Masturbating without Porn – How to Increase Your Pleasure

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Break out of old and limiting sexual habits and enter new, unexpected territories–by masturbating without porn.

Why masturbating without porn can be liberating and fun

Online porn is huge: bigger than Netflix and larger than Hollywood as a whole, its estimated yearly revenue lies at a staggering $15bn. And that’s a conservative figure. With its easy availability and instant access for anyone with an internet connection, researchers are now considering online porn “a public health crisis.” But what is it exactly that makes pornography so appealing? And what’s the alternative? Discover the perks of masturbating without porn.

In today’s digital world, masturbating without porn is unheard of

Online porn is readily available at your fingertips. And it is rising rapidly. As a result of the so-called triple A influence—accessibility, affordability, anonymity– 75% of men are now masturbating with pornography.

Online porn users are getting younger. New research shows that boys under the age of 10 now account for 1 in 10 users of internet porn sites. Matt Morrissey, a sex therapist from Seattle, says that such an “early porn exposure traumatizes boys and fuels toxic masculinity.”

Why is porn so irresistible?

Pornography plays into your primal drive–sexuality. It triggers the ancient reward circuit of the brain in the same way intercourse does–in fact, even more so. Masturbating with porn feels so good because it triggers the release of dopamine in the reward center of your brain.

Gary Wilson from Your Brain Porn gives the scientific inside scoop on why it’s so easy to get hooked on dopamine (and porn):

“The evolutionary purpose of dopamine is to motivate you to do what serves your genes. The bigger the squirt, the more you want something. (…) No dopamine and you just ignore it. (…) Sexual stimulation offers the biggest natural blast of dopamine available to your reward circuitry.”

Due to the amount of dopamine released in your brain while masturbating with porn, you’ll want to consume it more frequently.

Novelty is the name of the game

This molecular dopamine addiction effect is commonly known as the Coolidge effect, after the 30th American president Calvin Coolidge.

The story goes that he once visited a chicken farm with his wife. She keenly observed how eager the cock was for a particular hen. When she asked the farmer to point this out to her husband, Mr. Coolidge asked whether that cock was only after her or all the other hens as well.

Interestingly, men ejaculate more and faster whenever they’re exposed to a novel porn star.

Both men and women (yes, the Coolidge effect also applies to women) have an ancient mechanism in their brains persuading them to fertilize as many on-screen mates as possible. But this has side-effects on your sexual satisfaction.

4 surprising side-effects of masturbating to porn

According to survey data on behavioral addictions arising in the last few years, porn addiction is a major concern. People affected by it exhibit a taxing consumption model: impaired self-control and neglect of interest in all other areas of life.

These are scientifically proven side-effects. Other addiction-related brain-changes include:

  • Sensitization. Your brain will associate actions like opening up your laptop with wanting to watch porn. It’s like the Pavlovian dog, who started to drool as soon as the lights went on. This can distract you from getting your work done.
  • Desensitization. This results from long-term chemical brain-changes that make you less sensitive to pleasure and more tolerant of porn, thus seeking out harder and stranger scenarios. As with drugs, users need higher doses of the stimuli.
  • Weakened willpower. You may experience reduced impulse control but more cravings to consume. The prefrontal cortex and your brain’s reward system are at war. One part of you is driving you to consume more, another says, “Stop!”
  • Erectile dysfunction. Frequently watching porn can destroy your ability to have erections with an intimate partner, since your brain is now wired on novelty. Soon you can only have erections from hardcore porn.

Enough reasons to start masturbating without porn?

It’s time to start masturbating without the online porn

For many, masturbating without porn sounds unusual. Young men, especially Millennials and those belonging to Generation Z, will not even know what masturbating without porn is. After all, they grew up with the internet.

Gary Wilson explains that their sexual health is more impaired than that of the baby boomers, who were masturbating without porn and started watching online porn much later in life when their brains’ plasticity was more solid. But no matter your age, masturbating without porn offers many benefits.

5 benefits of masturbating without porn

Did you know that masturbating without the porn can radically increase your quality of life? Here’s how:

  1. Your sex drive increases. Once you stop depleting your dopamine reserves, you’ll start noticing a higher sex drive.
  2. You become happier. Same as with the above, more stable dopamine means a more positive outlook on life.
  3. You’ll feel more attracted to your intimate partner. Plus, you’ll want to be more sexual with them.
  4. You’ll enjoy masturbation without the visuals a lot more as you’ll start to feel more pleasure in your body.
  5. You have more time for your life purpose, friends, hobbies, and other things that fulfill you emotionally.

You can probably think of more. When you’re ready to try masturbating without porn, make your own list of reasons why. This will keep you motivated.

Start masturbating without porn with this 3-step plan

Reports relating to porn abstinence emphasized a substantial improvement in libido and increased levels of sensation. They are followed by elevated self-confidence, sharper focus, and newly discovered creativity.

But breaking old habits can be tough. This is why you need a plan. With the following 3-step plan, masturbating without porn will become your new go-to pleasure-practice.

Step 1: Transition from masturbating with online porn to good old copies of Playboy. This will break the fast-paced novelty circuit.

Step 2: Let go of all outside stimuli and grant yourself a private spectacle using your imagination to create tailor-made fantasies.

Step 3: Explore the art of mindful masturbation. Let go of all visuals and solely focus on the physical sensations in your body.

Also, consider combining masturbating without porn with sex toys for added sensations and new ways to thrilling pleasure. Both masturbating and orgasming without porn get more exciting with sex toys. How? They add novelty and excitement without changing your brain plasticity.

Masturbating without porn–the bottom line

Masturbating with porn, especially internet porn, can affect your brain’s reward system. Similar to junk good or drugs, it can get you hooked.

Try masturbating without porn to experience greater freedom, increased happiness, and deeper sexual fulfillment.

To have fun while masturbating without porn, experiment with sex toys. They add a different kind of novelty, adventure, and excitement to your self-pleasure routine.

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