London Times feature by Gary Wilson - "A cure for porn addicts who have lost that loving feeling"

Sunday Times logoYoung 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.

Age 29 - cured after 5 years of PIED

condom on bananaIt's not a success story yet, but it s a hell of a success for me so I wish to share it with you. Here's a quick background:

Age 59 - Breakthrough: Fantasies will fade away and die as long as you don't continue "feeding" them!

Brain begins dreaming the ultimate sexual fantasy & wakes you up before it gets goodOne 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.

Age 24 - ED cured: confidence is higher, sex is much more 'clear', my gf satisfies me

dating a modelSo, I have been able to sleep with my gf WITH a condom two times over the past two weeks having no ED. - I've had really bad ED for years now & of course watched porn for years.

Age 50 - ED cured, the role of non-sexual bonding techniques

playful coupleI 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.

PIED & DE are gone. No desire for weird fetishes. More energy & confidence, less social anxiety.

Libido ergo sumFor 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.

Age 26 - Although not perfect with PMO - my ED is fixed

'Ephemeral imperfect' signI've always had erectile problems starting out with new girlfriends. A few months ago I achieved my longest NoFap streak of 41 days. Since then it's been bumpy.

Age 32 - 60 days Fapfree and I have never been happier.

young couple2 Months! I never thought I'd be here.. I mean - I never thought in my life, that I would be celebrating a milestone like this. But here I am.. 60 days Fapfree and I have never been happier.

Age 30 - ED cured: feel like a normal person again, capable of having a real relationship.

couple on the grassI'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).

Age 26 - Female: I feel like a changed woman!!! Our sex together has become so much more fruitful and connected.

happy coupleI 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.

Age 16 - I honestly have never felt this happy in my life. I feel like myself again.

happy guyI 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.

Age 21 - I wrote a 180,000 words novel in three months!

novelist at workWow. 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.

More than half of voters under 40 either think porn is ruining their sex lives, or are "unsure"

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[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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