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Old December 9 2012, 12:31 AM   #16
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Re: POIS. Perhaps.

Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post
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So...you get sick after you jerk off?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postorg...lness_syndrome

It's always good to do your research first before assuming someone's pranking you, or making a comment that appears not to be taking the post seriously.
But he does get sick after he jerked off, doesn't he?

Evolution at its best.
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Old December 9 2012, 06:59 AM   #17
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Thanks, Nasat! Nah, he's not pissy for days, but he can let the badmood affect the rest of the day. Sigh. And he sometimes says I'm "useless" afterwards, because I'm enjoying the endorphins and it can take an hour to wear off completely. Not all "omg!" But just a quiet "yeah that's nice."
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Old December 9 2012, 11:51 AM   #18
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JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post
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So...you get sick after you jerk off?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postorg...lness_syndrome

It's always good to do your research first before assuming someone's pranking you, or making a comment that appears not to be taking the post seriously.
But he does get sick after he jerked off, doesn't he?

Evolution at its best.
That's very dismissive of what I assure you is a very serious problem. You're implying here that I'm being foolish because I continue to engage in some degree of sexual activity despite knowing it hurts me. If I knew how to switch my sexual capacity off I would, in a heartbeat. "Don't ejaculate" might seem a simple solution, and believe me it's a state I've been desperate to reach for years, but it's so incredibly difficult. Not because I'm somehow obsessed with sexual activities but because the urge for periodic sexual release is a very, very powerful one. A natural one. Repressing sex drive is difficult and not healthy, and at my age basically impossible. And, yes, people like myself are quite aware that when we give in to that urge we're hurting ourselves. That's why one sufferer compared it to a drug addiction - the periodic, overwhelming need to do something you know is damaging your health and want to stop doing but can't. Which is partly why severe depression and feelings of guilt and shame accompany the illness. And keep in mind that the analogy is imperfect - we're not "addicts", because we don't "jerk off" any more than most men do, in fact we likely do it less, for obvious reasons. But the urge for periodic release is overpowering, and it only takes a few moments of weakness to throw another week of your life under the bus. And keep in mind that one of the effects of the great anxiety that accompanies some forms of depression is an increased urge for comfort and relief through sexuality. Indeed, heightened sexuality is a symptom of the dysphoric manic depression which I might experience (assesments are still ongoing). And finally, if you don't engage in sexual activity your body will do it anyway, in your sleep or in the half-sleep doze of the early morning. I know from experience that if I manage to go more than a month without sexual activity, my body will just do it in the night anyway.

I don't mean to be rude, but this isn't a case of "my arm hurts when I do this" (he says, twisting his arm round to an unnatural angle) to which the doctor says "don't do it then". This is about people like myself being made ill - physically and mentally - by something that their body naturally desires to happen, and which doesn't like being resisted. If it were as simple as just deciding not to masturbate, there wouldn't be such a problem.
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Old December 9 2012, 01:36 PM   #19
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^ I read that last part as him mocking evolution rather than implying anything about you personally, DN. That being said, however...

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post
RoJoHen wrote: View Post
So...you get sick after you jerk off?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postorg...lness_syndrome

It's always good to do your research first before assuming someone's pranking you, or making a comment that appears not to be taking the post seriously.
But he does get sick after he jerked off, doesn't he?

Evolution at its best.
Let's try and be mindful of the fact that we're dealing with someone's personal medical condition and try not to be crass or insensitive about it, please.
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Old December 9 2012, 02:28 PM   #20
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HoHoHocutus wrote: View Post
^ I read that last part as him mocking evolution rather than implying anything about you personally, DN.
Seeing this, I think I might indeed have read him incorrectly or jumped to inaccurate conclusions. If that was the case, I apologise, JarodRussell. I hope you understand that I can be a bit quick to get defensive about the issue, and I'm sorry that I made assumptions there. Dealing with this sort of thing can warp your thinking a bit.
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Old December 10 2012, 12:07 AM   #21
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Re: POIS. Perhaps.

I'm not usually the one to recommend running to the chemist, but from reading the symptoms on wiki I wonder if a mild anti-depressant might alleviate some of the psychological effects and maybe a few of the physical ones as well.

A few years back I was taking low dose sertraline (hydrochloride), 20mg, and it alleviated many of the same mental symptoms mentioned in the wiki article, as well as headaches and muscle cramping. I didn't have general flu like problems, so don't know if it would help with that.

Good luck with whatever you try.

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