" Sensitization Why doesn't an alcoholic just take a few sips of beer?
Because it will activate that same exact for his alcohol addiction.
I don't have a problem with advertisement, as long as it is offline. Instead, higher portions of the brain relay nerve impulses associated with sights, sounds, smells, and memories to the reward circuit.
You think binging for hours for that perfect shot in a video is pathetic? Years of my life have been wasted chasing the fix in erotic stories.
Imagine searching for that "perfect" scene in a sea of words. *sigh* The question you need to ask yourself is: "Do my behaviors or actions mimic how I used porn?
Please don't ask if you need to reset your counter to day one. What's happening in your brain is what's important. The gains you made cannot be erased with one binge.
Each time you restart, it should become easier, depending on the length of your abstinence.
In fact, I seriously doubt any incidental images of anything, including hardcore porn, could set one back (unless one acts on it by fantasizing about it or seeking more).