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 Post subject: Masturbation
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Masturbation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:07 am 
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Hello Mr Hope
I do not believe that there is a definitive one size fits all answer to your question
we are all different
Masturbation is normal and healthy, however as a sex addict I decided not to during my recovery and still continue to make that choice today six years later, did I die? for sure not
Masturbation is normal and healthy , unless it is or becomes compulsive
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Would i be cheating if i did this every few days?


planning to do it , does that construe some elements of compulsivity?
cheating?
on whom
your partner , yourself, or your recovery

as said this is a personal decision but the usual recommendation is to refrain completely for a period of time , something like 90 maybe 120 days, but be aware that this can lead to "counting the days" not a great way to recover

refraining can also help as a small stepping stone towards increased intimacy, a trait that many addicts have

I appreciate that I have not given you an answer but hope that I have given food for thought so as you can now determine your own way forwards

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Remember recovery is more than abstinence
Every transition begins with an ending
Do not confuse happiness with seeking pleasure
stay healthy keep safe
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 Post subject: Re: Masturbation
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:31 am 
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Thank you for the reply Kenzo, i suppose it is a subjective matter really and one i will have to give some thought to.


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