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Old 11-22-08, 10:10 AM
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Masturbation

Sorry I am sure that this has been discussed a hundred times before but I am new to all of this but does anybody know if adders tend to masturbate more than the average non adders? Is there a connection between their masturbation and the brain stimulation that I read so much about? Is there any significant difference between men and women adders in the frequency of masturbation?


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Re: Masturbation

You'd probably need to find a legitimate medical poll that either targets ADD sufferers and frequency of "self pleasuring".
Though meds may throw the results off. I know Strattera is associated with lower sex-drive and uncomfortable sexual side-effects in some men, so that would probably skew the results. Not sure about other meds. Unmedicated ADD suferrers would probably have to be isolated to get real results. There may be a study out there somewhere. Harvard medical journals would be a good place to start...usually public, free and they've done a study on about everything at least once.
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Old 11-22-08, 10:45 AM
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Re: Masturbation

Orgasms will stimulate the ADD mind; wether the individual ADD'er chooses this method of stimming is another thing entirely. I wouldn't be suprised though to find a lot of ADD'ers stim in this fashion.
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Re: Masturbation

I can't speak for anyone else but I can just say that for me libido comes and goes. Normally I got at it a few times a week. Sometimes I go without for weeks, sometimes it's a few times a day.

If you think you're doing it more often then others you need to get a medical opinion on what is "too much" but that said, even if you're going for it a few times a day I wouldn't be worried at all. It has numerous proven health benefits and is good for the prostate as well.

One of my litmus tests for whether or not I trip a personal red alert is to ask myself if what I'm doing is interfering with my personal or professional life. Personal is a bit hard to define because masturbation is a natural thing and if you have a partner that has a problem with you masturbating (especially if they're not "in the mood"... although if they were I don't think you'd be masturbating, if you are and it's not a mutual situation then I'd say there's a problem) then I'd say your partner is a prude and they're the ones who probably need a little help.

If however you're at your job and you have to put something down because you absolutely MUST fire one off RIGHT NOW... that might be a little troublesome but still one could easily argue that it depends. So long as your job performance is not being compromised in ANY way then hey... what's the harm (unless you get caught... that could be really bad).

Mind you these are all just opinions of mine.

Is there something you're specifically worried about or is this just a curiosity question?
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Old 11-22-08, 01:35 PM
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Re: Masturbation

I'm guessing being that Add'ers are so low in dopamine, anything that raises those levels would cause a person to assume activities that, infact, initiate an increase in dopamine. Case and point: excessive masturbating for some? Some excercise feverishly, binge eat, etc. Whatever your fix might be, whatever to up your dop. levels.

Suppose it becomse a prob. when you can't distinguish it as a disruptive (obsessive) behaviour, i.e so self seeking of stimulation (or that dopamine high) that you're doing it 24/7... not so great eh.
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Re: Masturbation

i heard it releases as much dopamine as cocaine or something? I wouldn't be surprised if it messes up my brain somehow by doing it so excessively so I'm trying to break the habit but it's pretty hard.. Although I have heard of non-adders even doing this.
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Re: Masturbation

orgasm releases alot of dopamine. Brain scans of people in love thinking about sex with their partner look almost identical to brain scans of heroin addicts thinking of getting a fix.
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Re: Masturbation

Before I started taking adderall i did it daily but now i only do it twice a week so i guess what dorian said about needing a dopamine boost is true, at least with me lol
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Re: Masturbation

Sorry, I totally posted (accidentally) in a dude forum (my bad). Anyways, take the info I previously posted at value still. Peace.
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Re: Masturbation

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Sorry, I totally posted (accidentally) in a dude forum (my bad). Anyways, take the info I previously posted at value still. Peace.
Umm not to worry happens all the time think it might be the ADD

Men post in women section We are here because hummmmm oh we have ADD so it's isn't like we actually pay attention to things like gender sections -

In reality the sections are to address topics related to being male/ female and ADD it doesn't mean females can't post here and males can't post in womens - I read the first post and the person didn't specify he just wanted thoughts from a male perceptive so no worries
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Re: Masturbation

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Ah, right.. thanks. That's cool. I just saw the double reiteration of "man" and felt like I was 12 or something and had arbitrarily wandered into my brothers secret tree fort and they were like, "nooo Meghan.. you're a girl, this place is not for girrrrrrrls!"
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Re: Masturbation

As a child I would spend all day masturbating... i had my first orgasm at about 4 or 5 and from then on did it at least 4 or 5 times a day. As recess I would hump the slide support poles... like climb up to near the top of the slide and then rub up and down on the pole. Teachers never said anything which is very weird... they all saw me. Back then it was cool because I just figured if I didn't look at them they weren't watching me... wish that still worked now. I wouldn't go back into class when the bell rung... I would stay masturbating on the pole until I had 2 or 3 more orgasms.

On my way home, i found several spots where I could lay on the ground and rub back and forth and put pressure on my genitals until I could orgasm a few times. I wasn't even thinking about sex at these ages... I was just thinking about the pleasurable feelings ( I think this affects my ability to orgasm during real sex now... not in a bad way, just that its not tied to the act at all) So i would come home several hours late sometimes having been outside (even in the winter, i would masturbate in the snow) masturbating all that time. Once home, we had a support pole in the basement and a tv facing it... I would grind that pole for hours watching movies. Go outside to run, play, and explore, and then before bed orgasm a few more times.

Hope this helps. Oh then I took escitalopram in Sep/oct 2007 and my sexual functions have irrevocably declines in frequency, pleasure, ability, etc and I hate the ****ing pharmacuetical companies and doctors for not warning me. **** the government and the corporatocracy.
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Re: Masturbation

I can't bring myself to orgasm anymore due to the SNRI antidepressant and Zyprexa I'm taking. I just end up giving up and quiting!
When I was on lithium and Adderal XR I had an awesome Libido and no sexual side effects so it was on!
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Re: Masturbation

I definitely agree. I go on and off with taking adderall and when I don't take it I definitely masturbate upwards of 8 times a week.
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Re: Masturbation

It seems to me that ADD stimulant medications, especially when taken in large dosages, tend to produce OCD-type behaviors. Excessive masturbation can certainly be one manifestation of this.
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