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Does reading a sex story counts as relapse? (

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by bobbiebob, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. bobbiebob

    bobbiebob Fapstronaut

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    So I made this post because I can't seem to find a thread similar as this (if you know 1, please link it for me)

    So, I'm in my 2 months and 3 weeks streak, and lately I've been surfing around this community when I'm bored or need to ask some questions (I really have no much to do at home), and then I stumbled upon a thread about someone's story of depression after losing his virginity (I clicked at the thread, but I wasn't expecting a hot content or anything at all, I was there for informations). In the middle of the thread, theres a part where he explained how he had fun with a prostitute, and suddenly my brain imagines it and I had half erection, and I feel bad after it (to be exact, I feel like my old pmo self, but only like half of it), does this count as a relapse?
     
  2. No. Carry on in good conscience. You overcame the urge.
     
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  3. No it doesn't only PMO counts as a relapse.
     
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  4. Addict23

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    No but it helps to relapse I think it makes rebooting journey harder.
     
  5. leo da king

    leo da king Fapstronaut

    IMHO, reading sex stories means that you are already giving in from pmo(by reading other people doing sexual actions). This means that you are already giving pmo more ground, which will almost definitely lead to a relapse.
     
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  6. Mitness

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    No' theoretically it's not a relapse. If you would go and fap, then yes. But the game has the be hard to know how to play. So, if you feel the urges and you are able to not force yourself in pmo, then your good. It's even better for reboot to have such moments like this because you need to learn to not always give in. And even though you might relapse, it's not like your brain resets completely like the nofap counter. It's a process;)
     
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  7. bobbiebob

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    Thanks guys for the replies, so far I haven't really felt any huge urge or something, its just the "bad/guilty feeling" that I'm struggling with. Once again, thanks for the replies, these kind of replies help me go through my day, I hope you all have a great day!
     
  8. Uncomfortably Numb

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    No, but please don't purposefully look for that kind of shit
     
  9. It's life - we live in a sexualised society. :oops: It was here, but it could have been in a newspaper or a glossy magazine. There are written and visual, even audio triggers all around us. As PMO addicts, our brain is alert to anything that might result in a flood of huge dopamine. You didn't relapse, but without looking away and changing your thoughts, it could have done. :eek:
     
  10. ₹₹₹

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    Its was my 30th day of nofap, i was very depresed, so i decided to read sex story but not masturabte, when i was reading , i got so aroused that i get ejaculated. After 10 day of this event (means 40th day) , the same thing happened , does it considered as relapse , if yes , then what should i do now.
     
  11. MrYang29

    MrYang29 Fapstronaut

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    That can trigger the dopamine and lead to addiction too.
     
  12. MrYang29

    MrYang29 Fapstronaut

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    When you ejaculate you are actually relapse. What you need to do now is to start a new beginning.
     
  13. Hardwork11

    Hardwork11 Fapstronaut

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    i have same problem.i dont watch p movies can refrain from p images but i am addicted to stories
     
  14. Archangel01

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    Treat the stories the same way like actual porn. Do not read them. They fire the same pathways as porn in your brain. And most likely in the end will lead you to look at porn again.
    It's just your brain trying to trick you slowly back, by saying that stories aren't that bad.
    Believe me my first relapse was on stories and I almost fell a second time in that trap.
     
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  15. En teoría No, pero no te engañes a ti mismos hermano, por ejemplo, tener una fantasía sexual no es PMO estamos de acuerdo...pero? El tenerlas te ayuda a no caer en el PMO???...
    Yo también a veces me engaño mirando mujeres en bikini y digo:no es pornográfia...pero luego me autoanalizo: me esta ayudando el mirar eso a no caer en PMO?? apaga el deseo o lo aviva aún más?? El autoengaño es autodestructivo
     
  16. Nevergiveupxyz

    Nevergiveupxyz New Fapstronaut

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    I need help by mistakenly I read about harmony a ai sex bot but I didn't masterbate or ejaculated I got little bit chased by urge but fought with it does it reset my progress I have came on 30th day and what shall I do
     

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