Age 50 - ED cured, got back into porn, now severe ED

Older but WiserI’m 50 years old and have always had a pretty strong sex drive. I discovered porn when I was about 14 but fortunately the internet didn’t exist in the form it does today. I got fast internet when I was about 32 and I’ve been binging on porn ever since.

When porn becomes a problem (Irish Times). Sex therapists Trish Murphy, Teresa Bergin, Tony Duffy (2015)


Click on graphic to see ED rates, which show higher rates in young men than in men 35-49.

Analysis of "Modulation of late positive potentials by sexual images in problem users and controls inconsistent with 'porn addiction' (2015)", by SPAN Lab


Hyperbole & Inaccurate Claims

Let's start with the lead author's hyperbole. Nicole Prause, boldly claimed on her SPAN lab website that this solitary study "debunks porn addiction":

What researcher would ever claim to debunk an entire field of research and to refute all previous studies with a single EEG study?

Age 27 - ED, relaxed and confident with a girl at my place

young coupleA few days ago (after 50 days of current streak) I went to a party. I was feeling good, relaxed and confident and had good time.

Age 15 - 175 days, Social anxiety completely went away, motivation increased

young guyI've wanted to do a success story for a while, and what better time than less than 30 minutes after relapsing on my 175 day streak? For some background information, I'm 15 years old

Age 22 - Best erection of my life! Almost over this life-long demon.

no demonsI've always been really insecure of my flaccid penis and my erections. Once I realized it was because of PMO I knew that was it. It took me two years to really accept the fact. I was a very bad addict and three years later I still struggle with M and flatlines.

Age 24 - ED, now my erections are the hardest they have ever been

young coupleI am 24, and have been using porn since early teens, pretty much exactly the same as Gabe to be honest. Oh what was I thinking right? Don't you just love hindsight. I know you got to roll with the punches in life but man, a broken noodle is one low blow from the man upstairs…

Porn-Induced ED coupled with a strange fetish: Long road, but completely cured

curedI thought since this site helped me on my journey, I would pay it forward and tell my story. I can consider myself completely cured of my PIED.

Age 41 - Depressed, suicidal, my relationship was tanking because of PIDE: 9 weeks later.

happy coupleI came to this forum around 8 weeks ago, after I started my journey to go porn free the week previous. I was 41, addicted to porn since 13 years old, depressed, suicidal, my relationship with my girlfriend was tanking because of PIDE

Age 22 - Comfortable, relaxed and confident discussing NoFap with 60 classmates

college classThis 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.

Age 20 - ED cured: Less anxiety & depression, Better memory, mood, motivation & energy

young guyOk I just had sex with my best female friend.. I'm 20 yrs old and I've been watching porn since I was 14. I started nofap this year, mostly because of PIED and severe anxiety.

Age 22 - Feel like a man again, I take control over my life without substances or internal lust

happy guyBack 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)

Age 18 - Confidence went through the roof, destroyed critical exam!

happy young guyI 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.

Age 27 - Got wizard powers back!

wizard powersIt's been over 90 days since I quit porn cold turkey and started my first ever streak (+- since our counters broke down). The nightmare mode streak, as I call it.

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