i am 28. i have been masturbating since 17 .
it seems i have got adicted to it. i just cant resist the temptation.
i do have a normal social life and play both indor and outdoor games. just, this addiction has failed to leave me..
even if its not a harmful thing, but addication of anything is a diesease... i do loose my power of concentration on my work...
i want to get rid of it..
can somebody suggest me how..and where to start from
If you truly are addicted to anything, be it a substance or an activity (masturbation, internet, etc) you may need help to quit and recover. You could look for a 12-step program for sex addicts. Yes, masturbation is part of sex addiction. You could also, or instead of, seek out the help of a psychiatrist or psychologist if the 12-step way doesn't appeal to you or seem like enough on its own.A psychiatrist may want to treat you with medicine and a psychologist or therapist may try something such as CBT exercises.
One thing is likely though, if you don't do something about it now, it will worsen and be more difficult to deal with in the future. If you could "just stop" you would have already. Good luck!
I personally don't think one CAN be addicted to masturbation. When I masturbate, (something that happens frequently,) I do it just for fun, or to release sexual tension. Nothing about masturbation is dirty, wrong, or perverted. In fact, frequent ejaculation is needed to keep sperm healthy. There's an expression that goes something like this: "An ejaculation a day keeps the doctor away." I prefer to live by that, and don't see ANY problem with it. As long as you don't masturbate frequently enough to get sore, nothing bad is happening, and even the soreness is only slightly temporary. Don't try to get rid of your "addiction" to masturbation, because you don't have one:) Just go for it! Remember, whacking off is something fun and should be guilt-free. Enjoy!
Might as well face it you're addicted to dopamine.
Sorry that doesn't make any sense. You may not be feeling addicted and you many not be. Some people totally are.
You can get addicted to masturbation. Orgasm seriously changes the balance of Dopamine in the brain, a neurotransmitter related to pleasure. Many types of depression are related to dopamine. The masturbation could easily be seen as a method of self medicating. The organism is trying to offset the imbalance, low dopamine. Cocaine works in a similar way, rush of dopamine.
Technically speaking you're addicted to the dopamine or rather the sense of pleasure but its all the same. Sometimes its hard to generate pleasure in the mind, especially a depressed or maladjusted mind. Masturbation can give you some control over this. But it can also become a crutch, the only source of pleasure. When cocaine, alcohol, anger or masturbation becomes the only path to pleasure your addicted and seriously limited in your options. Just my two cents.
Bibbly speaks the truth. Don't listen to Eric, thats nonsense, masturbation isn't just something you do for fun. It changes dopamine levels in your brain just like drugs do. Just like any other addiction, you seek a high on dopamine and afterwards your dopamine gets extremely low. If you get in the habit of masturbating, just like any other addiction, your dopamine levels are lower than normal during daily activities, which causes/worsens depression, and makes you seek out the high again.