I recently got into a cycle in my journey where I found myself suppressing the feelings of lust as opposed to acknowledging them and then consciously choosing another option. In hindsight I can see that I was going through a crazy depressive flatline. But i've found that if you suppress the lust then it tends to return whenever it does and attack you strongly. I also found myself actively not looking in the direction of women (to curb lust) but even that's unhealthy behaviour also because you're rejecting the outside and part of the population because there's something wrong in me. I can't cut people (even if i don't know them) out of my life. I should be in control. I wanted to share this thought with you all. Tell me what you think.