend to side with an argument for acceptance instead.

    But as for suggestions...

    Procrastinate + Pornography = procrastonography?

    Sure it's not easy to say, but name me a time when pmo couldn't be replaced with something that actually needed doing lol.
     
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  18. It was poorly explained i grant you, but this is a very unusual topic. It is essentially programming. It typically only considered by politicians, propagandists, lawyers, inventors.

    By taking control here is like taking control of my own programming.

    It's not the be end and and all, it's not the magic bullet, it's just one more thing, one more percent, but tipping the scale of life means accruing all the advantages I can. Otherwise house will always win with there tiny margin.
     
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  19. Thank you so much that exactly what I mean.

    Imagine if you repeatedly asked to purchase cancer sticks at the newsagents. After a while it would dawn on you that maybe you should quit smoking.
     

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