Young men are finding that addiction to hardcore videos is harming their physical ability to have real sex. Gary Wilson explains how science and online discussion groups are helping them to quit
In 2007, something strange happened on the internet. I know, something strange is always happening on the internet. But this wasn’t a viral sensation that came and went in a few weeks. Hundreds and then thousands of people, mostly male, mostly young, started questioning the effects of online pornography. On websites for body-builders, ‘pick-up artists’, medical-advice seekers, car enthusiasts, even guitarists – wherever men gathered online – conversations turned to porn and what it was doing to them.
One of my main triggers after giving up porn has been these damn fantasies, some of them would last just a few seconds, but others when my brain is "idle", like when trying to fall asleep, and often involved long detailed fantasies.
I just wrote this advice into my own journal , but felt it might be worth sharing as a success story and advice too. This advice is really only suitable for married guys or guys in relationships with a SO.
For a period of about a couple of years I fapped myself into asexuality - I was only really interested in fapping because I was bored and lonely. I had weird fetishes, a crush on a cam girl (mature foreign lady), PIED, DE and little interest in real human girls.
I'm going to keep this brief, I'm really just writing because the success stories have kept me going during the hard times so it's time I shared mine. I've been a PMO addict for about a decade now (fapping compulsively for even longer but not with porn).
I am a 26 year old female. I was in a pretty fruitless long term relationship where I was able to utilize porn to pick up the slack. After the relationship ended, I definitely increased my porn use to every day. I met my now fiance and we have sex pretty regularly.
I honestly really don't even know what to say right now. I'm super excited I've made it this far; I remember the days when I literally used to imagine and dream about this. I feel obligated to share my story and motives before getting into how NoFap has affected me.
Wow. I can't believe I did this. 180k is a lot. That's just a bit less than Harry Potter 4, just to give you an idea. Sure, I got a big correction to do now, but I've created something out of simple words.
[www.rare.us] Under-40 Poll: Porn is ruining our sex lives? More young people than not say Internet porn has no effect on their real-life sex lives, according to a new Rare poll. Forty-eight percent said they weren’t bothered by it, while 33 percent of young voters said porn was having a negative effect. Nineteen percent were unsure.
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