I live by not MOing but MOing when I need to (when I can't sleep) but I'm just gonna take the struggle and quit MO for good. Much better for you!
Yeah that's totally fair man. Guess the difference I'm thinking is that I'm still not yet where you are (which sounds like >95% healed, whatever that means to you). I feel like I'm at the halfway point so guess what I'm trying to say is I'd like to get to that 80-90% place or so before resuming masturbation. Does that make sense?I agree with @SmokenMirrors.
It's too easy to think in black and white and miss the point. Most of us here are here to quit porn, with masturbation being a secondary problem. As long as you're not doing it all the time and going as long as possible, I don't see it as problematic to your recovery. If I didn't have a sexual outlet I would be doing the same thing.
I still want to try 90 days no orgasm sometime but haven't got the urge to push that hard yet, I've only done 60 days a couple of times. At that moment, everything seems to be mostly back to normal so I don't really see the point, or maybe I'm just making excuses!
Thank you for all the wisdom and perspective my dude, very helpful as always!Exactly! You have to do what you think is best.
I do think refraining as you mentioned IS the best option and WILL make your recovery faster. But, if push comes shove and you're about to blow it, masturbation is 20x a better option!
And if your man was a little limp, you do have a ways to go. However, don't be discouraged because it can change will quickly!
I wouldn't be too hard on yourself Firststep, we've ALL been there. One day at a time.I can be kind of an idiot in noticing these things but for the entire past week & today my penis has been shriveled up.
Yessir that's the plan! On average it's all becoming easier and easier the longer you stick with it, I think that's one of the things I'm happiest about because pre-reboot I was worried I'd be addicted to this stuff forever even when I quit. Every day we escape porn's gravitational pull more and more!I agree! Keep pushing brother!
Fosho man, honestly don't know how Gabe did it back in the day when there was no guidance on this, would be pretty freaky to see your penis shrivel up & constantly want to test. Good to know it's just a natural part of the process! Another win for the shriveled penis club hahaI wouldn't be too hard on yourself Firststep, we've ALL been there. One day at a time.
A shriveled up penis is just the stepping stone to a future phallic glory!