The mechanism for all addictions are fundamentally the same. You're uncomfortable just sitting with the thoughts in your head. You can't really deal with all the emotional shit that comes up, so you use something to distract yourself. Get your mind off it. It doesn't really work. And the more you suppress the behaviour the more the thoughts crowd in and the harder you need to struggle to keep the thoughts away. You get locked into this behavioural loop.fuzzydunlop wrote: ↑Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:15 pmWhat are the signs of MB addiction? There are times I do it every day, but never felt like an addict. In college, I realized it was super intense if I waited a week, and that's when I first became interested.TomOfSweden wrote:Just curious. For me personally I came to the realization that I was a sex addict. Or more precisely addiction to masturbation. I just couldn't stop. In order to break the compulsive behaviour I got myself a chastity belt. It hasn't actually helped. But now I like wearing chastity belts
And that's my story.
Two people can engage in the same behaviour and for one its healthy fun, and the other its addiction. Only you can truly know whether it is. Usually the only way to know if you're addicted to something is to take a three months break and see what happens in your head. Typically the addict will switch to a new addictive behaviour. Its extremely common that recovered drug and alcohol addicts develop a sex addiction. That wasn't the case for me. But I learned this from my time in Sex Addicts Anonymous. I was only active there when I tried to break the habit.
Now I'm recovered. But its super easy for me to fall into old habits. So no masturbation or cumming for me. Ever. Life is much more pleasant now.