fapping can cause your muscle gains to decrease hence why i do it at most once a week
You can't expect anyone to stop watching porn forever
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Here's some sources so far, getting more as I type this.
Masturbation relieves stress and keeps me from taking up more harmful stress-relieving activities such as smoking, drinking, or recreational drug use.
Interesting concepts, and the general explanations for why this is a good idea seem sound.
Count me in
accountability group anyone? haha
Last time I lasted almost 6 hours.
All things considered I'm just going to try drastically reducing masturbation frequency.
Shit, my dick started itching as soon as I opened the thread.
I think there was this guy in Fast Threads that was addicted to masturbation
Whatever, count me in.
If you can't quit/have an increased desire for porn/you watch porn in place of another, more rewarding/healthy/successful activity, you are addicted.
I'm against any attempt to "groom" your mind. Do whatever feels right.
If your life's falling apart because you use porn as a crutch, then, if you're being honest with yourself, you'll realize this and correct it. Otherwise, it's ridiculous to try and make things more exciting by doing less exciting things. Further, this all just sounds similar to a miracle diet or exercise program that's going to change your horrible life by unlocking the ~secret~ of why your life is shit. With an underpinning of self-loathing and "things that feel good must be bad for me and I deserve my crappy life, therefore if I abstain, I'll be rewarded somehow".
The whole thing drips of intellectual decay and human smallness. I'm disgusted.
As a side note, I mostly fantasize for masturbation material.
Count me in, I have been doing this since February.
i dont watch porn i masterbate to pictures of food
It shows you have much of a problem it really is, though I'm not sure if what the video says is true, when there's people trying to defend their porn usage. Just the fact that there's people who enjoy watching women literally choke on dicks and such is a problem. I don't watch that crap, I try hard to find real sex. I don't feel like this really applies to me, but what's the worst that can happen? I don't watch porn? Oh, no!
Count me in.
I feel the exact same disgust at this threads idea as I feel when I think about my sunday school classes as child, where they attempted to program us into being afraid to think and feel. You might be surprised, but their assertions about porn more or less exactly followed your own. Any attempt to control human experience and expression, makes me disgusted, really.
You do realize that the whole "dopamine release" shit is used to claim that video games, tv, movies, and music are addictive and unhealthy too, right? Porn is just another medium, it may not have a large artistic tradition, but it is just as holy as the other four I just mentioned.
I said "mostly".
I think it should obvious that I have watched porn before, as evidenced by the fact that this is the 21st century, and how I've already suggested I'm a person who isn't withholding towards myself.
i've tried this and it works
Let's do this
I tried 2 times already today and I am trying again.
No thanks, i'll just rather fap and cry rather than fap at all.
I'm up for this
I'm gonna try this
But what about watching porn and using dragon dildos.
No erectile dysfunction there.
Granted I watch amateur porn not that hardcore porn shit.
I definitely know more about what to do with women and sex in general than if I, say, grew up without it.
Dude, anything close to the real thing is always magnitudes better than porn. Making out? Handjobs? Boobs? So much better than porn and so much better to get off to. I'm not desensitized in the least by porn in comparison to the real thing. The only thing it desensitizes me to is other porn.
I've not looked at porn in so many months, and I've been single for nearly 5 months. Why? because I don't need it. I've surpassed the need for it. I've seen enough of the real thing that my mind does the work.
I see the logic behind your arguments and your reasoning is sound, for most people. But for me? Doesn't make sense as its not harmful to me, mentally or otherwise.
Hey op! Count me in.
I promise to be truthful about my eventual failure.