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Have you struggled with gay porn addiction?
Yes, but what is helping me is the April 2021 study article,
"Continue Appreciating the Ransom."
Consider the images and excerpts below.
You can read the whole article by clicking on the title above here.
"Resist the temptation to sin. If we truly appreciate the ransom, we will not take the attitude: ‘There is no need for me to put up much resistance when I am tempted. I can go ahead and commit a sin, and then I’ll ask for forgiveness.’ Rather, when we are tempted to do something wrong, we will say: ‘No! How could I do such a thing after everything Jehovah and Jesus have done for me?’ In line with that, we can ask Jehovah for strength, begging him: ‘Do not allow me to give in to temptation.’—Matt. 6:13."
PICTURE DESCRIPTION: Each brother resists a temptation—
to look at inappropriate images,
to smoke tobacco, or to accept a bribe.
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To Masturbate or Not to Masturbate?
Suppressing gay desires brings its challenges. Jehovah gave us the desire to eat, to drink, to love and be loved, and He endowed us with sexual desires. The Branch wrote: "Rather than prohibit sexual pleasure, the Bible shows that it is a gift from God to married people. He created humans “male and female” and viewed what he had made as being “very good.” (Genesis 1:27, 31) When he brought the first man and woman together in marriage, he said that “they must become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) This bond included the pleasure of sexual intimacy along with a close emotional connection."
It has been said that suppressing abnormal sexual desires is harder than suppressing normal sexual desires. Gay Jehovah's Witnesses can have no outlet for sexual desires, no "sexual intimacy," no "close emotional connection." So gay Jehovah's Witnesses often watch gay porn so as to enjoy sexual intimacy vicariously, and that emotional intimacy connection vicariously, and to masturbate to satisfy those sexual desires. to help with not being "inflamed with passion."
Then there's the need to keep the prostate flushed out. Researchers say ejaculation may protect the prostate through a variety of biological mechanisms:
Flushing out cancer-causing substances. Frequent ejaculation may help flush out retained chemical carcinogens in the prostate glands.
Reducing tension. The release of psychological tension that accompanies ejaculation may lower nervous activity associated with stress and slow the growth of potentially cancerous cells in the prostate.
Promoting rapid turnover of fluids. Frequent ejaculation may help prevent the development of mini-crystals that can block ducts within the prostate gland, reducing cancer risk.
Jehovah gave the male the capacity of having a wet dream. This periodically flushes out the prostate, too. One gay brother told me once that he had about four wet dreams a week even though he also masturbated! What, though, if you no longer have wet dreams, so on your own you don't regularly ejaculate? Are we condemned by Jehovah if we masturbate? And, sure, looking at gay porn only adds fuel to the fire.
Ejaculation and Lower Chances of Prostate Cancer
Over the years, there’s been growing evidence of a link between ejaculation and lower chances of prostate cancer. But the 2016 results of a major study made the strongest case yet. The researchers asked men to answer questions about how often they ejaculated. How didn’t matter–sex, masturbation, or wet dreams were all included. Then they tracked almost 32.000 of these men for 18 years.
The researchers found that guys who did it the most (at least 21 times a month) had about a 20% lower chance of prostate cancer, compared with those who did it less (4 to 7 times a month). That was true in several age groups.
Based on this premise, a prospective report from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS) cohort published in 2004 found a statistically significant inverse association between monthly ejaculation frequency and prostate cancer risk based on 8 years of follow-up.
Over follow-up, a total of 3.839 cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed. The frequency of ejaculation per month decreased with age. The proportion of men reporting an average frequency of 13 or more ejaculations per month was 57% aged 20-29 but dropped to 32% at age 40-49.