First, let me tell you all this is my last post I have no idea on what day I am at. I stopped counting a while ago...I don`t know why. I just didn't`t care anymore about the number If I look back, I decided for the no PMO after I fooled around with a beautiful young woman and couldn't`t get an erection. Nothing at all.
I'm in my forties and have been using porn off-and-on since I was a teenager. I wouldn't call myself an addict but I suppose I have wasted my fair share of time on porn over the years. It so much harder to avoid these days. I really pity young people growing up with high-speed internet.
I am posting this now, because I won't be able to do it when I reach 90 days. And hell yeah, I will! The text is very long but I hope it is entertaining and you can pull something out of it (for yourself of course).
I joined 101 days ago because PIED was threatening my sexual health. I am pretty good about Making Shit Happen when I really want to and I successfully went 67 days on hardmode with a little bit of edging here and there on the horniest days.
"... Increasing numbers of men who have reached their early twenties having grown up on this diet of unlimited porn are reporting some draw backs, including a decreased interest in “real” sex, an inability to ejaculate during it and – worst of all for most – erectile dysfunction. ... None of these fears about pornography are new. The difference is that they’re not being voiced by a Mary Whitehouse figure or the Church. They’re coming from young men themselves. From us."
When I grew up, I had really overprotective, conservative parents where sex was not an acceptable topic of conversation. In my youth, the youth pastor at our conservative church hammered into us that sex = bad and if you masturbate you cannot help but be addicted.
Been fapping for 25 years. I was sure that my ED was permanent. I had to use Viagra to have sex. That's been since Viagra has been available in Canada. Like most, thought masterbation was normal. I am proud to announce that my ED is on the mend.
Went to my end - 133 days of no PMO. Even in the toughest moments. Had first real intimate relationship and now in relationship with amazing women. Just do it. I was alone for 4 years, never had sex till 23. Now all this is solved.
6 months ago, I decided I would try not to look at porn or masturbate (masturbation without porn being impossible to even be thought of) for three days. I did this spontaneously, after looking at this interview of the singer I was in love with at the time.
Like most guys I know, straight and gay, I've seen my share of porn. So hear me when I say that I have very little opinion against porn, and what little judgment I do have I'm working on releasing (pun totally intended). I'm sure there are studies suggesting that pornography can improve your life, but let's be honest: When someone is looking to make a point, they'll make it.
So today marks my 1 year anniversary since giving up porn. Wow... Looking back on the past year it feels like a century ago...1 year ago today I chose to embark on a journey that would turn my entire life around.
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