I am addicted to Porn and Masturbation ?
What should I do whenever I am stressed or worried I turn to viewing porn and masturbation to relive my stress.
How can I stop viewing porn and masturbating
This has effected my life entirely so much I just cant stand it...
I just wan to stop.
- ♥♥ LOVE GURU ♥♥Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Masturbation is not inherently bad. In-fact, many medical professions believe masturbation is actually quiet healthy. However, obsessive compulsive behavior is bad. Sex addiction is any form of behavioral dependency, that is of a sexual natural. So, compulsive masturbation, can be considered a form of sex addiction. The behavior associated with searching-for and consuming pornography, can also be seen as a form of sex addiction,
Addiction can either be a chemical dependency or a behavioral dependency. Masturbation and pornography, while considered a behavioral dependency, is also a biochemical dependency. True, it is human nature to enjoy sex, however, not everyone can properly moderate the desire, or amount of sex they have. Addiction is a disease and it directly effects the moderation control, found in the frontal lobe, of the brain.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) is used by both psychologists and psychiatrists for diagnosing disorders, such as substance dependence, which is essentially what addiction is. The DSM-IV offers seven criteria for substance dependence.
The seven criteria for substance dependence are:
(1) Tolerance, as defined by either of the following:
(a) A need for markedly increased amounts of the substance to achieve intoxication or desired effect.
(b) Markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of the substance.
(2) Withdrawal, as manifested by either of the following: (a) The characteristic withdrawal syndrome for the substance (refer to Criteria A or B of the criteria sets for Withdrawal from specific substances). (b) The same (or a closely related) substance is taken to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms.
(3) The substance is often taken in larger amounts or over a longer period than was intended.
(4) There is a persistent desire or unsuccessful efforts to cut down or control substance use. (Unmanageable)
(5) A great deal of time is spent in activities necessary to obtain the substance (such as visiting multiple doctors or driving long distances), use the substance (such as chain smoking) or recover from its effects.
(6) Important social, occupational, or recreational activities are given up or reduced because of substance use.
(7) The substance use is continued despite knowledge of having a persistent or recurrent physical or psychological problem that is likely to have been caused or exacerbated by the substance.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous has created a 40-Question Self-Diagnosis Questionnaire to help you determine if you have an addiction. You can find it here: http://www.slaafws.org/download/core-files/The_40_...
If you would like to get more information, or begin sex addiction recovery, you can choose from many different sources. SLAA, is the oldest of the sex addiction recovery programs. It is both free and anonymous. Those who lead these programs, are also addicts and can provide you with first-hand relatable experience, strength and hope.
SLAA - Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
SAA - Sex Addicts Anonymous
SA - Sexaholics Anonymous
SCA - Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
Co-SLAA - Recovery for family of Sex and Love Addicts
Best of luck in life and love. :-)
- 1 decade ago
This may sound like I'm talking out of my *** because I have a heavy addiction to porn myself, but if your addiction is as bad as mine this this advice should be useful.
I would say that you should get out more, and interact with other people. If you don't have a lot of friends then just get out and try to meet new people (but try to not seem creepy when approaching prople). I'll make an assumption that your a man and that you look at straight porn (because I do the same).
If that's the case for you then just try and get a girlfriend. I wish I had one, but all I have is porn. But still just try and talk to girls you see when you're out.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There is nothing wrong with masturbating occasionally we all do it (even those that say they don't) and watching porn is fine now and again but if its interfering with your life its an addiction and you may need help to figure out why you are doing this. Try to cut down/limit the times you watch porn, allow yourself 10 mins per day and then turn the computer off.
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- MarcLv 71 decade ago
It sounds like you have moved from enjoyable masturbation to compulsory or obsessive masturbation. You are using it as a coping mechanism and that really isnt ok. I would seek professional counseling to help you find healthier ways to cope. You dont have to stop masturbation all together, but if its getting to the point of interfering with your life then you should seek help.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Anybody who views porn and/or masturbates, I honestly suggest you stop doing them IMMEDIATELY. Overtime, your brain will get seriously rewired to the point that you will no longer have affections for the opposite sex, your self esteem will get lower and lower, you will develop anxiety that will get keep getting worse, you won't enjoy things in life as much, you will constantly think about sex, damage your sexual organs, become lazy, lethargic, suffer headaches, body aches, brain fog, underdeveloped body, pains in genitals, ADHD, OCD, paranoia, 'what if? thoughts', social isolation, defensiveness, irritability, lack of confidence, heart problems, sweat problems, possible change in sexual orientation, apathy, lack of empathy, inability to relate to others, brain damage, slower thought processes, weight gain, tiredness, fatigue, food addiction, lack of motivation, impotence, infertility, underdeveloped penis that will shrivel and become softer smaller and weaker, weak erections, migraines, eye floaters, glaucoma, racing thoughts, social awkwardness, difficulty stringing sentences together, secretiveness, shamefulness, extreme difficulty building muscle or losing fat, generally not enjoying life to it's maximum potential, perversions, feelings of disgust, caring less about important things in life, depression, inability to emotionally connect with people, feeling insecure, parkinsons disease, bleeding in nose, bad breath, bad odour, memory loss, memory problems, wasting hour and hours of precious living time and eventually you may even begin looking at porn that illegal, you will lose your honour and decency, it can mess with your natural way of being attracted to the opposite sex, you may completely lose yourself to the point you don't even know who you are anymore, it destroys you spiritually, it can make your life get smaller and smaller, you may find yourself complaining about life and saying how much better life was when you were younger and you may do inappropriate things when your alone like spying on people in the shower, spying on people through your window, routing through peoples underwear. You will constantly think about sex and you will develop a 'dirty mind'. Eventually it will get so hard to stop doing it, that you will beat yourself up and start to feel like crap afterwards; such as saying "I will do it just this last time then I will give it up", and then you later find yourself doing it again, and after that you will feel so fed up because you will feel powerless against the habit.
Eventually you will lose count of how many times you have masturbated or looked at porn, and when the depression hits you, all the memories will come flooding back and you will feel SO guilt ridden and shameful, and you will feel deeply regretful. You will realise that you are a 'chronic masturbator'.
Stop doing it ASAP and never ever return do it again, because believe me, you will feel as though your life is ruined and it will start to feel dark and gloomy.
Life is far too precious to spend your time masturbating and looking at porn. I think the most important thing is that children and teens aren't exposed to porn and they should be told that masturbation is wrong and they should know how harmful it is. When you start from an early age, it becomes extremely difficult to stop.
You know yourself that when you know a person, and find out that that person NEVER masturbates, you instantly have a lot more respect for that person.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
you can install NetDog Porn Filter : http://www.netdogsoft.com/ on the
computer, netdog blocks all porn quitely and automatically in the background
when your anyone's on the computer. You can set a password then forget the password.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It's the porn that's the problem – masturbating is good and healthy.
To get away from porn, first understand what it's like for the pefroemers:
then try substituting videos that are sexy but not pornographic e.g.
Also try masturbating without any visual stimulus – just use your imagination, and explore different techniques:
If you wish to discuss this further, please feel welcome to email via my Profile. Good luck :-)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Porn will lead to impotence.
- CrGLv 61 decade ago
Porn is serious. Stop at all costs. It will lead to impotence.