Triggers are catalysts that drive our need/desire to act out sexually. Most often, triggers involve some sort of ‘pain agent,’ like emotional or psychology discomfort (stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, shame, boredom, anger, etc.) Positive feelings can also be triggers. So, if we get fired from our job, we want to act out, and when we get a great new job, we also want to act out. Triggers can also be visual (seeing a sexy image on a billboard), auditory (hearing a noise that reminds us of sexual activity), olfactory (smelling the perfume of a past sexual partner), or even touch or taste-related.
Task for Today
Make a list of your most potent triggers. Then make a list of healthy ways to handle these triggers.