Is it ok to watch porn without masturbating?

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by iamjim, Sep 24, 2020.

Is it ok to watch porn without masturbating?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. fishfoody

    fishfoody Fapstronaut

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    this is true. As soon as Im done Masterbating to porn my body aches so much. i am lethargic and can't concentrate on shit
     
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  2. vercent99

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    no no no no no

    this is how all my issues started, i will tell you what happened from edging (what you described) to me

    - i started edging for 30 mins then 2 hours then 6 hours in one session
    - my balls would hurt like shit
    - the pain stayed for months
    - it only went away once i stopped relapsing (and not even immediately)
    - it can either end you up with PE or the opposite, DE (both cases happened to me at different times) and ED (dont confuse them with each other for similar names)
    - my doctor said it is very harmful to M without E
    - now i have varicoceles, spermatoceles and other issues that will only remove with surgery
     
  3. No, that might actually be worse.
     
  4. followtherabbit

    followtherabbit Fapstronaut

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    hello i perfectly know what you are talking about (see my post)
    it's not worse or better there, of course when you don't masturbate you don't have one side effect .. you don't condition you're body to react when you watch pornography and it's very important.
    but what is my problem with this behaviour, there is sub sequence addiction
    witch emotional state you want to reach are you addicted to some dopamine rush ?
    there is some real life sequence you want to escape ?
    do you really like when you finish to watch ? how did you finish did you want more or again ?

    i've no answer, but i work on the same problem but to me after its a real problem.

    i try to watch when i relapse mentally, that's a very strange feeling one time i'm against porn another i'm the one who convince me to slip ...
     
  5. Little Prince

    Little Prince Fapstronaut

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    You have no understanding on porn's effects on the brain, addiction, hormones...
    Porn is harmful to everyone, masturbation is not. You don't need to figure things out you could just read about these topics on the internet.
    Super short version is that watching porn makes the brain create an ureastlistically high amount of dopamine which doesn't happen with natural activities. (The rest you can read on other posts/websites...) Masturbating or not to it doesn't change that.
     
  6. sclguy

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    What for? Nope, dude!
     
  7. Mo1989

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    Yes its so unnatural and then you are alone full of laziness and nobody there to hold you to sleep
     
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  8. Mo1989

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    How old is your addiction and how are you feeling nowadays ?
     
  9. JoeinMD

    JoeinMD Fapstronaut

    You can do whatever you want - but what exactly are your goals and the kind of person you want to be? If your actions fulfill those things, then choose boldly. Best wishes!

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  10. JustLeave07

    JustLeave07 Fapstronaut

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    Porn without masturbation is like taking in oxygen without leaving carbon dioxide out...
     
  11. Drambuie

    Drambuie Fapstronaut

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    Women in art and in reality are art forms. Porn does not portray them as such. In my situation, I find my self disgusted by the lewd and graphic depictions of their bodies. I dont like how porn made me feel that way. I want to go back to admiring them and not in an explicit way. That is one reason (the main one) for my journey.
     
  12. pajerito123

    pajerito123 Fapstronaut

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    The constant novelty, voyeurism and anxiety caused by porn gives your brain tons of dopamine without any self mechanism to stop it. You can go forever. This alters your natural reward system and cause desensitization and some other symptoms. This is the real problem. You should study the science and alter of the brain because of porn and you will understand why is too harmful. I believe that will help you not to engage once you quantify the potential damage.

    I recommend a book called yourbrainonporn by Gary Wilson.
     

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