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could a person be addicted to... - August 5th 2009, 06:05 PM

could a person be addicted to masturbation? I've heard that guys do that a lot and since a person can be addicted to sex, couldn't they as easily be addicted to masturbation? and if you are addicted to sex, what do you do about it?
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Re: could a person be addicted to... - August 5th 2009, 06:12 PM

Though it is a healthy thing, I don't think you can be addicted. There is such a think as doing it too much. As for someoen who is addicted best thing is for them to be cut off. They need to be sat down and talked to about their problem

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Re: could a person be addicted to... - August 5th 2009, 06:19 PM

I think you can get addicted to just about anything to be honest, masturbation included. I think if you masturbate enough and get into a pattern, you'll find the need to keep doing it over and over and over again. Luckily masturbation is not bad for you, although it might be challenging to please yourself so often. It would probably get harder and harder, but I am not sure.

As for being addicted to sex, maybe you should try to find another hobby you enjoy. If you keep yourself busy with something else you like, you won't have as much time for sex. You could also try masturbation in it's place to give it more of a balance.

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Re: could a person be addicted to... - August 15th 2009, 09:54 PM

To be honest, I believe that people arent addicted to masturbation per say but the feeling you get from it. It can be a very unhealthy addiction where people cut off ties with people because they need this rush and feeling so yes i do believe you can be addicted
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Re: could a person be addicted to... - August 15th 2009, 10:53 PM

People can be considered to be addicted to masturbation but the real addiction lies within the reaction they get from it. So for masturbation, decrease it slowly and the reason for the compulsive masturbation would need to be determined. Once the reason is found out, then you can provide better psychotherapy for it.
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Re: could a person be addicted to... - August 16th 2009, 02:21 PM

It's deffinately possible. It can become dependent if you do it too much. You can feel like you need to keep doing it.

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Re: could a person be addicted to... - August 16th 2009, 03:08 PM


It is possible for someone to be addicted to masturbation. There was actually a segment on masturbation addiction on a show called Intervention. These people were doing it 3-5 times a day, and watching porn. So it is very easily addictive.

Though, I'm with Betsie, I think they are more attracted to the feeling, rather than the action. They keep wanting to have that feeling from doing it, so they keep doing it.

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