Can you be addicted to only Masturbation?

Discussion in 'Abstinence, Retention, and Sexual Transmutation' started by foreverFighting, May 24, 2019.

  1. I started Masturbating when I was 9 years old and have not been able to quite since (Now I am 21). I discovered that Porn helped me M and eventually became addicted to it as well. Throughout my life I have always watched P to help me M (instead of P leading to M). I am not sure if this is a common or at least a normal thing.

    About a year and a half ago I went 6 months with no P at all. Unfortunately, I could not stop M during that period. Sometimes I would go 2 weeks with no M, other times I would only go a couple days.

    I think that I am addicted first and foremost to M and secondly to P. Does anyone else have a similar experience?
  2. kropo82

    kropo82 Fapstronaut

    When you say
    what happened after that, did you stay clean from porn?
  3. The addiction is to O in the end. That's what causes dopamine system to go haywire.

    I did MO my early teenage years without P and while it was considered "healthy", it affected the brain negativily and lead to PMO as a consequence later.
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  4. 19conquer

    19conquer Fapstronaut

    You said it yourself that you couldn't stop m during that period. If you can't control yourself, then that's a good indication that you're probably addicted to the solo act.
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  5. After 6 months of no P I fell back into it and haven't been able to quite for long since.

    Even though my addiction stems from MO, at this point in my life I know P, M, and O all work together to keep me addicted and trapped.
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  6. Thanks for the thoughtful reply. That is what I suspected. In the end it is the Dopamine that we are addicted to and PMO is just what helps us get it.
  7. overclocked

    overclocked Fapstronaut

    Of course you can be addicted to masturbation alone.

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