I unsuccessfully tried to quit masturbating/pornography since I was 12 years old after a close friend's dad passed away. The thought of him being in heaven and seeing me masturbating brought me shame. I'm now 26 and have tried quitting more times than I can even remember and for many of different reasons.
I'm around 1.5 years into my reboot. I'd probably put myself forward as being one of the "Worst case examples" of PIED. From the age of around 14 when I got the internet to age 26 I pretty much PMO'd every single day, several times a day.
These last 6 months have been some of the most enlightened of my life. I've never been so optimistic and I've grown a lot of gratitude in the last half year. I've been doing it hardmode (still a virgin) and I feel like these months are laying the foundation of who I will become in the future. These are some the improvements I noticed in the last 6 months:
My life led without PMO or the past 3 years has been amazing. I'm over one year since ever intentionally seeing P. I'm not totally cured, but it's good to be free. Thanks nofap for being there, and my wife for hearing me out and being forgiving and helping me to grow and overcome addiction.
I have fully recovered from PIED. How do I know? EVERYTIME I go to have sex with my girlfriend I get fully hard and it lasts the entire duration of sex. I'm talking about 100% erections. I use NO pills to help either.
I began my NoFap journey in mid December of last year. At that time I had decided that I was unsatisfied with my life. For context, I want to stress that, at least on the surface, my life appeared to be going great, and it is important to note that this really wasn't an inaccurate assessment.
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