How many hours on average a day, do you spend staring at a computer screen?

0-2 Hours
3 (5.4%)
2-4 Hours
5 (8.9%)
4-6 Hours
9 (16.1%)
6-8 Hours
13 (23.2%)
8-10 Hours
11 (19.6%)
10 + Hours
15 (26.8%)

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ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« on: June 10, 2012, 04:08:33 AM »
Can as many people as possible please answer the poll above. The issue has arisen based on a method I have stumbled across that I believe has severely reduced my POIS symptoms.

I am currently at university and about three months ago I had an extreme workload and as a result was spending over 14 hours a day staring at a computer screen (with the room lights off). For about four nights I couldn?t fall asleep. I only had one orgasm throughout this period but its symptoms were some of the worst I had ever experienced. Once I had completed my assignments I decided to limit all computer/mobile screen usage to less than 2 hours a day and stick to books for study. Over the past two months my POIS symptoms have been noticeably but gradually decreased every time I have an orgasm. This got me thinking about a friend who knew about my condition. Just under two years ago he started studying ICT at university, and about four months ago, he rang me to tell me that he was suffering from mild symptoms of POIS.

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I decided to try and find a possible explanation on the internet and found an abundance of research that showed that computer and other similar screens (i.e mobile, kindle and tablets) where one needs to be a short distance from the screen, can significantly reduce your body's melatonin production. One study compared its effect on your mind to that of staring into direct sunlight. There are also a handful of researchers who believe that excessive usage of screens is to blame for CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

Although melatonin regulates our circadian rhythm, it also has many anti-oxidant properties which operate for the most part as we sleep. It is common knowledge that most men claim to feel sleepy after orgasms. It could be a case that the human body needs some type of clean after orgasm however POIS sufferers bodies, lacking in melatonin, cannot do this to the correct effectiveness. This also fits with the relief POIS sufferers experience after sleep.

I understand that if the poll does suggest high daily computer usage amongst POIS sufferers, it is likely that anybody on this forum would have competency using the internet (suggesting a high PC usage) to find the website in the first place. However it may suggest an issue that could be further looked into.

I also realise my results have no resemblance of a controlled experiment and I am not suggesting anybody change their usage of screens based on this. I did however, want to give an explanation of my line of thought so that enough people would complete the poll or submit information enabling us to cross this off the list of possible causes.


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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2012, 09:08:32 AM »
Of course if this were the case, POIS would not be a rare disorder.

One would need to make the same poll with non-POISers too.

I answered, I am 10+ hours.

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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2012, 03:47:08 PM »
Same here.

10+ hours

3 day POIS sessions, brain fog, heartbeat, digestion problems. Currently using XN for 95% relief from POIS symptoms.


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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 05:11:25 AM »
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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 12:19:27 PM »
I sit at PC everyday, a lot. I answered +10 hours. Only way what i think about PC and POIS that maybe testicles overheats. It happens to me sometimes.

About melatonin, it isn't problem, in my case at least. I can sleep averagely quite well, so i must have melatonin enough. Thought yes, of course it must affect something to melatonin levels if keep sitting especially evening in front of PC.


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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 09:00:52 AM »
I use my PC on average 4-6 hours a day and my problem is I do use it mainly in the evening. As far as melatonin goes, I sleep quite well and never in my life had a problem with trying to fall asleep, so it does secrete well. As far as melatonin levels.. I've never had a test for levels.. how would one test this though?


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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 09:45:05 PM »
I answered 10+ hours.

All on the iPhone.
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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 02:23:26 AM »
I'm glued to a screen (either laptop, desktop, iPhone or tablet) for pretty much my entire day. I have noticed that I feel better when I get a holiday away from my computers but that could just be the effects of relaxation ...


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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2021, 02:32:13 AM »
This is a very important pieze of the puzzle. I also spend 5-10 hours on computers per day and when I'm off the computer for some day or days I feel better.


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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2021, 12:51:54 AM »
I too have spent growing up and still spend lots of time on the scomputer, I always prefered surfing the Internet because of the informational abundance that it provides and the ability to relax and escape from other things and I have always had more autistic introverted types of traits although as a kid I was very extroverted at the same time, I wonder if POIS could be related to introversion or just pornography and masturbation in itself as after hitting puberty I started preferring indoors activities more possibly due to the mental connection between the pleasure from masturbation and pornography and it's relation with it being done indoors in the solitude

But the increased introverted traits could be because of the POIS itself because I already started masturbating at the age of 6 before I could even produce semen but till reaching puberty I still had lots of desire to socialize even though I was masturbating back then already and having dry orgasms so it might be it was POIS not masturbation itself inducing this personality shift

Even after edging or a bit of viewing of porn I notice increased introvertedness and a decreased lack of desire to talk and interact with others whereas the longer I go without any form and type of sexual stimulation I am more likely to wanna randomly start interacting with people


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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2021, 07:34:35 PM »
This topic reminds me of a story from theonion.com:

Report: 90% Of Waking Hours Spent Staring At Glowing Rectangles

A new report published this week by researchers at Stanford University suggests that Americans spend the vast majority of each day staring at, interacting with, and deriving satisfaction from glowing rectangles.

"From the moment they wake up in the morning, to the moment they lose consciousness at night, Americans are in near-constant visual contact with bright, pulsating rectangles," said Dr. Richard Menken, lead author of the report, looking up briefly from the gleaming quadrangle that sits on his desk. "In fact, it's hard to find a single minute during which the American public is not completely captivated by these shining…these dazzling…."

"I'm sorry," Menken continued. "What were we discussing again?"



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Re: ALL PLEASE ANSWER! Daily Computer Screen Usage
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2021, 03:57:26 PM »
I read in a book that watching the computerscreen too long time consumes vitamin A in the eye. Everytime the light shifts your eye consumes and destroyes a molecule of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is involved in the hormone production.