day 38 almost slipped... or did I? started pmo but stopped - does that count???

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by paradice, Jul 26, 2019.

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  1. paradice

    paradice Fapstronaut

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    I started to give in to temptation today. i looked at some porn sites for less than 5 minutes and started stroking. I popped back to my senses and turned it off. got up and took a cold shower.

    Im on day 38. This is the first slip ive had, but does that count as a reset or not?

    On one hand I looked at porn and started to masturbate so strictly speaking should reset the clock.

    On the other hand Im proud of myself for coming to my senses and showing self control enough stay the course.

    Ive been feeling very good about making it this far would hate to restart the clock over something so stupid.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. L1ttl

    L1ttl Fapstronaut

    I think it's relative. If you reset the clock you might just slip quickly into porn itself and say "well the counter is 0 anyway". So perhaps write a note that you slipped and not reset it completely so you can continue and not fall into a cycle of defeat again?
     
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  3. DeepParkWater

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    Meh i had a similar experience and honestly i feel like resetting thr counter is getting too strict on the process. Did you excite the neural pathway a bit yes did you blow your load setting your dopamine pathway blazing for the 3 seconds of joy no. Scientifically speaking you probily didnt do that much damage to your dopamine system that yoyre trying to reboot so i say no.

    At the end of the day i feel likegoing way too extreme on any spectrum is unhealthy. Slipups happen you didnt O. Dont do it again keep moving forward
     
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  4. Ravefist

    Ravefist Fapstronaut

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    Be VERY careful now, for the next two weeks at least. A pseudo-slip like this will have you itching for more. Youll most likely end up relapsing within two weeks unless you take extra precautions to steer clear of the addiction. My two cents man. Take care and dont fap. Its not worth it at all.
     
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  5. ArduousPath

    ArduousPath Fapstronaut

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    This is very true. Every time I've watched porn, I've relapsed within a few days or so. Once you've given permission to your mind to watch porn, it's very likely going to be a relapse in the upcoming days. It's a vicious cycle.
     
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  6. Aliveisgood

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    All the best for next coming days hope u don't relapse
     
  7. paradice

    paradice Fapstronaut

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    thanks for the input guys. You're totally right about feeling the temptation even harder today. Staying away from the computer and hoping i get through the next few weeks. Thanks for the support. So far so good, but def feel the pull stronger than I have in a while.
     
  8. faris92

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    Try look into The Sinclair Method for naltrexone use. You use naltrexone and PMO while you are on it. I know it sounds wrong but somehow your brain will not get the pleasure from PMO while youre on Naltrexone and overtime will dissasociate pleasure with PMO. But be careful not to PMO while youre not on Naltrexone as it will get you readdicted. You can read the book The Cure for Alcoholism by Roy Eskapa. Theres a section on Sex addiction and how it might help. Im currently fighting my way to get a perscription for it and have seen many doctors over many months. Not many docrors are aware of this.
     

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