@jesture55 Just to contextualize what you just said in scientific terms, the part of the brain that controls higher, long term, rationale thinking is severely damaged. All this time, you and all of us, have been prioritizing our lizard brain, the part that governs passing on of genetics(in our case: our brains cant differentiate between having sex and masturbating. Ejaculation is just Ejaculation), storage of fats(hence the pervading success of fast food restaurants and the global spike in obesity) over the pre frontal cortex(long term, rational, higher order thinking). In the context of a strong pre frontal cortex: “wow that muffin sure looks good but if I eat it, I’ma crash real hard and it’ll put on needless pounds”. There’s a whole slew of scientifically backed research on the necessities of keeping your gut biome healthy. Spoilers: it affects mental health. Another shocker: eat healthy shyt.
In saying that, everytime you submit to those urges, you’re effectively reinforcing “hypofrontality” aka weakened frontal lobe. Translation: “Fuck rational, long term thinking. This dopamine release feels way to good to give up. I’ll deal with brain fog, living day to day in a cloudy state, depression LATER. CUZ YOLO”. The neural pathways in your brain are literally nuked to shit. Case in point: the name of this app. Rewire(as in the neural firing in your brain) Companion.
Lemme preface this by saying your brain is a muscle. Think bout working out at the gym. Work out biceps, get bigger biceps. Same applies here. With every impending urge that you overcome, the more you strengthen your prefrontal muscle cortex.
Any industry that caters to fueling our lizard brain(storage of fat for survival, or passing on our genes), profits immensely. Why do you think Mcdonalds and the porn industry are billion dollar companies.
It can either be a virtuous cycle or a vicious one. Balls in your court.
PS: Bro to bro, heart to heart, I ain’t here to hold your hand. We got enough rosey-colored, “its. okay if you relapse” comments flying around here. I’m here to drop some straight edged hard. cold facts. Some of it won’t be pretty. Its tough love.