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Struggle with Porn? Don’t Let It Stop You from Repping the Movement

By November 6, 2019 No Comments

This #NoPornovember is all about recognizing the individuals who inspire themselves, their relationships, their communities, and our world to be porn-free. Click here to check out what this month is all about, and remember that Change Begins With One.

Millions of Fighters—or, supporters of this organization—span the globe and come from a variety of backgrounds. Our diversity is what makes this movement powerful.

And while we’re all different, there’s one thing we have in common: we’ve all been impacted by the harmful effects of pornography in some way, either directly or indirectly.

Related: 9 Ways To Get Involved With This Global Movement For Love

If you’ve noticed the scientifically proven negative effects of porn in your life and, as a result, feel some hesitation in actively and opening repping this movement, we’re here to tell you that there are thousands of others out there just like you. Your influence is needed more than ever in this fight for love.

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Fighting for love can help you in your recovery journey

Think about it: waiting to join the fight for love until you’re completely done with a porn habit is like refusing to go to the gym until you’re in the best shape of your life. See how that logic contradicts itself?

Fighting for love is like exercising your muscles and giving your body proper nourishment. You become stronger and stronger as you gain knowledge about what you’re dealing with and as you join a community of people who are working together for the same common goal.

Just like it wouldn’t make sense to wait to work out until you’re “in shape,” you shouldn’t put off becoming an advocate for real love until you feel you’re done with your own personal fight. Remember that all Fighters are on a unique journey of their own. Don’t wait to dive into an environment that can provide you with the knowledge and motivation you need to get where you ultimately want to be.

Related: Fortify: The New Online Platform That’s Changing Recovery

Recovery is a journey. For many, overcoming a struggle with porn is less like a destination point and more like an ongoing process. Taking an active role as a Fighter in the movement by learning and sharing information about the harms of porn can help keep anyone strong throughout their process.

The truth is, because porn is more available, affordable, accessible, and anonymous than ever, just about everyone has been impacted by it in some way. What the porn industry wants is to keep you hooked by keeping you isolated and alone.

Related: Shame Kept Me Going Back To Porn, It Didn’t help Me Break Free

So instead, fight back by connecting with others who have been affected by the very same thing you’re dealing with now. Becoming part of a supportive community can not only help someone fight the harms of porn, but fight the harms of shame and isolation that can hinder progress in recovery.

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Personal accounts power the movement

The very mission of Fight the New Drug is to educate and raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. That means every individual story is a significant part of this movement. No one knows the reality of the harmful effects of porn more than someone who has experienced it first hand.

Think of it this way: if you’re currently struggling, you know porn is unhealthy because you’ve lived it, and you can be a powerful influence and example to others.

Related: True Story: My Past Obsession With Porn Has Fueled My Fight Against It

Imagine the impact someone can have simply by saying, “Hey, porn is something I’ve struggled with. Here is how it’s affected my life, and this is why I’m fighting for real love instead. I’m not perfect, and you don’t have to be either. But what matters is that I’m trying and I’m educating others on its harmful effects. I know I’m not alone, and I know you’re not alone either.”

Having the courage to tell your story and offer a hand of support to others can not only significantly help you in the process, but can also help many who may not know how to reach out for help. Because guess what? There are a lot of people out there, just like you, who are fighting the same battle.

Related: How Opening Up About My Struggle With Porn Helped Me Find Freedom

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What you can do to rep the movement and share your story

Anyone can boldly make an impact by sharing their story, regardless of where they are in their journey with fighting porn. The first step is to start conversations, and you can effectively open that door by repping a tee with a message that represents why you joined this movement.

Related: How To Start The Conversation On Porn’s Harms Without Saying A Word

Maybe you’re fighting because you recognize the link between porn and sex trafficking and don’t want to contribute to the exploitation of people who are treated like products. Maybe you’ve experienced how porn can kill real love and damage relationships. Whatever your motivation, choose a tee that tells your story. Then when people ask about the bold message you’re wearing, share what it means to you personally and invite them to join you.

See what a powerful force for change you can be in this movement?

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Why this matters

Entertaining shameful thoughts like “I’m a hypocrite,” or “Why should I have the right to talk about how porn is harmful when I’m still struggling?” are neither productive nor healthy. Negativity can actually set back someone who is fighting to give up porn, while positivity and connection can push them forward.

Whoever you are, we need you in this fight for love, and many others who are struggling need you, too. No one is perfect, but we’re united in our fight for real love. Ultimately, we’re fighting for authenticity and real connection rather than holding anyone to unrealistic expectations.

Imperfections make someone human, and our collective desire for real love and positive change make us Fighters. Will you join us?

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