it's a relapse or ?

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by RevengeForceX, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. RevengeForceX

    RevengeForceX Fapstronaut

    Hey guys when it is considered Relapse? because I opened the porn page for a moment I saw pictures and closed it but I have not masturbated or watched for a long time
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  2. depends if you went there to look and quickly close (also known as peeking) or if you wanted to P but went back at the last moment
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  3. RevengeForceX

    RevengeForceX Fapstronaut

    I opened the page because I felt a strong desire to resort to it again and saw porn for a moment and then closed the page and refrained but whether it was a failure Relapse?
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  4. not a relapse
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  5. RevengeForceX

    RevengeForceX Fapstronaut

    Thanks bro ! I continue to fight !! The feeling when I saw for a moment the view was quite strong ... because I'm already on the 5th day since I don't look at anything and I don't masturbate and flatline for me sometimes is very hard
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  6. sam30

    sam30 Fapstronaut

    Not a relapse.. it was tempting you but at least you know you are trying to avoid it.. it’s your brain that is tricking you.. don’t worry to much just keep going with your streak!
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  7. RevengeForceX

    RevengeForceX Fapstronaut

    I did it again out of a desire to watch more and more I opened the porn site and saw a few views in a few minutes max 5 and then I closed the site and said I will not do it I did not get to masturbate but I do not know if it is considered something like Relapse ?
  8. sam30

    sam30 Fapstronaut

    I would still say you are still highly addictive. I would say you are heading towards a relapse if you feel you have. Alternatively give yourself to reset again. If you do this again out of urge you have definitely relapse for the third time..
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  9. Drich98

    Drich98 Fapstronaut

    I'd say its a relapse, your not going to recover if you keep peaking. That's just my opinion though.
  10. Anthony Man Stoner

    Anthony Man Stoner New Fapstronaut

    I'm new here but I have some experience with this.

    Is it a relapse? what you're describing is a typical start of a relapse, it starts with peeking, then watching for longer and longer periods... touching... edging... until it's "oh well, whatever...".

    I don't want to use too much religious terminology, or try to sound overly scientific on the other hand, but basically the more you give into lust and feed it, the stronger it becomes, you reinforce that neurocircuitry every time you watch porn or even fantasize about sex.

    You might think this is restrictive, but I think that's a misconception. I don't want to turn this reply into an essay, but first, instead of thinking about what you "give up" by not watching porn, think of it as an opportunity to turn your attention to things that will improve your life and help you become a better and stronger person, or rather, uncover what you're like (and what life is like) when you don't waste your attention, energy and manhood on meaningless, transient, vacuous and ultimately unsatisfactory sensory pleasure (now that's a mouthful...).

    The problem with PMO is that since so many people do it, we got the idea it's normal, but it's really the epitome of an 'instant gratification' abuse of our physiology, very much like drugs... the antithesis of discipline and decency, making our fellow human beings into mere objects for vacuous instant gratification instead of connecting emotionally like were meant to.

    Hopefully on a decent streak (after many failures in my case), to feel what it's like to connect with other humans (especially women), and see porn for what it is... vain, childish, stupid shit... strongly reaffirms the notion that 'sexual energy' or 'libido' is meant to be in servitude of love, compassion and creativity.

    The terms "NoFap" or "semen retention" are insufficient in this regard, it should be called allowing yourself to be a man and taking control of your physiology. A man who casually spills his seed (or otherwise gives into lust) would be the male equivalent of a promiscuous woman.

    That's a pretty long rant, hope it's useful.
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  11. RevengeForceX

    RevengeForceX Fapstronaut

    Thanks for the information quite accurately and usefully written! Regarding this, yesterday I returned the counter and today I am already on day 1 without watching peeking at any porn and similar content and I have not masturbated.

    1 day passed next day please - today i feel very happy and good on work after this i went to the gym because reopened im very excited for this , No urges for now
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