This might not make sense to you right now, or even be the thing you want to hear, but the day that I started doing NoFap to improve myself, and not my relationships with women or personal bravado, is the day that I truly conquered my addiction.
Back about 4 years ago I was addicted to masturbating, porn, benzodiazepines, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, cigarettes, marijuana and anything else I could get for free. (Mom had a hell of a medical plan)
I started fapping around the age of 14, however I watched very few porn. I relied mostly on fetishes inherited from my childhood to get aroused. And as time went on, they became nastier and nastier, and the internet surely helped this trend.
I turned 31 recently and was addicted to fapping since I discovered it, which was around 10 I think. I had plenty of GF's that I had regular sex with, but the sex never last too long (5-20minutes max? no fast action). It wasn't a tragedy, but looking at what guys can do at porn, I could easily get myself in the "embarassed" state of mind.
COMMENTS: Masturbating to a novel pornstar increased ejaculate volume and motile sperm. Also, the time it took to ejaculate decreased significantly. The Coolidge effect is characterized as greater reward circuit activity when exposed to a novel sexual partner. Here, sexual novelty also translates into better sperm and faster ejaculation, making any "extra-pair couplings" more efficient, and more costly.
Today’s high-intensity, no-holds-barred Internet porn has sex addiction therapists scrambling to stay current, and some are noting a curious trend. In the past, individuals suffering from porn addiction nearly always reported a history of trauma. That is, the porn-addicted client stumbled onto porn at some point and found that it soothed anxiety and other emotional problems caused by early physical or emotional abuse. But some therapists working with today’s compulsive porn users believe they are seeing a new type of porn abuser:
This is my first run and I have made it past 90 days without porn or fapping. I'm on a roll and I ain't stopping! I am pleasantly surprised it has been this easy so far. It has made a very heavy positive impact on my life.
A lot has changed in my life during this challenge, whether it be directly correlated to noFap or not, I am glad that i'm in a better state now. Besides the general noFap benefits such as energy, more time, etc- I was finally able to get the girl that I have crushed on for over a year now!
Another satisfied NoFap customer :) I have to say this has been much easier than I expected so far. I've been fapping to porn since college, and I've had problems with ED and DE since my mid 20s which I attributed more to mild use of SSRIs than anything else.
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