Noah Church has done an outstanding job of distilling and expanding the wisdom generated by the grassroots movement of people who have given up internet porn and discovered enormous hidden potential. Wack is engaging yet succinct. It's also deeply satisfying thanks, in part, to the appendix of actual stories of men and women whose lives were deeply affected, and then restored and even enhanced, by their treks through and beyond the Neverland of internet porn.
April 1st, 2013 - day zero of my journey, at the time, I was sitting there casually fapping to porn, as per usual, along with browsing the internet aimlessly. However, the internet held some dissonance that would find me; a certain TED talk by Gary Wilson, The Great Porn Experiment. Being deeply tied to pornography, my interest was naturally piqued by the notion of some grand porn experiment, despite promptly realizing that it was absolutely not what I was expecting I continued watching.
My 30 year-old boyfriend of 5 years started watching porn in his early teens and has struggled with this addiction ever since. I knew that this was a problem. It was always in the browsing history and carried over to problems in the bedroom.
Background: I have done more than 100 days without relapsing. Started PMOing before I could ejaculate. I'm 23 now. At either junior year or senior year of high school, I was PMOing once a day everyday right before I go to sleep until a little less than a year ago which was a year after I graduated college with a bachelor's degree.
Hello /r/pornfree. I'll start off by giving you guys a description of my problem. I met this new girl about a month ago, and we decide to go on a date after some time of texting etc. That same evening, she asks me if I want to sleep over, and I say yes.
42yo, first extended stint of nofap, and made it to 90 days. (I had a 23-day streak last fall, but didn't know what I was doing and relapsed.) I started NF with a few goals: curb my ED, get my sense of control back, and start mending my marriage, knowing that my P distractions weren't helping our relationship.
Nofap pretty much opened my eyes and showed me that PMO drained my energy. In fact nofap showed me a lot of more problems of my life. At least i see them now so i can work them out. It is still a way to go for me.
Hey guys. This was one of the hardest things I've ever attempted. I started in December but kept relapsing week after week. Nevertheless I hit 90 days. I did it totally alone. Told no one. Didn't check nofap. This was my personal war that I had to triumph in alone.
CSB subjects reported that as a result of excessive use of sexually explicit materials.....experienced diminished libido or erectile function specifically in physical relationships with women (although not in relationship to thesexually explicit material) (N = 11)...
The subjects stated that porn use caused their ED. The average age was 25, yet 11 out of the 19 subjects experienced erectile dysfunction and diminished libido with partners, but not with porn.
Is highspeed porn use rewiring adolescent sexuality?
A few years ago, when guys first showed up at our website with chronic porn-related sexual performance problems, they generally recovered after about two months of no porn, masturbation or porn fantasy, and a minimum of orgasm. Most were computer wizards who had acquired highspeed Internet porn ahead of the herd—and then developed uncharacteristic performance problems during real sex. We'll call them "Oldtimers."
Soon we began to notice two unexpected trends:
A flood of younger guys (early twenties and late teens) showed up with the same erectile-dysfunction problems. Rapidly, they comprised the majority of visitors to most threads and sites where men were complaining of porn-related sexual performance problems, and
These younger guys ("Newcomers") generally required longer (sometimes months longer) to recover from their performance problems. In fact, some needed regular contact with a real partner—which presents a challenging "chicken-and-egg" problem in the world of casual hook-ups.
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of the science behind addiction. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. Any information you gather here or in the related forum is not professional advice and is provided solely for educational and informational purposes. Thanks for sharing your experiences and insights, as this is a group effort. Please know that anything you share, even in posts protected from public viewing, may be included in future materials, although extreme care will be taken to insure that no details that would identify you personally will be included.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License