Does masturbation but without ejaculating still count as a relapse?

I need help with this please !

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Yes, it does. Avoid it.

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Hmm i see,I was kinda confused cause i didn’t ejaculate so I didn’t release any semen. And I thought that as long as I don’t release any semen,im good and that it doesn’t matter . I guess I need to reset my counter ?

Well…I think you should follow your consciousness. Always be honest to yourself.

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I don’t know much about semen retention, but the concept itself doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.
The reason I’m doing NoFap is because of compulsive use of internet porn. The root of this problem sits in the brain and when you masturbate (to porn) it gets worse, regardless if you ejaculate or not.
If you’re interested there are some good TedTalk’s and other youtube videos about the science behind the addictive potential of porn :slight_smile:

Oh yeah yeah,but I first looked into semen retention and that’s what im trynna do,but in the same time nofap and porn and stuff,im still pretty new to all this,and im sry if im being stupid or something xD,thanks for your advice !

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It’s all good, keep it up :slight_smile:

This is what we’d refer to as “edging”. For most of us, it’s not desired behavior.

At the end of the day, it all boils down to your own personal goals. What are you trying to abstain from? Most importantly, why are you doing this? Answer those questions for yourself and see how other activities relate to those behaviors that you actually want to abstain from. Knowing that, you’ll know what is safe for you and what is not. Eliminate unsafe behaviors and your journey will get easier.

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