I did it, I reached day 90 of a PMO-free challenge. Considering my fapping history (25+ years on every medium you can imagine, in 30 countries, in every situation, even in public) it's a nice feat and I want to take a moment to acknowledge that feeling of pride.
Let me start off by saying that I've been masturbating to porn for 8 years. Either it was once a day, twice a day, or more. I was one of those people that escalated to more and more extreme things. I've masturbated to gay things within the last few years, and it was only until two months ago my mind asked itself, "Am I gay?" This caused a lot of anxiety and OCD to happen. I still have this, but not to the degree I used to have it.
I am here to tell you, like the others that told me back then when my journey begun, that is all true. The problem you are having (that is by far in my opinion one of the worst problems a guy in his 20s can have) is almost certainly cause by the effects of porn in your brain. I’m here to tell you that I had the same doubts myself, that I looked everywhere for answers and couldn't find them, until i stumbled up with a random ted talk about porn induced erectile dysfunction on april 4th 2016. That was the last day I watched pornography.
A case study of three active-duty service members who saw Navy doctors found their heavy use of pornography to be connected to erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems within their romantic relationships -- a finding the Navy is watching without comment, for now. The independent study, undertaken by four San Diego-based naval health professionals, seeks to explain "sharp increases" in sexual difficulties among men under 40 in recent years and correlation with the prevalence of internet porn available for streaming, a technology that dates to 2006.
I'm coming to the end of day 123. I feel great. I'm confident, and just happy to go further. Hope I never go back to porn. I'll try to be brief but clear. I just turned 24 this past September. Started watching porn 9 years ago.
I'm recovered. You can read what I went through with porn addiction and escort addiction in the link. Basically, I read some stuff on YBOP and tried to stop using immediately. I continued to use escorts. My errections came back. Then it was tough because I had all this positive energy and I knew I needed to find a girl.
I finally bit the bullet and decided to go and see the doctor about my erectile dysfunction. No matter how much stimulation I received from my wonderful girlfriend, I just could not maintain an erection adequate for sex. I had to make sure we avoided sexual intercourse because I just couldn't manage it at all. I felt ashamed and embarrassed.
So 20 days hardmode this is what i feeling so far! Happier: i feel much more happy when i wake up and during the days i feel having more energy to do things. Social: I care more about people wanting them to be okay and happy and also paying more attention to what they say.
[Over the last year of NoFap, I've noticed] increased confidence, more fun, more living the "real" life instead of playing videogames. But honestly, I don't really feel the benefits since I just feel "normal" now while I used to be in a much worse mood when I still fapped.
I thought I'd share my own NoFap journey thus far, in the hopes that it'll inspire even just one person to persist in the struggle against pornography and masturbation. I joined the NoFap community in July of 2015 after having tried by myself to quit PMO for about five or six months. My longest streak during this time was four days. After joining and slowly getting longer and longer streaks, I suddenly found the courage to ask the girl out who I was fawning over since March of 2015.
I joined NoFap over a year ago (the summer of 2015), I was 15 years old. I had streaks on and off and it has really been an amazing and exciting time of my life. I realized i never truly posted my story so here we go: Before nofap I was living a very sad and unfulfilled life. I was ignorant to what porn and masturbation was doing to my life. I had started masturbating when I was 6 years old i believe (very young i know), and first discovered porn at age 9 and started watching regularly at age 12 or 13.
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