Is my imagination porn?

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by jasonofap, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. jasonofap

    jasonofap Fapstronaut

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    Trying to figure out if natural things are pornographic, seeing someone and feeling a certain way?
     
  2. pajerito123

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    Your brain doesn't know porn. It only recognizes stimulus that gives a dopamine spike in your reward system. If the dopamine spike is too high, it may be an abnormal or super stimulus like porn, porn substitute or your own imagination. In the end, this alters your natural system and causes the symptoms that we all experience.
     
  3. jasonofap

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    So it doesn't have to be porn to cause a problem?! Yikes so I work with someone who I'm attracted to and we'll, now seeing her during nofap is a challenge and constitutes porn I guess. The ride just got tougher!
     
  4. OnTheEdge

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    I'm guessing you mean seeing that person will cause urges and make it tougher? Yes it will. This is indeed a tough ride because of all the triggers. Actually watching porn is different to seeing someone attractive though. How you feel when you see an attractive female at work or wherever else is a natural thing that you can't stop. When you watch porn, you're taking this natural urge and abusing it in an extreme way which does damage to you psychologically. You're 'rewarding yourself' without any effort as opposed to, for example, going up to that female and attracting her to yourself (if that's what you want to do). I recommend reading the book 'Your brain on porn'. It'll give you an insight.
     
  5. IGY

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    This is not porn. This is natural sexual attraction.

    However, if you "undress" her in your mind and imagine having sex with her, that is coming from your years of porn. It is dangerous to indulge in sexual fantasies because it will increase your desire to masturbate and watch porn. :oops: Be careful!
     
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  6. jasonofap

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    Ya that's my worry. I see her and well it's a live 'show' she wears fitted clothes and has a flirtatious nature, it's a bit of a struggle to keep my mind off her at times. I don't think I do the fantasies to that extreme but I am aroused by her actions and behaviour around me. I can't exactly leave work either... oy vey! what a problem!
     
  7. jasonofap

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    Thanks, ya this is a challenge but I guess it's that natural stuff you mentioned. I just find it a struggle to hide the boner and hope she doesn't notice + the pressure it creates is immense down there. Had blues down there the other day because of it and can't 'relieve' myself on this program.
     

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