Is Only Masturbating without Porn, Ok??

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by captaingill, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. captaingill

    captaingill Fapstronaut

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    Hi all...i have a question.. is masturbation only without any porn, fantasy or imagination is ok?? I mean just to relive the pressure build up... Because there is sometime constant uneasy feeling down there. What do you guys think about this??
     
  2. That's up to you to decide. Masturbating without porn can be okay as long as it's done in moderation, and you don't let it get out of hand. What I found happens a lot of the time when trying to masturbate during a streak is you get the chaser effect, and it slowly pulls you back into porn, and before you know it you're back into old habits.

    I would say let yourself get a substantial streak going, as in a few months or more, and then decide from there. There's nothing inherently bad about masturbating, but for those of us addicted, it can be a slippery slope.

    Give it time. If it doesn't feel right, then don't do it. If it does, then go for it but tread cautiously.

    Hope this helps! :D:cool:
     
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  3. Infrasapiens

    Infrasapiens Fapstronaut

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    That is up to you. For me, there is nothing wrong with it but some people here may disagree.
     
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  4. IGY

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    Well, you are stopping something you did a lot. :rolleyes: Apart from the addiction, you have also a habit to break. Your brain will make you feel uncomfortable so you are tempted to give in and do it again. But your counter is "without Porn, Masturbation and Orgasm. So, if you are going to return to jerking off, you need to change the settings when you click on Update Day Counter^. There are great benefits from stopping masturbation while you brain is rebooting. Stick it out, it's worth it. ;)
     
  5. captaingill

    captaingill Fapstronaut

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    Yes thank you bro for your time ☺️
     
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  6. captaingill

    captaingill Fapstronaut

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    Sure will give PMO a try
     
  7. OnTheEdge

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    I did it once last weekend. I felt bad afterwards but nowhere near as bad as if I'd watched porn. I haven't had a strong urge to do it again. It was a release of pressure. Rightly or wrongly I had it in my mind that it's porn that's killed us, not masturbation. Masturbation has been around since the dawn of man and porn has led us to masturbate to a ridiculous degree.
     
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  8. Curry

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    I think that's your decision. I wouldn't do it because it always leads me to porn.

    Whatever you think is best you should do
     
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  9. chuMin

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    I had the same question and I have actually found that its different for each individual. First of all, it is true that masturbating may delay a full recovery. However, i have also found that occasionally masturbating can help avoid a complete relapse of porn and is more in line with better sexual health(less reliance on visual stimulation). If you think you can hold off on porn and masturbation, then don't do either and focus on recovering. If youre like me and have had multiple failures with that, then try restricting porn but allowing yourself to masturbate when the urge becomes overwhelming. Just remember that it does delay a full recovery so even if you allow it, limit it and keep it under control. Good luck!
     
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