Should I reset my counter? [Please Read all]

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Pathofsuccess_1, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Pathofsuccess_1

    Pathofsuccess_1 Fapstronaut

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    I was just scrolling through my phone and like 4 minutes ago I came crossed a picture of a face. I’m not gay at all. But it was a mans. The face Oddly reminded me a little of a pornstar idk why. It’s weird. Can’t explain it. But I was thinking “wait, no. This is just a mans face it can’t arouse me” and boom, I don’t know if my mind tricked me into thinking I was aroused. But I think I imagined her face on his. It’s weird and complicated but I felt that rush. The man itself did not arouse me. I’m not homophobic either. I just had the pressure in my head. Again it could be just my mind playing tricks on me but it also could be arousal who knows.


    Should I reset because of this?
     
  2. laserfish30

    laserfish30 Fapstronaut

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    I don't believe you should reset. I think you just fantasized for a bit which didn't lead into PMOing. So think you are good, you just need to minimize how far you fantasize in the future...
     
  3. gingeralan

    gingeralan Fapstronaut

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    Don’t think it’s a reset, you caught and interrupted the pattern well done
     
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  4. Pathofsuccess_1

    Pathofsuccess_1 Fapstronaut

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    Thanks for the reply. By the way, nice job on 40 days! I saw your post in the support thread.

    I have another question though.

    Let’s say some dopamine is released in the streak, and it causes you to have urges that almost make you relapse. As long as you don’t PMO or fantasize a lot are you fine?

    I heard of the ticking time bomb thing on this forum, how the urges get crazy, in my case, I didn’t get close to pmo, but I did get aroused and I almost relapsed.

    I do have the willpower to stay away. Especially since what happened last time I pmo’d.

    Will the urges fade with abstinence?
     
  5. onestart

    onestart Fapstronaut

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    Not at all, it sounds more like an intrusive thought. You said well, it was just your mind tricking you! Cause addiction finds unacceptable that you're stronger and not giving up.
     
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  6. Submariner

    Submariner Fapstronaut

    I think 99% of us couldn’t maintain a ‘day streak’ if we had to reset the counter every time we fantasized or even touched our genitals for a moment.

    Be proud of yourself instead of coming up with a punishment. You’re doing great mate!
     
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  7. onestart

    onestart Fapstronaut

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    Perfectly agreed with Submariner
     
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  8. Kligor

    Kligor Fapstronaut

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    If you ask me no,don't reset counter for that,but don't do that again,there is nothing good in that.
     
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  9. Green Monstah

    Green Monstah Fapstronaut

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    It is difficult going cold-turkey. When I first started NoFap, a lot of things would trigger urges, etc... seeing an ad in the mall for example... I literally would sweat bullets and shake at the thought of wanting to go back to my old ways. I was a 2xPMO/day/everyday for 8 years (sessions were in the early morning AND late night). I relapse once in a while, but it has to be an actually

    I don't think seeing a pic is grounds for resetting a counter. I personally consider a resest to be actively logging on to a p-site, and having a PMO session... to me, it has to be "the whole nine yards". Just seeing a pic, or something that is PG-13 is not grounds for it (unless I MO along with it)

    That said, be mindful of things that could potentially trigger you. Good luck!
     
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  10. Pathofsuccess_1

    Pathofsuccess_1 Fapstronaut

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    Thanks guys. This has helped me so much.
     
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