Sex in Stories

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by Ozatm, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Ozatm

    Ozatm Fapstronaut

    Many authors include a bit of sex in their stories. Some stories are all about the sex. And a lot of literary works fall somewhere in between.

    What are your opinions on how sex in stories affects us? Is this the same as visual pornography?

    It is said that pornography is addictive because it is a visual stimulus. Are written descriptions of sex not addictive because they aren't providing that visual stimulus?

    - Ozatm
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  2. Gotham Outlaw

    Gotham Outlaw Fapstronaut

    I think it varies from person to person. I never felt anything when I was reading the sex parts in a game of thrones or a clash of kings. Maybe it's because there's an actual story happening, unlike erotic literature where it's only made to get people off.
  3. DeProfundis

    DeProfundis Fapstronaut

    Before visual porn was widespread, there was already plenty of erotic literature which serves the same purpose! I used to PMO with reading erotic fiction, so I keep away from those now. Well, you would still have to use your imagination so that is an extra step as compared to direct stimulation from visual porn. Sometimes I found the visual porn so deeply unsatisfying, I would just go back to using my imagination. Deeply banal and boring!

    Perhaps the side benefit of erotic literature is that it helps to stimulate your creativity, but I don't think it's worth compromising your self control.
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  4. Ozatm

    Ozatm Fapstronaut

    Visual pornography has become more widespread, especially with the advent of the internet, but it has been around as long as people have been able to draw. I'm more concerned with how it affects us. If pornography addiction is all about the visual stimulus, does a story, which is all occurring in your mind, cause the same addiction?

    - Ozatm
  5. JaguarPaw

    JaguarPaw Fapstronaut

    Personally I am more addicted to erotic sex stories than visual porn. And I always find myself more stimulated and end up fapping. To me it has been worst than visual porn. I guess it still works the same way as mentioned in “yourbrainonporn”. I am perhaps TOO desensitized to the extent that only stories get me off.

    My no PMO regimen specifically includes absolutely NO reading any erotic literature.
  6. In my opinion, you need to learn to look at it as what it is, part of fiction, part of storytelling. Honestly, you can use anything in the world as stimulation with a bit of imagination, am I right? Anything remotely triggering can be considered "porn", and I mean anything. The main thing I want to get across is to not go out of your way to seek stimulation. In today's society, we need to learn to embrace certain things and look at them as what they are, and we shouldn't worry about what is considered porn or what will affect us at the psychological level, but instead worry about our mindset and how we view things, that's when the magic happens, that's when we truly change for the better and stop having a sexualised view.

    MLMVSS Fapstronaut

    To me, I consider sex in stories more as a P-sub than actual P because first, I try to skip those parts, and second: I don't PMO to them directly, but it does degrade my way of thinking. I always read them for the sake of the plot, though.

    However, do keep in mind that erotica can easily become a form of P if you intentionally seek out for it.

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