Yes ask yourself that rhetorical question, is it worth? The guilt that envelops you when you are done, the focus you lose getting addicted to it, the medical problems that accompanies it, your integrity being dragged down right in front of your eyes, and lets not forget the terrible, terrible shame you feel.
There are two stages of masturbation I know, the first stage is the conception stage, it’s like an introduction into learning to touch yourself, it’s just as innocent as when you take the first few sips of a beer, you never know what’s ahead, that you are going to get hooked to it.
Then the second stage, the manifestation stage, this stage you discover you are an addict, at first you deny that you are one, you think you can control it, but have after trying many times to stop, after reading all the articles online on how to stop, reality dawns on you, you are a masturbation addict.
No matter the medical gain people say masturbation has, it is has deadly as being a drug addict or an alcoholic. It robs you of the chance to live, to breathe, and be at peace with yourself. It starts little by little, until it leaves you with nothing. Now if you aren’t tired of looking like an idiot after rubbing your privates or jerking off because you’ve being looking at two strangers doing it in front of a camera like dogs, this article isn’t for you. But if you are tired of cutting yourself with blade and feeling blue on a Monday morning because you can’t control yourself, then read on.
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My mum always tells me that something without a brain shouldn’t be smarter than you. Do be slave to this brainless cliché. The first step to quitting is admitting you have a problem, to yourself and to someone who you trust. I know it hard saying to someone ‘hey John, I masturbate, I enjoy the five minute ride and then I feel useless. I need help’. Those words are hard to say but you have to. Make up your mind to stop.
Next step is to keep yourself busy, at the moments you know you are prone to getting into the act. It’s impossible for a mastrubator not to stay alone, even when they are in a crowded place, when they get the feeling to touch themselves, they will make time to be alone. So keep yourself busy. And try as much as possible, to keep away from explicit images or videos or discussion.
Also, if you find yourself masturbating again, don’t go too hard on yourself, it’s a process, you can’t stop in a day, you only get to reduce the times you do it, then you graduate to a point when you don’t do it in a day, then weeks, then months, then years. But with your strong determination and struggle to end it, you will overcome the addiction.
My last advice will be to pray to your creator to help you. Then talk to someone, someone who might be going through the same struggle like you or someone who is matured enough to understand your predicament.
Masturbation is irresistible to its victim, but there are people who were once addict but are no more, never give up on your fight for freedom , never think you’re alone. Don’t be a slave to masturbation.
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