A Longitudinal Study of Problems in Sexual Functioning and Related Sexual Distress Among Middle to Late Adolescents (2016)

Comments: Longitudinal study surveying males and females over a 2-year period. Results reveal astronomical rates of sexual problems in males ages 16-21:

  1. low sexual satisfaction (47.9%)
  2. low desire (46.2%)
  3. problems in erectile function (45.3%)

Age 18 - This is changing my life - training to be a para-rescue serviceman

I just wanted to start off by saying thank you to everyone on this sub. I've battled my addiction to PMO ever since the young age of 11. I've tried quitting before on my own, never succeding, always failing. Then I found NoFap. To be honest, its changed my life. On to the good stuff now.

Age 23 - Increased confidence, more sociable, less prone to anxiety and depression

I'm 23 years of age, will be 24 next week. I've gained tons of benefits from avoiding porn altogether and lots of confidence, I think my streak days also increased my confidence.

Does Viewing Pornography Reduce Marital Quality Over Time? Evidence from Longitudinal Data (2016)

Excerpt: "The current study was the first to test for directionality using nationally-representative, longitudinal data. The findings provide qualified support for the notion that more frequent pornography viewing—rather  than simply being a proxy for participants’ dissatisfaction with sex-life or marital decision-making—may negatively influence marital quality over time."

Age 21 - No more depression, anxiety, or fear. I got work, I just got accepted into university, and I'm finally hopeful for my future

I found this subreddit a year ago, but wasn't so into Reddit so I never really engaged. After being curious about my level of self-control, I decided to try for 1 week to not masturbate, look at porn, or anything like that.

Age 26 - So this is how my face changed over 3 months on NoFap

Hi guys! After making up to 26 days in May, and relapsing like shit for almost a month, I am now in my second best streak which is 21 days.

A lot of things have changed during this time; I was really low and hopeless, was forcing smiles but was deep sad inside. I suffered from anxiety, I even collapsed in public and was trembling during conversations. My voice was really low and actually I sounded like a pussy. I was always sleepy, could sleep 10 hours or even an entire day and feel restless when waking up.

Age 24 - Porn addiction is the best thing that has happened to me

You might be wondering why the best thing that has ever happened to me? When I discovered I am porn addicted I was devastated. I never had a clue that something like this even exists and I definitely didn’t want to become addicted. Who would like to? But when I discovered am addicted I knew it was all my doing and it is also my responsibility to beat the addiction as well. Nobody will do that for me.

Age 34 - PIED cured: About a week ago I felt the switch back to being normally aroused by a real woman

I am on 54 days of a lifetime of no PMO. I went 34 days hard mode and then tried to have sex. It wasn't perfect so I waited two more weeks and tried again and it was a success! About a week ago I felt the switch back to being normally aroused by a real woman.

Age 29 - Sex with my wife is better than it has ever been. Depression, anxiety, social abstinence, has all reversed

I'm 29, and there have been some amazing changes since my journey of rebooting. Here's a are several good symptoms that have resulted from No porn or masturbation.

1. Sex with my wife is better than it has ever been in 8 years of marriage. To explain; I used to do exactly what turned me on with Viewing porn. Many things I liked to watch my wife would NOT agree to participate in. Such things as, anal sex, facials, aggressive speech, or the misconception that she should do anything I wanted her to as what in portrayed in porn. I now longer have that mentality during sex, nor do I have it when not intimate.

Age 58 - The brain science on YBOP and William's insight into how to bring that knowledge to bear in the day-to-day struggle have really been transformational

Today is day 61 completely PMO free. I don't think I've ever had this long without P or M since I started by porn career at about age 13; I'm now 58. I don't even want to know, if I was able to add up the hours, how many complete days or weeks of my life have been spent indulging this addiction. I've also been trying to stop for almost as long as I've been doing it.

Age 17 - 333 Day Report - I feel absolutely magnificent

8 months ago I posted this, my 75 streak day post about the changes in my life since I started abstaining. A lot has changed since then, and I think it's high time that I make yet another post. Before everything, I want to thank this subreddit with all my heart. I have never seen a place on the internet as kind, supportive, friendly and helpful as /r/NoFap.

Age 71 - Overcame ED, have better sexual performance and have a better relationship with my wife.

Young men think that when they reach a certain age, all sexual desire will suddenly fade and PMO is not be a problem. Not so! Sexual temptation, including the desire to PMO, will last until death in many of us (including me).

Age 19 - Reduced anxiety & depression, Less caring what people think, I now get praised at work (never before)

I really don't need much support at the moment; but I realized there might be people who need the encouragement, and remembered that these posts were the reasons I wanted to get here in the first place. I'll repeat what's been said before - it gets a whole lot easier.

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