Dopamine discussed on GSMC Relationship Podcast
So here's something to just give you some guidelines here. If you feel powerless over how you act sexually, you maybe addicted if you'll shame embarrassment or sell. Loathing over your sex. Acts. You know the if some of the sexual choices you're making you, you feel like you're there unmanageable. If you make promises that you can't keep, you know, you promise yourself that you're going to change, but to fail it keeping the promise. And maybe if you're so preoccupied that it's, it seemed like it. It becomes a ritual with you. You know, those, those are symptoms that it may be an addiction. So that's something to think about and talk to somebody who's trained to work with us. And I keep emphasizing that because I don't want you to get derailed by talking to someone who doesn't know what they're talking about. It's one thing to have general conversations with people about what they're pissed do and what it's like. But when it comes to treating something like this because it has obviously such a debilitating effect in when it's in control of your life, I want you to be able to take control of your life and deal with it. See, here's the thing and understand it from. Point of view, the human body has a reward system, and there is a hormone in the body is called dopamine. When you do things that make you feel good. You get this rush of this hormone and that's what you are that. That's what you're feeling. It's the dopamine and sex happens to have that effect on you. So when you have sex and you have this warm this wonderful feeling associated with it, then you're by, you want to repeat that. But the problem comes in is that when you do something that may not be very good for you than that behavior because you have such a good feeling around, it becomes a vicious cycle and you find that you are driven in controlled by the desire or for the reward. And this is why it creates this sort of dependence and does it over and over and then you wind up having. Making risky choices and put yourself in situations that you ordinarily wouldn't do it. I mean, I, if you could imagine if you were to sit down and have a conversation about what's going on, you would probably say, no, I wouldn't do that because in your right mind to to say it that way, you wouldn't put yourself at risk, but when the body has kind of gotten to that place where you have the urge to push forward because you want that reward because he what that dopamine rush because remember the body has trained it self to connect with that with that activity, then you're gonna take risks in the therapy. Part of this teaches you the connection to teach you the the, the, the emotional connection to it, teaches you how the body operates. And hopefully this information comes to be four. Something happens like, say, the near disease thing. Happens or you've exposed yourself in a way that now you're dealing with law enforcement or you've had some embarrassing encounter in your family learns about it, see all of those kind of things happen to people, and that's when the addiction as it would be, it would now be defined because it is a fact of the quality of your life has happened people all the time. We read about politicians and athletes and movie stars. So that's that's their look. I'm looking at the clock. I need to take another break. I'm gonna come back and try to wrap this up for you. Stay tuned. One of finding out what movies to go see then check out the GMC movie podcast..