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A 22-year-old male asked:

Male 22. masturbating to porn since 10yrs. have noticed urge for mazturbation amd not for sex. from last 3 weeks- no urge for sex. plz advc.

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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Chronic patterns: Obsessively engaging in porn or any activity creates strong pathways in the brain that make other activities less desirable. However the pattern can be changed with persistence because of neuro plasticity.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
It appears that you: Have created a very focused conditioned response to porn. A mental health professional such as a psychologist can help you broaden your options. Peace and good health.

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Last updated May 15, 2016

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