What To Do When You’re Horny

  • Author: Sumit
  • Published: September 9, 2022

What if you had a dangerous addiction and you didn’t even know it?

For many men, this is an accurate description of their relationship with pornography. According to Healthline, addiction to pornography is similar to substance addiction in many key ways. If that wasn’t bad enough, relying on pornography and masturbation too much can effectively hurt a man’s sex drive and sabotage his chances of having a fulfilling sexual relationship with a partner.

Why do men turn to pornography so much? Simply put, most men don’t know what else to do when they are horny except to use pornography and masturbate. To help you break the cycle and take control of both your body and mind, we have prepared a guide for healthier things to do when you are horny.

Grab a Cold Shower (No, Really)

The idea of a horny guy running to a cold shower to lower his libido is very common. In fact, we often see jokes about this in pop culture. But here’s the thing: grabbing a cold shower when you’re horny really does work!

Sudden cold water on your body is like a shock to your system. It affects your body and mind, giving your body new sensations while giving your mind something else to think about other than pornography and masturbation.

As an added bonus, research shows that cold showers can improve your circulation, boost your immune system, and even help you lose weight. All good reasons for you to turn the temperature down when you hop into the shower.

Channel Your Energy Into Exercise

Another way to think of being horny is that your body is full of a kind of energy that needs release. As an alternative to masturbation, you can find healthier ways to release that energy. And one of the best ways to do so is through regular and vigorous exercise!

Going to the gym or simply working out at home provides a valuable outlet for your pent-up sexual energy. And regular exercise also builds discipline because you must stick to a routine in order to see results.

This added discipline also helps to strengthen your willpower. Between giving more discipline and stronger willpower, intense exercise can help you take control of your body.

Practice Daily Meditation

Ok, be honest: what do you imagine when you imagine meditating? Chances are you are thinking about an ancient martial arts master in a kung-fu movie you watched on late-night television.

However, meditation is easy enough for everyone to do. Simply find a quiet place, sit down, breathe slowly, and concentrate on your breathing. Rather than letting your mind wander, focus on the act of breathing and the peaceful stillness this brings you.

There are many meditation benefits, including improved focus and less stress. And since the whole point of meditation is to clear your mind of stray thoughts and desires, it’s a great way to rid your brain of sexual urges.

Flex a Large Muscle For At Least 30 Seconds

As a man, you will frequently get erections that have nothing to do with sexual thoughts. However, many men with low willpower are quick to seek out pornography as a way of “getting rid” of that erection by masturbation.

Fortunately, there is a simpler way to get rid of an unwanted erection. Simply flex any large muscle for 30 seconds. This basically redirects the blood flow in your body and takes the sails out of your penis. On top of that, urologist Jamin Brahmbhatt points out this technique can also help focus your mind in a different direction, which is a great way to redirect sexual thoughts.

NoFap? No Problem: Block Porn Sites On Your Computer

You don’t always have to overthink avoiding pornography. For example, if you’re worried about succumbing to temptation, it’s pretty easy to take that temptation away from yourself. This alone can make your NoFap journey much easier.

It is possible to block all of the porn sites that you might access from your computer. You can do so manually or by using software such as Cold Turkey. The benefit of software-based solutions is that you can put a timer in place that makes it even harder for you to “unblock” the sites. It may sound a little drastic, but removing temptation like this may be the best way to cut pornography out of your life.

Take a Long Walk

Another pop culture stereotype involves taking a long walk to clear your head. This is a good solution for many problems, including arguments, stress, and even depression. And a long walk is another good way to deal with unwanted sexual urges.

Why? First, a walk gets you out of the house and gives you something new to do. It also removes you from temptation, both in getting you away from your computer (where you can access pornography) and your home (where you can masturbate in private).

Second, regular walks bring plenty of great health benefits, including helping you sleep better at night. According to Healthline, some who undertake a NoFap journey report that they sleep better at night. By taking long walks to avoid the temptation to masturbate, you can get better and more fulfilling sleep each and every night.

Throw Yourself Into a Passion or Hobby

It’s nothing to be proud of, but many men turn to pornography and masturbation for a simple reason: they don’t have anything else to do. You may be tempted to masturbate because you are lonely and bored, but according to Healthline, masturbation may damage your emotional health, and some believe this led them to develop dangerous depression.

What’s the solution, then? One of the best things you can do is to develop a new passion or hobby. This might include anything from writing and art all the way to building models or learning to play guitar.

Instead of being bored, you’ll spend your free time cultivating your new passion. And new passions and hobbies can help you meet other people, which is a powerful way to combat feeling lonely and isolated.

Avoid PMO By Seeking Help From Others (Online or Offline)

At the heart of every NoFap and PMO journey is the matter of willpower and discipline. As we noted before, this can feel like you are fighting substance addiction. And as with any addiction, there will be a constant temptation to fall back into your old ways.

In order to maintain your discipline, it’s important to seek help from others. If you personally know anyone else on a NoFap/PMO journey, each of you can serve as an accountability partner to the other. This can help both of you stay the course.

Don’t be afraid to seek out online groups as well. Reddit is where the NoFap movement began, and the r/NoFap subreddit is a great place to go when you have questions or need additional support. The r/pornfree subreddit is another great resource that can help you break the addiction to pornography.

Ultimately, NoFap and PMO are about taking one step at a time. And it’s important to remember that you aren’t on this journey alone!

Master Your Body and Mind Today

Taking control of your body and mind is a step-by-step process. But what if you had a blueprint to help you successfully complete each step?

Our Lifeforce Mastery program is designed to help you quit pornography and masturbation and channel your sexual energies into better health and better prosperity. Are you ready to become the kind of man you’ve always dreamed of being?

Sumit is a chemical engineer and a motivational speaker. He is a regular contributor to MrMindBlowing.com.

Sumit


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