Is either excessive masturbation or excessive porn use leading to social anxiety in some individuals?
Dopamine surges during sexual arousal and drops after climax. Do some people masturbate so frequently that their reward circuitry is unable to return to homeostasis between orgasms? Are they suffering from chronically low dopamine (or low response to dopamine)—making social anxiety more likely? It’s important to realize that masturbation frequencies in modern Western society may have little resemblance to our hunter-gatherer ancestors (see WEIRD Masturbation Habits).
If not masturbation, then heavy porn use can certainly lead to a decline in dopamine and dopamine receptors in some brains. All addictions, including behavioral addictions such as pathological gambling and Internet gaming, cause a measurable decline in dopamine signaling. If you have a porn addiction, you have what we call a numbed pleasure response or desensitization, which means low dopamine signalling. (See: Porn Then and Now: Welcome to Brain Training and Intoxicating Behaviors: 300 Vaginas = A Lot of Dopamine to understand the mechanisms.)
Hello, everybody. i’ve just joined the group and so i wanted to introduce myself to you all. i apologize if you find it too long, but since this is a group for confessions, and i think you more than anyone else would appreciate what i’m feeling, i want to reveal everything here. And be assured that my pants are unzipped and that between every paragraph, i’m stroking and pumping myself.
i’ve been a fan of “The Peter Files” for many years; they were one of the first erotica i ever read online, and i’ve been unable to get them out of my head ever since because they aroused something in my imagination in a primal way (having the same first name as the protagonist made it extra-exciting). i’ve read a lot of erotica since then, but i’ve found very few stories out there that really seemed to fundamentally understand the nature of my addiction and what aroused me about it. Seeing masturbation as a shameful act, something that only the truly pathetic engage in with any regularity (not to mention getting addicted to it) is at the core of my fetish. The notion of just doing it without feeling shame or embarrassment about it…well, such a view actually makes it less exciting for me. i’ll explain that in a moment. Right now i can only think of a couple of other stories i’ve read that have impacted me as much as they did (the “Humiliated by Mommy” stories being the other series, if anyone’s seen those before). i kept looking up those stories to masturbate to, my favorites being “The Party”, “Molly Does The Milking”, and “Spanking Salon”. So that’s how i found out about this group. Continue reading →
Documentary on the problem of compulsive masturbation addiction and damage of overmasturbation. These subjects are extreme examples who masturbate many times a day. The impact on their lives. If masturbation is controlling your life, you should watch this series.