Understanding the Bubble/Trance

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It is simple to forget, easy to believe nothing happened.

Addictions are about the manipulation of neurochemistry, and this can happen with or without an addictive substance or behavior. Sex and porn addicts in particular ‘get high’ based more on fantasies and ritualistic preparations than anything else. In fact, we experience more pleasure and escape through anticipating, chasing, and preparing for sex than from the sex act itself. We even have a name for this condition, referring to it as either the bubble or the trance. For us, engaging in a sexual act and reaching orgasm actually ends the high and throws us back into the real world, where we must once again face life and all its problems, which is what we were trying to avoid and escape in the first place.

Task for Today
Pay attention to your sexual thoughts so you can intervene before you find yourself in the bubble.