Dopamine and thinking about sex

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Anewmeaningfor1, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Anewmeaningfor1

    Anewmeaningfor1 Fapstronaut

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    So, PMOing screws the Dopamine system, as it easily rewards for doing nothing.

    So, I have stopped PMOing for 3, almost 4 days already, but I am still thinking about sex.

    Does thinking about sex stimulate dopamine?
     
  2. JakeWoods

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    Yes, thinking about sex stimulates dopamine.

    Just like thinking about food stimulates dopamine.
     
  3. Anewmeaningfor1

    Anewmeaningfor1 Fapstronaut

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    So, to understand this, for this to work better, I should stop thinking about sex as well.
     
  4. JakeWoods

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    Well the whole point of a reboot is to try and get your brain back to normal. So that means releasing as little dopamine as possible with the porn/sex part. Although it isn't 100% realistic to not ever think about sex. That's pretty impossible unless you're like a veteraned monk, lol.

    Just quitting the porn should be enough. Quitting the imagination and masturbation will be a bonus and will likely give better results/quicker.
     
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  5. Anewmeaningfor1

    Anewmeaningfor1 Fapstronaut

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    Thank you, that helps a lot.
     
  6. Casper0n

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    I imagine your primary goal might be to avoid thinking about P fantasy to help eliminate a dopamine reward cycle for P. Everything else may depend on your goals. Are you trying to "rewire" for regular sex with a partner? Perhaps it would be fine to think about sex with that partner, then.
     
  7. JakeWoods

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    As long as when he imagines having sex with a real person, he imagines it the way it should be. A lot of porn addicts think of the girl they like but in a porn type way/scenario. Which is just as bad as watching porn.
     
  8. Casper0n

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    Agreed
     

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