Author Topic: Do I have POIS?  (Read 551 times)

Rfmm04

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Do I have POIS?
« on: March 17, 2021, 07:18:16 PM »
So, after orgasm I often notice that my concentration gets slightly worse, but it gets better within few hours or one day, and it's not that bad. Actually, there was one time that I had stronger cognitive and motor coordination symptoms after masturbating (which affected me a lot negatively) and lasted longer, like two weeks, and after going to the psychiatrist, he prescribed medicines for serotonin, and I got a lot better within some hours after taking them. Excluding that one event, I only experience slightly worse concentration that doesn't affect me that much. As one of the criterion for POIS is to have ONE or more of the symptoms listed, i want to know if I have this thing or if what I experience is just normal. By the way, when I had those stronger symptoms, I was also suffering from severe anxiety, so I think that it contributed for the symptoms to get worse and my serotonin levels to get unbalanced.

What do you guys think? Do I have POIS or not?

I'm 16 by the way.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2021, 07:38:30 PM by Rfmm04 »

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Re: Do I have POIS?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2021, 09:03:40 PM »
Experiencing a dip in concentration post-orgasm doesn't seem too out of the ordinary, especially if its subtle. If you watch porn, I imagine that the stimulation could have an effect on your brain for a bit, so if that's the case you may want to try cutting it out.

If that doesn't fix the problem and you feel it is having a substantial impact on your life, you may have a mild form of POIS. Depending on how bothersome it is, you could try some of the treatments in this forum or reduce orgasm frequency. If you begin to get the symptoms you describe from that one event more frequently, then you would definitely qualify for a diagnosis.

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Re: Do I have POIS?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 01:52:58 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refractory_period_(sex)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-coital_tristesse
^ = POIS light, IMHO.

Since you're so young I'd say
Don't overmasturbate
Don't overconsume porn
Have a healthy balanced diet
Do some sports
Avoid getting sick
Don't overdo it with alcohol or drugs.

So bascically the standard stuff that guys with 16 (including me) won't know or listen to :-)