November 01, 2012, - When I embarked on this journey, I decided that before I began posting, I would have to prove to myself that I was really serious about this huge no PMO challenge. This meant that I would have to beat my longest no PMO record: 12 days. Today, I crossed over the threshold I had set for myself: PMO free for 16 days! For a nightly self soother like I, this is literally a first timer. Still quite challenging at times, but nevertheless a new success under my belt. Literally!
November 19, 2012 - I masturbated since the age of 13. But, in 1973 there was no internet nor porn available. Sometimes an old Playboy issue, but even females in catalogues (or even thought of them) made me horny. Sometimes I tried to get rid of fapping, but I never succeded.
For over the past year, NoFap was all about attracting women, being "alpha"/dominant, erasing social anxiety, boosting confidence, etc, etc.. Due to a set of circumstances and personal experiences, I now know it is something MUCH greater. Read this to develop the ultimate self confidence. I've been going on and off NoFap for over a year now. My longest period of No PMO was about 5 months, but this was when I first discovered yourbrainonporn/nofap, and I wasn't nearly as forward thinking as I am now. I've currently been 100% No PMO for about the past 2 and a half months. I'm feeling great, as expected... but there's some things I'd like to address.
History - Richard Nixon had been president for roughly 6 months, mankind had taken it's first steps on the moon and a neighbor showed me some hard-core porn. I was at the very first days of puberty and the intense stimulation from the sight of these photos left an incredibly deep impression upon me at an extremely vulnerable time. I was experiencing the early stages of desire towards the opposite sex and had been slapped in the face with pictures of copulation. The same neighbor kid that showed me the porn demonstrated masturbation to me and I went home to try it for myself.
Some 90 Days ago I PMOd, and felt very unsatisfied. I was left staring at a luminescent picture, and I couldn't help but wonder what I was doing with my life. Almost twelve months had passed since I last got laid.
I've just recently discovered nofap after years of rampant porn addiction (2/3 times a day). I've realized that I've had a porn addiction before and decided to rid myself of it and but have always found myself back at where I began (2/3 times a day). Twice before in my life I decided to go without porn. Both of these times it was before I discovered the nofap reddit, YBOP, or much else that would have really told me what my problem was.
Hello all! We’ve all read the benefits on nofap and let me tell you they are all real. I am a 27 year old (today!) recovering porn and lust addict, also recovering from a long bout with PIED. I know this is a really rough thing to deal with, especially since we tend to get impatient and push things along. Well, I am here to tell you that YOU WILL GET BETTER. Call it what you want, but to me this nothing short of a miracle. The fact that I could watch porn for almost twenty years, including ten years of high-speed internet and be able to get rock hard erections after 120+ days of no pm (o with ex-girlfriend) is simply remarkable.
Rebooting Works - As of today I have been masturbation and porn free for 444 days. My life has changed 180 degrees I have no problems getting and maintaining erections, I have a strong normal sex drive and sex feels fantastic.
OK, let's start with the drawbacks of not fapping. Well, the main drawback of not fapping is not fapping. Fapping, especially to porn, is an intensely pleasurable experience. Nature has dictated this. But nature is stupid and does not have your best interests at heart. Nature is too thick to realise that jacking off in front of a panel of back-illuminated pictures isn't exactly the same thing as intercourse with a significant other human body. It provides unconditional approval of your behaviour, and kind of doesn't get it when you complain of being miserable and unmotivated. It's just like "Hey, I've given you everything. What's your problem?"
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