Is watching Porn and not masturbating more harmful than pmo ?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Kmjhyd, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. I stopped for a month, both of porn and masturbation then I started again, I wanted see all pros and cons. There was only one con, pain in balls... and many pros, like: more concentration, less bi-curiosity. I was happy because of quitting porn but I had no reason for quit masturbate. Then I learned something about dopamine mechanism and hormonal health, I start PMO again. I also don't want cum , it's easy because I have no gf. PMO is best choice for my situation , I believe too many things will be change with PMO.
     
  2. Mordobarn

    Mordobarn Fapstronaut

    Semen retention is a myth with no basis in fact. It's spoken about as some sort of magic.

    There is no such thing as semen retention. If you don't ejaculate, your body takes the excess semen, breaks it down and creates new proteins from it, or just ejects it from your body.

    It's all about rewiring your brain.
     
  3. llortaton

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    You can atleast un-follow all THOTS.
     
  4. Kmjhyd

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    Makes sense! This also means the body gets best nutrients to make use from unused semen
     
  5. Kmjhyd

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    Oh you too experience bicuriosity ? Do you think it is because porn addiction ?
     
  6. I'm not sure but probably porn is the reason. I have some fantasies, I watched gay/trans porn but that's it. I never liked a man in real life.
     
  7. don'tlookbackinanger

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    yes i have done this
     
  8. Delta Tango

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    Both are unnatural to the body and mind. Why? Because the body and mind was never intended to be flooded with countless explicit sexual images and a hand rubbing the genitals. Therefore too much of both is bad. And therein lies the problem. All of us here engage in both too much and are therefore harming ourselves and the relationships we have with others. I suppose that normal people can watch the occasional porn flick and masturbate occasionally if there is no significant other present (for example), but we are NOT normal. Not yet, at least. If you are seeking a relationship with a woman/man then masturbation takes away from that experience. If you are not seeking a relationship with a woman/man then I don't even think quitting PMO makes a difference one way or the other unless your work or your legal status is being affected. Only you can determine what you are looking for from this journey. Keep reading and seeing what the other members are going through and gather enough information to tailor your journey to your needs.
     
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  9. LifeChanges213

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    From PMO, we are addicted to the three things in different ways. The way we are addicted to porn can be different from how we are addicted to orgasming. Also on another note, the level of addiction to these three different addictive behaviors is different from person to person.

    My answer will be that if you quit MO and just decided to watch endless amounts of porn, it will still ruin your circuit reward system by being able to create dopamine with a single click of a button.

    Don't do it!
     
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  10. Kmjhyd

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    Makes so much sense. Thankyou . Day 3 of no porn .
     
  11. Kmjhyd

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    Thankyou . Day 3 of not using porn
     
  12. Mohammed Z

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    I disagree. Validating masturbation just provides a man with reassurance and comfort that he will be sexually satisfied. So, he tends (depending on his MO habit) to stay away from actual women. I believe, that sends a message to his body to produce less hormones(seartonin, testosterone). So, eventually, women are less attracted to him and that drives him more toward PMO. You are right we are sexual beings. But if we have a inferior taste(easily satisfied), we will most naturally lead an inferior life.
     
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  13. reality is real

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    watching porn is worse than just masturbating
     
  14. Kmjhyd

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    I agree
     
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  15. Priceless

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    Its real simple delete all the insta models.
     
  16. Priceless

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    Because porn messes with your brain.
     
  17. Deysonn

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    I have no idea, however watching porn is not a good idea. It only leads you down the rabit hole.
     
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  18. ankith

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    The thing is if you masturbate, you can end with watching just 3-5 videos on an average. But if you plan on watching only porn and not masturbate, you watch hours of porn to get that kick, to keep your mind in trance or clouded. It is lot worse actually.
     
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  19. Di.Do.555

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    If i am given the choice between p and m, i will choose m.
     

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