Question about cold shower on NoFap

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Izzy95, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Izzy95

    Izzy95 Fapstronaut

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    Hi,

    NoFap works by stopping releasing dopamine all the time, so your dopamine receptors can recover. BUT, cold showers also release dopamine... so wouldn't this goes against the effect of nofap? Isn't a cold shower like fapping, releasing dopamine?
     
  2. IR254

    IR254 Fapstronaut

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    That's neither true, nor possible. All we try to do is to stop flooding our brain with unnatural amounts of it. Healthy ways of dopamine release (e.g. exercise, sex, etc.) are completly fine. Without dopamine, you would literally die of laziness.
     
  3. SirErnest

    SirErnest Fapstronaut

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    Try it. Totally different feeling between wanking and taking a cold shower.
     
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  4. Izzy95

    Izzy95 Fapstronaut

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    So the dopamine release from cold showers is also fine & healthy?
     
  5. Izzy95

    Izzy95 Fapstronaut

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    I know, but I was just wondering about the science behind the dopamine receptors
     
  6. MarcoM

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    The cold shower can help you to not relapse, you feel more concentrate if you cool your body (in particular, the head). You start breathing irregularly, then slowly regularly. This trick help me so much with shower!
     
  7. IR254

    IR254 Fapstronaut

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    Yes.
     
  8. Izzy95

    Izzy95 Fapstronaut

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    Alright, thnx for clearing up! Was just wondering about the science :)
     
  9. Rising_Sun

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    Dopamine is an essential neurotransmitter and not the "root of all evil" like many people seem to feel. The problem isn't dopamine itself, it's the rush of dopamine (and the specific region in the brain it's released in) in response to pornography. Finding other, healthier ways to increase your dopamine production is ideal, like IR254 said (exercise, accomplishment, meditating, etc.)
     
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  10. Bombadil

    Bombadil Fapstronaut

    If the feel the same, you're doing it wrong...
     

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