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Stop Masturbation Addiction
Eat, Mst'bate, Study: You might want to take a look what the "go ask alice" online q&a service run by columbia u's school of public health: http://bit.Ly/17krv3h. "alice" suggests questions to ask yourself about your patterns of masturbation, your attitudes about it, etc. She points out that different people have very different masturbation habits/needs. Consider building in time for it when you study? ...Read more
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Important goal: Any key behavior change, such as shifting to a balanced sexuality, will be more effective when guided by a professional. A cognitive-behavioral counselor specializing in men's issues & addiction can help you track how excessive masterbation is triggered and reinforced and how competing healthy behaviors (eg social engagement, volunteering, religious service) can break current behavior cycles. ...Read more
Depends: If masturbation is creating stress in your life, altering your life, taking up a large part of your time and thoughts, causing you psychological or physical harm or embarrassment or if other issues, then you should seek help. Sexual addiction can be helped. See your pcp, a counsellor dealing with sexual issues or a pshychiatrist. You can begin by setting gentle limits and carrying limits out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery - saa works: Addiction to any compulsive sexual behavior, whether porn, voyeurism, massage parlors, anonymous hookups, prostitution, is possible through working the 12 steps w/ a sponsor in saa (sex addicts anonymous). Visit www.Sexaa.Org for more information. If there are no meetings in your area you can start one, attend online or telephone meetings. Recovery is possible. There is a lot of hope & help. ...Read more
Get with your doctor: I'm going to assume that you have an obsession with erotica that is interfering with the things you need to be doing -- job, friendship, learning, fitness. Just entertaining yourself a few times a day like most everybody else isn't an "addiction" and only an ideologue would have issues with this. If you're truly in trouble, you'll know it. Your doctor knows how to treat / refer you. Cheers. ...Read more
Any other symptoms: What is your routine do you study or work any gambling problem any substance addiction do you have partner any other addiction you have to enroll in gym physical exercise some mental work to learn to switch your activity limit your masturbation few times a week instead many times a day. ...Read more
I'm addicted to masturbation I have to do it everyday. I tried many time to stop it but ican't. What is the effect of this addiction and how to stop i?
Too Much Good Thing?: You might want to take a look what the "go ask alice" online q&a service run by columbia u's school of public health: http://bit.Ly/17krv3h. "alice" suggests questions to ask yourself about your patterns of masturbation, your attitudes about it, etc. She points out that different people have very different masturbation habits. There is a wide range of experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My addictions towards masturbation is increasing. I cannot concentrate on things. How do I stop it?
Too Much Good Thing?: You might want to take a look what the "go ask alice" online q;a service run by columbia u's school of public health: http://bit.Ly/17krv3h. "alice" suggests questions to ask yourself about your patterns of masturbation, your attitudes about it, etc. She points out that different people have very different masturbation habits. There is a wide range of experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctor!i hv been masturbating since i ws 16 and i m not able to stop my addiction.I hv attempted a lot to avoid dis but hv always resulted in failre?
Masturbation is not: An addiction. It is completely normal. I am however aware that there are some religions that view it as sinful, unclean, or undesirable. If you have conflicted feelings about it and you are not an adherent of one of those religions, then i would recommend you see a sex therapist to talk about it. If it is forbidden by your religion, then i recommend that you seek council with one of your religious advisers. Perhaps they have some ideas that could help. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hi am addicted to watching porn then i masterbate. But evrry time i regret doing it later. Can i stop that addiction please help.
Masturbation Guilt: First, masturbation is a normal and common part of the human experience. Being sexual is not anything to be ashamed about. Every man you know masturbates or has masturbated. Now, if your sexual activities include obsession and you cannot accomplish any other tasks of daily living then this addiction can be addressed by sex therapists. But, in general being sexual is fine from a medical doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction?: Almost all men and many women have to enjoy their bodies from time to time or they'll become uncomfortable and can't do the ordinary things they need to (like studying or getting to sleep). This isn't an addiction. If you're obsessed with erotica to the point of missing out on meals, study time, work -- your physician can help with Rx &/or talk; it's fairly common and treatable. ...Read more
Support : Masturbation can be necessary and healthy, it is not always an addiction. If it is truly a problem for you find a way to support your desire to stop. Support groups and/or individual therapy can work. There are lots of reasons that people develop masturbation addictions, you need support to find out what's going on with you and to know if you have an addiction. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have this?: All guys enjoy erotica; the best is tasteful & respectful. Imagine folks really in love; avoid the vulgur & degrading. "sexual addictions" are obsession with erotica or easy, casual pleasure that is obviously interfering with your learning / friendships / fitness / family time / job. If you truly have this, your doctor can treat / refer you. Best help will be to fall deeply & truly in love. ...Read more
Some Questions: I'm going to think of this more neutrally, as simply some "behavior." my questions then: when r u engaging in it? What thoughts, emotions, situations r triggering it? What are ur judgments about this behavior? What is ur understanding of how much of this behavior others ur age/life circumstances engage in? What do u think would need 2b different about u or ur life 2 make u feel less "addicted"? ...Read more
Find real love: All men look at images and enjoy their bodies as you do. It becomes an addiction when, and only when, you are losing time from other things you need to be doing -- job, study, learning, forming relationships. Porn is a dead-end as it presents unrealistic bodies ; scenarios. Think about the person you'll marry, get with your doctor if you need to for thought / talk rx and maybe medication. ...Read more
Of course not: The 'addiction-recovery' movement has done a lot of good, but especially in the realm of sexuality, there as some crazies. Apply your common sense and ignore these people. You're going to be sexual. Channel it wisely. Maybe you can even think about the person you will marry. Good luck. ...Read more
No addiction...: I would not recommend replacing one addiction with another. If you are concerned about masturbating too much, get some help. Speak with a psychologist about your addiction & discover ways to improve your relationships. If you can develop healthier intimate relations you will have an easier time overcoming the addiction. ...Read more
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