COMMENTS: A recent re-discovery. The first paper to report porn-induced ED and porn-induced low libido. In an experiment employing video porn, 50% of the young men couldn't become aroused or achieve erections with porn (average age was 29). The shocked researchers discovered that the men's erectile dysfunction was "related to high levels of exposure to and experience with sexually explicit materials." The limp men had spent a whole of lot of time in bars and bathhouses where porn was "omnipresent," and continuously playing. The men explained that "high exposure to erotica seemed to have resulted in a lower responsivity to "vanilla sex" erotica and an increased need for novelty and variation."
I'm going to keep this short as possible because I want to write in my journal so here we go: Last year I was dating a girl, and we tried to have sex. I couldn't get it up. She broke up with me a week later for other problems, and I felt hopeless. I binged and binged my dick away. Literally everyday 2-3 times.. for months.
Been on the nofap journey for approximately 9 months now and it is safe to say that my life has experienced a much needed jump-start. I am only 23 years old, but I feel like I have been reborn and am truly becoming a man. This major change in my lifestyle granted me the mental clarity and willpower I needed to re-evaluate my life.
Happy to report that I am at day 118 and am very grateful to be here. I never thought that I would be able to live without PMO but here I am. It took damn near 50 years to get here but here I am. :) Feels great! Good luck to those of you who are not giving up!
Three years ago, while courting my current girlfriend, I took the nofap challenge in order to deal with the ED and delayed ejaculation problems that had been plaguing me for many, many years (I was 36 at the time). I've been fapping to porn since I was 15 years old and while the physical consequences were very apparent whenever I tried to have sex with real women, the psychological problems took a back seat.
PMO History: I was regular in PMO and sexting with increasing frequency everyday of up to 4 times a day. Discovered PMO at the age of 16 and now 31. The genre of porn was escalating to a higher level. No more attraction to females. All I wanted to do is have sex with every girl I come across. Girls had become a mere piece of flesh and sex objects.
This is where I stand. I broke hardmode though on day 29. I got a massage from a gorgeous young lady who gave me a HJ at the end. However, I don't feel like I've failed bc I got hard as a rock from her rubbing my stomach, and didn't have delayed ejaculation.
This story is for anyone who doubts the benefits of nofap for your relationships and sex life. This story highlights a huge cut in anxiety, increased sex drive, and increased attractiveness due to NoFap.
It took me two weeks to see the first smallest results. 3 months to feel a very noticeable difference (like out of the placebo range). Something like 6 months to consider myself cured from PIED. Today I'm a year and a half into nofap, I'd say I'm 85% back to my former amazing self.
I found NoFap about a year ago whilst being addicted to porn, specifically cuckold porn the most and realized I’m wasting my life and needed to change. Since then have started a journey of self improvement:
300 days I did not watched porn or fapped. In some situations I tried too look away from girls. I am doing this for better self confident and hell it worked !! I fapped since I was 7 idk. 3 years ago my self confident was down to zero. Now I feel great motivated and men I like to be in social like never before. I can talk too strangers with no problem.
All I can say is that since nofap my entire life has changed. My family relationships have changed from me being selfish, careless and emotionless, to a loving, helping and appreciated family member. I've had a few flirty things with women due to increased confidence and drive towards women as well as accepting them as a human being. I even have a date with someone this Saturday, and they're shaping up to be quite the catch.
The added confidence spill[s] over positively into the rest of my life. I like talking to other people more, and I believe they like talking to me more too. School becomes genuinely more interesting. In general, most challenges I come across are embraced because I feel more confident taking them on.
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