Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Triggers 101

In Week 2 we focused on some immediate ways you can reduce the temptation to access pornography.

The barriers you set up for yourself last week are invaluable, but can only take you so far. Most people have a white-knuckle approach to quitting porn and masturbation. When temptations come they do their best to willpower themselves through it. The thing is, when we get to the point of considering looking at porn or masturbating, it’s often too late.

Most people focus only on the red circle, not masturbating or looking at porn. Yellow circle activities are things that lead us down the path to acting out. People take for granted how much power these yellow circle activities have on the temptations we experience. It’s much more effective to focus on avoiding these activities than white-knuckling our way through a desire to relapse.