Hi all. I've read many articles that state that excessive masturbation can increase the level of cortisol produced by the adrenal glands and that this can cause the body to be stuck in 'flight or fight' and that excessive adrenaline is released. I'm wondering if this has as much of an impact as dopamine in PMO addicts given that it creates similar symptoms - e.g. stress, anxiety etc. For the record, in recent blood tests my cortisol level was 12% above the 'normal' upper threshold and my PMO addiction has gone on for 15 years.