Age 20 - ED cured, morning wood is back, more social & confident, no more brain fog,

flirtingFinally. I've reached 90 days without fapping. It is great to have control over my life and actions again. Without being caged up in PMO all the time. To anyone reluctant about trying this, just start.

Study: Anal heterosex among ages 16-18 reveals climate of 'coercion' & influence of porn

Comments: From the study - "The main reasons given for young people having anal sex were that men wanted to copy what they saw in pornography, and that ‘it's tighter’."

Other reasons described in the study for having anal sex were clearly derived from viewing porn.


  August 13, 2014

A new study of sexually active British teens reveals disturbing narratives about anal sex.

ED - 1 year of struggle, but I am finally cured

couple watching the waterI've been abstaining from PMO on and off for a year now. I was in a long relationship previously (almost five years) and it was my first experience with sex. Unfortunately, I became addicted to PMO about a year in. I didn't realize it at first, but it began to slowly affect my relationship.

1 year - ED, laziness, back pain gone. Much more productive, emotional, focused, motivated, talkative, and engaging.

mountainBefore I stumbled upon NoFap one year ago, I was fapping 1-3 times a day, yes, that was 365 - 1095 times a year for around 20 years.

Enhanced Attentional Bias towards Sexually Explicit Cues in Individuals with and without Compulsive Sexual Behaviours (2014)

Cambridge University logoComments: This is another Cambridge University study on internet porn addicts ("CSB" in the study). This one assessed cue-reactivity through attentional bias. Unlike a recent EEG study in which the subjects were male, female and non-heterosexuals, and were not screened for mental conditions or other addictions, this study meticulously followed established neuroscience protocols. The subjects were all male and heterosexual (average age 24). Subjects were screened with a battery of tests & questionnaires to avoid confounds. Two control groups consisted of healthy heterosexual males who were, age, sex, and IQ, matched. Results mirror results seen in substance abusers, and dovetail with an earlier brain study on porn addicts. From this study:

Our findings of enhanced attentional bias in CSB subjects suggest possible overlaps with enhanced attentional bias observed in studies of drug cues in disorders of addictions. These findings converge with recent findings of neural reactivity to sexually explicit cues in CSB in a network similar to that implicated in drug-cue-reactivity studies and provide support for incentive motivation theories of addiction underlying the aberrant response to sexual cues in CSB.


Religion and Porn Addiction

Bible and PlayboyRecently, there has been some buzz regarding the role of religion with regard to porn addiction. One study http://www.provenmen.org/2014pornsurvey/pornography-use-and-addiction/#addiction showed that men claiming to be Christian were twice as likely as non-Christians to think that they might be addicted to porn.

Age 19 - worst ED imaginable cured, and my life has improved in every single area

happy guyGuys. Rebooting works. Seriously, I never thought it would work for me. I was masterbating 1-3 times a day, every day, from age 11 to age 18. That's 7 years of my developmental life torn apart by porn. I had the worst ED imaginable, I'm pretty sure my penis was the equivalent of a shriveled toe. But fear not! After 339 days of rebooting, I feel like superman. My life went from being a loser, a hardcore videogame junky, barely passing classes, with losers for friends; to pure greatness.

Age 28 - ED, Relapses - 3-year update

Holy smokes it's been almost 3 years since I first posted to this blog. What a ride it's been, too! Ups and downs, good days and bad days, relapses and successes, and, most of all, many realizations.

Age 17 - I focus on long term success instead of temporary satisfaction

football playerI haven't really taken the opportunity to write about my 90-day experience, however I feel like the young fapstronauts are entitled to our experience and stories. I originally joined the NoFap movement because like many of you out there I realised that I had a problem, and I needed support to help me. I didn't come here to partake in the "ultimate challenge".

Pornography Use and Addiction - 33% of men 18-30 "addicted" or "unsure" (2014)

PollResults are from a nationwide study. First, the participants were asked to identify their frequency of viewing pornography. Second, they were asked if they thought they viewed pornography too much. Third, they were asked if they felt that they were addicted to pornography. One-third (33%) of men between the ages of 18 and 30 either think that they are addicted or are unsure if they are addicted to pornography.

Age 25 - ED, mild OCD, generalized & social anxiety, femdom fetish & prone masturbation: but I made it!

couple in bedI'm 25. I've a huge femdom fetish that started about 12. Internet porn at 14 and high-speed video porn at 16/17. From 17-24 it was porn and masturbation every single day. Without fail for a lot of years. I had extreme social anxiety that didn't come from porn, but the porn made it ten times worse. I also had mild OCD and just general anxiety.

Age 29 - Had sex for the first time in 10 years!

happy coupleI've been masturbating to porn daily since I was about 8 years old. The first two, and previous to nofap only, times I had sex, were not very good.

Interview with Noah B.E. Church (author of WACK)

Noah B.E. ChurchNoah B. E. Church is a wildland firefighter, EMT, tutor, entrepreneur, speaker, and author. At 24 years old, he’s also a recovering porn addict. Having first encountered internet pornography at the age of nine, it wasn’t until very recently that he realised how badly his porn habit had affected his sexual and emotional well-being.

Following his recovery, Church wrote down his own story as a form of catharsis, but this soon grew in a short non-fiction title, Wack: Addicted to Internet Porn, which he released earlier this year. The book is an attempt to look at current research into porn addiction, and to help others realise the negative effect it could be having on their lives, and escape the addiction.

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