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Do PMO relapses make you dull?
« on: August 27, 2012, 02:49:23 PM »
From experience, I know a PMO relapse makes me dull. I mean its like the limbic portion of may brain overrides my intellect and Im left wondering how I outperform my entire classes in Uni. My intellect, ability to articulate, make jokes, laugh, process information etc, is replaced by PMO urges, lethargy, and fast food binges. Just curious if this is a unique consequence of PMO execution or shared by others.

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Re: Do PMO relapses make you dull?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 12:05:29 AM »
This seems like a variation on the infamous "brain fog" that a lot of us here had. There's also some discussion of PMO leading to ADD/ADHD symptoms, which is something that I feel that I had at one point. Anyway, trust me, if you give up PMO you will start feeling better, and the effect will be doubly good if you can give up junk food as well.

I used to eat a lot of junk food, but once I got away from it for a while I couldn't go back--it just makes me ill. You're basically putting a bunch of garbage through your body, which is fine if only done occasionally I think.

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Re: Do PMO relapses make you dull?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 05:54:08 PM »
Oh my god yes. I remember during the summer my cousin was visiting me from russia, I had just relapsed bad after a 22 day streak. Basically after I relapse several times over, he and I go to see a movie in the city (I'm from new york). Anyway, on the way there he starts questioning me...asking me If I'm ok. He told me that I looked like a guy who was coming off of a heroine buzz. I was so lethargic, quiet and slow. The next morning I drove him to the beach, and I was still feeling really out of it. I mean, I couldn't think straight. I was depressed. He continues to question me about whats wrong...as soon as I let him out of the car and he closes the door...I start crying like a little girl. I just broke down. I remembered how I felt after 22 days of being free from this disease, and compared it to how crappy I felt at that moment, and it was just unbearable.

I relapsed bad again yesterday. First I masturbated in the morning, then later in the day I went full blown PMO. The dopamine difference between MO and PMO was SO NOTICEABLE (based on how I felt during and after orgasm), that it literally knocked me out. I fell asleep literally 2 minutes after I orgasmed. Since then I have had this ridiculous brain fog...combined with insane urges to PMO. Basically, I knew in my mind that PMO is bad for me, but I couldn't connect the dots at all. I couldn't put two and two together.

This morning I woke up, and I go to the gym. I do 2 exercises (20 minutes, instead of my usual hour), and I just leave the gym. I have ZERO motivation. I get home, I take a cold shower...it helps a bit...but a few minutes later I'm sitting at my desk with my head down...feeling like getting up would be the equivalent of lifting the world on my shoulders. I've been slowly recovering since...but the brain fog has dissipated a bit since then, and now I am able to think a bit more rationally.

This makes me really wonder...I'm a virgin (24 Y/0)...and If I am feeling this dead after PMO...how will I feel after sex? My theory right now is that sex will have a completely opposite effect on my brain... not just because of the emotional connection...but simply because of the source of dopamine. I've basically structured my life over the past 4 months to allow for AS LITTLE instant gratification as humanly possible...so when I give my brain this massive burst of dopamine in the form of an instant gratification...it becomes confused....my poor brain doesn't understand how this sudden influx of dopamine can come about if I have been training it to work hard for the past 4 months. Anyway, thats my theory.

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Re: Do PMO relapses make you dull?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2012, 08:52:00 PM »
Yes. Sometimes I even sit with open mouth like a complete retard.

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Re: Do PMO relapses make you dull?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 10:12:59 PM »
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This makes me really wonder...I'm a virgin (24 Y/0)...and If I am feeling this dead after PMO...how will I feel after sex? My theory right now is that sex will have a completely opposite effect on my brain... not just because of the emotional connection...but simply because of the source of dopamine. I've basically structured my life over the past 4 months to allow for AS LITTLE instant gratification as humanly possible...so when I give my brain this massive burst of dopamine in the form of an instant gratification...it becomes confused....my poor brain doesn't understand how this sudden influx of dopamine can come about if I have been training it to work hard for the past 4 months. Anyway, thats my theory.


My mental state changed completely, I remember breaking into a punk rock song from my teenage years as I walked back to my apartment the morning after.  It was a significant feeling of accomplishment to have finally overcome ED and to have picked up a girl and slept with her.  I knew that I would never have sky high levels of anxiety around women again.  I think you will experience the similar feelings. 

MO is ok to maintain your sanity in my experience.  Stay out of the house so you don't have a P relapse.  Stay strong bro.
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Re: Do PMO relapses make you dull?
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2012, 10:22:58 PM »
To answer the OP: Last time I PMO'd it knocked me out just like Netherlife describes.  I ate McDonalds and Dominos for three days straight, didn't leave home except to goto the drive thru, forgot about shaving or showering. 

Somehow it didn't bother me.

The cycle went:
1) Searching, viewing and downloading porn, in a state of ED (several hours)
2) PMO (less than 3 minutes sometimes under half a minute so PE too)
3) Frustration
4) Junk Food
5) Vegging out on various internet forums, wikipedia, youtube, etc (in earlier years replace this with videogames)
6) back to #1

until finally I smoked some ganja which helped break thru this mental state and I remembered a site named ybop... and watched the series of videos.  Been away from P for over a week now the fight is against internet addiction.
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Re: Do PMO relapses make you dull?
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2012, 11:32:43 PM »
Fuck yes it does. Saps all energy, ruins your mood, makes trying to concentrate a chore.



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Re: Do PMO relapses make you dull?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2012, 12:00:20 AM »
To theOP - hell yes, exactly

Yes. Sometimes I even sit with open mouth like a complete retard.

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