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Porn addiction app claims it has men quitting in 90 days

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This self-help app is claiming to offer addicts a way to beat their porn dependency.

After developing an unhealthy reliance on porn, 31-year-old Jack Jenkins decided to develop Remojo, which bills itself as “the world’s only complete program for blocking and quitting porn, for good.”

“It wasn’t addiction or ruining my life, but it was a bad habit that was stopping me being my best self,” the Durham University economics graduate told the Mirror.

Jenkins soft-launched the app in September after investors put more than $1.2 million toward its creation, and as of July, the $4-per-month support app has over 100,000 downloads.

Over 90% of those customers are male, Jenkins estimated, but while they’re rather uniform in gender, they come from a wide array of nations, including the UK, the US, Brazil and India, he told the Guardian.

Users get access to a mix of technology that blocks pornography — not just sites but also pornographic content on social media and beyond — across customers’ devices. The app also offers an array of content, from podcast interviews to guided meditations and access to an anonymous online community. Should users relapse, “accountability partners” made through the app can be automatically alerted to intervene. 

“The absolute best app for anyone watching too much pornography. It blocks everything … even triggers,” wrote one anonymous app reviewer.

Jenkins noted that he is not anti-porn, only working to create tools for those whose consumption of it has become debilitating or compulsive.

“[If] people sit down and think about who they are at their best, they’ll usually say it’s when they’re porn-free,” Jenkins told the Guardian.

An anonymous user of the app told the outlet that Remojo helped him avoid porn for 57 days and he felt “a hell of a lot less depressed” and more in “control of my life again.”

“Sex isn’t difficult any more, and my girlfriend is able to trust me again,” he added.

While Jenkins is not targeting children with Remojo, its creation brings up an important point regarding kids and the internet. Since porn has become so easily accessible online, it is a futile argument that children should simply be expected to avoid it. “Kids can’t be held responsible for interacting with this content. It’s disgraceful that we accept the situation as it is,” he said.



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