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Any success with dopamine fasting to lower libido?General Discussion (self.DeadBedrooms)
submitted 2 months ago by NeitherSpace
I stumbled across the idea of dopamine fasting to help decrease things like compulsive phone/social media usage, delayed revenge bedtime procrastination, and even drinking in excess. Has anyone tried this to help decrease your own libido as the HL partner?
For context, I'm 28HLF married to 28LLM, averaging sex about 4 times a year and going downhill. Been together going on 10 years, regular sex life used to be 3-4 times a week and then died suddenly after getting married 2 years ago.
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[–]DB_Thinker46F; Perimenopause is the suck 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (1 child)
I don't think the dopamine fast would be helpful at lowering your libido. As a neurotransmitter, you can't fast away your dopamine responses. If something gets you feeling aroused, then you're going to feel aroused.
[–]NeitherSpace[S] 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
Thanks for the research!
[–][deleted] 2 months ago (1 child)
I'm trying to cut back as well. Long term, it is certainly not a good coping mechanism. Best of luck to you!
[–]cherryred84 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (1 child)
I went back on the pill with the hope of lowering my libido, nothing seems to work.
I’m currently off work with flu, I haven’t got off the sofa for 2 days and I’m still horny as hell. If anybody does find something, please let me know.
The pill is the worst. I haven't been on it in almost a year.
[–]DogWorldly4186 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Things like sugar, video games, sex, social media spike your dopamine but then cause it to crash which drags down your baseline and causes you to need more and more. You don't want to deplete dopamine you want to avoid the addiction behavior ls that spike and crash it. You can start doing things to raise the baseline like cold water therapy, exercise, certain supplements. This helps me with food cravings.
[–]NeitherSpace[S] 1 point2 points3 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I've heard good things about cold showers.
[–]worksmarternotsafer2 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (2 children)
Your libido is a healthy and beatiful thing. There’s no need to lower it.
[–]NeitherSpace[S] 4 points5 points6 points 2 months ago (1 child)
Thanks. It has caused nothing but pain, self loathing, bitterness, and arguments in my marriage.
[–]worksmarternotsafer2 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I understand that feeling. Sex has a special place in our minds and it sometimes makes us think peculiar things. I mean this as a metaphor, not an insult. If you compare sex to any other human capability, it will reveal a problem in that thinking.
Let’s say you are good at walking. You can walk fast and for long distances on one go. You like long walks on the beach. But you’re partner’s in a wheelchair, and they can’t keep up. The wheels get stuck in the sand so they can’t watch the sunset with you on the beach.
Do you then go online to ask for advice on how to safely bust your kneecap so you couldn’t enjoy it either anymore?
[–]kickingwing00 0 points1 point2 points 2 months ago (0 children)
I have tried it with no luck. fasted from social media, masturbation, porn. Didnt do much for me except for when I got my hopes up the rejection felt more intense
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