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Is it a good ideia to release intentionally after a certain period of time? Did anyone of you ( with more than a 90 days streak ) done this?
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jarvyjarvison
Masturbation is a gravely disordered act and you'll be inviting disorder into your body, your mind, and your life. Masturbating for release is still a grave sin. Your body will release naturally. There's just no need for it.
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CPilot
No, I did not. I understand that what underlies this question is a thought that the generation of lust in our minds is a physical phenomenon akin to the filling of a balloon. At some point the pressure must be released or the balloon will burst. However, I don't think this is an accurate model. When we liken porn addiction to alcohol addiction, no one would advise the recovering addict to have a drink every 90 days.
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CPilot
I believe there is another "relief valve" we are able to use. That is, intense, prolonged prayer. Mr. Eko (free for over 6 years) advises to focus on Jesus in times of temptation and to keep praying until the temptation is gone. As he says, if one was being attacked by a mugger we wouldn't give up fighting after 20 seconds, we would persist until the mugger gave up and moved on.
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@CPilot Thanks for the words. I will try to pray the whole rosary everyday. And if i get tempted, i will use the Jesus Prayer or some other prayer. Thank you, again.
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Besides, your body has nocturnal emissions/wet dreams for release. It's totally unnecessary.
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