Watching porn to ease depressed mood

29 Mar
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Whenever I am depressed, I have a habit to watch porn, and along with that I masturbate and end up ejaculating. After doing this I feel good, and active. Why I am doing this? Am I the only person in the world who does this

Responses 2

  • Dr. Ibrahim Abunada
    Dr. Ibrahim Abunada   Mar 29, 2016 02:16 PM

    Dear, sometimes when somebody feels depressed, he is trying to find some activities to make himself feel pleased or enjoy his life. Some of these activities, consider constructive and positive to practice such as practicing sport, visiting friends, reading enjoyable book, share in community activities, practicing recreational activities and so on. Other people practice less constructive activities such as watching pron, drink wine, use unprescribed drugs, stay alone and isolate himself from the surrounding environment. Therefore. I recommend you to try another way to diminish your depressed mood through active, positive ways convenient to your capabilities and hobbies. Watching porn might not be a suitable solution for life problems for ever or for a longer period. Don't forget to find out and practice other lifestyles and life skills to use in order to overcome your depressed mood and your upset circumstances. Take wise decision

  • Axel Blaze
    Axel Blaze   Jun 19, 2017 08:03 PM

    Hey there

    There are many people in the world who watch porn and self-stimulate when depressed or stressed out. Not just people who are depressed or stressed but others do it because one has either nothing to do or to escape from their problems. And, yes, they feel good and relaxed after ejaculating. The reason is pure chemistry and a little psychology.

    You see when one watches porn and masturbates, a chemical called Prolactin is produced, it generates a sensation of sleepiness and relaxes person. And while watching porn chemicals, like Dopamine and Serotine, are produced in the brain in exceeding quantities, which overloads the brain. To add more, due to our exceeding focus on the role or person in the video our nervous system strains, and if you are worried you would get caught, anxiety kicks in too, which will make your body relaxed and your brain exhausts you, due to overload.

    Now the real stress comes later. If you are ashamed or guilty or embarrassed of watching porn, those feeling start to linger more. They accumulate over a period and cause emotional stress. You are doing this to escape the stress in an instant, as a short cut or an easy pass, but it might cost you in long run or it may not. No one knows.

    Nevertheless there are long, and a bit tiresome, ways to deal with stress, like

    1. Meditation
    2. Physical Exercise
    3. Yoga
    4. Music and Dance
    5. Other hobbies (preferably physical)

    Try them out and you will feel refreshed and relaxed, without porn.

    Hope I was helpful. Be well!

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