I have been reading your articles and it seems that you are a genuine doctor. You have accurate information on the effects and processes that sex creates on the body. I was wondering if you could help me out.
I have been addicted to masturbation for about five years now. At first, during the first two years it wasn’t a big deal. But now its gotten to be a very big problem. I am addicted to it, it has gotten worse over the years.
I can’t go to sleep without masturbating. My sleep schedule is messed up because i stay up all night sometimes, looking at pornography. At first, it used to take me six or seven minutes to reach climax and be done for the day. Now it takes me many different times to climax and hours to finish looking at porn. I also look at more hardcore pornography now as the stuff i started out with doesn’t stimulate me any more.
I can’t control myself and end up getting three hours of sleep at most per day. I’m always tired from lack of sleep and feel exhausted from the sex. I have tried to stop masturbating and i can’t. I stop for two days at most and then give in to my temptation. How can i stop? I have noticed that my short term memory has gotten noticeably worse over these five years and i don’t want it to progress farther. I am nervous that i will get erectile dysfunction.
What can i do to stop this endless cycle? Sometimes sex is all i can think about…
This is a common problem actually.
You are addicted through your brain reward circuitry. If something boosts your dopamine levels it becomes addictive to you. The orgasm is a huge dopamine blast for the brain, actually it is not that different from the effect that cocaine and other similar drugs promote. The porn and masturbation will alter the brain reward circuitry. The body will adapt to the surges so you will need even greater stimulation for the similar result.
The increased amount of prostaglandin E2 when you began masturbating aided your system in the faster altering of your neuroplasticity so your body adapted quite quickly to the new reality. High amount of stress, inflammation, and excitatory hormones in the blood and internal organs will actually put your brain and pelvic organs in constant “heat” for everlasting craving for sex.
Such addictions are very difficult to break, it may feel that it is a psychological, but it is actually the negative neuroplasticity that has to be altered.
You are currently burning your system’s resources through various conversions while still experiencing relatively normal levels of prolactin and sufficient androgen hormones to continue. Most of the men suffering sexual exhaustion have gone through this phase before they reach the breaking point, and even then some of them they continue masturbating with soft penises. The addiction very severe enough, many wouldn’t be able to change, even to save their lives.
You may consider boosting your serotonin-GABA blown nervous modulation on dopamine-norepinephrine-epinephrine conversions, prostaglandin E2 and cortisol production, thus lowering the internal inflammatory excitation. And in the same time you should “fuel” your organism with the ingredients needed for a healthy sexual functioning, so you wouldn’t have to restrain yourself completelyo. This can be achieved by taking our specially designed Multi-Alpha, 5HTP-Nettle, A-Amino, GRB7-GABA, and Ultra-Purified-FishOil.
You may also want to consider utilizing solutions to additionally increase your androgens by testicular temperature regulation.