Can sexual thoughts self-perpetuate to induce sexual and physical desire, resulting in an urge such as this....?
I haven’t had a relationship in a long time and due to various abusive relationships, which I’m having counselling for, I’ve not desired to be with a man or woman for a while now.
I don’t usually pleasure myself regularly and often…it’s very sporadic but in the last few days I have done so often. Today I feel an incredible urge to be with a man physically. I’m not simply talking about having sex, more that I want the physical touch and connection, of course I’d like to kiss and touch someone as well.
So I’m experiencing what I can only describe as a really deep longing…a hunger for it. My question is then, can physical sexual stimulation, self-perpetuate these feelings and awaken desires like this even though psychologically this has not been an interest of mine for a long time? Is it merely chemical? If I stopped masturbating and entertaining these thoughts would the desire subside?
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