At 5:23 yesterday afternoon, I hit 5 months no PMO. By far, the thing that inspired and inspires my drive to move forward is the posts of success stories. I have never posted in this section, but I do hope that someone may be inspired by my post. All of this really began when friends on the block found a garbage bag of pornography in an empty lot. The fact that it was in a garbage bag should have been a red flag, but I was 5 or 6 when I first saw it.
I am in my mid twenties and grew up watching porn and masturbating since I was maybe 12. I would do it whenever i felt like it even if I didn't have the urge, just because it was something to do and relieved stress. Every single day, multiple times a day until my mid twenties. Looking back now I did not realize the damage it was causing.
[TRIGGER warning for content, not images] VR porn is going to ruin lives. We have summoned the demon, folks. The virtual world of hedonism is so immersive, accessible, and pleasurable it will spread like a virus. The VR-porn Borg is here, and resistance is futile (or at least it will be for most men).
The last girl I got with, my penis wouldn’t work for sh*t, no matter how hard I tried. I could never have sex six months ago. I got a girlfriend a little over two weeks ago not sure if it would end because of my limp man parts once it came to intercourse. However I had hope.
Excerpt: I have had some younger patients who presented who had become obsessed with pornography and they found it difficult to keep and maintain an erection in an actual physical relationship. I think it has a bit to do with arousal speed. With excessive exposure to pornography, it changes their level of arousal and in their own personal relationship, they may not be getting that type or level of arousal. I haven’t seen tons but I’ve definitely seen it within the last year.
I'm 24 male from Pakistan. I've been using porn for more than ten years. Found NoFap on 2015 March, at that time my addiction was very severe soft core porn won't satisfy me anymore. I start fighting this addiction but never get pass through a week, always end up watching porn and relapse 3 4 times a day. One day i found girl, we become best friends then we fall in love, I've never been so happy in my life.
Today, I have won a major victory against the monster that is PMO. This demon, is the most powerful. It corrupts children from a young age, and everyone thinks it's normal. Well they thought wrong. PMO has destroyed my early teen years. It gave me symptoms such as social anxiety, depression, lack of energy, lack of drive, and it took away all emotion good and bad.
COMMENTS: In this paper, US Navy doctors warn of a possible link between internet porn use and sexual dysfunctions. The entire paper is well worth a read (see below) and alsoavailable here. It reviews more than 180 relevant papers, pointing out that traditional explanations for ED are insufficient to account for the recent jump in sexual dysfunctions in men under 40. The doctors call for studies that have subjects remove porn. Meanwhile, they recommend a simple diagnostic protocol for patients and doctors to help assess porn-induced sexual dysfunction.
COMMENTS: This study examined the effects of porn use on couples, but polled only individuals (in relationship, mean age 28.5), not couples (together). In addition to excluding people not in a relationship, it excluded couples where the partner interviewed said only the other partner used porn. This was not a representative sample,
I can now keep my eyes on the prize with no brain fog whatsoever.. I just want to excel in whatever path I want to take and with all this added energy that I've been draining the past 3 years, I'm just edging to improve.
Background I was addicted to porn since my puberty started to hit. I was considered shy and lonely guy who likes to stay quite a lot. Due to isolation and loneliness i found no one except porn to deal with my emotions. Sooner i was addicted to porn and i started using porn as a fix to deal with my my emotions.
From the day I could masturbate which was probably 11/12.. I don't remember, I was fucking hooked. Everyday, everynight, sometimes multiple times a day. I was obsessed. 10 years later I turned 21 and I haven't masturbated in almost 3 months now. The old me would've not even been able to comprehend that.
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